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New Town Hall Theatre Director is Experienced and Ambitious
Town Hall Theatre recruited a part-British lover of English language and literature, Susan E. Evans, to lead the next chapter of the history of the venerable local live theater company.
By Sophie Braccini



Botanica Show Blooms at Moraga Gallery
The stunning photographs of flowers by Lucy Beck will be featured at the Moraga Art Gallery's upcoming show "Botanica" beginning Jan. 11.
Beck, a Lafayette resident, has been ph ...
By Kara Navolio



Lamorinda Laughter Coming to Town Hall Theatre's Comedy Night
Town Hall Theatre will be featuring a very special Comedy Night on Jan. 19, hosted by Lafayette's Special Education Enrichment and Development program.
The headliner for this event is ...
By Pippa Fisher



Film Clips
Fences" is the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson. As with most plays transformed to the big screen, the story and setting must be opened up so the audience does not feel claustrophobic. Director Denzel Washington achieved this above ...By Derek Zemrak



Film Clips
The Oscar Nominations will be announced on Jan. 24 and I guarantee you will be hearing "Manchester By the Sea" several times. It has already won best film honors of 2016 from the National Board of Review and nominated for eight Broadcast Film Critics Association ...By Derek Zemrak



Orinda Theater Celebrates its 75th Anniversary With A Night To Remember
On Dec. 29 there will be a unique opportunity in Orinda to step back in time 75 years and find oneself magically transported to the inauguration of the Orinda Theater on Dec. 29 1941. The theater is a the beloved landmark that signals Orinda as much as the Eiffel ...By Sophie Braccini



Lamorinda Theatres Celebrate the Season with Unique Films and Fun
The Rheem Theatre will get people into the holiday spirit at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 with the Psychotronix Christmas Film Festival. This crazy, fun-filled evening will include some of the weirdest, wildest and wackiest Christmas short subjects all projected on 16MM film. The ...By Derek Zemrak



CAPA's 'Nutcracker' is a Holiday Treat
Snow falls onstage and the Christmas tree magically grows to great heights in the California Academy of Performing Arts presentation of "The Nutcracker" at the Campolindo Performing Arts Center from Dec. 16 through 18 at the Campolindo Performing Arts Center.
Submitted by Lynn Davis



'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' is a Funny and Touching Family Affair
There is no better family outing to start the holiday season than going together to a live, festive performance. This year Town Hall Theatre offers that perfect opportunity: a show for all ages, by an all-ages cast in the seasonal appropriate "The Best Christmas ...By Sophie Braccini



Film Clips
As the Beatles song goes: "There's nothing you can know that isn't known. Nothing you can see that isn't shown. There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be. It's easy. All you need is love. Love is all you need." "Loving," the movie, shows the ...By Derek Zemrak



Maestro Lawrence Kohl Honored for His Contribution to Lamorinda Arts
Nineteen years ago the Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission created an award to recognize those who advance the arts in a way that promotes communication, education, appreciation and collaboration throughout the county. This year, the commission honored ...By Sophie Braccini



Lew's Abstract Work Shines at LLLC
Local artist David Lew's work is now on display at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center until Dec. 8. The American painter of Asian origin's work can be described as abstractions with bright colors that tend to bring visual excitement to observers.
By Sophie Braccini



Swedish Film 'Ove' Delights in Orinda
There is a lot to love about this month's international film shown at the Orinda Theatre, "A Man Called Ove" (En Man Som Etter Ove) from Sweden, a comedy-drama that tells the story of a grumpy old man. It is a very well-made, feel-good movie - with tears and laughter ...By Sophie Braccini



Vibrant Landscapes of Contra Costa County is a Feast for the Eyes
The vibrantly depicted landscapes of the late Lundy Siegriest (1925-1985) are on display at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center through Nov. 20.
Siegriest's father, Louis Bassi ...
By Kara Navolio



Film Clips
The opening scene of the movie "The Accountant" has a young autistic boy struggling to find the last piece of a puzzle, which is creating frustration and confusion in the child. Was this a foreshadowing the director, Gavin O'Conner ("Tumbleweeds") was trying to create? ...By Derek Zemrak



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