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February 2nd, 2017 by Cherry

Paley Center NY & LA are celebrating Black History Month with events for kids and adults! Visitors will be able to enjoy archived screening with Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Lee Daniels, Cicely Tyson, and others share personal stories as they introduce historic TV moments from Julia, Soul Train, Roots, In Living Color, Scandal, Empire and many more programs. You’ll be able to see portraits of iconic talents and walk the red carpet with favorite stars! Attendees can share pictures on social with #PaleyTribute.

In Los Angeles, the monitors are on the second floor with the portraits. In New York, you can watch the full tributes in the Spielberg Gallery or go to the Library on the fourth floor to watch individual Tribute segments.

Attendees in both New York and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to watch classic and significant programs from the Paley Archive that celebrate and examine the African-American experience (see schedule below)

NY & LA: 
February 5 and February 12

12:15 pm
The Proud Family: “Party” (2002)
Penny Proud parties down in this episode of the popular animated family sitcom. (23 minutes)

12:39 pm
The Muppet Show: Lena Horne (1976)
Legendary vocalist Lena Horne drops by for a visit with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang. (24 minutes)

1:04 pm
Bernie Mac Show: “The Night of Terror” (2005)
Zombies, played for laughs, because that’s what happens when you combine comedian Bernie Mac and kids. (30 minutes)

1:27 pm
Julia: “Am I, Pardon the Expression, Blacklisted?” (1968)
Groundbreaking sitcom about widowed nurse Julia Baker (Diahann Carroll) and her young son, Corey. (25 minutes)

1:51 pm
The Richard Pryor Show: Robin Williams, Charles Fletcher (1977)
Controversial in its time, this comedy-variety show hosted by comedian Richard Pryor lasted just four episodes, due to disagreements over content with the network (NBC). (51 minutes)

2:43 pm
In Living Color (1990)
Homey D. Clown clowns around in this installment of the influential sketch comedy show created by Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans. (23 minutes)

3:07 pm
ABC Novel for Television: Roots (1977)
Premiere episode of iconic miniseries (celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year), based on Alex Haley’s book, focuses on Kunta Kinte, an African warrior who is captured by slave traders and brought to America. (37 minutes)

NY & LA:
February 19 and February 26

12:15 pm
Sesame Street: “Big Birds Pen Pal” (2002)
Sweep the clouds away with this diversity-themed episode of the great American children’s series, still running strong in its forty-eighth year.

1:16 pm
Justice League: “Legends Part 1” (2002)
Superhero superteam battles supervillains in alternate dimension. (22 minutes)

1:39 pm
Justice League: “Legends Part 2” (2002)
Superheroes vs. supervillains, part two. (22 minutes)

2:02 pm
Teen Titans: “Car Trouble” (2003)
Cyborg’s new supercar starts with T, and that stands for trouble. (22 minutes)

2:24 pm
The Oprah Winfrey Show: “Malcolm X” (1992)
Oprah chats with director Spike Lee about his film Malcolm X, plus Malcolm’s widow and daughter. (44 minutes)

3:09 pm

Paris: “Dead Men Don’t Kill” (1979)
Paris (James Earl Jones) tries to save a possibly innocent man on death row in this stark episode of the criminally underappreciated cop drama. (50 minutes)

 

 

4:00 pm
Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Piano Lesson (1995)
TV adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a family in 1930s Pittsburgh and the conflict over an antique piano, a family heirloom with great symbolic value; starring Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard, and Courtney B. Vance. (1 hour 40 minutes)

In New York and Los Angeles, families are welcome to enjoy family screenings and craft activities that celebrate African-American history and pop culture. 

 

Also in New York, the Paley Center’s Education department will present two workshops:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017; 2:00 pm
Screening and Discussion: CBS Reports: Who Speaks for Birmingham (1961)
Come see this rarely seen one hour in-depth news report which sought to let Birmingham residents, both black and white, speak on behalf of their community, then the center of international attention due to racial violence and strife.
Recommended for children ages 14 and older.

Thursday, February 23, 2017; 2:00 pm
Workshop: The Civil Rights Movement and Television
In the years between 1954 and 1965, more legislation was passed, more court decisions were rendered, and more social change was effected in the name of civil rights than ever before. The rise of the Civil Rights Movement paralleled the growing use of television in the United States. In 1950 television was still in its infancy, but by 1960, televisions were present in 90 percent of American homes. Television provided the American public with a means to witness the struggle for civil rights nearly in real time and led a more informed society to enact social change.  In this workshop participants view and discuss important television clips from the Paley Center’s civil rights archive.
Recommended for children ages 13 and older. 

Email eduny@paleycenter.org to make reservations.

Exhibits, Screenings, & Family Activities

February 2017, in Los Angeles & New York
Wednesdays to Sundays
12:00 to 5:00 pm (LA)
12:00 to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm (NY)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

The Paley Center for Media in LA
465 N. Beverly Drive,
at S. Santa Monica Blvd.
More info about visiting.

The Paley Center for Media in NY
25 West 52 Street
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
More info about visiting.

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January 19th, 2017 by Cherry

I’m geek fangirling with the newest DC Comics Justice League moving premiering on DVD/BluRay/Digital HD on February 7th but if you are in Los Angeles or NYC you can enjoy a special viewing and Q&A with cast and producers. I grew up loving Justice League and have been very happy with the DC series. They can be a little dark and violent but since they are geared towards an older fan based the stories have some adult themes. I have also been incredibly impressed with the writing and direction of the films. They have taken classic characters we grew up with and have enriched the story as well as given them a more contemporary look and attitude to appeal to casual fans as well. Now that they have decided to ‘reboot’ Constantine and begin to bring him into the TV/Animation family it will give new fans of the character an opportunity to get to know him as well as old fans some major nerd love. I’m hoping to chat with Matt Ryan again since I interviewed him (and the cast) at SDCC for Constantine (NBC) a series that I feel did not get the time to find an audience that it deserved. 

I’m so excited about the Justice League Dark that is the latest  DC Universe Original Movie that is premiering at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on January 23, 2017  and at the Director’s Guild of America in New York on February 2, 2017. Fans are able to attend the screening and stay for the filmmakers and members of the voice cast  post-screening panel discussion. Matt Ryan (Constantine, The Halcyon), the voice of Constantine, and Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods), the voice of Deadman, will attend both the Los Angeles and New York premieres and take part in the panel discussions along with supervising producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva and character designer Phil Bourassa. Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV videogame), the voice of Jason Blood/Etrigan, joins the World Premiere festivities in Los Angeles. Additional talent participating at the two premieres will be announced as confirmed.

Justice League Dark …

When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet. Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession – but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new “league” with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth’s supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege – before it’s too late for all of mankind.

Latest DC Universe Original Movie to Debut in LA (1/23/17) and NYC (2/2/17);

Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis 

 

Both screenings will begin at 7:00 pm. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The Director’s Guild of America is located at 110 West 57th Street in New York City.

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public. Please note that Justice League Dark is Rated R for “some disturbing violence.” Anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

 

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on January 23 must RSVP via email to JLDarkLA@gmail.com.

 

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on February 2 must RSVP via email to JLDarkNY@gmail.com.

 

The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening, and the number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry). Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

 

Bruce Wayne

2 tickets

DarkKnight@gmail.com

www.cherrydavis.org

 

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

 

About Justice League Dark …

When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet. Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession – but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new “league” with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth’s supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege – before it’s too late for all of mankind.

Actor Matt Ryan, who set the standard for the role of Constantine on the Warner Bros. live-action television series, returns to the role in animated form alongside Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods) as Deadman, Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV videogame) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, Arrow) as John Stewart/Swamp Thing, Jeremy Davies (Justified, Constantine) as Ritchie Simpson, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Crossing Jordan) as Superman, Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Veronica Mars) as Felix Faust, and Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 2) as Destiny.

 

Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Story by J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and teleplay by Ernie Altbacker. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight trilogy) are co-executive producers. James Tucker (Batman Bad Blood, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) is Supervising Producer.

 

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Dark will be distributed February 7, 2017 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset (featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. The film will be available to own on Digital HD starting January 24, 2017.

 

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December 5th, 2016 by Cherry

Vroom vroom it’s the first year for the Classic Auto Show 

January 27-29, 2017 

The LA Convention Center welcomes the classic, collector and vintage automobiles for the first time. Los Angeles will be welcoming the United Kingdom’s most prestigious classic car show presented by Autogeek.com & McKee’s 37 and powered by Velocity.

The show will have three days of automotive beauty that will be eye candy for the most diehard and casual fan.  In the Celebrity Theater guests will include Velocity TV’s own Chip Foose and Chris Jacobs of Overhaulin’, Dave Kindig of Bitchin’ Rides, Mike Brewer of Wheeler Dealers, Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars and Mike Phillips of Competition Ready. Plus, Bruce Meyer, the show’s Grand Marshall and iconic classic car collector will lead ribbon cutting ceremony and feature cars from his private collection. Car fans can check out the Grand Boulevard’s ‘catwalk’ with some of the rarest classic, muscle and historic cars in the world – and the extensive auto swap meet where you’ll find rare old parts, books, manuals and a variety of other impossible-to-find items.

On display will be restored vehicles representing all decades of automotive history including cars presented by Private Collectors and some of Southern California’s best car clubs and vintage auto dealers. Representatives from Austin Healey Club of Southern California, International Thunderbird Club, Jaguar Owner’s Club of Los Angeles, Orange County Mustang Club, Road Kings of Burbank, and San Fernando Valley Model “A” Ford Club, plus hundreds more will be on hand to answer fan’s most complex questions about their favorite automotive brands.

A vibrant exhibit floor will showcase all makes and models of classic cars, plus car enthusiasts will be able to explore the latest products and services needed to keep on motoring. Exhibitors include: Autogeek.com; McKee’s 37; Hagerty; BBK Performance; Odyssey Battery; Shell X; Borla Exhaust; Masterson’s Auto Care; Tub O’ Towels; Akzo Performance Industries, Inc.; Sikkens; Thread Wizard; Kicker; GREX; Reelcraft; Heacock Classic; Castle Country RV; MetroVac; Chequered Flag; Bernal Auto Style and Hillbank Motor Corporation, plus many more.

The Classic Auto Show is supported by media sponsors including: DuPont Registry; Historic Vehicle Association; Old Cars Weekly; Vintage Road Car; Vintage Race Car; ClassicCars.com; Auto Round-Up; SoCal Car Culture and Los Angeles Magazine among others.

ABOUT THE CLASSIC AUTO SHOW
Presented by Autogeek.com & McKee’s 37 and the Velocity Network in tandem with Urban Expositions and Clarion Events, The Classic Auto Show will take place on January 27-29, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center: South Hall. Tickets are available online. Adult tickets start at $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Children ages 3-12 are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door. Children 2 and under are free. Enter promo code: CASPR to save $5 on tickets. For more information please visit www.theclassicautoshow.com.

ABOUT URBAN EXPOSITIONS
Based in Kennesaw, GA, and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events. Urban serves seven industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry. Urban has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. For more information, please visit www.urban-expo.com.

ABOUT CLARION EVENTS
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the UK, South Africa, USA, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Turkey, and the Netherlands. Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. For more information, please visit www.clarionevents.com.

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October 18th, 2016 by Cherry

I recommend you mark your calendar and buy a ticket to attend the the C-Cap Los Angeles event to benefit underserved students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industries. The fine dining evening will be on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Hanna An’s ‘The District‘ in Beverly Grove where diners will enjoy a Euro-Vietnamese feast of delicacies. The elegant, family style dinner menu will include Hors d’oeuvres such as Crispy Chicken Rolls, Tuna Poke on Sesame Rice Crisps and Filet Mignon & Blue Cheese Mousse Crostini; a first course consisting of a Lotus Salad (Julienne Cabbage, Crispy Shallots, Tiato Leaf, Thai Basil & Garlic-Lime Vinaigrette) or a Citrus Mixed Green Salad (Tamarind Ginger Vinaigrette); and entrees such as Hannah’s Signature Noodles & Grilled Beef Skewers, Cha Cha Chilean Sea Bass, Go Luc Lac Shaken Chicken, Sliced Organic Chicken Breast with Chinese Broccoli, Mushrooms & Traditional Sauce or Crispy Orange Cauliflower in a Sweet & Tangy Citrus Glaze. The meal will be accompanied by a surprise dessert and selected wines from the Central Coast area of California. The evening will also include a live auction and C-CAP students sharing their stories and aspirations with dinner guests.

The event at The District begins at six o’clock. For reservations, please call Gloria Barke at (818) 756-1260. Tickets are $135. All proceeds will support C-CAP Los Angeles’ local programs. Space is limited. The District is located at 8722 Third Street, Los Angeles and the dinner will take place in the Feng Shui room. Valet parking will be available.
 
The event is organized by Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAPLos Angeles, dinner guests will have the opportunity to step through century-old doors of this stunning restaurant and be transported to Vietnam’s seductive French Colonial era evoking romantic Hoi An near the South China Sea. The innovative project is a first for Hannah, whose family’s restaurant portfolio includes the renowned Crustacean, Beverly Hills. The District’s creative nuanced cuisine, rooted in Vietnam’s regional food traditions, is suffused with California’s farm fresh attitude: carefully sourced organic meats and the finest produce, all delicately seasoned with fresh herbs and Asian spices. Diners will get a firsthand account of Hannah’s personal story of a family who escaped their homeland to build a restaurant empire in the United States.

 

 

About Careers though Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Los Angeles: 
C-CAP is a national non-profit that prepares at-risk high school students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. For the past 25 years, C-CAP has provided job training and internships, scholarships, teacher training, cooking competitions, college and career advising and product and equipment donations. In the 2013-14 academic year it served over 16,000 students in 157 high schools and awarded almost 200 scholarships totaling over $3 million. Through C-CAP’s efforts, a large percentage of our students find rewarding careers in the foodservice and hospitality industry.  In Los Angeles, C-CAP was able to work with 3,200 students in 22 schools and award nearly $770,000 in scholarships in the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information, please visit http://www.ccapinc.org/.

 

 

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September 25th, 2016 by Cherry

 

screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-4-28-22-pmCelebrate National Coming Out Day with the cast and creators of the ABC comedy The Real O’Neals on October 11th with the PaleyLive LA Event. I have to say that I LOVE this series because I grew up as a good Catholic girl in the midwest and totally get this series. From the ‘I’m more Catholic than you’ rivalry between the mothers to everyone being ‘too polite’ so gossip is always said in a ‘I’m only concerned’.

When I learned of the series coming to ABC I m
ust admit I thought it would be lots of mean Catholic jokes that would offend my lapsed soul. Instead it’s a series about a good Catholic Boy  who happens to be gay and his close knit family navigating how they deal with it as they fall from the superior path. Every episode had me rolling with delight remembering our Monseigneur coming to my grandparent’s house for Sunday supper and prayer service with ‘select’ friends invited . Monseigneur Meinke LOVED my grandma’s cooking!

Even if you aren’t Catholic or gay this series handles some serious subjects with a light touch of humor carried off by a talented cast. They’ve managed to make me laugh with episodes dealing with crushes, first gay boyfriend, divorce, favorite child and the general chaos of a loving Catholic Midwest family!

I’m very excited that the cast and creatives are coming to the Beverly Hills Paley Center stage to screen the S2 premier and talk about the show. I’m hoping to cover the red carpet to ask a few questions about the series, how they found a home on ABC and clues for the upcoming season premiering October 11th.

Martha Plimpton, “Eileen O’Neal” Jay R. Ferguson, “Pat O’Neal” Noah Galvin, “Kenny O’Neal” Matt Shively, “Jimmy O’Neal” Bebe Wood, “Shannon O’Neal” Mary Hollis Inboden, “Aunt Jodi”  Executive Producers Casey Johnson, David Windsor & Stacy Traub

In conjunction with National Coming Out Day, The Paley Center for Media will present a special season two premiere event with the cast and creatives of ABC’s The Real O’Neals on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Paley Center’s Beverly Hills location.

The PaleyLive LA program is open to the public and will feature a season two premiere screening, panel discussion, and interactive Q&A segment with the audience. The full panel event and clips from the program will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu at a later date. The panel conversation will also be added to the Paley Center’s LGBT Archive.

In season one of The Real O’Neals, the image-obsessed Irish-American Catholic mom (Martha Plimpton) makes every effort to hide her family’s troubles from public scrutiny, including a pending divorce and her teenage son’s recent coming out.

Tickets are currently on sale to Paley Supporting and Patron Members. Tickets go on sale to Paley Individual Members beginning Saturday, September 24 at 9:00am PT and to the General Public on Monday, September 26 at 9:00am PT. Participants are subject to change. For more information and panel updates, please visit paleycenter.org

 

ABOUT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA: The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org

 

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September 2nd, 2016 by Cherry

Event ImageWho’s excited about the new fall series coming to Fox? MEEEEE

 Well if you are a TV nut like myself and are in Los Angeles you can attend the PaleyFest with sneak previews of the first episodes of some of the shows that have fanboys and fangirls pretty excited. Fox is bringing a slate that will compliment returning series as well as bringing new fans to the network with a mix of original series and movies inspired by classic films. I’m very curious about Pitch a series created by Dan Fogelman & Rick Singer starring Kylie Bunbury who’s character is the first woman playing major league baseball breaking the glass baseball diamond. I’m planning to catch the first episode to support a series that reminds me of my beloved Sleepy Hollow (namely a lead black actress not that it’s supernatural mystery). The other series that fans get to have a panel is Lethal Weapon from a movie franchise from the 80’s that I never thought would be rebooted as a TV series. It’s starring Damon Wayans, Sr. and Clayne Crawford in a buddy cop series that has to walk a fine line between humor and gritty cop drama. Damon has come far from his days as a comic and has turned in good performances over the years so the question will be if the two guys have the chemistry necessary to make the show work. Now as a geek the series that has me salivating is Son of Zorn that will join my Sunday Fox animation domination. From the moment I saw the snippets at San Diego Comic Con I felt it was a great addition to Sundays! The voices are great and the mix of live action with animation looks like such fun! I was hoping they’d have a panel but hopefully I’ll see them at Wondercon or SDCC next year! The Exorcist is closing out the Fox night and am not a horror or exorcist fan I must admit I’ve never seen the movie or any real desire it looks horrifying! Sadly I won’t be covering the red carpet but plan to watch all of the new shows!

Are you heading to PaleyFest Fox Night? Let me know in the comments below what show you are looking forward to seeing this fall either a returning favorite or a new show! 

 

2016 LA PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Events Initial Lineup*

 

Thursday, September 8 – FOX

6:00 pm            Doors Open / Reception begins (food & drinks included)

7:00 pm            Screening of Pitch

 

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7:30 pm            Pitch panel featuring:

Kylie Bunbury, “Ginny Baker”

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Mike Lawson”

Rick Singer, Executive Producer

Kevin Falls, Executive Producer

8:10 pm            Screening of Lethal Weapon

8:35 pm            Lethal Weapon panel featuring:

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Damon Wayans, Sr., “Roger Murtaugh”

Clayne Crawford, “Martin Riggs”

Matt Miller, Executive Producer

9:10 pm            Screening of Son of Zorn  

 

 

9:30 pm            Screening of The Exorcist

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August 30th, 2016 by Cherry

I’m very excited to attend the preview of  Gaetano Pesce Molds (Gelati Misti) presented by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center. 

The exhibition will be from September 3 – November 27, 2016 at MOCA Pacific Design Center

“I hope my work is acknowledged for its multidisciplinary nature and its curious diversity,” remarks artist Gaetano Pesce.

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson and John R. Geresh, Pesce collector & scholar organized the exhibition that focuses on the Italian artist’s use of two dimensional cast-resin reliefs that he calls ‘industrial skins’ and will have his body like vases, a selection of chairs and lamps that use his casting techniques with resin and molds.

Pesce has more than four decades of work that span architecture, exhibition and industrial design that are playful, eccentric and utilizes the medium’s variation of pigmentation, transparency and plasticity.

“Gaetano Pesce is a true icon of contemporary design,” says Simpson. “His cast resin works evoke bodies, fungi, lava flows, and ocean life—seductive and repellent in their strange beauty. It is an honor to bring his work to MOCA.”

Though many of his vases (Amazonias, Twins, Rock, Spaghetti, Pompitou, Medusa, and Tre Piedi) have structural foundations that begin with the same bullet-shaped underpinnings, their final forms are anything but identical. Each bares the process of its own making, capturing gravity and the velocity of Pesce’s hand, which renders some things humorously anthropomorphic or blithe and painterly, and others unsettlingly corporeal.

Gaetano Pesce was born in 1939, La Spezia, Italy. He has led a forty-plus-year career of exuberant and groundbreaking work in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition, and industrial design. His engagement with the avant-garde began with his studies in architecture from 1958 to 1963 at the University of Venice, where he became one of the founding members of Gruppo N, a collective focused on expanding the idea of programmed art that emerged out of the Bauhaus movement. During his college years, Pesce worked at three notable Murano glass factories: Moretti, Vistosi, and Venini; this occupational education in Venetian glasswork has informed much of the way he wields and approaches resin as a part of his current practice.

Geresi has written, “Pesce’s work in resin is an extension of the 20th century’s greatest Italian glass artist and is as continuous with that tradition as can be believed.”

His career has also led him to teaching at prestigious institutions such as Cooper Union, New York; Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies, Strasbourg, France; Domus Academy, Milan; and the Architectural School of São Paulo. He has mounted over two dozen solo exhibitions and featured in a number of group exhibitions, most notably the seminal 1972 exhibition The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. Pesce’s work is featured in more than 30 permanent collections across the world, including MoMA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris.

Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti) is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson with John Geresi, and with curatorial support by Executive Assistant to the Chief Curator Hana Cohn.

Lead support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.

Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with lead annual support provided by Delta Air Lines, Shari Glazer, Hästens, and Sydney Holland, founder of the Sydney D. Holland Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Jerri and Dr. Steven Nagelberg, and Thao Nguyen and Andreas Krainer.

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BENNETT SIMPSON AND JOHN GERESI IN CONVERSATION
Sunday, September 25, 3pm
MOCA Pacific Design Center
INFO 213/621-1741 or visitorservices@moca.org
FREE

Please check moca.org for updates on related programs.

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA)
About MOCA: Founded in 1979, MOCA’s vision is to be the defining museum of contemporary art. In a relatively short period of time, MOCA has achieved astonishing growth with three Los Angeles locations of architectural renown; a world-class permanent collection of more than 6,800 objects, international in scope and among the finest in the world; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time; and cutting-edge engagement with modes of new media production. MOCA is a not-for-profit institution that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities.

Hours: MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles) is open MondayWednesday, and Friday from 11am to 6pmThursday from 11am to 8pmSaturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm; and closed on Tuesday. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (located at 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012) has the same hours as MOCA Grand Avenue during exhibitions. Please call ahead or go to moca.org for the exhibition schedule for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. MOCA Pacific Design Center (located at 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069) is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pmSaturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm; and closed on Monday. The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue) is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am to 5:30pmThursdayfrom 10:30am to 8:30pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 6:30pm.

Museum Admission: General admission is free for all MOCA members. General admission is also free for everyone at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. General admission is always free at MOCA Pacific Design Center. General admission at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is $12 for adults; $7 for students with I.D. and seniors (65+); and free for children under 12.
More Information: For 24-hour information on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213/626-6222 or access MOCA online at moca.org.

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August 14th, 2016 by Cherry
GIVE BACK AND ENJOY GREAT MUSIC AND FOOD WITH CHEF BRUCE KALMAN AND MARIE PETULLA OF KNEAD & CO. 
JOIN FORCES WITH GREEN WISH 
TO SUPPORT FIVE LOCAL GREEN CHARITIES AT
FOOD AND MUSIC FEST IN DOWNTOWN LA 
AT GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
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Please join Celebrity Chef Bruce Kalman and Marie Petulla of KP Hospitality Group, Green Wish Founder actor Raphael Sbarge (TNT’s Murder in the First, ABC’s Once Upon a Time), and Green Wish President Scott Harris, COO Building Construction Group, and Green Wish Board Members Sharon Lawrence and Ed Begley, Jr. along with celebrity attendees including: Camille Balsamo (Murder in the First, Harbinger Down) & Reid Collums (Harbinger Down, GREEK), Currie Graham (Murder In The First), Lee Arenberg (Pirates of the Caribbean, Once Upon A Time), Lombardo Boyar (Murder in the First), Jamie McShane (Bloodlines, Murder In the First), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Nicholas Guest ( Madam Secretary, Sleepy Hollow) & Pamela Guest (Cleopatra Backstage), KJ Smith (Queen Sugar, Family Time),  James Anderson (NFL Player New Orleans Saints), International Model Carissa Rosario and Saga Elmotaseb (Spice It Up With Saga), among others at KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish. With LIVE entertainmentby Winslet andChef Bruce Kalman’s band, Foie Grock and food by Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market, Ramen Hood, DTLA Cheese, Bar Moruno, Valerie Confections and Coolhaus.

BUY TICKETS

 

Green Wish and Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market are teaming up for The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish, a food and music charity event which is a fusion of great food, live entertainment and passionate people who will come together to keep LA Green to support five local Los Angeles charities: Food ForwardHoneyLoveMuir Ranch PasadenaHollywood Orchard, and FoLAR.

 

KNEAD & CO. pasta bar + market @ Grand Central Market

317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Food Forward-Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
HoneyLove – HoneyLove is a Los Angeles based non-profit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees by educating our communities and inspiring new urban beekeepers.
Muir Ranch Pasadena – In 2011, a dedicated team of volunteer teachers and students began converting 1.5 acres of the John Muir High School campus into an urban farm. Muir Ranch grows a variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit that are included in weekly CSA boxes as well as school cafeteria lunches. Students can complete community service or internship graduation requirements by enrolling in classes at the Ranch. Muir Ranch also provides paid internships to students, which are funded by private donations, special events, farmer’s market sales, and subscriptions to the produce box program (CSA).
Hollywood Orchard– To better neighborhood quality of life by operating a community orchard that is a teaching model for sustainability through its workshops on growing fruit locally, and sharing the food in open-air events held in the Beachwood Canyon community, outreach communities, and food-charity organizations.
FoLAR Is a non-profit organization founded in 1986, whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship. Once home to steelhead and grizzlies, the Los Angeles River meandered through wetlands, marshes, willow, alder and sycamore, providing desperately needed water for the region. Now running over 50 miles long – from the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the ocean in Long Beach – the Los Angeles River flows through 14 cities and countless neighborhoods. When the Army Corps of Engineers initiated a flood control project in the late 1930s, they began the process of paving 80% of the River, creating the world’s largest storm drain. Over the ensuing decades, the River that had been the sole water supply for the City of Los Angeles before the Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 almost disappeared from public consciousness. With the cement came a perceptual shift: the River no longer existed. Instead, it was a “flood control channel,” a no-man’s land, surrounded by fences and signs.
Green Wish – is a grassroots, non-profit organization that funds local, green organizations through customers’ small donations at local retailers. Put simply: We’re a charity that helps fund the green projects in your neighborhood!
Green Wish was founded in 2009 by actor/producer Raphael Sbarge, after the birth of his first child, “I was struck by how alive I suddenly felt as a father,” he explained. “Conversely, I also felt remarkably vulnerable and defenseless to protect this little person’s journey in a world as vast and complex as ours. I had to ask, ‘What can we do to contribute in any small way to leave the world a better place than when we found it?'”
The answer: Green Wish – we help people to support a movement – not just one organization, but multiple ones. When you donate to Green Wish, you’re actually helping numerous environmental groups, right in your own community.
Green Wish partners with local retailers, which place our donation cards right at their cash registers. Customers can “buy” and add Green Wish donations on to their purchase at the retailer.
These donations are collected by local Green Wish chapters and distributed regularly to area organizations that have been carefully vetted. The board of directors in each chapter evaluates and selects deserving organizations with track records of good work across the green spectrum, focusing on air, water, earth and environmental education. * Ninety cents of every dollar* goes to your local green groups.
We started in Los Angeles with a chapter supporting nine organizations in Southern California. We are spreading across the country with the ultimate goal to start Green Wish chapters across the country, all supporting groups in their communities.

 

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August 5th, 2016 by Cherry

Los Angeles Food & Wine, presented by Coastal Luxury Management and founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, announce the www.LAFW.com is open to purchase tickets to attend the three-night, four-day, not-to-miss culinary extravaganza that takes over the city of Los Angeles.

Foodies will be exploring Los Angeles from the DTLA along Grand Avenue to Santa Monica fun in the sun and sand on the toes at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows to Barker Hanger (Santa Monica Airport) for tastes that criss-cross the globe.

 

Los Angeles’ world class level culinary scene inspires the most accomplished chefs with food philosophies that will titillate the tastebuds! This is the sixth year of the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival where attendees will experience fine dining in a series of Power Lunches and evening events that will impress the most adventurous eater.

The Event of the Year is Back, Join Us! L.A.'s Ultimate Food & Wine Festival.

With unparalleled tastings, lunches, seminars, book signings, and cooking demonstrations, event highlights from this year’s festival will include:

  • Amazon Presents Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, Thursday, August 25 The evening hosted by Emeril Lagasse will feature a walk-around tasting with culinary creations from all over the map along with beer, wine and cocktails. The inspiration for the global take on the evening comes from the premiere of the upcoming Amazon original series, Eat the World.
  • Lexus at Grand Avenue, Thursday, August 25-Saturday, August 27 – Sweet Lucie’s ice cream truck and handcart will feature an ice cream scoop station, and guests can create their own ice cream sandwiches. Grand Avenue attendees can also enjoy dessert drinks such as Brandy Alexanders and adult root beer floats.
  • Grand Avenue Night Market hosted by Jet Tila and Brian Malarkey,Friday, August 26 – The evening will spotlight the street foods from the markets, carts, street stalls, and mom-and-pop joints that span the alleyways, city streets, and corners of every vibrant country from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur including Chefs Elizabeth Falkner, Jeffrey Lunak (Sumo Dog), Tin Vuong (Little Sister), Andrew Gruel (Slapfish), and Kevin Nashan (Sidney Street Café) to name a few.
  • LIVE on Grand Avenue with Tyler Florence, Saturday, August 27 – The city will ignite with electrifying live musical performances, DJ sets, and exciting cuisine from chefs including Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium), Jason Dady (Jason Dady Restaurant Group), and Stephen Kalt (Spartina).
  • Lexus Grand Tasting, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 – Gourmands and food-obsessed will be invited to spend a leisurely afternoon at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, with activations such as NFL Homegating’s “slider central” featuring toppings representing each of the 32 NFL teams. At the Lexus Grand Tasting, James Beard Award Winners Stephanie Izard and Laura Werlin will share their knowledge for cheese with attendees at the Lexus Cheese Shoppe, which will be similar to a high-end fromagerie during which attendees can sample a variety of North American cheeses.

 

On sale now, tickets for individual events range from $105-300, with additional package and VIP options. Please continue to visit LAFW.com for updates and details on full programming of events, chefs, wineries, sommeliers, and mixologists participating at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival.

 

WHEN:                Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28, 2016

 

WHERE:           Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with main events taking place directly in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad museum (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street),the 6th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will feature tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across parts of greater Los Angeles, including Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and more.

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August 3rd, 2016 by Gigi Teen Geek

This year it is taking place September 8-13 in Beverly Hills (465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210). For those of you that don’t know what PaleyFest is, it’s a week long festival that features premiere screenings and panel conversations with stars from upcoming  Fall TV shows. Past events have featured hit shows including Black-ish, Jane the Virgin, Scandal, and Arrow. The Paley Center in New York will host a free PaleyFest screening September 10-11. HULU will also air clips and full length discussions sometime in September.

PaleyFest features sneak peeks into upcoming fall shows from ABC, CBS, The CW, El Rey, FOX, and NBC. The line up for this year’s PaleyFest offers peeks into new shows like Notorious, Pitch, No Tomorrow, and Frequency. Some panelists featured are Mandy Moore, Damon Wayans, Sr., and Dermot Mulroney. I’m very excited for to see Frequency. It’s about a detective that discovers she can speak to her deceased father through a ham radio, so they solve murder cases together and struggle with the butterfly effect. Frequency is set to air October 5 on The CW. I’m also interested in upcoming FOX show Pitch. It’s about a young female pitcher becoming the first woman to play in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres. As a softball pitcher I am interested in seeing how everything plays out in the new show. It will air September 22.

For tickets visit paley.me/previews.

 

Here’s the line up for the week.

Thursday, September 8 – FOX

6:00 pm            Doors Open / Reception begins (food & drinks included)

7:00 pm            Screening of Pitch

7:30 pm            Pitch panel featuring:

                        Kylie Bunbury, “Ginny Baker”

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Mike Lawson”

Rick Singer, Executive Producer

Kevin Falls, Executive Producer

8:10 pm            Screening of Lethal Weapon

8:35 pm            Lethal Weapon panel featuring:

Damon Wayans, Sr., “Roger Murtaugh”

Clayne Crawford, “Martin Riggs”

Matt Miller, Executive Producer

9:10 pm            Screening of Son of Zorn 

9:30 pm            Screening of The Exorcist

Friday, September 9 – El Rey

6:00 pm            Doors Open / Reception begins (food & drinks included)

7:00 pm            Screening of Lucha Underground

7:45 pm            Lucha Underground panel**

8:30 pm            Screening of From Dusk Till Dawn

9:15 pm            From Dusk Till Dawn panel**

**Panelists to be announced.

Saturday, September 10 – ABC

12:00 pm           Doors Open / Reception begins (food & drinks included)

12:30 pm           Screening of American Housewife

1:00 pm            American Housewife panel featuring:

Katy Mixon, “Katie”

Diedrich Bader, “Greg”

Daniel DiMaggio, “Oliver”

Julia Butters “Anna-Kat” 

Meg Donnelly, “Taylor” 

Carly Hughes, “Angela”

Sarah Dunn, Creator & Executive Producer 

Aaron Kaplan, Executive Producer

Rick Wiener, Executive Producer

Kenny Schwartz, Executive Producer

1:45 pm            Screening of Notorious

2:30 pm            Notorious panel featuring:

Piper Perabo, “Julia George” 

Daniel Sunjata, “Jake Gregorian” 

Josh Berman, Executive Producer & Co-Creator 

Wendy Walker, Executive Producer 

Mark Geragos, Executive Producer 

Allie Hagan, Co-Executive Producer & Co-Creator

3:15 pm            Screening of Designated Survivor

Saturday, September 10 – The CW

6:00 pm            Doors Open / Reception begins (food & drinks included)

6:30 pm            Screening of No Tomorrow

7:15 pm            Screening of Frequency

8:00 pm            No Tomorrow and Frequency panel featuring:

Tori Anderson, “Evie” No Tomorrow

Joshua Sasse, “Xavier” No Tomorrow

Peyton List, “Raimy Sullivan” Frequency

Riley Smith, “Frank Sullivan” Frequency

Mekhi Phifer, ‘Satch DeLeon” Frequency

No Tomorrow and Frequency Executive Producers to be announced.

Monday, September 12 – CBS

6:00 pm            Doors Open / Reception begins (food & drinks included)

7:00 pm            Screening of Pure Genius

7:45 pm            Pure Genius panel featuring:

Dermot Mulroney, “Dr. Walter Wallace”

Augustus Prew, “James Bell”

Odette Annable, “Zoe”

Reshma Shetty, “Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra”

Aaron Jennings, “Dr. Malik Water”

Ward Horton, “Dr. Scott Strauss”

Brenda Song, “Angie”

Jason Katims, Executive Producer

Michelle Lee, Executive Producer

8:30 pm            Screening of Kevin Can Wait

9:00 pm            Screening of MacGyver

9:45 pm            Screening of Bull

Tuesday, September 13 – NBC

6:00 pm            Doors Open / Reception begins (food & drinks included)

7:00 pm            Screening of This Is Us

7:45 pm            This Is Us panel featuring:

Milo Ventimiglia, “Jack”

Mandy Moore, “Rebecca”

Sterling K. Brown, “Randall”

Chrissy Metz, “Kate”

Justin Hartley, “Kevin”

Susan Kelechi Watson, “Beth”

Chris Sullivan, “Toby”

Ron Cephas Jones, “William”

Dan Fogelman, Creator & Executive Producer

8:30 pm            Screening of The Good Place

9:00 pm            Screening of Timeless

 

 

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