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Turn Your Time Into Dollars

Turn Your Time Into Dollars

“We define others not by what they have but by what they lack. Rather than examine what they can offer,” writes Edgar Cahn, recipient of DC Human Rights Award, author of No More Throw-Away People and founder of Time Banks USA, “we categorize vast swaths of our society by what they need.” My husband and I got involved with TimeBanking through […]

NH Lifetime Achievement Award for Stephen Sondheim

NH Lifetime Achievement Award for Stephen Sondheim

Received this today in my inbox from Levine Breaking News: Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is being awarded one of the top honors in the arts world: the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement. The award is being presented Sunday at the MacDowell Colony, the prestigious retreat for artists, writers and composers in Peterborough, N.H. This is […]

You Broke Our FringeMeter

You Broke Our FringeMeter

True. You, who is standing in line at the theatre, tweeting about the show you are about to see. And you who made a bet with your friends, that you could see more shows then them. And you, who stormed out of the show 5 minutes before it ended, just so you can catch your […]

Fringe Submersion

Fringe Submersion

The Fringe has been in full swing for two weeks and I’ve been seeing as many shows as possible, with as many as 5 in one day. I’ve even taken my baby son, Sydney, with me on the Fringe journey and he saw with me three shows in one day. Two one person shows and […]

Hollywood looks better and is safer with the Fringe

Hollywood looks better and is safer with the Fringe

That’s right and we all know it to be true! During the Fringe there is lots of activity on the street. I bump into people from all over the city who walk in between shows to visit the local coffee shop, they wait by the bus stop, they come to Hollywood via bike and the […]

What is Art? And Why Does It Matter?

What is Art? And Why Does It Matter?

A film commission for the Arts Council’s annual State of the Arts conference by artist film-makers straybird (Becky Edmunds and Lucy Cash) featuring Jeanette Winterson and Hofesh Shechter, amongst others. Find out more about State of the Arts http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sota12 Find out more about straybird http://www.straybird.org

Taxing Theatres - Bill AB2540 Pulled

Taxing Theatres – Bill AB2540 Pulled

California Arts Advocates sent a newsletter out today announcing that the bill to tax theatres has been pulled! Yay! Thank you all who signed the petition and who called in, sent emails and advocated for the arts! Here is the email from CAA: Due to the overwhelming response of CAA members and other arts communities in […]

A Big Thanks from Independent Shakespeare Company and the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council [Updated]

A Big Thanks from Independent Shakespeare Company and the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council [Updated]

For a few days, the Independent Shakespeare Company was in danger of losing a recent funding award from the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council. The call went out asking for help. LemonHeads responded valiantly, forwarding the Bitter Lemons article to hundreds of supporters and driving traffic to an online petition that resulted in ~250 signatures and […]

Shakespeare is in Need!

Shakespeare is in Need!

Last month the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (a wonderful group of people!) awarded the Independent Shakespeare Company (another wonderful group of people!) $5000 toward their operating expenses with the expectation that the ISC would conduct outreach on behalf of the AVNC, host a neighborhood council night at one of the performances, conduct free workshops for families during the summer, […]

The Beginning is Near

The Beginning is Near

This is a beautiful video of OccupyLA. I’m proud of Angelinos standing their ground last night and I hope that it’s true that this is just the beginning. Occupy Los Angeles – The Beginning Is Near from Marta Evry on Vimeo.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs!

R.I.P. Steve Jobs!

  Very, very sad! We lost a good man who changed the world as we knew it and he changed our generation! I’m going to wear tonight and tomorrow a black turtleneck and jeans in his remembrance! His death is a big loss to all of us, even those who didn’t use Apple products. RIP […]

Neighborhood Councils Support their Local Theatres

Neighborhood Councils Support their Local Theatres

The PURPOSE OF NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS is “To promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs” ~ Los Angeles City Charter, Article IX. And oh boy, do we have plenty of local needs that need governmental attention! It seems like some of our officials live in a bubble and never […]

Metro offers Free and Special Service during Carmageddon Weekend

Metro offers Free and Special Service during Carmageddon Weekend

+ Now this is something way cool to get here in Los Angeles: Free Metro train service, added transit lines and discounted fares. Love it! If you plan on going out this weekend, get to know your local Metro service and take advantage of these great deals! Metro is adding 100 buses and 32 rail […]

And the Awards at the 2nd Annual Fringe Festival go to...

And the Awards at the 2nd Annual Fringe Festival go to…

The Top of the Fringe Award 4 Clowns Fringe Freak Award for Best International Show How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse Fringe Freak Award for Best World Premier 4 Clowns Fringe Freak Award for Best Comedy Lost Moon Radio Fringe Freak Award for Best Theatre Girl Band in the Men’s Room Fringe Freak Award for […]

Critics Panel Video

Critics Panel Video

If you missed Saturday mornings Critics Panel at Fringe Central, you still can catch the discussion here, courtesy of StageNStream.com. We welcome your comments and even suggestions for future panels below or on our YouTube channel. Fringe Critics Panel – Part 1 Fringe Critics Panel – Part 2 Fringe Critics Panel – Part 3 Fringe […]

And the Bitter Lemons Outrageous Award for Theatre Nominees are

And the Bitter Lemons Outrageous Award for Theatre Nominees are

This year there were so many fantastic shows at the Fringe, we couldn’t get enough and we hope that a lot of them will continue their performances way beyond this weekend. There were lots of premiers, lots of new directors and writers, who tried their craft in live theatre and there was also some amazing […]

The Daily FringeMeter Update - 6/26/2011

The Daily FringeMeter Update – 6/26/2011

Hollywood Fringe Festival 2011 Rankings And here is the last Daily FringeMeter Update for this years Hollywood Fringe Festival. Today is the last day to wear yourself out on theatre, so get out and get down to Hollywood. And don’t forget, there is the Awards Show tonight at Fringe Central which includes the Bitter Lemons […]

Top Five Fringe Faves So Far by Enci [UPDATED]

Top Five Fringe Faves So Far by Enci [UPDATED]

Yesterday I got to see a few more shows and I have to add them to this list, as they were very, very good and I hope you can catch these in the next 3 days! So below is the revised list of my top shows, now expanded to 7 from the previous 5. Colin […]

Friday Feature: Fringe Show Videos by Bitter Lemons Supporters

Friday Feature: Fringe Show Videos by Bitter Lemons Supporters

If you wonder who the Bitter Lemons supporters of the Fringe are, all you have to do is click here. These productions support us by advertising on our site and we in return help them get the word out about their show. Colin and I have seen a bunch of shows already from these selection, […]

A Live Reading of Ulysses on Twitter

A Live Reading of Ulysses on Twitter

Just about a year ago got hooked on Romeo and Juliet on Twitter, even though the “tweetformance” had quite a few flaws in my opinion. Now I came across a new “tweetformance”, this time in the form of a live reading of James Joyce’s famously impenetrable modernist masterpiece Ulysses. According to the Wiki, Ulysses is […]

Friday Feature: La Razón Blindada (The Armored Reason)

Friday Feature: La Razón Blindada (The Armored Reason)

La Razón Blindada, (The Armored Reason), playing at the 24th Street Theatre, has received many great reviews and even the LA Weekly 2011 Award for Production of the Year. I think the video is beautifully done and it’s also a great teaser. This production extended already 3 times, if I’m not mistaken, so get down […]

Arthur Laurents, Playwright and Director on Broadway, Dies at 93

Arthur Laurents, Playwright and Director on Broadway, Dies at 93

Sad news came from the LA Times yesterday: Arthur Laurents, the playwright, screenwriter and director who wrote and ultimately transformed two of Broadway’s landmark shows, “Gypsy” and “West Side Story,” and created one of Hollywood’s most well-known romances, “The Way We Were,” died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 93. The cause […]

Friday Feature - The Global Theatre Project

Friday Feature – The Global Theatre Project

I came across this video by chance as I set up the Daily News for Bitter Lemons and #LAThtr.  I was surprised to spot some of my friends in it and I was happy to see that this video production embraced the deaf and the hard of hearing.There is ASL actors interpreting the play and […]

Psittacus Cyclopsicus Mother Fuckin’ Terrificus Trailer

Psittacus Cyclopsicus Mother Fuckin’ Terrificus Trailer

I haven’t seen this production yet but reading the 100% SWEET reviews and seeing Colins great quote “Psittacus Cyclopsicus Mother Fuckin’ Terrificus”, I’m intrigued and I’m planning to attend their extension. Psittacus Productions’ show CYCLOPS: A Rock Opera is moving to the Carrie Hamilton Theater @ Pasadena Playhouse. The first preview is April 7, 2011 […]

World Theatre Day is this coming weekend, March 27th

World Theatre Day is this coming weekend, March 27th

What have you planned for World Theatre Day, a 50 year old celebration of the Arts in Theatre? I see quite a few cities worldwide signed up on the World Theatre Day website but I can’t find anything going on in Los Angeles. If you are planning to celebrate World Theatre Day in LA, let […]

Hollywood Fringe Festival Registration Deadline Approaching

Hollywood Fringe Festival Registration Deadline Approaching

Here is the latest Hollywood Fringe Festival Newsletter. If you don’t receive these sign up here. And be sure to register your show asap! Being in the fringe guide is essential. I took that guide with me everywhere for two weeks and handed it to friends and strangers who looked bored on Hollywood Blvd. Greetings, […]

Where to Vote? Text to find out or find it on this map.

Where to Vote? Text to find out or find it on this map.

Regardless who you vote for or what your political views are, it is our Right and Responsibility to vote in all elections. Please, go out to the polls tomorrow and vote! Every vote counts! Find the polling location below or you can also text “where” to 30644 (or “donde,” for Spanish). You’ll get a text […]

Odyssey's Tales from Hollywood is loaded with talent

Odyssey’s Tales from Hollywood is loaded with talent

Shooting photos at the Odyssey Theatre is always rewarding!  I’m honored to be able to do what I love and get paid for it and in my career as a photographer, nothing inspires me more than shooting live theatre. Shooting performances on stage, I get to watch actors close up, I get to study their […]

The Hollywood Fringe Festival returns in June 2011

The Hollywood Fringe Festival returns in June 2011

This email (below) came from Hollywood Fringe Festival Director Ben Hill. Since it is early in the game, you’ll have plenty of time to prepare and figure out where you will fit in at this wonderful Festival: ************************************* The Fringe Returns the festival strikes back june 16-26 I hope everyone had a marvelous summer filled […]

Ecodrama Playwrights Festival ~ 2012

Ecodrama Playwrights Festival ~ 2012

EMOS (Earth Matters on Stage)™ Ecodrama Playwrights Festival ~ 2012 At the University of Oregon’s Miller Theatre Complex, May 24-June 3, 2012 CALL FOR SCRIPTS First place Award: $1,000 and workshop production Second place Award: $500 and workshop production Honorable mentions: public staged reading The Guidelines for Playwrights describe the focus of the Festival. Please […]