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January 27th, 2018 by Cherry

Hero Complex Gallery has a great selection of art available now for those you don’t want to wait for the last minute for the perfect Valentine geek gift. Currently they have art that will appeal to any fanboy or fangirl dream item. As well as the new four artist show with James Rheem Davis, Matty Ryan Tobin, New Flesh and Vance Kelly that opens Friday, February 2nd with artists in attendance.

NEW BLIZZARDWORLD ART – by Glen Brogan – Available HERE
CRAIG DRAKE SOLO IV ART – Available HERE
REMINDER – QUATTRO 3 – Our 4-artist show with artists James Rheem Davis, Matty Ryan Tobin, New Flesh and Vance Kelly opens Friday, Feb. 2nd – all artists in attendance!

Flight to Duskwood
Tyrael’s Fall
Hellscream
and
Blizzardworld Map

by Glen Brogan

Fine Art Prints
Hand-numbered

Two great sizes:
16 x 24 inches or 24 x 36 inches

16 x 24 – $45 ea.
24 x 26 – $75 ea.

VIEW BLIZZARDWORLD COLLECTION
VIEW BLIZZARDWORLD COLLECTION
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CRAIG DRAKE SOLO IV ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE:

COMING SOON:

MCTIERNAN ART SHOW ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE:

EXCELSIOR / STAN LEE ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE:

THOR RAGNAROK ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE:

Have any questions or need help?
Contact us

Hero Complex Gallery 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 11am – 6pm

Copyright © 2018 Hero Complex Gallery. All rights reserved.

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January 12th, 2018 by Cherry

I remember seeing the original Disney’s Aladdin (animated film) in 1992 with my family. It was a delight that had my entire family laughing from my little brother who was in pre-school to my parents. It’s always been a favorite because of the warm fuzzy feelings it gives me so had extremely high expectations when the Broadway show came to the Pantages. We’ve all seen the video of the Broadway cast ‘sing-off’ at the airport with the Lion King cast. The Disneyfication of Broadway has given me hours of joy watching beloved animated series and none have been a disappointment. From the puppetry of The Lion King and delighted by the Beauty and the Beast costumes … Disney musicals are pure magic. 

I adored the show it’s a scrumptious visual light pastry that is full of layers to delight attendees of all ages. The moment the curtain opened I was intrigued with the beautiful Aladdin and Jasmine whose voices twirled and danced in my ear like dervishes. The Genie had huge feet to fill but he was able to channel the comic genius of Robin Williams and make it his own. I loved how they were able to translate the animation to real life. We all remember the saucy sarcastic parrot constantly whispering in the Sultans ear. Going into the show I thought they might use a toy bird with a recorder but to have a ‘mini me’ with all the spunk and trouble played by Reggie De Leon (Iago) was hilarious from the evil laugh to plotting with the Sultan to take over the kingdom. I was giggling like a schoolgirl. The costumes were BEAUTIFUL and truly enriched the visuals of the show adding texture and placing them in the Arabian nights fantasy of this Disney fairytale. The costumes didn’t just add texture but also content that reminded me of some of my favorite scenes from the animated films but still allowing the cast to dance and sing. The set designer out did themselves with the market and the cave of treasure. I don’t want to give away too much but don’t take your eyes away from one moment. Try to study the depth and how design enriched the playto transport youto another world. Watching Aladdin made me feel as if I was on the stage with the movement, brightness and cast interactions with the set. It felt ‘real’ and people around me ‘oohed and aahed’ so many times with me. I mean the man to the right gasped with me when the flying carpet took off. When people say ‘Disney magic’ they are talking about this musical that looked so much like a live action of the animated movie that I plan to watch the film again!

Perfect show to see with BFF

 

The story of boy meets girl and boy finds a genie is the classic romcom I needed to have my feet tapping with beloved songs from the Disney library and new music. My gosh the flying carpet was a marvel and had me so lost in the moment I felt it was magic (since I have NO idea how they did it) but I have never wanted to fly above the city in arms of a good-hearted thief more! I truly recommend going to see Aladdin with your BFF, the person who stole your heart and of course anyone who’s a kid or a kid at heart. Aladdin will show you the world and leave you delighted.

Aladdin opened on Broadway in 2014 with homage to the animated film and fairy tale but with a Walt Disney stamp to appeal to fans of all ages. It was with joy and anticipation to learn that it would make its first appearance in January so was delighted to be able to attend the first show. I wasn’t the only one since the filled Pantages had fans young and old ready to rub a lamp and have Adam Jacobs the Broadway actor who originated the role appear to grant THREE wishes. In addition to Adam Jacobs, Reggie De Leon reprises his role as Iago from the Broadway show.

Aladdin, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Jan. 10-March 31; $35-$205. hollywoodpantages.com.

 

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October 29th, 2017 by Cherry

I am looking forward to watching the November 11th film about the murder of Reeva Steenkap by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorioius with his legal maneuverings to avoid paying for this crime. I remember when he said that he thought it was an intruder that was in the bathroom and he HAD to shoot multiple times. It sounded fishy and just an excuse to kill the woman who was trying to leave him. Check out the trailer and tell me what you think. Should he be in jail or free to prey on other innocent women …

OSCAR PISTORIUS: BLADE RUNNER KILLER

PREMIERES SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11 AT 8pm ET/PT ON LIFETIME!

 

“Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer” tells the story of the sprint runner dubbed the “Blade Runner,” and his rise to fame as a gold medalist Paralympic champion and as the first double-leg amputee to participate in the Olympics. Oscar’s (Andreas Damm, “Elementary”) resilience to overcome his disability combined with his apparent fairy tale relationship with model Reeva Steenkap (Toni Garrn, “Under the Bed”) turned him into a media favorite. This all shattered one Valentine’s Day night when four bullets were fired and Reeva’s life was taken. Her brutal death shocked the world and the court room drama that followed consumed the news. “Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer” provides an inside look at the events leading up to Reeva’s killing, the cracks that formed in the relationship between Oscar and Reeva, as well as the courtroom drama that followed, revealing what happened on that tragic night.

 

The film was produced by Eric Tomosunas and Swirl Films for Thinkfactory Media and executive produced by Leslie Greif. The film will have its world television premiere on November 11, 2017 on Lifetime. Norman Stone serves as director; Amber Benson is the writer.

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November 19th, 2016 by Cherry

Powerpuff Girls are taking New York City 

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Just before Powerpuff Girls new episodes premier on CN they’ve added more PUFF to your life! Bubbles, Blossom & Buttercup at the first Powerpuff Girls PopUP Shop is full of sugar, spice and everything nice with a shop that allows you to personalize items from t-shirts to bags and everything in between. All of this coincides with the rebootof the beloved Cartoon Network series that premiered this past April. To introduce the series CN released the Powerpuff Yourself tool that was downloaded/shared and avatar by over 12 million fans (me included) who were able to Powerpuff themselves all over social media.

Now to kick off the The Powerpuff Girls Snow Week with will premier on Monday, November 28th at 5PM EST on Cartoon Network. They have released a new more diverse and inclusive Powerpuff yourself for males/females to have new hair, additional colors AND a gear option with wheelchairs. If you missed any of the Emmy®nominated The Powerpuff Girls Season 1 episodes you can catch up on the CN app and even catch a sneak peak of the Snow Week premier episode!

Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup are well-represented at the first-ever Powerpuff Girls pop-up shop.  Sami Main

Description: Macintosh HD:Users:angweiss:Downloads:uploaded_files_2016-11-15 12-29-24:PPY_PR_Ultraresponsible SMALL.jpgSunday is the FINAL day to head out to the Powderpuff Girls Powfactor Pop Up Shop is in NYC with exclusive ‘nowhere’ else items. 

The Powerpuff Girls Powfactor Pop Up Shop

168 Bowery ~ New York City

Friday, November 18: 11am – 8pm

Saturday, November 19: 11am – 8pm

Sunday, November 2011am – 6pm

 

The shop is open Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are over 100 new personalizations, and the Powerpuff Yourself tool has also been translated into 26 languages.

Combining the Powerpuff Girls’ iconic imagery with the diversity of today, it’s no wonder the #PowerpuffYourself campaign took off earlier this year.

 

 

 

About Cartoon Network

 

Cartoon Network  is Turner’s global entertainment brand offering the best in original animation for kids and families; and is known as an industry leader for putting its fans at the center of everything by applying creative thinking and innovation across multiple platforms. Seen in 192 countries and over 370 million homes with the original hit series Adventure TimeThe Powerpuff GirlsSteven UniverseWe Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball, Cartoon Network also takes its responsibilities to its audience seriously by addressing those issues affecting families with the Stop Bullying: Speak Upcampaign and by promoting education and creative development through its commitment to STEAM enterprises and an integral involvement in Computer Science for All, the White House initiative empowering young people to generate skills to thrive in our digital world.

 

Turner, a Time Warner company that creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

 

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February 9th, 2016 by Cherry

Kick off your Valentine’s month with this great ticket deal. You can attend the 2016 LA Weekly’s The Essentials  for only $90

With The Essentials event less than 2 weeks away, we have decided to run a special deal to sell out the event prior to the 20th. (doesn’t this make us sound desperate?)
Tuesday – Sunday ONLY, (readers will have the opportunity to) take advantage of a special Valentine’s Day Value Pack and get two tickets to LA Weekly’s The Essentials for only $90. That is over $50 in savings!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to say “I Love You’ then with tickets to LA’s BEST food and wine event of the year!
Tuesday – Sunday ONLY, take advantage of this special Valentine’s Day Value Pack and get two tickets to LA Weekly’s The Essentials for only $90. That is over $50 in savings!
L.A. Weekly’s The Essentials is coming Saturday, February 20, 2016 at The California Market Center in Downtown LA. We have 60 of the 99 most essential restaurants and chefs in the city sampling bites of the signature dishes that have made them famous.
And no date night is complete without the wine! Wine Exchange has curated a wide range of classic wine styles from around the world along with cutting edge wineries, to pair perfectly with the dishes from the amazing lineup of restaurants.
Limited supply available so take advantage of this deal NOW before it is gone. Tickets can be purchased at ticketf.ly/1SqR9ka
LA Weekly presents The Essentials, our signature food and wine event benefitting Food Forward!
LA Weekly’s The Essentials
A.O.C., Animal, Beverly Soon Tofu, Broken Spanish, Chengdu Taste, Chichen Itza, Coni’ Seafood, Crossroads, Guelaguetza, Guerrilla Tacos, ink., Jitlada Southern Thai, Kiriko Sushi, Kogi BBQ, La Casita Mexicana, Lucques, Mariscos Jalisco, Park’s BBQ, POT, Providence, Republique, Sotto, Spago, Sqirl, Szechuan Impression, Terrine, the hungry cat, Night + Market, Wexler’s Deli, Baroo, Jon & Vinny’s, Le Comptoir, Racion, Luv2eat Thai Bistro, RedBird, RiceBar, Mélisse, Philippe the Original, Bestia, Cassia, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, Guisados, Lukshon, Connie and Ted’s, Maude, Belcampo Meat Co., Little Sister, Dune, Pine & Crane, Union, Aqui es Texcoco, Burritos La Palma, Cacao Mexicatessen, Corazon y Miel, Bludso’s BBQ, Osteria Mozza, Trois Mec, Papilles Bistro, El Huarache Azteca, Button Mash
Saturday Feb 20, 2016

Doors: 6:00 PM (ends at 10:00 PM)

$0 – $110

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January 31st, 2016 by Cherry

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show Rocks

Take your sweetie to the 2016 LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show at the LA Convention Center to kick off the month of love! This is the biggest baking and sweets convention on the West Coast and this year the event has expanded to 3x the space and 2 days of sampling!

This festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy tastes from local and national sweet companies that can be enjoyed by vegan and gluten-free dessert lovers.

As you can see below the two day event has presentations, classes AND of course tastings! The VIP tickets are sold out for 2016 but general tickets are still available! So if you have a ‘SWEET’ blast this year make sure you buy your tickets early to enjoy the special treats in the the VIP area!

    

 

Your entry includes:
Sample hundreds of delicious sweet creations from local and national brands alike. Plenty of gluten-free and vegan options, too!

A packed culinary celebrity guest lineup from the stars of YouTube, Masterchef, Next Food Network Star, Chopped, The Cooking Channel.

Our Saturday headliner is Chef Ron Ben-Israel, world famous “King of Cakes” and star of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius”! 

Our Sunday headliner is Rosanna Pansino, the superstar host, creator and star and author of “Nerdy Nummies”.

Hands-on cookie and cake decorating classes. Expand your skills with fondant, buttercream, sugar flowers, blown sugar, candy apple making, chocolate modeling, candy kabob making…

Baking demos and classes from your favorite TV and blog personalities on topics such as Traditional Baking and Vegan Treats. Then, sample everything afterward! YouTube star Sugarcoder will be on hand to teach her kawaii macarons. Fellow YouTube star Sweet Art Made Simple will teach Valentine’s Day cookie decorating. Jo of Cake Poppin will teach Cake Pop 101. Our programming partners New School of Cooking and The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories will present classes and demos for all to enjoy. More demonstrators and teachers will be announced weekly.

Fan of Food TV? Food Network will film “Cake Masters” with Duff Goldman onsite! We’ve ordered a special cake for some of our lucky attendees to enjoy on Saturday, February 6. We will also reprise our annual Masterchef Stars Take the Stage panel with some of your favorite past contestants joining to share their experiences and give tips on how to become the next reality TV star.

Foodstirs and Foodstirs co-founder Sarah Michelle Gellar have joined us! Foodstirs offers creative baking and craft kits to bring your family together in the kitchen. Its co-founder, Sarah Michelle Gellar, joins us on the Main Stage on Saturday, February 6th to demo the Foodstirs fun with a panel of bloggers.
Decorators’ Showcase to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with local cake, cookie, cake pop and cupcake decorators showing their most intricate creations.

Amazing Fun & Activity Zones for the Whole Family
Our Otis Spunkmeyer Kids Zone with toddler and big kid play zones, crafts, snacks, games and activities, plus cookie decorating by Baking With Melissa, no-bake dessert demos by A Yummy Future and face painting — all free. Play with CityMoms Pass in the Kids Zone  Sensory stations, crafts, giveaways and goodies too!

Mommy Nearest is bringing free toothbrushes and other dental swag to help you recover from the sugar rush. A Yummy Future will be onsite with no-bake dessert classes for the kids. Otis Spunkmeyer will present tasty samples, games and more!

Two VIP Rooms for our VIP Weekend Pass ticketholders, press, professionals and celebrities. VIPs enjoy early entry to the show both days of the show, free massages by the National Holistic Institute, and an exclusive selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic sips and bites, plus an exclusive collectible canvas tote bag. Baby Bea’s Bake Shop will be on hand with complimentary cupcake decorating for our VIP, Press and Celebrity guests. The VIP Experience also features cake pops by Albert’s Petite Sweets, a sample of Tatrateas tea liqueur, Diama sparkling wine by San Antonio Winery and treats from winners of shows like Cupcake Wars and Cake Wars such as The Cake Mamas and Cream by Crystal, plus celebrity cake artist Bree’s Cakes and Sprinkles Cupcakes (Saturday only for Sprinkles).

**VIP Sunday Tickets are nearly sold out. We welcome new VIP Exhibitors Creme Caramel LA with Spring Baking Championship stars Kristine and Sandy; Papillon Bakery and its amazing Nutella ‘ponchiks’ (Armenian donuts); Yellow Tomato Catering; Little Spoon Frozen Pudding (Sunday only for Little Spoon); the Girl Scouts and more to be announced!**

Programming for Professionals to help you build your business and learn new sugar art and baking skills. Professionals also receive early entry both days of the show. Formosa Flexible Packaging America, Amoretti, Americana Ingredients, Divine Specialties, Paasche Airbrush, Satin Ice, Caljava/FondX and many other amazing B2B companies are ready to help you take your craft and business to the next level.

Five Classrooms and Stages just for learning more about baking and decorating!

 

***We sold out well in advance of our 2015 show. This event page is for the February 6 and 7, 2016 LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show and we expect to sell out again.***

FAQs

How will your 2016 show be different than your 2015 show?

We were blown away by the amazing response to our 2015 show! In 2016, we’re delivering even more exhibitors, more demos and hands-on classes with full audiovisual support, more sugar art to marvel at, and much more shopping for bakers, decorators and foodies. We also have 3x the space, a 2-day schedule, and early entry for VIPs, professionals, and press.

What isn’t changing: our incredible lineup of celebrity guests, endless extravaganza of delicious free samples and family-friendly atmosphere!

I love baking and decorating. Can I do some quality shopping at the event?

You don’t want to miss LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show. Our list of retailers grows sweeter every day. Come check out the best in ingredients, tools and decor from sponsors Amoretti, Kake Kreations, BakersBodega, Heilala Vanilla, Divine Specialties, Americana Ingredients and exhibitors from all over the world including Simi Cakes & Confections, All Your Baking Kneads, Fiesta Cake Supplies, Caljava, FondX Rolled Fondant and more.

Professional baker or creator? Our sponsors Formosa Flexible Packaging America, Americana Ingredients, Paasche Airbrush Company and Divine Specialties are on hand to help you grow your business, too!

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you may transfer your paid ticket to someone else after purchase. Complimentary tickets given to celebrity guests, contest winners, etc. are non-transferrable.

Can I update my registration information?

Please use this link for instructions: http://help.eventbrite.com/customer/portal/articles/430100-how-to-update-your-ticket-registration-information  There is also a ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom if you need help!

I bought multiple tickets but I’m giving some away as gifts. Do I need to change the name on all of them?

We’re only checking IDs for complimentary passes given to press and special guests, so if you buy multiple tickets you can leave your name on each one if you’re not sure who you’re bringing. However, each ticket can be scanned at registration only once, so make sure you only share the ticket with its rightful owner.

What are the show hours?

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 — VIP/Pro/Press 10 am – 5 pm, General Admission 11 am – 5 pm

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – VIP/Pro/Press 10 am – 4 pm, General Admission 11 am – 4 pm

When will you sell out?

VIP Sunday tickets are now onsale but nearly sold out! Sunday General Admission is also sold out! Professional Weekend Passes will be sold out by Monday January 25th. Saturday General Admission looks likely to sell out by Wednesday January 27th.

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show!

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January 26th, 2016 by Cherry

All my foodies meet me DTLA for the LA Weekly’s The Essentials event on Saturday, February 20th at the California Market Center.

 

 

It will be a fun night of tasty bites and samples of beer, wine & cocktails from 60 of LA’s best restaurants featured in LA Weekly’s 99 Essential Restaurants issue that will be out the same week!

GA tickets are on sale now for $65 and can be purchased at ticketf.ly/1SqR9ka.
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January 21st, 2016 by Cherry

I’m so excited for the chance to see the return of Kinky Boots (on Broadway starring Wayne Brady) at the Pantages! I LOVED the film when it came out a few years ago and when I heard Cyndi Lauper was making it a musical I thought ‘what a great idea’. Now that it’s returning to the Pantages for the 2016 season I’m planning to put on my highest red heels for a night of music and dancing! I recommend you take advantage of the presale that ends on 1/23/16 at 11:59PM for great tickets OR buy a season pass to enjoy great Broadway Shows right here in Hollywood.

THEATER Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036

 

If you haven’t gotten your beloved or best friend a Valentine’s Day gift why not celebrate fun, music and laughter with a Pantages Show?  I recommend a pair of RED sexy RED boots and a pair of tickets to Kinky Boots with a BIG RED BOW at the Pantages!

Description: KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS (YouTube Sneak Peek of Broadway Show) features a joyous, Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JERRY MITCHELL and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why — sometimes — the best way to fit in is to stand out!

 

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