NINJA Blender Reviews – New for 2015

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How David Geffen’s gift to Lincoln Center reflects on Music Center

With the news Wednesday of David Geffen’s $100-million gift to Lincoln Center for the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall — which will be renamed David Geffen Concert Hall — the first sound I thought I heard was a resounding slap in the face of the Music Center.

Bruce Willis returning to the stage in Broadway’s ‘Misery’

In the immortal words of Annie Wilkes, “Misery’s alive! Misery’s alive!”

Top Rated Jogging Strollers With Car Seat Jogger Stroller Travel Systems

Great selection of the best top-rated jogging strollers that come with a car seat (stroller/car seat combo) – found the list here: (tip: you can click any picture there to read all the reviews and get sale prices on any of the stroller travel system combos).

‘Hollywood Costume’ sells 78,000 tickets at future Academy Museum site

“Hollywood Costume,” a multimedia exhibition at the site of the future Academy Museum, sold 78,000 tickets between its opening on Oct. 2 and its closing on Monday, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

L.A. Phil’s Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla lights a fire at Disney Hall

There is no such thing as a fluke Hollywood Bowl triumph. Given the combination of severely limited rehearsal time, amplification and summer orchestral doldrums, so much can go wrong that an outstanding conductor can easily make a poor first impression.

The Mosul Museum video from Islamic State could be a staged drama

The Islamic State wants the global community to know that there’s a new sheriff in town. So it wrecked a museum full of precious sculptures and on Thursday posted video of the vandalism on the Internet.

L.A. drama critics pan pay hike plan for actors in small theaters

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has roundly panned a plan to require a minimum wage of $9 an hour for actors who perform in dozens of small theaters in Los Angeles, saying it isn’t just a mess, but a menace.

Gabriel Kahane’s moving love letter to L.A., ‘The Ambassador’

Gabriel Kahane hearts L.A.

Pacific Playwrights Festival for 2015 lines up seven plays

New works by Rajiv Joseph, Melissa Ross and Itamar Moses as well as a new Theatre Movement Bazaar piece inspired by “The Godfather” will be part of the 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival, held from April 24 to 26 at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa.