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April 19, 2019

Reviews - Shazam!; Hellboy

by Mike Peros
March 29, 2019

Film Reviews - Us; Gloria Bell 

by Mike Peros
Aya Nakamura's latest  album
March 17, 2019

Aya Nakamura “DjaDja”

by Lisa Bianconi
February 25, 2019

Superbowl 53, Adam Levine and Nipples

by Caroline McElroy
February 15, 2019

Cold Pursuit; Roma; BlackkKlansman

by Mike Peros
Lizzo
February 08, 2019

Lizzo "Juice"

by Lisa Bianconi
January 26, 2019

Movie Review - GLASS

by Mike Peros
January 23, 2019

In Search of Gram Parsons

by Caroline McElroy
January 11, 2019

Noname’s debut studio album “Room 25"

by Andrew Foerch
January 07, 2019

Film Review “Instant Family”

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
December 14, 2018

The Favourite; Green Book; Stan and Ollie

by Mike Peros
December 10, 2018

Raquel Rodriguez "Mile High"

by Francesca del Console
November 21, 2018

Reviews: Widows; Boy Erased; Bohemian Rhapsody

by Mike Peros
November 13, 2018

Graham Bonnet @ The Viper Room

by Caroline McElroy
October 26, 2018

Reviews - Halloween; Can You Ever Forgive Me?

by Mike Peros
Monday, 22 April 2019 02:10

Play Reading vs Staged Reading – PART II

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Play readings (and screenplay readings) are very important for writers, directors, actors, and producers. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:38

Very Independent Filmmaking

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Here are some links to some great filmmaking sites that I frequent and often steal from.

Thursday, 04 April 2019 01:44

The Lodge

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The Lodge is a hidden gem in East LA. 

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I’ve just got home from a very exciting film group meeting. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:15

Jae Blaze Is Dancehall Dynamite

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We’re going to continue our topic of dance bringing us joy. Because why do something if it doesn’t bring you joy? Meet Jae Blaze, an award-winning choreographer, artistic director and creator of @JukGyal and @b2bdancehall. She brings eight counts of pure dance joy.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 04:35

Play Reading vs Staged Reading

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Play readings (and screenplay readings) are very important for writers, directors, actors, and producers. 

Monday, 04 March 2019 01:02

De Plume: Tyrone Layne | Dystopia

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Co-founded by Maggie Devers & Kieva Campbell, de Plume as an institution is established on more than twenty-five years in the international art world. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 13:07

Boy Boi is Jazzy

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Everyone’s talking about Marie Kondo and her successful “Does it bring you joy?” approach. Well, we know for sure, without a doubt, that dance brings us joy, and we want to share the joy dancers give. Afterall, sharing is caring.

We picked Jose "Boy Boi" Tena as our first feature because he’s simply jazzy, figuratively and literally. 

But there's nothing simple about Boy Boi's choreography. His technique shines through his sharp yet fluid jazz funk choreography. He’s jazz reinvented. #JazzisBack. Looking closely at his choreography you can see the difficulty level but he makes it look easy, breezy, strong and natural. Dancing is what he is meant to do.  His love for the art explodes in every video we watch and his energy brings us joy. Choosing just one video is impossible.



You can see him in “Step up 3D” and Beyoncé’s “Let’s Move” campaign. He’s danced on Arianna Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” tour and he’s a company member with Dana Foglia Dance, where we first saw him command the stage, making us ask, "Who's that?!" 


Boy Boi studied dance at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and was a YouthArts dance finalist. But he’s not only an accomplished dancer, he’s also a favorite choreographer with our program’s dancers. You feel his energy through his videos but it’s a treat to feel that happy vibe live, in one of his classes. 

“I love Boy Boi because he's doing a hard jazz choreography and he has a unique style. It’s really fun to be in his classes because he’s funny and really challenging.” - Or, Tel Aviv

"I liked Boy Boi's class because he used a modern song, and his choroegraphy was sassy, which is my kind of style. He's the kind of person who kind of transmits his confidence to you." - Bela, Boston



"He’s sexy....but he’s a great dancer. I like the way he teaches class, he brings his sassy vibe which spreads such an energy that makes you wanna push yourself! His classes are unforgettable....I literally remember them to this very day and I’m excited to be back in his classes.” - Keara, London

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Boy Boi teaches at several studios in NoHo Arts District, home to six dance studios. Follow him on Instagram to get the latest updates and slices of dance joy.


When you get the chance, see him also perform with Dana Foglia Dance. Take a peek at the company’s latest work, "Luxury Problems."

Keep dancing, it’s good for you.

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Last month I talked about how it’s that time of the year; a time where many of us make resolutions, do self-evaluations and initiate change. 

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So it’s February, the season of love. And while I give in yet again to the lure of Valentine’s Day, it started me thinking about passion in general. What are my passions? What are yours?

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:31

LA Art Show

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Barely into 2019 and the art world waits not. LA Art Show sprawls across the LA Convention Center floor to feature 120 galleries from 18 countries.

Monday, 28 January 2019 01:00

Business of Acting 2019

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Happy New Year! It’s that time of the year, January, a time where many of us make our resolutions, do self evaluations, and make changes.

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How is it possible that we can absolutely adore a film that our very best friend does not? 

Thursday, 27 December 2018 07:38

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)

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I was having a rent conversation with a coworker. You know, one of those rent conversations that only people in LA, SF, or NYC have.

Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:00

Exercises you can do at home – Character Fantasy #4

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This is part four of my blog from the last few months. 

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You didn’t just hear it from me.  Becoming the latest hot new thing can take a while, decades even. But meanwhile, you can have a lot of fun along the way! 

Monday, 26 November 2018 03:14

The Montalbán: Shades of Water

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Authors often write about topics that most directly concern them - be it a person, location, or zeitgeist that grips them. Lately, authors gravitate towards the environment, and increasingly in dystopian novel form. 

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This is part three of my blog from the last few months. 

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