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March 21, 2017

The Artist Dilemma – Perfections vs Excellence

by Fran Montano
March 17, 2017

Affordable Countertops; Who knew.

by Christopher Porikos
March 15, 2017

818 Arts

by Raleigh Barrett
March 09, 2017

Firehouse Subs on Lankershim

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
March 08, 2017

Giving to Charities - Choosing a Cause With Care

by Lillian Appleby
March 05, 2017

Four Things You Can Do to Have an Edge in Dating Now

by Cristina Morara
March 03, 2017

Get Out; Post-Oscar Reflections

by Mike Peros
February 28, 2017

Horoscopes - March 2017

by Maya White
February 26, 2017

Saving Animals - One Bite at a Time

by Nancy Bianconi
February 23, 2017

Low Budget Film - High Expectations

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
February 22, 2017

Acting Advice - Assess yourself

by Fran Montano
February 17, 2017

Kids & Money: Important Lessons Start Early in Life

by Lillian Appleby
February 15, 2017

Jane the Baptist

by Raleigh Barrett
February 14, 2017

Peace Frog - Tribute to the Doors

by Caroline McElroy
February 10, 2017

Just in Time for Oscar

by Mike Peros
Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:39

Industry Tips - It’s never too late to start

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For some reason, the month of January is my time to re-evaluate and realign my life, goals, and purpose. It’s a time where I encourage myself to do something differently, be adventurous, or change a habit. And for Auld Lang Syne, each year I gather my intentions, light the candles and make resolutions to become a better person. Wish me luck.

Last week my friend, Mr. Dolce, who is a language arts teacher at Van Buren Middle School in Albuquerque, NM told me about a list he had found on the web that some of his students were discussing in a round table type format. He read the list, called 16 Harsh Truths that Make Us Stronger, to me over the phone and I immediately knew I wanted to see it for myself. The original list was written by Marc and Angel (of Marc and Angel Hack Life). As a ballet teacher I felt inspired by their list to write  15 truths about being a professional dancer. Some are adapted from Marc and Angel's list and some come from my own experiences. If you haven't looked at Marc and Angel's site, I highly recommend it. They have many inspiring posts.

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end… but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Well, thats one way of looking at it, but before the story there is the idea, and a beginning.

Friday, 20 December 2013 09:15

Activists – Another Minority Group in America

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It seems as though the whole country takes to the streets in Iran, Turkey and Egypt when the people have had it with their government, at great personal risk. But not us. No, Americans love to pound their chests and brag about how great America is, rant and rave about how politicians are a bunch of bums, and refer to the Constitution as if they’ve actually read it, but take to the streets? Nah, we have better things to do with our time, like shopping, watching TV and feeding our addictions.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:11

An Interview with Toria Brightside - Photographer

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I had the chance to talk to the lovely Toria Brightside. At such a young age she has achieved so much, running fashion shows for charity, being featured in fashion magazines as big as Vogue, all while studying Photography in Leeds. There is yet so much more to come from this bright young thing.

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‘Across The Pond’ England, 2009

All the movies released over the past year, and even some not yet to be released, are vying for our attention, good reviews and possible consideration for various award ceremonies.

I adore this time of year! Yes, somewhere chestnuts are roasting on an open fire but here it’s my favorite time of year because there are sparkly lights everywhere, my birthday is imminent, and there are an abundance of reasons to go shopping! What’s not to love?

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Paul Becker is best known as a protégé to the genius Kenny Ortega but he has evolved far beyond his dance roots to become one of the world’s busiest and best choreographer/directors; frequently appearing as a Judge on hit television shows like So You Think You Can Dance (CAN).

Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:19

Actors Blog - What Actors Can Learn from Writers

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I am pleased to say, I am following my own advice. If you have been reading these articles for a while you would know that I am a huge advocate of self-production, creating your own material. So, in keeping with what I am asking all you to do, I am writing a screenplay. It's not my first, it's actually my seventh. And, as I am forging my way through my third draft it occurred to me that there are lessons to be learned about acting from writing. What are they? Here are four simple thoughts that come to mind:

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Gustavo The Great, 52 Films/52 Weeks, Angeles Crest, 4am, 2011.

Our second episode about episodic’s!

What stunning thematic dialogue we are having!

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October 13, 2013 at The Broad Stage, Lillian Barbeito, co-artistic director of the successful LA-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC, had her final on-stage performance. 
Gratefully, she was able to make this decision on her own accord, and with optimism and grace, after a 22-year long performing career.

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I admit it. I want people to like me. I especially want my clients to like me, I want their clients to like me and I want all the people I encounter in my work life to think I am the best, nicest, coolest producer that they ever get to work with! Not too much to ask is it?

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I had an interesting conversation the other day with a casting director friend of mine. We were discussing the various acting roles and which ones are the hardest to play. The first thing that came out of my mouth was the crying roles. But, my casting director friend reminded me that most women can cry at the drop of a hat, so for some those are easy. Just because it took me years to get comfortable with crying on camera doesn’t mean it’s that way for everyone. Then she said rage is a tough one. Back when she acted, that was very difficult for her. That may be generally true for women but most men I know can get there in a nano-second. So, we sat there going back and forth trying to come up with a reasonable answer. Finally, in one of those rare synchronistic moments, we said at the same time, “One Line CoStar Roles!”

Monday, 28 October 2013 09:28

Art - An Interview With... Danny Gartside

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Hear about Danny's experience with music photography, best and worst moments.

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Attending the Dance Community Event: Conversations Inside and Outside the Box: Expanding the Presence of Dance in LA

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The half-day gathering titled “Conversations Inside and Outside the Box: Expanding the Presence of Dance in LA” was held as a dance community forum on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Wilshire Boulevard headquarters of the LA County Arts Commission (LACAC). This call together is a continuation of public meetings that began with the LA Dance Summit in June at the JACCC and the annual Western Arts Alliance conference held here in late August. I had to be there to share it with you.


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Choosing to make a web series is a very big subject and as such I have decided to write about it over the span of two articles, so you don’t get bored, and I don’t get lost...

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 07:17

Left Turn In NoHo - NoHo Kids Get Music!

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Several years ago, I put the word out that my nonprofit, Arts in Education Aid Council (AEAC), was ready to adopt its third school. We had been running comprehensive arts education programs in two elementary schools in Reseda, and had risen within the arts education community in Los Angeles as a leader in the field. After being awarded grants from the top foundations in L.A., we were ready to reach out to the east Valley, but where?

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The 3rd annual World Dance Awards for choreography will be held at the Belasco Theatre on Sunday, October 13 at 7pm. NoHoArtsDistrict.com is a proud co-sponsor of the event. I was delighted to have been able to speak with Allen Walls and Carey Ysais, the co-producers and co-founders of the WDA, in this special interview. Both men have extensive resumes from their many years of working on stage and screen. Below we learn about their recent projects, the makings of the World Dance Awards, and their mission to serve and preserve the dance community. This comical exchange happened under the trees at Priscilla’s Coffee in Toluca Lake, nodding once more to the amazing city we live in and the wonderful people who live in it.

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