Entertainment

 Neely Swanson

The Times of Bill Cunningham – In no time at all [MOVIE REVIEW]

The Times of Bill Cunningham – In no time at all [MOVIE REVIEW]

The Times of Bill Cunningham, a delightful documentary written and directed by Mark Bozek, hitherto most famous as CEO of the Home Shopping Network, chronicles the life of a true individualist. Many people viewing the film will instantly recognize the name of Bill Cunningham as the photographer of the fashionable for the New York Times. […]

 Neely Swanson

“Premature” – But just a bit undercooked [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Premature” – But just a bit undercooked [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Premature,” the thoughtful independent film directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green and written by Green and Zora Howard, who also plays the lead, is, like the title, a bit premature. The writers’ desire was to tell a story of their community that veered from the current beaten path. The Harlem they know and […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 13 to 19

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 13 to 19

Thursday, February 13 Kiss me again and again “Loves Me/Loves Me Not” is a Valentine’s Day treat of five short plays centered around love, performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Little Fish Theatre, 777 S. Centre St, San Pedro. All seats $20, plus an extra buck as a service fee. Two […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

100 costumes/ 30 films at FIDM Museum

100 costumes/ 30 films at FIDM Museum

Dressed for success… Movie costumes on view Designs from all five of the Academy Award nominees on display in the FIDM Museum by Bondo Wyszpolski Well, we’re all back home from the Academy Awards, and already thinking about what’s in store for next year. But not so fast. You know that costume designer Jacqueline Durran […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Orpheus and Eurydice: her point of view

Orpheus and Eurydice: her point of view

Farewell, my lovely World premiere “Eurydice” at LA Opera: a review by Bondo Wyszpolski Writing an opera may be a solitary endeavor, but staging it with all its bells and whistles (from lighting and set design to costuming and, of course, the right singers) is a collaborative enterprise, and “Eurydice” now at LA Opera is […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Stardust: You are the crown of creation

Stardust: You are the crown of creation

Mind games “Stardust” at ESMoA explores creative thinking by Bondo Wyszpolski A backstage pass into the inner workings of artistic creativity is at the heart of “Stardust,” previewing Saturday at ESMoA. “We call it ‘Stardust,’” says curator Bernhard Zuenkeler, “because we’re all stardust and nature is playing with us in various ways. We also want […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 6 to 12

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 6 to 12

Thursday, February 6 The title gives it away Presented by the Torrance Theater Company, “Black Comedy,” directed by Gary Kresca, Closes this weekend at 1316 Cabrillo Ave, downtown Torrance. Performances: Thursday at 7 p.m. (followed by a Q&A), Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. This is […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” – a review

Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” – a review

Razzle-dazzle under the Big Top Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” – a review by Bondo Wyszpolski Cirque du Soleil is testing the waters with “Volta,” amping up the intensity and the spectacle, hoping to cash in on a younger audience and perhaps looking to fill the void left by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, […]