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THE CANAL is an Intelligent Horror Film with Thriller Tendencies, Expert Use of Sound and Mind Blowing Outcomes By Steve V. Rodriguez

THE CANAL, which just premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival,  is an intelligent horror film that strategically peels back the layers to unveil frightening realizations that will have the audience gripping their arm rests and  awaiting the unpredictable outcome. From Ireland, Writer and Director, Ivan Kavanagh, shows that when insecurity and betrayal become all consuming, […] Click to read more »

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“About Alex” Feels Familiar and an Homage to the BIG CHILL, but Performances Keep it Fresh By Steve V. Rodriguez

In his directorial debut, Jesse Zwick, who has written for the popular television show, “Parenthood” delivers a fresh and social media era homage to “The Big Chill”, with his film “About Alex”,  which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. With winks and nods to the original, including one character played by Aubrey Plaza announcing […] Click to read more »

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Keanu and The Terminator Get Parodied in LIVE (and Wet!) Shows on Both Coasts by Kevin M. Thomas

The 1980s get revisited in hilarious spoofy ways thanks to the weird and creative brain of Thomas Blake. Blake directs and produces “Point Break Live” (created by Jaime Keeling) and then he doesn’t rest on his laurels and simultaneously has brought “Terminator Too: Judgement Play” to life as well. Both shows are running in Los […] Click to read more »

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Classic Film and Skateboard Graphics Merge To Create a Myriad of Emotions in Artist Jason Bryant’s New Exhibition, “Letters From Home”

Painter, Jason Bryant’s love of classic film and skateboarding continue to inspire the artist fusing the old with the new for truly thought provoking paintings that conjure up a myriad of emotions for the viewer. In his current exhibition at Porter Contemporary, entitled, “Letters From Home”, Bryant went back home to North Carolina and looked […] Click to read more »

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Terrence McNally’s Play About “Mothers and Sons” Keeps Writer A Master Class Above the Rest by Kevin M. Thomas

Terrence McNally has yet to make a false move in any show he’s brought to the stage. His four Tony Awards are evident of that. His shows often have a gay twist or theme, perhaps with the exception of the book from “Ragtime.” He usually is ahead of the curve in bringing gay social issues […] Click to read more »

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Award Winning Documentary About Love & Acceptance Has Special Screening This Sunday in SF by Kevin M. Thomas

The emotionally driven documentary “Bridegroom” screens for the first time outside of the Frameline Film Festival this Sunday, April 13 at 11am at San Francisco’s Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets are only $10 online and $12 at the door – and prizes to be given away. I’ve written about this film numerous times over the past […] Click to read more »

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“Heathers” Is So Very Off-Broadway: Very Funny, Very Spoofy, Very 1980s by Kevin M. Thomas

The lights on the Great White Way continue to diminish whenever a show comes up short – especially one based upon a cult movie and transferred from another stage or city. So what’s your damage “Heathers,” coming from Los Angeles? Well, not really a lot. “Heathers: The Musical” opened in New York on March 31 […] Click to read more »

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Music Legend, Louis Armstrong’s Most Intimate Moments Unfold in “Satchmo At The Waldorf” By Myrdith Leon-McCormack

An Angel. The embodiment of Jazz music. A messenger from God. These are some of the phrases that have been used to describe Louis Armstrong. Born August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, he grew to be a musician and singer. He could wail on the trumpet and was even called the American Shakespeare. Armstrong […] Click to read more »

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Artist Eugene Rodriguez’ new documentary “The Sample” focuses on taking an ethical approach in today’s Fashion industry

Eugene Rodriguez’ upcoming documentary, “The Sample”, highlights the ethics regarding the people that make our clothes and features 3 Bay Area Fashion Designers that are taking a more humane and local approach in their collections. I had a chance to sit down with Eugene Rodriguez on the set of his upcoming documentary called “The Sample.”  […] Click to read more »

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Syrian-born Artist Khaled Khadour brings his ‘Evolution of Human Emotions’ exhibit to San Francisco

    Last week I had a chance to attend Syrian born Artist, Khaled Khadour’s   opening exhibit at the African American Arts & Culture Complex in San Francisco.  I first met Khaled in NYC during Fall Fashion week in February of this year,  and the first thing I noticed was his infectious smile and his […] Click to read more »