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Matt Damon Builds Bridges on China’s ‘Great Wall’

Matt Damon Builds Bridges on China’s ‘Great Wall’

By Susan JAMES
Somewhere in the smoky backrooms of studio politics, producers from the U.S.-China joint venture production company Legendary East and from Le Vision Pictures, one of the largest production companies in China, met to come up with a concept for a blockbuster motion picture. One bright sprig had a brilliant idea.
“What if Mulan met [...]

Disney ‘Aladdin’ Production Extended

Disney ‘Aladdin’ Production Extended

Casa 0101 Theater and TNH Productions in association with Councilmember Gilbert A. Cedillo announced the extension of the critically acclaimed hit musical, Disney’s “Aladdin, Dual Language Edition, Edición De Lenguaje Dual” at CASA 0101 Theater.
Emmanuel Deleage, executive director of CASA 0101 Theater and a producer of the show, said, “I am happy to announce that [...]

Symphony of a Great City » Nestor CASTIGLIONE

Symphony of a Great City   » Nestor CASTIGLIONE

About 20 years ago the late Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara professed himself delighted to be able to compose music in this era. No longer were composers bound to this or that predominating style. Rather, in an era where the consensus on what direction modern music was moving had been shattered into thousands of arrow points, [...]

‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls…’

‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls…’

By Charly SHELTON
“Disneyland proudly presents our spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination, in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-syntha-magnetic musical sounds … The Main Street Electrical Parade!”
That intro has not been heard echoing across Main Street, USA since Nov. 25, 1996. Not, at least, until now. Guests from around the country are swarming [...]

Loving the Vintage Valentine

Loving the Vintage Valentine

By Charly SHELTON
Last weekend, Valentine’s Day events were all the rage, from special dinners to swingin’ dance nights to old movie screenings. But at The Rialto in South Pasadena, guests got the benefit of all three at once, while helping the theatre restoration effort and our own local restoration project – Rockhaven.
Vintage Valentine was a [...]

Cookie Con this Weekend

Cookie Con this Weekend

Hey, cookie fans! This is your final warning – LA Cookie Con is this weekend, Feb 18-19 at the LA Convention Center. The con sold out last year, so make sure not to miss out on a weekend full of cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, jams, jellies, macaroons, macarons, jerkies and more. This is a super [...]

The 25th FIDM Exhibition of Oscar-Nominated Costumes Opens

The 25th FIDM Exhibition of Oscar-Nominated Costumes Opens

By Susan JAMES

Fantasy collides with reality and the past challenges an array of imagined futures in the 25th annual exhibition of Oscar-nominated costumes now on display at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and running through April 22, the exhibition is free to the [...]

Symphony of a Great City » Nestor CASTIGLIONE

Symphony of a Great City   » Nestor CASTIGLIONE

News outlets last year fell over themselves in breathless haste to try and make sense of the battle cry let out against those forces perceived to be “the establishment.” Its din not only continues to echo well into 2017, but will also likely grow louder. The revolutionaries of one decade become the fusty reactionaries of [...]

Vendange Carmel is Great – Time After Time

Vendange Carmel is Great – Time After Time

By Charly SHELTON

I have been going to Carmel-by-the-Sea for four or five years now. Located just 15 minutes south of Monterey on the Central California coast, it’s a nice little getaway with beautiful boutique hotels, wine tasting rooms, amazing restaurants, art galleries, shops and experiences. But after so many years going up to the small [...]

Town Bourbon Dinner a Success

Town Bourbon Dinner a Success

By Charly SHELTON
Last week CV Weekly previewed a new bourbon pairing dinner to be held at Town Kitchen and Grill, 2276 Honolulu Ave., on Tuesday. And while expectations were high, they were completely blown away by the dinner.
Five courses were served, each paired with its own bourbon selection. The bourbon was served neat, on the [...]


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