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Spotlight on events and local interests in NoHo Arts District, North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Burbank and BH

Luminario Ballet Season 4 Rep at the El Portal
May 31 @ 8PM, June 1 @ 8PM, June 2 @ 3PM
Tix: $30-$40 $15 students w/ID

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Luminario Ballet presents Season 4 rep including 2 Premiere Works In Progress:

BRACE….yourself” …a flying dance experience… choreographed by Debra Brown (Cirque Du Soleil’s “O”, Mystere, Zumanity, La Nouba, Zirkana, Quidam, Allegria, etc)

Firebird Rising” a multi media multi disciplinary ballet, aerial, puppetry piece, a mash up of Stravinsky and electronica, choreographed by Judith FLEX Helle, artistic director Stephen Hues (Obie winning Ramayana creator), a Magic Feather Production

“Vesica Pisces” an aerial duet choreographed by Bianca Sapetto and Sita Acevedo and excerpts from LedZAerial.

Additional pieces on the program include “If the Walls Could Scream” choreographed by Jamal Story, Bella Lewitzky’s “TURF”, and the World Dance Award nominated aerial dance fusion piece “Lift Ticket”, choreographed by Judith FLEX Helle.

Special music performance May 31 and June 2 by Phoenix Delgado, flute. June 1 by:


Wednesday, 08 May 2013 23:04

The “Valley Water Color Society” Juried Art Exhibit

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The “Valley Water Color Society” Juried Art Exhibit Opening

GALLERY 800  MAY 18, 5-8PM

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“Julie Bug” by Julie Crouch

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Art Gallery 800 is pleased to host the Valley Watercolor Society’s 2013 Spring Juried Show, opening Sunday, May 18, 2013 with a hosted reception from 5-8:00 p.m, where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their paintings. Exhibit closes June 22,2013.

Photos: VWS Exhibit Photos

Gallery 800 is located at 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood. The public is welcome to attend this reception.  Gallery 800 hours:  Thursday – Saturday, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm; and Sundays, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

In 1977, a small group of twenty watercolor painters got together to meet in each others' homes to share their interest in and knowledge of watercolor. The membership of this group gradually increased, and the Valley Watercolor Society was born.  The original purpose of Valley Watercolor Society continues today: to promote interest, knowledge and appreciation of water media through meetings, exhibits, workshops, paint-outs, and workshops.

This year, artist Al Setton will judge the Valley Water Color Society exhibit.  Al is the recipient of numerous awards and his art is shown throughout Southern California.  The annual juried exhibit provides members a chance to show their best works. Numerous awards are presented. Original watercolors and prints are available for purchase.

Future Gallery 800 Exhibits Include (subject to change):

July 13 – August 17            ADG Photography Show

August 31 – October 5       Animals / Homefires


About the Valley Watercolor Society:

Valley Watercolor Society (VWS) is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for learning about and sharing watercolor painting as both a vocation and a hobby. The group of 300 members in the San Fernando Valley serves all in the greater Los Angeles area. VWS meetings feature demonstrations by accomplished artists in connection with VWS workshops where the participants paint and receive critique of their work.  Monthly Paint-Outs are held for those who are plain air painters. VWS meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, Sept.-June at Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Ave., Encino at 7 pm.

About the Art Directors Guild:

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers; and Previs Artists. Established in 1937, the ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design); a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, figure drawing and other creative workshops and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild’s Online Directory/Website Resource is at Follow ADG on Twitter: Facebook:

For more information,

Diana Herz
Valley Watercolor Society

Cheri Warner
For the ADG Gallery 800
818.760.8995    818.390.0999

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Mark your calendar Beverly Hills artSHOW lovers! The spring edition of The Beverly Hills artShow will be held May 18 and 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Annual event promotes the world of graphic literature with live art, free comics, prizes and more.

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After seeing the above video, I had to interview Liz Campbell

Tell us about your unique vocals workshop?

Liz I've always known the benefits music has on people, because I experienced them myself, and I want to share those benefits, and my love for music, with as many people as possible. A big thing I find with a lot of people is that they have trouble performing or speaking in front of others. They might even have trouble in social situations. This workshop can help increase people's comfort level in front of others, using music. It is beneficial for all people, all levels, and all ages, including singers/musicians, actors, public speakers, people who are interested in learning how to sing or improve their voice, teachers,etc. What makes this workshop unique is my combination of music and music therapy experience. I am using performing in front of others, and having a good time doing it, to help people gain self-confidence (and improve their singing ability at the same time.). This can also be beneficial for people who want to overcome their fear of performing. There are many more benefits of music, which I will not go into here. That is a whole other conversation.

How did you get the idea to do this type of workshop?

Liz:  I have always been a singer and musician, who loves music, and I enjoy helping others in that way. What better workshop to attend than one that makes you feel better about your life (or yourself), while improving your existing skills or learning new ones, all while having fun. I want to spread my love for music to as many people as possible. Music is my greatest passion in life.

I love this idea, because it gives people a taste of several different kinds of music in a short period of time. Their appreciation for a variety of music will grow, as they learn and grow.

Helping people in this way also helps them in several other aspects of their lives, i.e. communication, self-confidence, self-expression, etc.

Is there any student that you can't teach to sing?

Liz:  Anyone can learn to sing, they just have to love music and be willing to work at it. We have to work hard to achieve our goals. When people enjoy what they're doing, they are more successful at it.

Would people who are not interested in becoming a professional singer benefit from your workshop?

Liz:  Yes, it is for people of all different levels of musicianship, ages, and interests. We all have to start somewhere. Enjoyment of music is what is most important. This workshop not only improves the voice, but also confidence level, among many other things. I provide the tools, the participants then use them as they wish. The more you use the tools, the more you will get out of the workshop. We have to work together.

Give some history of you as a professional singer.

Liz:  I have many years of musical theater,cabaret, and choral experience. I was invited to audition for the LA Opera Chorus, and have sung with the Phoenix Bach Chorale. As far as demo work is concerned; I have done children's music, and pop/rock music. I have been in several types of bands as lead singer, back-up singer, and keyboard player. I have been a vocal coach for several people, including Vanessa Hudgens. I have a good ear and I can sight read music. My most recent achievement was being on "Killer Karaoke," hosted by Steve-O, my 15 minutes of fame. lol Oh, and I won my episode! If you watched the show, you would know that I definitely understand facing your fears! I stuck my head in a box with a skunk, among other things!   Right now, I am a semi-finalist in a competition. If I win, I will be interviewed by Larry King. Please vote for me!! Voting ends April 19th.   Go to

What is your training as a music therapist and psychologist?

Liz:  I have a BA in Psychology from Syracuse University.  My Music Therapy Certificate is from Arizona State University. I then went on to do an internship at Century City Psychiatric Hospital, where I worked with adults and geriatrics. I've also done music therapy with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents, developmentally disabled children and adolescents, adults with cerebral palsy, homeless toddlers, a drumming program with at-risk children and adolescents, and a girl with trichotillomania. I wouldn't trade any of these experiences for the world, because I learned so much about so many populations and, more importantly, myself.

What advice would you give an emerging vocalist?

Liz:  Not only is it about your talent, but it's also about your love for singing, your comfort level in front of others, and your ability to engage your audience. They want to be a part of the story you are telling, too. That makes you a successful singer. Hard work and a love for music are a big part of it, also. :)

Having an Open House for the Vocal Workshop - email or call Liz at: or 818-585-4353


Wednesday, 10 April 2013 09:51

Worldstars Scholarship

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Opportunity for Actors, Dancers, Models, Instrumentalists and Singers!

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Worldstars Boot Camp “Full Day Boot Camp Taught by Hollywood’s Professionals”

Go Sees with Agents and Managers “Opportunity to be Signed”

Competition “Olympic Style Competition with Delegations from 40 Countries”

Finale is a Live, Global Webcast with Celebrity Judges!  July 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Audition to receive $1,000 scholarship toward your participation in a Worldstars’ global event held in Los Angeles.

The Corporate Scholarship covers the majority of registration.  However, recipients will be required to pay $595.00, when selected.

Scholarships will be awarded to the first qualified applicants.

For more info: Talentrecruiter@WCOPA.TV (323) 828-1238

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In an unassuming building, located in the NoHo Arts District on Magnolia, between Lankershim and Vineland Avenue, extraordinary occurrences have been rapidly unfolding.

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It is not often that we can announce condominiums for sale in the NoHo Arts District.  There has been very few home buying opportunities for people to buy in the heart of the NoHo Arts District.  I personally wanted to see these condos, so I dropped by at their Open House.   These units are artistically designed to please the artists in all of us.  Go see for yourself! 

Click here for photo tour


What does Satsuma Artist Condominiums have to offer?  A lot...modern, loft-style living where highlights include: open floor plans, chef's cooking stations, balconies and rooftop patios with views. Other amenities include: polished concrete and hardwood flooring, stone counters in kitchens and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, designer décor bathrooms with greystone ceramic flooring, glass showers and custom vanities, ultra-modern fixtures and hardware at every turn, cathedral ceilings (in top-floor units) and double-pane windows (energy-efficient ratings).   In the heart of NoHo...walk to grocery stores, local shops, boutiques, theaters and great restaurants.  For more photos TEXT DAVE102 to 79564


Newly Renovated Condos (Built 2009)


Rooftop Balconies w/Views*


Slate Bathrooms w/Glass Showers and Tubs*


Several Floor Plans To Choose From


Loft-style, Elegant Design


Spacious Kitchens w/Stone Counters


Modern Fixtures and Décor Throughout


Unit Sizes From 760 to 1772 square feet

Yr Built:








$299,900- $449,900


5232 Satsuma Ave.


North Hollywood, CA



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David Spangler
Contact Agent
Visit Agent Website
Lic#: 01325704

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Strategic Realty

5651 Strohm Ave.
N. Hollywood, CA 91601

Monday, 18 February 2013 04:45

Shari Shaw Acting Studio - Pilot Season Sit-Com Intensive.

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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.

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