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Mammoth Lakes Film Festival is going Up In Smoke
May 22nd, 2017, 06:15 PM

In what amounts to a brilliant subversive coup, the 3rd annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival will light up the screen opening night, this Wednesday, May 24, with the cult comedy classic Up In Smoke (1978) — promising none other than Tommy Chong, the King of Dope (Cheech and Chong & Dancing with the Stars renown)... Read more →

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Roderick Bates: Three Poems
May 18th, 2017, 06:15 PM

Roderick Bates has published poems in The Dark Horse, Stillwater Review, Naugatuck River Review, Hobo Camp Review, Red Eft Review, Ekphrastic Review, and Rat’s Ass Review (which he now edits). He also writes prose, and won an award from the International Regional Magazines Association for an essay published in Vermont Life.  He is a Dartmouth... Read more →

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Scottish Ballet Relies on the Kindness of Strangers
May 17th, 2017, 06:15 PM

This week’s dance events include tap dance in Santa Monica, flamenco in East Hollywood, early Matthew Bourne in Beverly Hills, Tennessee Williams downtown, and dance against the mountains in Glendale and so much more. 5.   Some dance is Forever This edition of the long-running, mostly monthly Forever Flamenco features dancers Fanny Ara, Reyes Barrios... Read more →

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Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures at The Wallis
May 17th, 2017, 06:15 PM

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures (at The Wallis through May 21), is by turns joyous, wry, whimsical, and exuberant. A must-see for dance lovers, and especially for fans of Bourne’s later works, such as Swan Lake and The Red Shoes, Early Adventures feel as fresh and innovative as they were when Bourne created them 25 years... Read more →

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Data & Information Trends in the Fast Age
May 17th, 2017, 06:15 PM

Data is everywhere we turn, lately: from wearable technology to new smartphone apps to wireless access in unexpected places, the increasing access to information translates to a greater need for information systems professionals well-versed in cybersecurity, systems analysis, and efficient data sharing and management. What does this abundance of information mean for the rest of... Read more →

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The Designated Mourner: A Conversation with the Self
May 17th, 2017, 06:15 PM

In the opening lines of his play, The Designated Mourner, Wallace Shawn explains what that means. When a clan or tribe becomes extinct and there is no one left who knew of it or the people in it, someone from another clan or tribe is chosen to be the “rememberer” — the person “designated” to... Read more →

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Spineless Determination
May 17th, 2017, 06:15 PM

Life’s choices can take you just about anywhere. You can be determined to fulfill your biggest hopes and dreams:   Or sometimes, not necessarily due to anyone’s fault, you can fall into a downward spiral of your own vices. In the end, it’s up to you!

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How Art Saved Our Marriage
May 17th, 2017, 06:15 PM

My wife, Suyun Son, picked up the painter’s brush again. The brush had been locked up in a storage box for ten years. Our third and final child was now in the hands of public school. Time, in large chunks, suddenly made itself available so my wife began to paint again. One of her first... Read more →

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Gallery News #ArtsDistrict #DTLA
May 17th, 2017, 06:15 PM

One show opens, another one closes. Opening May 20: Camouflage, DENK Gallery’s first solo exhibition of recent works by English-born, Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Anthony Stokes. A self-taught abstract painter, Stokes has cultivated his aesthetic through a unique multi-disciplinary background in performance, corporeal dramaturgy, dance, sculpture, assemblage, film, photography, and poetry. His monochromatic compositions are... Read more →

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Life After Birth turns to the Lord
May 17th, 2017, 06:15 PM