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A Peter Pan for Grown-Ups

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) Peter Pan, the flying boy from Neverland, may never grow up, but with the looming West Coast premiere of Michael Lluberes’ play Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers, his story has officially left the kids’ table. Blank Theatre is opening Lluberes’ adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, directed by Ovation winner Michael […]

USC’s Engine 31 Pops Up at Humana Festival

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) At this year’s 37th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, KY, arts journalists will work as a team to report on the festival’s plays, artists and culture. They’ll publish their written and multimedia pieces online and engage visitors through social media, under the auspices of the LA-based USC Annenberg […]

Two Decades of Solo Shows at LA Women’s Festival

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) At this year’s Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF), more than two dozen performers will showcase solo works, five women will receive special awards for their contributions to theater at a star-studded gala, and hundreds of attendees will come together to celebrate the power of women in the arts. It all […]

Trio times three: Trio of friends to honor jazz giant Django Reinhardt in Stanford Jazz Festival concert

(Originally published in Palo Alto Weekly) You could say that it was Django Reinhardt, the master jazz guitarist whose 100th birthday would have been this year, who brought guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Jorge Roeder and violinist Victor Lin together. Lage, Roeder and Lin first played as a trio at the Stanford Jazz Festival last year, […]

Students of all ages practice lifelong learning at Stanford Continuing Studies

(Originally published by Stanford News Service) College students counting the days until graduation could take a lesson from the hundreds of students who have signed up for Stanford physics Professor Leonard Susskind’s modern physics classes taught through Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program (CSP), Stanford’s own adult education program. The classes require proficiency in calculus and cover topics that […]

Memorial Church offers unique wedding experience for Stanford community

(Originally published by Stanford News Service) With a confidence that would make most wedding planners envious, Stanford Memorial Church Wedding Coordinator Melissa Prestinario reports that of more than 100 weddings that have taken place in the university’s famed sanctuary in the last fiscal year, every single one went off without a hitch. “The wedding day […]

New photography show offers inside look at life in the counterculture

(Originally published in The California Aggie) A doctoral candidate at the State University of New York at Buffalo named Roberta Price applied for a grant in 1969 to travel west. She was to document the hippie communes that were springing up in the deserts of New Mexico and Colorado. Price got the grant and headed […]

New exhibition at Stanford’s Cantor showcases the art of protest in 19th-century France

(Originally published by Stanford News Service) La Caricature was The Colbert Report of 19th-century France. The weekly Parisian journal may have been printed 180 years ago, but its scathing critique of the French monarchy and government officials has never felt more relevant. On Aug. 1, the Cantor Arts Center will present “When Artists Attack the King: Honoré Daumier and La Caricature, […]

Ovation nods to Rancho Cucamonga’s MainStreet

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) Bring your kids to the 2012 Ovation Awards – they’ve finally got something to root for. A producer of family-oriented fare, MainStreet Theatre Company has been nominated for four Ovation Awards. The company, funded and run through the city of Rancho Cucamonga at Lewis Family Playhouse, received four nominations in the large-theater categories. […]

The ‘Hey, Morgan!’ guys – Hey, Ovation nominations!

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) What do you get when a screenwriter, a teacher and a deputy district attorney get together to write songs inspired by their upbringings as upper-middle-class Los Angeles Jews? In the case of Matthew Fogel, Isaac Laskin and David Richman, you get Hey, Morgan!. The premiere of the hour-long comedy rock musical, […]