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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

“If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he disn’t.” – Dr. Seuss

Tomorrow, March 2nd, would have been Theodor Geisel, or Dr. Seuss‘s, 108th birthday. Though Geisel died in 1991, he still manages to maintain cultural relevancy in 2012. Universal Studios’ 3-D, CGI interpretation of his environmentally concious 1971 book “The Lorax” is currently playing in theaters around the country, his books still top children’s best-seller lists and there are dozens of theatrical adaptations of the Seuss-themed Broadway musical “Seussical” being produced all over the country by independent theater groups. The National Education Association even honored Geisel by adopting his birthday as the annual Read Across America Day.

Here’s an excerpt from the original, animated version of “The Lorax.”

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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Arts, Literature, Seasonal

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles


Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! February 20CONNECTIONS – Women Inventing Theatre III – Write Act Repertory Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director John Lant and Associate Artistic Director Ken Cosby are proud to present, Connections, the third installment of Women Inventing Theatre, featuring talented local female playwrights. Produced by Diane Chernansky and Susan Eiden.

Friday, February 24Birdemic Fest – 2008’s so-bad-it’s-good, camp-horror darling Birdemic, plus a sneak peek at Birdemic 2 with the director/cast in person!

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, February 6 | HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS & *BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED – A double bill of films from 1987 produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Monday’s 7:30 screening features Harry and the Hendersons director/co-writer William Dear in person with a Q&A! Trailer for Harry below, in case you’re not familiar with this 80s gem starring John Lithgow:

Thursday, February 9 | A Journey into the Curious World of the Medical Museum – The Velaslavasay Panorama welcomes photographer and researcher Joanna Ebenstein, who has traveled the world seeking out the most fascinating, curious, and overlooked medical collections, backstage and front, private and public. In the process, she has amassed not only an astounding catalogue of images, but also familiarized herself the fascinating history behind these collections and the enigmatic and alluring artifacts they house. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, January 26Dina Martina: Moribund – Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to L.A. with DINA MARTINA: MORIBUND at Silver Lake’s Cavern Club Celebrity Theater from January 19 – 29. After attaining cult status on the west coast and touring nationally, Martina’s official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, Margaret Cho, Bruce Vilanch, Joyce Dewitt, and Jeff Stryker — a list as strange has her shows) stunned and clamoring for more.

Saturday, January 27Judy Garland LIVE! in Concert at The French Market Showroom in West Hollywood – Critically Acclaimed Judy Garland Tribute Artist Peter Mac has a new monthly home in the West Hollywood’s French Quarter Restaurant’s inside the French Market Place.   This will be the first performance in their new Showroom built and designed especially for Mac. The evening is crafted through a sparkling selection of songs that Judy made famous in concert and on her TV series. However, the audience should expect the unexpected! Judy has been known to include songs that “Got Away” from ABBA to Alicia Keys!                                                                            Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, January 14TV Tuesday presents The Other Glass Teat: More of Harlan Ellison on Television! – Experience Harlan Ellison’s TV writing with the Cinefamily! From their website:

One of America’s most prolific and dangerous writers, Harlan Ellison radicalized science fiction from the 1960s onwards with swirling, shouting, freaky, psychedelic and sexual visions realized across over 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays and essays. That would be enough for most — but Ellison is also one of the great TV writers, responsible for iconic episodes of The Outer Limits and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, to penning the most popular episode of the original Star Trek, and much, much more. And, somewhere in there, he even found the time to write “The Glass Teat”, a seminal work still considered one of the most important and scathing books ever written on the nature of television. Join guest moderator Josh Olson (Oscar-nominated screenwriter of A History of Violence) for a very special evening, as Harlan makes a very rare and highly spirited personal appearance at Cinefamily to discuss his love/hate relationship with TV, followed by a screening of several of his best episodes!

Saturday, January 21LA Accordion Babes Revue – The Accordion Babes Revue is a night of diverse musical revelry celebrating the accordion, featuring Accordion Babe Pinup Calendar girls Mrs. Hobbs of Ketchup Soup, Renee de la Prade, and Amber Lee Baker. This is the fourth indie release of the provocative, girl-powered, ultimate tribute to the squeeze box, created by Renee de la Prade. The Accordion Babes Album & Pinup Calendar is sultry, sexy, sassy, silly, sweet, and impassioned. The women are not only beautiful, they are damn fine musicians, playing one of the world’s greatest instruments. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Tuesday, December 20 | BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) & SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (1984) (double feature): Normal holiday cinematic fare giving you a headache? The Grindhouse Film Festival and New Beverly Cinema have the perfect antidote: a double-feature of yuletide horror. You’re welcome.

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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, November 14 | HUMAN ZOO (2009) & ANGEL-A (2005): The U.S. premiere of Human Zoo! Director Rie Rasmussen is scheduled to appear in person after every screening for a Q&A. Program will also include a screening of
Rie Rasmussen’s short film Thinning the Herd.

Wednesday, November 16 Dementia (w/ live narration by Paul F. Tompkins, live score by Eban Schletter!): Paul F. Thompkins (Mr. Show) provides live narration for this early-50s horror-noir gem, while Eban Schletter (music man from Mr. Show!) scores the film, also live.

Wednesday, November 16 | Beginners’ Magic Class with Simon Coronel: In this condensed version of his longer beginners’ course, international award winner Simon Coronel will provide students with a unique introduction to the world of close-up illusion. This course will arm you with “instant gratification” material that you can begin performing right away, as well as to give you the tools to continue to expand your skills on your own. You will come away from this class having learned not only the technique, but also the psychology behind 4 fun illusions. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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