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November 12, 2018

Geometric Design is More Than You Might Think

by Christopher Porikos
November 09, 2018

Gyming While Fat

by Cassandra Appleby
November 07, 2018

Yard Laziness Syndrome

by Bethany Wilson
November 06, 2018

4 Must-Have Apps for Pet Parents

by Hilary Bird
November 05, 2018

Your Angel Card Reading for November

by Annmari Love
November 01, 2018

Free Monthly Horoscopes - November 2018

by Maya White
October 31, 2018

Pre-workout Coffee

by Connor Coman
October 25, 2018

Hiking "The Mighty Five" National Parks in Utah

by Jack Witt
October 15, 2018

Save Now or Save Later?

by Lillian Appleby
October 12, 2018

Ask AC -Domestic Abuse

by NoHo - North Hollywood
October 11, 2018

How to matter to your dog...be relevant

by Bethany Wilson
October 10, 2018

Interior Design - How to decorate with one color

by Christopher Porikos
October 08, 2018

How You Can Help Your Fat Friend Lose Weight

by Cassandra Appleby
October 04, 2018

Free Angel Card Reading October

by Annmari Love
October 01, 2018

Free Monthly Horoscopes - October 2018

by Maya White
September 27, 2018

The Dangers of Alcohol

by Connor Coman
September 13, 2018

How Much Do I Need to Save?

by Lillian Appleby
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Monday, 12 November 2018 20:30

CDC Dental Reopens Their Doors

CDC Dental is back but now in their beautiful, newly remodeled space in North Hollywood.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:34

City of Sound Performs at The Federal NoHo

Meet City of Sound, a three-piece indie alternative rock band gearing up to release their debut full-length album, “Silent Empire.” The first offering from the 13-track album is “Odyssey” which boasts the bands trademark anthemic sound built on earworm melodies arrangements and hooks.

Monday, 12 November 2018 09:42

Solofest 2019: Call for Submissions

Great things can happen when given the space and encouragement to create. The Whitefire Theatre has given artists this platform since 2012 with their annual Solofest.

If you have a solo show, you can submit it for consideration for Solofest 2019. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018.

Our NoHo motto is unofficially: “NoHo is only as great as its people.” In this case we applaud the many dedicated writers, actors, producers, directors and tech folks who create and produce the annual Solofest at Whitefire Theatre.  We chatted with Bryan Rasmussen who began Solofest back in 2012.

What is Solofest?

Solofest is a festival of one person shows, or solo theatre, that is a celebration of the solo journey, not a competition. We do a completely different show every day during January February and the first part of March going on for seven years now.

It's grown into the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast. This year will be doing 60 shows in 70 days!

Call for submissions for solo plays at Whitefire Theatre's Solofest 2019 via www.nohoartsdistrict.com

When and why did you start Solofest?

I began Solofest in 2012 as a tribute to the solo process. I wanted to have a situation where it wouldn't cost an arm and a leg for a performer to mount and produce their own show. We figured out a way so that the cost of the festival comes out of the box office instead of the performers on checkbook. Also each show is custom designed on the day of their performance so they're not performing on someone else's set or with someone else's lighting. So were able to create their entire look and production in one day. We also only do one show a day instead of back to back performances in one day. So everyone has a good chunk of time to tech and prep their show.

We support solo artists like no other.

What type of shows are you looking for?

We are looking for all types of solo theater. But we do need to have it ready and written and approximately 60 to 80 minutes in length.

What suggestions do you have for solo show performers?

My suggestions come through doing the festival and prepping to mount your solo piece. It's a great way to learn how to promote your own work as we all need to do as actors. It's the most difficult thing an actor will ever have to do and so once you're able to achieve this goal you'll be able to do anything and everything!

Do you have any success stories? Or any interesting stories to share?

We have many success stories from the Solofest. "Billie: backstage with lady day" with Synthia Hardy has run for almost 10 years and closes every Solofest as a tribute to that journey. Another success story is Rudy Ramos in "Geronimo". After he premiered it here at the Whitefire he went on to tour it through the south west and across the country. He then landed one of the leads in the TV series "Yellowstone" with Kevin Costner. We are so very proud of him and the show. The Solofest has launched over 250 solo shows since it's inception!

The Whitefire Theatre is a pioneer in solo production and has produced over 1000 solo shows in the last 14 years.

Is there something you’d like to highlight?

The solo genre I think now is the purest form of storytelling in theater. It used to be considered more of a vanity type of expression. But now it's become a very respected and honored achievement and theatrical undertaking.

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 08:23

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Here are six advantages of bringing home an oldie but goodie!

Monday, 05 November 2018 15:33

NoHo Farmers Market Picks!

Did you know that every Saturday, our growing arts district has its very own Farmers Market?

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Monday, 15 October 2018 08:33

“I Remember Nicole” Music Video Tribute

The Valley Film Festival will screen “I Remember Nicole” music video and call to action on Sunday, November 4 at 12PM at Laemmle NoHo 7,

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 21:37

NoHo News: Halloweenish issue

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