Friday, 23 May 2014 14:50

Can NoHo Be More Neighborhoody?

Attention North Hollywood! Let’s learn how to make NoHo more neighborhoody

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We always praise the fact that the NoHo Arts District is a neighborhood, a neighborhood of artists, creators and doers. But can we make it even more so? For urban planners, it starts with more placemaking, which is roughly defined as: “…a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well being.” Thanks, Wikipedia.  So we’re capitalizing on NoHo’s many arts assets. But how can we do more to make the NoHo Arts District the place to live, work and experience? (Well the L.A. Weekly thinks so. They also did a feature on the arts in the district)

Head over to the NoHo Arts Center on Tuesday, May 27 when KPCC host Alex Cohen and The Crawford Family Forum bring together urban planning experts to discuss ways people like you and me, community groups, neighborhood councils, nonprofits, arts groups and everyone in between can work together to build better neighborhoods. So if you want to create more NoHo pride, let’s learn how we can “transform spaces into places.”

To learn more about Placmaking, read the full KPCC interview with urban planning and cultural policy specialist Maria Rosario Jackson. Below is an excerpt that best describes NoHo.

What makes these places different from other places?
"I think when there is an authentic expression of the people who live and work in a place, it shows. I don't have anything specifically against big businesses, however, what demonstrates the character of a place is more evident in businesses that are more unique. I think about where I live, and there's something about being able to walk down the hill and know who the business owners are, and be able to experience something that I may connect with, things that my neighbors may connect with."

WHEN: Tuesday, May 27, 7:30 - 9:00pm
7:00pm - Doors Open
7:30pm - Program
WHERE: The NoHo Arts Center - 11136 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.

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From the KPCC site:

"Moderator: Alex Cohen - Co-host of KPCC's Take Two @KPCCAlex; @taketwo

Guests:
Maria Rosario Jackson - Urban planning and cultural policy specialist; national and regional foundations advisor. Formerly with the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., Jackson teaches at Claremont Graduate University and is a member of National Council on the Arts. She received a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA.

Marshall Lewy - President of Barnsdall Art Park Foundation; chief creative officer of Adaptive Studios, a multi-platform production company; and critically acclaimed filmmaker. Lewy's work includes Blue State (2007), California Solo (2012), and contributions to the Huffington Post and This American Life. @MarshallLewy

Rudy Espinoza - Executive director at LURN (Leadership for Urban Renewal Network); board member of Esperanza Community Housing Corporation; commissioner at Los Angeles Board of Transportation Commission. Espinoza is an L.A. native with degrees in business administration and urban planning. @MrDOLPH

Valerie Watson - Urban designer, LA Department of Transportation assistant pedestrian coordinator. Watson has led the formalization of People St, a city-wide program and public interface offering communities a process for installing plazas, parklets and bicycle corrals, design treatments that repurpose road space as public open space."

Follow KPCC on Twitter @KPCC  |  @KPCCforum use hashtag #LApublicart

Thanks to the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. @Culture_LA

**** For information on Los Angeles theatre, tickets to theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District, theatre reviews, the NoHo Event Calendar, restaurants, news and local businesses in NoHo, or anything and everything about the NoHo Arts Community, bookmark nohoartsdistrict.com.  

Published in North Hollywood News
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 09:50

NoHo Arts District Goes to Broadway

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The NoHo Arts District is being put on the "Broadway" map by one of NoHo's best production companies, MB Artists which is lead by Kevin Bailey and James Mellon.

Published in North Hollywood News
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 09:23

Theatre Review >> Dirty Little Demon

“Dirty Little Demon” Is Filled With Passion And A Dark Obsession!

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Published in Theatre Reviews

THE PAINFUL TRUTH:

What Agents Are Really Looking For

the secret and joy of acting is to play like a child for the rest of your life

Published in Actors Blog
Friday, 01 March 2013 09:44

THE 120 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL

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If you happened to be in the NoHo Arts District last weekend, you might have had the pleasure of stumbling onto the red carpet at the first ever 120 Hour Film Festival that debuted at The Sherry Theater. The festival, founded by the creative heads of the Sherry, Scott Haze (Artistic Director) and Jim Parrack (Creative Director), was a smashing success.  Five directors took on the challenge of assembling film crews and cast and making a short film in 5 days.  They were given 25 loglines to choose from at 4 pm on Monday.  They had to write, film, edit and turn in a completed film by 4 pm on Saturday.  As daunting as it sounds, all the teams completed and turned in spectacular films.

Published in North Hollywood News
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 08:44

Theatre Review >> Shirley Valentine

Falcon Theatre presents

SHIRLEY VALENTINE

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What a FANTASTIC show!!!  DeeDee Rescher as SHIRLEY VALENTINE and directed by Andrew Barnicle combined with an extremely witty and colorful script by Willy Russell, creates an evening of theatre not to be missed at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.

Published in Theatre Reviews

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Shari Shaw, is "one of Hollywood’s premier acting coaches" – and “L.A.’s #1 Acting Class for Comedy” - is teaching a 1-Day On-Camera Sit-Com Intensive Workshop for Pilot Season. Shari’s unique understanding of the art, science and performance of comedy will teach you to understand sit-com, be funny and book your auditions.

Published in Spotlight
Monday, 04 February 2013 09:45

Book Review >> “The Poe Consequence”

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“The Poe Consequence” Brings Real Characters With An Edgar Allen Poe Twist

The Art of Realty

What’s better than living in the gem of the Valley?

We all live here for many reasons; weather, creative outlets and all the opportunities that only Southern California provides. The NoHo Arts District and surrounding areas provide one of the most unique living experiences throughout the Los Angeles area.

Published in Spotlight
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 10:52

Metal Legends ANVIL come to NOHO


Canadian metal legends ANVIL have entered NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, AIRBOURNE, FILTER, ATREYU, ALICE COOPER) to begin recording their new album, "Hope In Hell", for a late spring/early summer release via The End Records in North America andSPV/Steamhammer in Europe.

Published in North Hollywood News
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