Opening with the song “Fight,” the crowd went crazy as the band chanted the hook, “fight, fight, fight!” The high energy song was the perfect opener, and if screaming fans and a packed house were any indicator for the success of a band, then Oleander’s come back fits the bill.
Oleander’s fifth album SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL has just the right number of ballads, including two heart-wrenching power ballads; several high-energy, driving tracks; and really “vibey” mid-tempo songs to just sit back and zone out to. Something about this album really resonates.
The Gift at the Geffen Playhouse – Gift Yourself with a Gift from Australian Playwright Joanna Murray-SmithBy Marilyn Anderson | March 12th, 2013 | Category: Entertainment, Theater Reviews | No Comments »
The Geffen Playhouse always presents intriguing plays with provocative subjects. This tradition continues with their newest American Premier of The Gift written by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. It’s a thought-provoking comedy revolving around two disparate couples who meet at an expensive island resort.
A party to lift people’s spirits—and lift their faces, too! What better time than the holidays to let women know how to become more beautiful for the New Year and beyond!
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was the most successful entertainer of all time. His contributions to music, dance and fashion made him beloved by audiences all over the world for more than four decades. Sadly, his life was cut short all too soon.
The evening starts simply: A romantic scene with a girl and a guy as he asks her to marry him. He leaves and she wonders, “Should I or shouldn’t I?” The lovely girl falls asleep on a bench, and that’s when the treasure trove of wondrous and magical aquatic athletics takes off.
Dance. Humor. Poignancy. Grace. These are all part of “RIPE” – a one-woman show that speaks to all women . . . and men, too. The play had its world premiere on October 19, 2012, at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles.
Barbra Streisand opened her concert tour on November 9, 2012. I finally got the chance to see this legend perform live. As I entered the Hollywood Bowl, I saw all the Streisand memorabilia (movie posters, t-shirts, programs), I was compelled to get one of her $40 dollar programs.
A Theatrical Look at Film, Feminism, & Race in “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” At the Geffen Playhouse, Los AngelesBy Marilyn Anderson | October 7th, 2012 | Category: Entertainment, Theater Reviews | No Comments »
Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” had its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse on opening night, September 26, 2012. Directed by Jo Bonney, the comedy combines history and pop culture, theatrics and multi-media for an entertaining look into race, film, and feminism.
I strongly recommend seeing Camp Logan. If you’re curious about military history, if you want to see another side of patriotism, or if you’re just interested in basic human rights, you will find this play profoundly interesting, moving, and most importantly, educational. I walked out of the Robey Theatre changed.