RMPConcerts Hits Hollywood’s The Hudson Theatres August 19

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If you’re in the mood for some live music (who wouldn’t want to hear a sax and harp played during a La-La Land evening?), RMPConcerts (Rising Monarch Production Concerts) is holding a live performance this Saturday at The Hudson Theatres.

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Lalo Schifrin Birthday Concert Hits Alex Theatre In October

Lalo Schifrin
Six-time Oscar nominated composer/conductor Lalo Schifrin (Mission: Impossible, Dirty Harry) will celebrate his 85th birthday with a special concert that spotlights and honors his music. The October 7 event, which will be held at the Alex Theatre (Glendale, Ca), is being presented by Musicians at Play Foundation and AFM Local 47’s Music Fund of Los Angeles in association with Varese Sarabande. Further details below!

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Flip Rodriguez Talks Mental Toughness And Will Smith’s Influence

Flip Rodriguez

 

Flip Rodriguez’s decision to open up about his experiences with sexual abuse took a ton of guts, and his mental toughness as well as being an inspiration for other people has made him one of American Ninja Warrior’s shining stars. Let’s face it, all these ninjas are awesome in their own right, and during an interview with Flip I asked him how, even in the face of tragedy, he refused to give up. Video of Rodriguez is available below!

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Firenza Pizza Debuts At Downtown LA’s California Plaza

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The Bunker Hill section of Downtown Los Angeles holds a special place in my heart, and for years I’ve always wondered how they would utilize a huge, tucked away space at California Plaza. As of Tuesday, August 1, Firenza Pizza is now open for business in my old stomping grounds, and I’m glad to report the pizza (and service) is definitely on point.

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Sigrid Continues Creative “Vibe” With U.S. Tour And ‘Plot Twist’ Stylings

Sigrid

 

An intriguing artist on the rise is Sigrid, a 20-year-old whose career has taken off with the success of her debut single “Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Details on the Norwegian artist and her first U.S. tour is available after the jump.

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Flipping the Script on “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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“Down The Yellow Brick Road With Alicia Mayer” Celebrates Culver City & MGM Icon

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Travelers who venture to California hit Hollywood in search of movie history, but there’s a valid reason why Culver City is dubbed “the heart of screenland.” Alicia B. Mayer, the great-grandniece of MGM legend Louis B. Mayer is maintaining the family’s legacy and will be on hand to share photos and insights at a special Culver City Centennial event. Details on the August 6th event is below!

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JR Lemon Talks Kenny’s “Caregiver” Journey On ‘The Night Shift’

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As a member of Generation X I remember when the idea of being a male nurse was frowned upon. Thankfully those days are gone and actor JR Lemon has a deeper understanding of what it takes to be a caregiver with his experiences on The Night Shift. Check out the video below as Lemon discusses his transition from an alpha male POV to a more egoless (and humanistic) approach to the world.

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‘Midnight, Texas’ Actor Yul Vázquez Reflects On Montgomery Clift’s Legacy

Yul Vázquez - 'Midnight, Texas'
Yul Vázquez stars in the eagerly anticipated Midnight, Texas which is a work based on the work of author Charlaine Harris (True Blood). In the following post Vazquez, who plays Rev. Emilio Sheehan in the series, discusses the diversity behind the town of Midnight and elaborates how Montgomery Clift (my favorite actor bar none) has influenced his acting journey.

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Alisan Porter Marks A “Change” With New Single

Alisan Porter
The Voice season 10 winner and Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Alisan Porter has a special place in my heart,. as Curly Sue is one of the first movies I reviewed during my time as a UCLA Daily Bruin film critic. Though I’m a creature of habit, change is inevitable, and Porter explains why “change” is more than just the moniker of her latest single.

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