Friday, March 28, 2014

Re-Cap Paleyfest 2014: Community

From Left-to-Right: Michael Schneider (Moderator), Joel McHale, Jim Rash,
Yvette Brown, Danny Pudi, Gillan Jacobs, Dan Harmon, and Chris McKenna

On Wednesday, March 26th the cast and producers of Community arrived to the Dolby Theatre for their unprecedented fifth appearance at Paleyfest. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Re-Cap Paleyfest 2014: The Mindy Project

The cast of "The Mindy Project" on-stage at the Dolby Theatre
The cast of "The Mindy Project" on-stage at the Dolby Theatre
for Paleyfest 2014.

On Tuesday, March 25th the cast of The Mindy Project arrived at the Dolby Theatre for their second Paleyfest event.  The event kicked off with scenes from the Paley Center archives featuring Mindy Kaling on Curb Your Enthusiasm

Monday, March 24, 2014

Re-Cap Paleyfest 2014: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at Paleyfest:
(Left to Right) Felicia Day (moderator), Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet,
Ian de Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Jeb Whedon,
and Maurissa Tanchareon
Sunday, March 23rd offered an excellent afternoon event for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans fortunate enough to attend the Paleyfest 2014 event.  If you missed our live-tweets or want a little bit more context on our adventure, read on!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Re-Cap Paleyfest 2014: Sleepy Hollow

"Don't Lose Your Head" - Sleepy Hollow Promo Poster
I was fortunate enough to be in the audience on Wednesday, March 19th's Paleyfest for my new favorite television show, Sleepy Hollow.  It's one of those shows that is brilliantly written - funny while still keeping you on the edge of your seat with its twists and turns - and supported by an amazingly talented and diverse cast.  But if you're reading this, I probably don't have to convince you that.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Emmylou Harris Again Teams with Vince Gill to Raise Funds for Country Music All for the Hall at Club Nokia

Back in September 2011, I wrote about how AEG LIVE  in partnership with Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame, and under the leadership of Vince Gill, organized a fundraiser at Club Nokia, as a "guitar pull' branded as All for the Hall.  It returned to LA Live on March 4, 2014, again with Vince Gill bringing long-time friend Emmylou Harris, and this time inviting Ann and Nancy Wilson (the sisters of Heart) and Jason Mraz, along with a surprise performance by Holly Williams, while also introducing rising Country star Camaron "Cam" Ochs.  Prior to the fundraising concert were dinner and cocktails for those buying tables for either $10,000 or $25,000 on the Club Nokia floor, and also individual floor tickets for $1,000.  In addition, two floors of upstairs reserved seating were available with tickets ranging from $50 to $125 that were filled to capacity., I had the chance to again interview Vince Gill and Emmy Lou Harris, and to also interview for the first time fundraising host Rita Wilson and guest artist Holly Williams (singing in the next picture).  Each of the artists contributed their time in this seventh version of the All for the Hall fundraiser that has an objective now of raising operating reserve funds for a greatly expanded Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, and contributions are always appreciated..

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Review: Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze

Gioia De Cari in "Truth Values"

I had the opportunity last night to see Gioia De Cari perform her auto-biographical one-woman show Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze.  De Cari transforms herself into over 30 characters to tell her own story of being a female mathematics PhD student at M.I.T.  Her story is filled with moments of true hilarity, but crosses often and deftly into serious topics of gender inequality, gender bias, and expectations - society's and her own. 

Thursday, March 06, 2014

LA Events for Women's History Month 2014

Rosie the Riveter - "We Can Do It!"

March is designated as Women's History Month! While I'm all for celebrating the accomplishments and rich history of women all year round, I'm very happy that we have a month designated to focus on the theme of women.  Here's a selection of events from our calendar that celebrate not only women's history, but also women's stories, accomplishments, and art.