September 21, 2005
After a trio of scintillating and visceral shows that mirrored reality almost too much, VS. Theatre Company gets surreal with "Beggars in the House of Plenty." Now running at The Victory Theater Center in Burbank, John Patrick Shanley's tedious yet effective story never quite connects with the audience despite a top-notch cast. While past shows by the daring company have sizzled with action that made you feel like part of the intense explorations as they were happening on stage, "Beggars" is a play that revels in its more heightened version of the facts.
June 17, 2009
The interesting thing about the Wax Poetic Gallery is that you don’t expect to find an artist, a good artist at that, displayed on their walls. But there he is — the quasi-surrealist, Ronald Llanos. Of course you will first have to pass the regenerative energy bar on your left, and the hair salon on your right. Not to worry: Every step is worth it. This is the first single art installation by the socially aware Llanos, who greatly appreciates the quote of the Dada movement artist Max Ernst, “There is art about art and art about life.
December 19, 2001
Confusing, overly long Jeff Klemzak of La Crescenta owns a roofing business. Tom Cruise plays David Aames, a winsome young publishing heir whose free and easy lifestyle leads him into a fatal attraction scenario that leaves him disfigured and jailed on a murder charge. But has he murdered the young woman who has caused his dilemma (Cameron Diaz) or the ravishing woman he recently met and fell in love with (Penelope Cruz)? Or, has he killed anyone at all?
February 13, 2008
Vladimir Atanian has witnessed his young, budding art students mature into professionals. Atanian, founder of the Atanian Art Center in Glendale, will have the opportunity to share the pride he has in his students on Friday and Saturday at a graduate student art exhibition and sale at the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church in Burbank. Since 1993, Atanian has been giving art lessons to children as young as 6. Some of those students will be showing their work at the exhibition.