Knott’s Berry Farm Summer Festivities

Knott’s Berry Farm Summer Festivities

By Charly SHELTON
Theme parks everywhere are opening new attractions and summer festivals to give returning summer guests something new to enjoy. Whether it’s a ride, show or a festival with activities, summer crowds will eat it up. But Knott’s Berry Farm is going above and beyond with not just one of those options, but all […]

DreamWorks Theatre Features Kung Fu Panda

By Charly SHELTON
We all know “Shrek 4D” at Universal Studios Hollywood. Its a 3D theater show featuring Shrek, Donkey and other characters from the Shrek films in a short adventure with theater effects. But once you’ve seen it, you’ve seen it. It opened in 2003 and ran until August of last year, when it was […]

E3 2018

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, takes place this week at the LA Convention Center. The largest video game convention in the country, E3 brings together developers, marketers, media and gamers from around the world to see what’s new in games for the upcoming year. This year, franchises like “The Last of Us” and “Hitman” get […]

Becoming Los Angeles … Again

Becoming Los Angeles … Again

By Charly SHELTON
Los Angeles has been many things: a pathway and stop along the route to other lands for migrating animals at the end of the last great ice age, a homeland for the Gabrieleño/Tongva tribe of Native Californians, a bustling rancho for Mexican land owners, a much fought-over sliver of property exchanged between countries, […]

‘The Pink Carpet’ Comes to the Alex

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of the country’s longest-running and largest LGBTQ arts organizations, will round out its memorable 39th season with its highly anticipated summer concert, “The Pink Carpet: The Portrayal of LGBTQ People in Film.”
Throughout the show, GMCLA will explore the variety of ways that Tinseltown has portrayed members of […]

Summer Fun Found in ‘Jurassic World Alive’

Summer Fun Found in ‘Jurassic World Alive’

 
By Matt GOLDSWORTHY and Charly SHELTON
When Pokémon GO launched in 2016, I, like so many of my nerd brethren, ventured outside to walk around the neighborhood in search of virtual Pokémon on my phone. After about two months, I fell out of it. The game took up too much of my time, ate my phone’s […]

Scene in LA – June

Scene in LA – June

“Alice and the Fabulous Tea Party” Vaudeville, burlesque, panto, farce and fantasy combine to make this a no-holds-barred evening of hilarious theatre. Set in a fabulously overdone and wild garden-themed Victorian salon, Alice (now a grown woman) returns to Wonderland at the invitation of her old friend, the Queen of Hearts. Once there, she finds […]

M.E.N.D. Brings “Holiday” Joy to Local Families

Celebrating its 27th year, Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Christmas in Spring” has touched the lives of over 16,000 family members living in poverty in the San Fernando Valley, providing them with holiday cheer during a time of year when their needs are often overlooked.
Families supported by M.E.N.D. enjoyed an afternoon of custom-prepared food and interactive festivities, […]

Learning through Driving Pasadena

Learning through Driving Pasadena

By Charly SHELTON
Pasadena’s big claim to fame has got to be architecture. From the Rose Association Mansion to the iconic Pasadena City Hall to the beautifully preserved Gamble House where the Craftsman movement originated, some of the best architecture in LA is in Pasadena. And being within “the Zone” – the 30-mile radius area around […]

‘Neighbors’ Found at ace/121

What makes a community? What are the forces that draw people together? How does everyone work as neighbors to create community?
“Neighbors,” an exhibit currently on display at ace/121 in Glendale, takes as its central focus a genuine interest in the people living next door: What is their story? What is the journey that brought them […]

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