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January 22, 2019

Fanny Packs = Freedom

by Mia
January 15, 2019

Ringing in the New Year in Havana, Cuba

by Jack Witt
January 10, 2019

The One New Year’s Resolution You Need to Make

by Cassandra Appleby
January 09, 2019

Puppy Training Time!

by Bethany Wilson
January 07, 2019

Handling Market Volatility

by Lillian Appleby
January 03, 2019

Your FREE Angel Card Reading - January 2019

by Annmari Love
December 31, 2018

What does fast food do to my body?

by Connor Coman
December 28, 2018

Free Monthly Horoscopes - January 2019 - Capricorn

by Maya White
December 21, 2018

FFF - Fabulous Faux Fur

by Mia
December 18, 2018

Anne Frank Inspirations for a Peaceful 2019

by Ask AC
December 17, 2018

2018 Holiday Décor

by Christopher Porikos
December 13, 2018

Teaching Your College-Age Child about Money

by Lillian Appleby
December 12, 2018

“Haiku Your Way to Body Positivity”

by Cassandra Appleby
December 03, 2018

Free Angel Card Reading for December

by Annmari Love
November 29, 2018

What Is Dollar-Cost Averaging?

by Lillian Appleby
November 27, 2018

A Trip to Egypt - Nothing Compares

by Jack Witt
November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Made Healthy

by Connor Coman
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:43

"A Carol Christmas" Comes to The Group Rep

The Group Rep presents “A Carol Christmas” - a new musical version of the immortal Charles Dickens classic set in America today, book by Doug Haverty, music/lyrics by Bruce Kimmel, directed by Bruce Kimmel, orchestrations by Richard Allen, choreography by Kay Cole, and produced by Gina Yates and Kevin Hoffman.

Get out and take a bike ride this Thanksgiving weekend!

Friday, 16 November 2018 09:19

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Cruise Guys of Beverly Hills and Palm Springs is thrilled to offer a very unique opportunity to cruise to the most beautiful destination in the world in the South Pacific.

Here’s your NoHo arts community update!

We look forward to sharing lots of fun and unique news, events, profiles and updates on what’s happening in the NoHo Arts District.

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.

Wednesday, 14 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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