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After graduating with honors from Brown University, John Lavitt lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with the late American poet Robert Lax. As a journalist, John published over 550 articles for The Fix about addiction and recovery from 2015-2022. As a Hollywood Times reviewer, John has been awarded two National Arts & Entertainment Awards from the Los Angeles Press Club: Second Place for "Music Critic - Any Platform" in 2023 and Third Place for "Theatre/Performing Arts Feature - Online" in 2021. Find John on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

The Lights Of The Kirk Douglas Theatre Dim To Honor A...

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Marking the passing of Kirk Douglas, the Center Theatre Group dims the lights of the beautiful Culver City theatre named after the legendary actor...

Epic. Fun. Mesmerizing. The Cottons Trilogy Will Take Your Breath Away

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Part 2 of a Trilogy of Graphic Novels, Cottons: The White Carrot by Writer Jim Pascoe and Artist Heidi Arnhold is a Polished Fantasy...

Inspired Execution Shows the Lasting Power of “The Unseen Hand” by...

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Double-billed with “Killer’s Head” at The Odyssey Theatre, the measured craziness of Sam Shephard’s “The Unseen Hand” illuminates the complex chaos of the 21...

Taking A Traditional Journey With Sting On The Last Ship

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A bit old-fashioned with moderately stale tropes, this heartfelt musical at the Ahmanson Theatre shows how the sudden closing of an English shipyard affects...

Stone Temple Pilots (STP) Overcome Dual Tragedies To Celebrate The Music

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One Day Before Valentine’s Day 2020 at the Saban Theatre, Stone Temple Pilots (STP) will defy the dark shadows of the past by celebrating...

Earthquakes In London at Rogue Machine Theatre Shakes Up Venice

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Mike Bartlett’s drama about a family rocked by environmental catastrophe is staged with an undeniable immediacy by co-directors Hollace Starr and John Perrin Flynn. By...

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein & Cellist Matt Haimovitz Perform at The Wallis

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At the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, virtuosos Dinnerstein/Haimovitz come together for the “Then and Now” program that pairs Beethoven and Philip...