Tag Archives: LA scene

Los Angeles County Supervisors Seek to Formally Improve Diversity in the Arts

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SUBSTITUTE MOTION BY SUPERVISORS HILDA L. SOLIS AND MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS NOVEMBER 10, 2015 Improving Leadership, Work Force, Programming and Audience Diversity in Los Angeles County Cultural Institutions As the County of Los Angeles (County) is recognized around the world as a leader in the performing and visual arts, its Arts Commission should be at the forefront of encouraging a constructive County-wide conversation about ways to ...

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Thoughts on Steven Leigh Morris being named new Executive Director of LA Stage Alliance

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A page has turned in the volumes referring to the LA stage community. The Los Angeles Stage Alliance (LASA) has announced Steven Leigh Morris as its new Executive Director. Well known both locally and nationally for his passion about theater and his integrity about journalism, Steven recently founded Stage Raw  after 30 years with the local alternative newspaper, the LA Weekly.  In addition, when the ...

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Lifeguard House, Santa Monica Beach – Melissa McCready

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Stage Raw’s 2nd Symposium: “Funding Arts Journalism”

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Stage Raw: These are tumultuous days for the theater community in Los Angeles, but one thing is for sure: There has never been a better time for the community to draw together for the purposes of thought-provoking self-analysis.  Jenny Lower reports on Stage Raw’s second of three symposia: “Funding Arts Journalism.”  

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Self-criticism: A theater critic’s search for nuance in the age of Yelp

LA Times:  Looking back on 10 years in Los Angeles, LA Times’ chief theater critic, Charles McNulty, gives his observations on what is troubling about theater criticism in the digital age and how these issues might be addressed.

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Stage Raw’s First Symposium: “Visualizing the Invisible: Form and Content”

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Stage Raw: These are tumultuous days for the theater community in Los Angeles, but one thing is for sure: There has never been a better time for the community to draw together for the purposes of thought-provoking self-analysis.  Paul Birchall reports on Stage Raw’s first of three symposia: “Visualizing the Invisible: Form and Content.”

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NoHo Arts District and Pro99 to Host Street Party to Save AJS Costumes

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Broadway World : The NoHo Arts District and members of the “Pro99” Los Angeles theater community are throwing a block party to raise awareness about the impact that new regulations from Actor’s Equity Association, the union of actors’ and stage managers, is having on the local community — including including AJS Costumes which is in danger of going out of business.  http://bit.ly/1JQewgQ

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Real Women of East LA Are in the Palisades and Pasadena

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LAObserved: Center Theatre Group calls itself “L.A.’s Theatre Company,” yet continues to demonstrate virtually no interest in LA stories. Fortunately two of the area’s larger theaters are compensating for CTG’s apathy toward its home town with productions about “real women” Eastside garment workers, for starters.  http://bit.ly/1MFOtxx    

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Announcing the 2015 Ovation Awards Nominees

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This Stage:  We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Ovation Awards nominees. For the unacquainted, the Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles, created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production and design in the Greater Los Angeles area. http://bit.ly/1OVLcMN

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L.A. Arts Groups Get $4.5 Million from Michael Bloomberg’s Foundation

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LA Times: Michael Bloomberg, the publishing mogul and former New York City mayor, will pump $4.5 million into L.A.’s nonprofit arts scene over the coming two years, as part of a national initiative by his Bloomberg Philanthropies to help small and mid-size arts organizations. http://lat.ms/1OIeHld Here are the LA recipients, including several 99-seat theaters (click to enlarge):

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