Tag Archives: Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA

Steve Julian – A Voice in the City of Angels

steve julian footlights

Sometimes you can be a strong presence without being a physical presence. If you lived in Los Angeles in the past 15 years, it’s likely you’re familiar with Steve Julian’s voice.  I can’t remember a time when I was in my car in the morning when he wasn’t there with me.  He was the morning man for NPR station KPCC, the station’s call letters alluding ...

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The Bronco.  The Glove.  The Juice.

October 3rd, 2015 marked twenty years since the world tuned in to watch O.J. Simpson receive his “not guilty” verdict.  The drama surrounding the trial was intoxicating with twists and turns which shocked the courtroom on a daily basis.  But, despite being a memorable courtroom drama, O.J.’s trial shed a light once again on race, police brutality and what it means to have a fair ...

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Schindler and Neutra are “The Princes of Kings Road”

Lovel House architect Richard Neutra

It’s impossible to drive anywhere in Los Angeles and not notice the eclectic architecture is as ubiquitous as the palm trees. From Old Pasadena’s distinctive masonry to the steel high-rises sprouting up like weeds in regentrified areas, part of the city’s charm is in the pioneering flair towards individualistic design, if not, like its residents, relentlessly competing for attention. Two architects, Richard Neutra and Rudolph ...

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Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden is right on time as she pulls up to the Atwater Village Theatre.  There is no designated spot listed for her, she just parks wherever.  I mean, she does run the place.  “Honey, you mind carrying this in for me?”, as she hands me a bag stuffed with scripts.  I follow her inside the bustling theatre and she keys open her office, which ...

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