Women in Focus at Dodge College

Chapman Film Students Learn From Accomplished Women Speakers were Dawn Taubin, Kerry Ehrin, Debra Martin Chase, Robin Schiff, Janine Sherman Barrois and Deena Katz      The event: Professor Alexandra Rose kicked off “Women in Focus” by pointing out that all of this year’s Oscar nominated films featured stories about men. She named them as “American Sniper,” “Selma,” “Theory of Everything,” “Boyhood,” “Imitation Game,” “Whiplash,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and the winning film, “Birdman.” Not one female-centric flick in the bunch.   The panel: And so, following that sobering thought, Dawn...

Tom LaDuke Opening

Kohn Gallery celebrates Tom LaDuke’s ‘Candles and Lasers’ exhibit       The event: Art patrons converged on the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles on Apr. 10 to check out “Candles and Lasers,” artist Tom LaDuke’s solo exhibition at the sleek 12,000-square-foot...

Women’s Guild ...

Wisdom from Judge Judy, Named “Woman of the 21st Century”     The event: The Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai honored TV’s Judge Judy, a.k.a. the Honorable Judy Sheindlin, at the Apr. 13 “Woman of the 21st Century” awards luncheon and fashion show at the Beverly...

LA Dodgers Foundatio...

Dodgers Turn into Fashion Models – all for a good cause       The event: Earvin “Magic” Johnson kicked off the Apr. 16 Inaugural Blue Diamond Gala by thanking the Los Angeles Dodgers for turning up at Dodger Stadium on their day off. “There are not that...

Stephen Schwartz Pre...

Stephen Schwartz Stages a Magical Preview for Princess Cruises     Stephen Schwartz conjured up an enchanting evening in Santa Clarita, when he previewed “Magic to Do,” the first of four musicals planned for Princess Cruises. One of my all-time favorite Broadway composers,...

Interstellar Live

Interstellar Comes Alive at Royal Albert Hall     From onstage at the stately Royal Albert Hall in London, the legendary Stephen Hawking introduced a distinguished panel of filmmakers before a Mar. 30 screening of “Interstellar Live.” Consisting of Oscar-nominated...