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In this, our April 2017 edition of Hollywood Weekly, we are honored to introduce two high profile Beverly Hills doctors, Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Raj (Beverly Hills Orthopedic Institute) and Neurosurgeon, Dr. Ian Armstrong, (Southern California Spine Institute). Proponents of preventative medicine will greatly appreciate the philosophy of these great medical doctors who acknowledge the most formidable medical challenge of this century may very well be how to remain active and sustain a healthy quality of life throughout.
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The NCAA March Madness tournament is over but the heat from the court is still abuzz. The March Madness Music Festival featured some of the hottest acts in music with a lineup that will blow you away. The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban, Aerosmith Blink-182, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grouplove, Capital Cities, Leon Bridges, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats kicked things up a notch over the three-day event that was held at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix. Each night of the festival featured a different sponsor. AT&T Block Party kicks things off, followed by Coca-Cola Music, and Capital One JamFest. Fans who won’t be there in person will still have a chance to watch some of the action. Select shows were live-streamed on NCAA.com, BleacherReport. com and the official NCAA YouTube channel. Senior vice president of Turner Live Events, Shea Guinn, told Hollywood Weekly. “The NCAA March Madness Music Festival has become the largest event outside of the Final Four games themselves. With three days of free concerts, A-list artists and well over 100,000 attendees it definitely adds another layer of excitement. The concerts allow fans from all over the country the opportunity to be part of March Madness even if they may not have tickets to the games.” The world famous Laugh Factory will present Trump Impersonations Day on April 26th. The show will be hosted by the original Trump impersonator and SNL Alum, Darrell Hammond. And finally we are honored to announce that Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization and John Hopkins University affiliate, will honor Ann and Jim Gianopulos Paramount Pictures’ new CEO with the Elyse Bila Ouedraogo award in recognition of their extraordinary volunteer efforts and support of women and families.
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“ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT.
BY BLAIR SORREL he adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is more than just a popular 1866 Pembrokeshire proverb that has lingered because of its euphony. And since contemporary babies may rival the saying’s longevity, its pithy wisdom may well be worth reexamining. Two high profile Beverly Hills doctors, Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Raj (Beverly Hills Orthopedic Institute), and Neurosurgeon, Dr. Ian Armstrong, (Southern California Spine Institute) are sophisticated proponents of preventative medicine mentoring a more salubrious lifestyle while still healthy. So that Welsh wag was on to something.
“WALKING IS MAN’S BEST MEDICINE.” – HIPPOCRATES
A specialist in microsurgery and spinal instrumentation, Dr. Armstrong is the Medical Director of the Southern California Spine Institute, a premier center for the treatment of spinal disorders.
Amid so many accomplished surgeons, you may well wonder what makes this pair so special, so beloved? True, they both talk the talk, walk the walk as living advocates of the healthier regimen they espouse. But that adherence and humility is only a small piece of the puzzle that warranted their peers’ nominating them as local “Super Doctors.” Beyond the frequent television and radio appearances, the glitz and glamour of their tony following, this duo has basic decency. All men (and women) are created equal when it comes to the waiting room, from everyday folks, to bold face Hollywood names, to sports titans, dancers, royalty, even other accomplished physicians, everyone receives the same attention and care. Beyond this democratic treatment, and probably even more compelling, is their shared concern for an increasingly sedentary, contemporary techno-culture where everybody is at an enhanced risk of becoming in the words of Dr. Raj, “a prisoner in your own body.” The most formidable medical challenge of this century may very well be how to remain active and sustain a healthy quality of life throughout.
“WHEREVER THE ART OF MEDICINE IS LOVE, THERE IS A LOVE OF HUMANITY.”–HIPPOCRATES
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In our high-octane era, healers and panaceas are tantalizing alternatives to addressing the underlying issues. As a second generation doctor, Dr. Armstrong appropriates his beloved father’s affection for his patients whom he regards as extended family coupled with his strong, religious faith which goads him to find answers, seek more profound cures. Both physicians apprise the afflicted, in layman’s terms, of the problem and best treatment options that would preclude surgery (the last resort). Better still, fix the problem before it starts. Renowned Dr. Raj is one of the first adopters of this alternative method and a pioneer in stem cell therapy, utilizing your body’s own stem cells from the groin, which is less invasive and vaunts a faster recovery time. Before you put your aching body in a practitioner’s gifted hands, take your health responsibilities into your own. Improve your posture, diet, and exercise level. Be aware that every extra pound adds five pounds of pressure to the body’s largest joint - the knees - so the prospect of becoming wheelchair bound is a real risk of obesity. And if that isn’t a catalyst to start to move, the renowned Dr. Raj, wonders what’s the point of living if immobile in your golden years? Yet yoga devotees and weekend warriors put themselves at unforeseen risk so do so slowly and sensibly and not as an emergency room statistic.
Dr. Armstrong regards the spine as “a very eloquent piece of equipment” and is dumbfounded that his patients minister more to their lawn movers than their anatomy succumbing needlessly to incapacitating pain in their middle years. An excruciating back impacts on every aspect of the afflicted person’s life. Imagine a day where it aches too much to sit in a car, at your desk, or in a pew. Advanced neglect may render the sufferer incapable of providing for his or her family during peak performance decades. Reassuring to know that contemporary technology has revolutionized procedures for all ages allowing for greater functionality much later in life. Comforting news for Baby Boomers and even better tidings for Millennials who can still amend their habits in their prime. And to quote Hippocrates, “The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.” Beverly Hills, consider yourself blessed to have these two wise men grace your community and the lifestyles of the rich, famous, and those somewhere in-between.
“CURE SOMETIMES, TREAT OFTEN, COMFORT ALWAYS.” – HIPPOCRATES
Dr. Raj specialize in utilizing a combination of minimally invasive hip, knee, shoulder surgery with stem cell therapy, in order to keep his patients active and back in the game. He uses the latest technology for hip and knee replacements for those in advanced stages of injury. His results are miraculous http://drhipandknee.com/ https://www.facebook.com/officialdrraj/
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GONZAGA VS NORTH CAROLINA 2017 NCAA National Championship Game Scores Double-Digit Television Ratings and Live Streaming Increases Roy Williamsâ€™ third national championship ties him for fourth all time. 10 HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY
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he NCAA March Madness tournament is over but the heat from the court is still abuzz. The March Madness Music Festival featured some of the hottest acts in music with a lineup that will blow you away.
be there in person will still have a chance to watch some of the action. Select shows were live-streamed on NCAA.com, BleacherReport.com and the official NCAA YouTube channel.
The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban, Aerosmith Blink-182, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grouplove, Capital Cities, Leon Bridges, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats kicked things up a notch over the three-day event that was held at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix.
“The NCAA March Madness Music Festival has become the largest event outside of the Final Four games themselves. With three days of free concerts, A-list artists and well over 100,000 attendees it definitely adds another layer of excitement. The concerts allow fans from all over the country the opportunity to be part of March Madness even if they may not have tickets to the games.”
Each night of the festival featured a different sponsor. AT&T Block Party kicks things off, followed by CocaCola Music, and Capital One JamFest. Fans who won’t
Senior vice president of Turner Live Events, Shea Guinn, told Hollywood Weekly.
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2017 NCAA MARCH MADNESS MUSIC FESTIVAL UNVEILS LINEUP: BLINK-182, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, THE CHAINSMOKERS, GROUPLOVE
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he NCAA March Madness tournament is over but the heat from the court us still abuzz. The March Madness Music Festival featured some of the hottest acts in music with a lineup that will blow you away.
The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban, Aerosmith Blink-182, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grouplove, Capital Cities, Leon Bridges, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats kick things up a notch over the three day event that was held at Margaret T. Hance park in Phoenix. Each night of the festival featured a different sponsor. AT&T Block Party kicks things off, followed by CocaCola Music, and Capital One JamFest. Fans who won’t
be there in person will still have a chance to watch some of the action. Select shows were live-streamed on NCAA.com, BleacherReport.com and the official NCAA YouTube channal. Senior vice president of Turner Live Events, Shea Guinn, told Hollywood Weekly. “The NCAA March Madness Music Festival has become the largest event outside of the Final Four games themselves. With three days of free concerts, A-list artists and well over 100,000 attendees it definitely adds another layer of excitement. The concerts allow fans from all over the country the opportunity to be part of March Madness even if they may not have tickets to the games.” HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY 13
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The“52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC
he 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, was broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will mark the first time the show was broadcast from T-Mobile Arena. The 52nd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, was feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations and surprising moments, with more announcements to follow in the coming months.
For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like the ACM on Facebook, or follow the ACM on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates. ABOUT THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco
Female Vocalist Of The Year Album Of The Year The Weight of These Wings Miranda Lambert
Single Record Of The Year H.O.L.Y. Florida Georgia Line
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Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean
Songwriter Of The Year Lori McKenna
New Female Vocalist Of The Year presented by T-Mobile Maren Morris
AWARDS™” are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music. ABOUT T-MOBILE ARENA T-Mobile Arena, the new 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena will host more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena will welcome a National Hockey League expansion team in the fall of 2017 – Las Vegas’ first professional sports team. The Vocal Duo Of The Year New Vocal Duo Group Of The Year presented by T-Mobile Brothers Osborne
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city’s newest landmark features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at www.t-mobilearena.com.
Local Event Of The Year May We All Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw
Vocal Group Of The Year Little Big Town
New Male Vocalist Of The Year presented by T-Mobile Jon Pardi
Male Vocalist of The Year Song Of The Year Die A Happy Man Thomas Rhett
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THE ACADEMY LAUNCHES 2017 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS COMPETITION
NEW EXPANDED INTERNATIONAL ELIGIBILITY WINNERS ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS
he Academy is now accepting entries for its 2017 Student Academy Awards competition. All Student Academy Award winners become eligible for Oscars consideration. The entry deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 1.
competition platform. Complete rules, the SAA qualifying film festivals list and a link to the online submission platform are available at www.oscars.org/saa.
New this year, the competition has expanded to allow two options for students at international film schools to submit their films. In addition to CILECT-member schools submitting one student film per international film school category, international students may now enter films that qualify through film festivals recognized by the Student Academy Awards Executive Committee.
Past winners have gone on to receive 57 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 10 awards. This year one 2016 Student Academy Award winner received an Oscar nomination in the Documentary Short Subject category: Daphne Matziaraki, a Gold Medal winner in the Documentary category for “4.1 Miles.” Past Student Academy Award winners include acclaimed filmmakers Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.
The U.S. competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible accredited institution.
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For the third year, students are asked to submit their films online using FilmFreeway, a widely used festival and
The 44th Student Academy Awards presentation will be held on Thursday, October 12, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
In 1972, the Academy established the Student Academy Awards to provide a platform for emerging global filmmakers by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work.
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LAUGH FACTORY ANNOUNCES FINALS FOR GLOBAL PRESIDENT TRUMP IMPERSONATION DAY COMPETITION
he world famous Laugh Factory will present Trump Impersonation Day on April 26th at 2pm. The show will be hosted by the original Trump impersonator and SNL Alum, Darrell Hammond.
“President Trump is not getting the credit he deserves for how much he has truly helped the comedy community since he has taken office,” says Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada. “To honor President Trump for creating this new golden age of comedy, the Laugh Factory has decided to search the world for the best Trump impersonator.” Following our recent Funniest Person in the World Competition that featured 89 comedians from 56 countries, the Laugh Factory is bringing the global
comedy community together again to find the funniest President Trump impersonator on the planet. The first round of the competition took place online and the 10 finalists will be flying to Los Angeles from around the world. The furthest finalist is from New Zealand. Others are coming from Dubai, Great Britain, Canada and South Korea. One of the finalists is a woman who does a great President Trump impersonation, and one is from Iran—a country that was part of the US travel ban. The winner will host a new show for Laugh Factory Magazine called “Real News/Fake News.” ABC’s “The View” held a round of the Trump Impersonator competition and one comic was awarded with a guaranteed spot in the Laugh Factory finals. Click here to view the video: https://vimeo.com/211592232
The winner will host a new show for Laugh Factory Magazine called “Real News/Fake News.”
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DAVE CHAPPELLE’S TWO COMEBACK STAND-UP SPECIALS FOR NETFLIX FIND THE LEGENDARY COMEDIAN MINING A RICH VEIN OF GALLOWS HUMOR. SOMETIMES YOU LAUGH, SOMETIMES YOU CRY, SOMETIMES YOU WINCE — BUT HE ALWAYS MAKES YOU THINK. Ten minutes into The Age of Spin, the first of two new Dave Chappelle Netflix specials streaming now (the other is Deep in the Heart of Texas), the veteran comedian settles into a personal account of the dreaded Routine Traffic Stop. It ends with him getting to drive off gingerly at 30 miles an hour on the highway — Breathalyzers don’t pick up weed, he explains — but rarely does it go so smoothly for black people not named Dave Chappelle. He goes on to talk about Marlene Pinnock, who in 2014 was beaten by a California highway patrolman on the side of a freeway, in full view of rush-hour traffic, which was, to put it simply, fucked up. Chappelle: “… It was so fucked up that it didn’t even go to court. The city of L.A. just gave this woman one and a half million dollars for her pain and suffering. That is not bad, considering that’s the same amount of money Marcos Maidana got to fight Floyd Mayweather the second time. And this woman obviously hasn’t trained a day in her life. You could see it on the tape — her guards were low, she was taking a lot of shots.” The morbid joke is hilarious because honestly, who thinks like that? (The answer is plenty of people; it’s just that they’re usually looking at grainy dash cam footage talking about how, if it had been them, they would’ve complied.) 26 HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY
It’s also hilarious because of how Chappelle squawks his fight analysis with glee, which is at odds with the frankly macabre content of the joke itself. Strip the antics, lay the facts bare, and it’s sobering, as most real things are. To be nonwhite in America is often to feel targeted and walled in. It’s difficult to explain that feeling without sounding defeatist or suicidal. The joke works because you need the laugh, more than you could’ve possibly imagined. And it’s important because of the conversations it could spark. What would we do without jokes? Despair full time, probably. If comedy truly is tragedy plus time, then gallows humor — laughing when there’s nothing to laugh about and there’s nothing immediately better to do — tends to alchemize tragedy. Because time is ever growing short. Dave Chappelle knows the social heft of this mission; it drove him to Africa and cost him $50 million. As the story goes, he was struck on set during a racially charged skit (that’s almost all of them) by an uncomfortably jolly laugh from a white spectator. Chappelle couldn’t abide being misunderstood about topics that carry this much weight. So he went home. And now he’s back.
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hpiego, an international non-profit health organization and Johns Hopkins University affiliate, will honor Ann and Jim Gianopulos with the Elyse Bila Ouedraogo award in recognition of their extraordinary volunteer efforts and support of women and families.
Mr. Gianopulos, a veteran studio chief with such blockbusters as Titanic, Star Wars and Avatar to his credit, and wife Ann, an accomplished marketing director, will be celebrated on May 1 at Jhpiego’s gala “Laughter is the Best Medicine” at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. This event showcases Jhpiego’s outstanding work saving lives, improving health and transforming futures in the world’s poorest places. Every day, over 800 women die globally from childbirth related causes and pregnancy. Nearly all of these maternal deaths occur in the developing world and, astonishingly, the majority could be prevented with lowcost health care solutions, a hallmark of Jhpiego’s work in more than 40 countries.
JIM GIANOPULOS AND WIFE ANN
The Gianopuloses recognize with gratitude the tremendous opportunities and good fortune their careers have afforded them and want to seize this opportunity to support Jhpiego’s global mission of preventing the needless deaths of women and families.
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Combating Malaria One Woman at a Time Francisca Aluoch, a community health worker at the Got Matar health clinic in Bondo, Kenya, is combating malaria in pregnancy one woman at a time. Francisca goes the extra distance—often providing care for mothers living in rural communities, far from a health center—to ensure that clients receive the lifesaving and preventive care they need throughout pregnancy to protect themselves from malaria. She also takes it upon herself to follow up with women who do not show up for their antenatal care appointments.
Mr. Gianopulos is the newly-appointed Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures with oversight of the firm’s film and television operations worldwide. He previously served as the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox for 16 years. His wife, Ann, began her career in the entertainment industry at Warner Brothers International Licensing and Merchandising in Paris. After moving to Los Angeles, Ann worked for HannaBarbera International Home Video, Turner Pictures Worldwide and Twentieth Century Fox International, where she was director and then vice president of marketing. The couple will share the Elyse Bila Ouedraogo Award, which is named for a nurse in West Africa who died from cervical cancer for lack of a simple screening test. Jhpiego has been fighting for 44 years to ensure equity in health care services because Jhpiego believes where a woman lives should not determine if she lives. Mr. Gianopulos, a New York native who traveled the world on a tanker ship as a young man, has been active in many philanthropic causes, including the National Entertainment Advisory Council for the AntiDefamation League, The Brady Center, the City of Hope and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Developing leaders on surgical teams is a key strategy of the Safe Surgery 2020 Initiative now underway in Ethiopia; the goal is to deliver high-quality surgical services and reduce surgery-related deaths.
After leaving the corporate world to raise the couple’s three daughters, Mrs. Gianopulos worked as a consultant in eco-friendly, “green” marketing. Today, she dedicates her free time to help charities and community organizations such as The Archer School for Girls (trustee and committee chair), the Geffen Theater advisory board, the Cambodian Children’s Fund and various schools.
ABOUT JHPIEGO For 44 years, Jhpiego has empowered frontline health workers by designing and implementing effective, lowcost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
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BY: NIKI SHADROW-SNYDER Kim Kardashian and Daughter North at the Forum for Ariana Grande’s Show Last Night Ariana’s Dangerous Woman show The Forum, Los Angeles Photo credit: Rich Fury/Forum Photos.
Jax Malcolm, Austin Mincks and Joey Luthman Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers at “Jean Harlow: Hollywood’s First Blond Bombshell Exhibit The Hollywood Museum Photo Credits: Bill Dow
Robert Byrn & Paul Sorvino 2017 Board Installation & Lifetime Achievement Awards The Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City Bob Freeman ©Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
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Finale Orchestra Photo Greg Coote Concert for the arts programs at Santa Monica Schools Los Angeles, CA Photo By: TourBusLive.com
Alexandra Shadrow & Mackenzie GWWIB #poweryourpurpose Conference The GW business School GWWIB #poweryourpurpose Photo By:GWWIB
Donelle Dadigan Chair of the Hollywood Historic Trust The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Variety and Madame Tussauds Hollywood present the 14th annual Awards Media Welcome Center TCL Chinese Theatre 6 Graumanâ€™s Ballroom Photo By: Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce
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LA THEATRE BEAT Spring has arrived, and soon the Easter Bunny will too, but don’t miss out on these fantastic new shows in our local theatres:
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“THE ENCOUNTER” follows the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre as he finds himself lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, leading to a startling encounter that changed his life. Written by Petru Popescu, and directed by Simon McBurney, it runs April 6 through April 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. For tickets call 310-746-4000 or visit www. TheWallis.org/Encounter.
“OF MICE AND MEN” is a tale of two migrant field workers looking for work on the California coast during the Great Depression—the intelligent but frustrated George, and Lennie, a sweet, strong man with a mental disability and a knack for getting into trouble. Written by John Steinbeck, and directed by Aaron Lyons, it runs April 6 through May 13 at the Belfry Stage Upstairs at the Crown in North Hollywood. For tickets call 818-849-4039 or visit www.theatreunleashed.org.
“SUPPER” The Koch Brothers are infamous, super-rich, trained in business and politics at their father’s knee, and bestowed with his oil wealth and his company, Koch Industries, the brothers are litigious multibillionaires who fund causes and to shape America in their image. Written by Phinneas Kiyomura, and directed by Alina Phelan, it runs April 6 through May 20 at the Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood. For tickets call 323-856-8611 or visit www.theatreofnote.com.
“GOONIE” Today is Goonie’s sixth birthday — her favorite number. Her father, Terry, is planning a day to remember: bouncy house, extinct animals, and a skywriting plane. With everything in place, what could possibly go wrong? Written by Terry Maratos, and directed by Jim Anzide, it runs April 7 through May 5 at the Atwater Village Theatre in Atwater Village. For tickets call 323-839-5086 or visit www.gonnietheplay.com.
“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” Two wealthy young men pretend, among other things, that they are both named Ernest in order to impress their beloveds. Written by Oscar Wilde, and directed by Zoe Bring, it runs April 7 through May 13 at the Glendale Centre Theatre in Glendale. For tickets call 818-244-8481 or visit www.glendalecentretheatre.com. 32 HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY
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“THE LADY WAS A GENTLEMAN” An examination of love, identity, race, and gender that is sure to leave you laughing out loud as celebrated actress Charlotte Cushman goes on (another) farewell tour of the U.S. with her personal assistant Sallie, a free black woman, and an ever-expanding entourage of adoring younger women. Written by Barbara Kahn, and directed by Kate Motzenbacker, it runs April 8 through April 29 at the Dorie Theatre at the Complex in Hollywood. For tickets visit www.ladygentplay.bpt.me.
“PURE CONFIDENCE” The high-stakes world of Civil War– era horse racing sets the stage for this captivating drama during a time of slavery and Reconstruction. Written by Carlyle Brown, and directed by Marya Mazor, it runs April 8 through May 21 at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles. For tickets call 323-960-7745 or visit www.lower-depth. com/on-stage.
“A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2” The story follows Nora, who in the final scene of Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children. A door slams, and the curtain falls on a stunned audience. Written by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Shelley Butler, it runs April 9 through April 30 at the South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. For tickets call 714-708-5555 or visit www.scr.org.
“THE ORIGINALIST” When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a difficult and challenging clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. Written by John Strand, and directed by Molly Smith, it runs April 11 through May 7 at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena. For tickets call 626-356-7529 or visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.
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“THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE” tells
“UNCANNY VALLEY” explores the inherent unpredictabil-
the story of Casey, who after years of struggling at a small-time club in the Florida Panhandle, realizes it’s now or never for his career as an Elvis impersonator. The story explores what happens when one man trades in his blue suede shoes for platform pumps and discovers he ain’t nothing but a drag queen. Written by Matthew Lopez, and directed by Mike Donahue, it runs April 12 through May 14 at the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. For tickets call 310-208-5454 or visit www.geffenplayhouse.org.
ity of consciousness, as well as ethical questions about our own mortality and how far we’ll go to live forever, in this fascinating and cerebrally challenging new play about artificial intelligence. Written by Thomas Gibbons, and directed by Caryn Desai [sic], it runs April 21 through May 7 at the International City Theatre in Long Beach. For tickets call 562436-4610 or visit www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.
“LONE STAR” brothers Roy and Ray take a drunken stumble
walk in the park, Greg is adopted by Sylvia, a bouncy, frisky poodle mix. Written by A.R. Gurney, and directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, it runs April 22 through May 7 at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura. For tickets call 805-667-2900 or visit www.rubicontheatre.org.
down a memory lane littered with cars, stars, women and bars. Roy, a brawny Vietnam vet many years removed from the war, still can’t find his place, so he spends his nights behind Angel’s bar trying to get back to a place in his mind. Written by James McClure, and directed by David Fofi, it runs April 14 through May 7 at the Zephyr in Los Angeles. For tickets visit www.plays411.com/lonestar.
“FARRAGUT NORTH” A taut and plot-twisting story of political, emotional, and sexual intrigue. During a hotly contested presidential primary campaign a wunderkind press secretary, blinded by hubris, makes a wrong turn. Written by Beau Willimon, and directed by Cathy Fitzpatrick Linder, it runs April 15 through May 21 at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. For tickets call 323-960-7788 or visit www. plays411.com/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=4614.
“THE 39 STEPS” A young British gentleman named Richard Hannay befriends a beautiful spy. When he brings her back to his apartment, she is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect. Written by John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow, and directed by Rebecca Lynne, it runs April 20 through April 29 at the Brand Park in Glendale. For tickets visit www.deanproductionstheatre.com.
“THE FURNITURE” Old rivalries come to the fore and secrets are revealed when three sisters gather to divvy up the family furniture. Written by Marc Warren, and directed by Joel Zwick, it runs April 21 through April 23 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. For tickets call 805-381-1246 or visit www.hillcrestarts.com.
when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior. Written by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and directed by Misti B. Wills, it runs April 21 through April 30 at the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. For tickets call 800-745-3000 or visit www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.
“SYLVIA” Greg and Kate are empty-nesters in the big city. On a
“KING OF THE ROAD:
The Roger Miller Story” Roger Miller is forced to face his demons, confront his self-destructive tendencies and to finally, accept love in this world premiere musical! Written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, with music by Roger Miller, and directed by Andrew Barnicle, it runs April 23 through May 14 at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna. For tickets call 949-497-2787 or visit www. lagunaplayhouse.com.
“KISS” Two couples meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. Written by Guillermo Calderón, and directed by Bart DeLorenzo, it runs April 29 through June 18 at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. For tickets call 310-477-2055 Ext. 2 or visit www.OdysseyTheatre.com.
is a passionate tribute to protest, as expressed through the voices of artists who’ve raised their voices to challenge authority through song. Directed by Antonia Bogdanovich, it runs through May 7 at the Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood. For tickets call 818605-5685 or visit www.crowncitytheatre.com.
rules her three grown daughters with a powerful fist. As her daughters try their best to break free, Helen pulls out all the stops to keep them in her grip. Written by Jennifer Barclay, and directed by Bill Voorhees, it runs through May 20 at the Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood. For tickets call 323-856-8611 or visit www. theatreofnote.com. HOLLYWOOD 33 HOLLYWOODWEEKLY WEEKLY 33
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Director Lee Daniels (L) and honoree Stephen Gan
Honoree Stella Maxwell
he Daily Front Row’s third annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards will celebrate the most influential and daring influencers on Hollywood style on April 2 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. The honorees will be celebrated in The Daily Front Row: Hollywood Edition, a collectible issue of the glossy magazine with a cover featuring a self-portrait of photographer and creative director Mert Alas alongside Gigi Hadid. Alas will be honored as Creative of the Year for his work with the young Berlin scene and Hadid will be honored for Best Design Debut for her breakout collection with Tommy Hilfiger TOMMYXGIGI that has taken the Hilfiger brand to new heights. Additional award recipients include Paris Jackson for Emerging Talent, Stella Maxwell for Model of the Year, DVF’s Jonathan Saunders for Designer of the Year, Karla Welch for Women’s Stylist of the Year, Samantha McMillen for Men’s Stylist of the Year, Stephen Gan for the Visionary Award, Nicki Minaj for Fashion Rebel, Presley Gerber for Emerging Model, and Yolanda Hadid for Mother of the Year.
Mert Alas (Creative of the Year)
Gigi Hadid (Best Design Debut, TOMMYxGIGI) Nicki Minaj (Fashion Rebel) Jonathan Saunders (Designer of the Year) Stella Maxwell (Model of the Year) Paris Jackson (Emerging Talent) Yolanda Hadid (Mother of the Year) Stephen Gan (Visionary Award) Presley Gerber (Emerging Model) Samantha McMillen (Men’s Stylist of the Year) Karla Welch (Women’s Stylist of the Year)
“The past year has seen our cover stars Mert Alas and Gigi Hadid personally evolve into enormous creative powers from the talents they are best known for – Mert, professionally known with Marcus Piggott as part of the world renowned photographic duo Mert and Marcus, and
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Gigi as the world’s leading supermodel. Our awards and our cover celebrate Mert’s outstanding personal endeavors as a creative and Gigi’s highly successful debut in fashion design,” said Brandusa Niro, editor in chief of The Daily Front Row and founder of the Fashion Los Angeles Awards. “These young and buoyant talents are the present – and the future – of fashion and media, and this year they are joined by a roster of brilliantly accomplished honorees. We congratulate them all.”
Model Lily Aldridge
Honoree Yolanda Hadid
Honoree Presley Gerber
Honoree Paris Jackson
Singer Jhene Aiko
Host Nick Jonas
Honoree Nicki Minaj
Model Eric Rutherford
At last year’s event, honorees and guests included Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Nicole Richie, Brandon Maxwell, Eva Chow, Carine Roitfeld, Alber Elbaz, Kate Hudson, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Jeremy Scott, and more. The Daily Front Row FLAs are sponsored by Maybelline New York, Moroccanoil, Revolve, and LIFEWTR, in an effort to celebrate the visionaries who make the intersection between fashion and Hollywood the most stylish place to be. Starting March 27, The Daily Front Row: Hollywood Edition will be distributed in various retail and hospitality locations throughout Los Angeles.
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