Looking for something to do this Friday, Aug. 28? Two noteworthy local shows popped on our radars. First up: Rising Peoria pop-rock shaggy-haired heartthrobs Hello Hollywood will headline a show at Glendale's The Bridge with fellow West side buzz band It's Like Love (pictured), Crash Coordinat ... More >>
Haggis is back. And they have a show planned at Mesa's Hollywood Alley on Saturday, Aug. 29. The rock band, who has been around for years although they rarely gig these days, will perform with desert rockers Truckers on Speed and N.A.P.P.The show starts at 9 p.m. and cover i ... More >>
When financial considerations mean songs needs to be replaced for a DVD release of a film or a TV show, producers usually turn to generic sounding music to take the place of the more popular, but prohibitively expensive, tune. Tinsel-town just might come ... More >>
Reduced Shakespeare Co.The farce is with them: Dominic Conti and Jerry Kernion in Completely Hollywood (abridged). (Note: Kernion does not appear in the current Valley production.)I used to assume that there simply is no men's dressing room at downtown Scottsdale's Theater 4301 -- it's the stomping ... More >>
Here's something unusual that caught my eye: TV night at a local hangout.
A couple weeks ago, Hollywood Alley started hosting No Reservations night on Mondays, and it's exactly what it sounds like, three back-to-back episodes of Anthony Bourdain's awesome eat-drink-travel show.
That means you can h ... More >>
Casey Carlson: Just one night away from going back to making bubble tea for good.After a horrible, seizure-inducing Hollywood Week, I was actually sort of excited to get this show on the road and hear the offerings of The Best Singers in All the Land, as decreed by the "experts." I should have known ... More >>
I like to compare "Group Night," during Hollywood Week of American Idol, to what I've heard it's like to give birth: You look forward to it at first, because it seems like it should be so drama-filled and juicy and fun to watch. And then you start to watch (or go into labor, if you're sticking with ... More >>
It's a day I was starting to think might never come--after three long, back-breaking weeks of watching American Idol auditions, we finally arrive at Hollywood Week, where the good-enough-to-make-it-to-Hollywood-but-too-mediocre-to-make-it-to-the-finals are weeded out and the best of the best are l ... More >>
Chris Kirkham and his friend Greg the Rabbit (or, as he's known to friends, Grabbit).Hey! We're almost there, folks! Almost at the end of the tedious Idol audition process and what is shaping up to be a yawner of a season so far. Hollywood Week starts on Tuesday, and that promises to be, at least, a ... More >>
George Ramirez at Gettysburg--Whoops, we mean the Jacksonville American Idol auditions.I've never been able to pinpoint exactly the reason, but I've always had an extreme, visceral dislike of the state of Florida. Maybe it's the alligators, perhaps it's the humidity that turns my hair into a giant p ... More >>
The home of Rice-A-Roni, the Golden Gate Bridge and a bevy of fabulous gays was host to the third night of pre-Hollywood American Idol auditions, and can we agree on one thing right off the bat? Yes, yes, there was the excitement of the Inauguration, but isn't it really Akilah Askew-Gholston's AI au ... More >>