Today is Thu August 27, 2015
31 Jul. 2015

The power of one voice brought about change


Nearly 50 years ago, one woman took a bold step that made a forever footprint—Harriet Glickman, a schoolteacher, summoned the courage to write a letter to PEANUTS comic strip creator Charles Schulz to ask if he would add a Negro child to his character lineup. After some deliberation, Schulz took heed and created that character. […]

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28 Jul. 2015

“Vacation” movie takes comedy edge to a new level


The Griswold family’s haphazard road trip vacations during the 1980’s are legend in the comedy film world. If Clark and Ellen (Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo) along with their children Rusty and Audrey (Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron) were not bumbling through places they should not have been or agitating people they should never […]

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27 Jul. 2015

Lalah Hathaway, Oakland Jazz Fest


Saturday, August 1, 2015, the 5 th Annual Oakland Jazz Festival returns to the Pioneer Amphitheatre @ Cal State Eastbay in Hayward, CA; doors open at 10:00am, concerts begin at 12 noon. This event is a full day of first rate entertainment, food and soothing sounds featuring chart-topping headliners including KEM, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet, Euge Groove […]

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27 Jul. 2015

Until August 2nd, Anna Deavere Smith at Berkeley Rep


Kudos to MacArthur Award winner Anna Deavere Smith and her latest theatrical endeavor, paying close attention to the increasing prison population in Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education—The California Chapter, now playing through August 2, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Following in her own footsteps, the Baltimore MD native continues to chronicle cultural pivot […]

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21 Jul. 2015

Holdsclaw at 35th SF Jewish Film Festival


The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) has a new name– the Jewish Film Institute that will better reflect the cultural initiatives and services they provide, including the world-renowned annual Festival – the first and largest festival of its kind. The repositioning of the institution coincides with the 35th anniversary of the SFJFF, which has […]

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20 Jul. 2015

Carol Burnett to receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award


She continues to shape the role of comedy for countless others to follow. As a young girl, I spent countless hours watching one of my favorite comedy icons, Carol Burnett. Just announced the comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life […]

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15 Jul. 2015

Zadan, Meron, Leon and Fierstein casting call for THE WIZ LIVE!


NBC ANNOUNCES L.A.-BASED CASTING CALL FOR DOROTHY IN HOLIDAY PRODUCTION OF ‘THE WIZ LIVE!’ Producers Looking for Young Woman With Extraordinary Voice to Bring Iconic Role to Life for TV Event NBC is having a Los Angeles-based open casting call for the lead role of Dorothy in the network’s upcoming holiday special “The Wiz Live!,” […]

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