Yield to Temptations to See ‘Ain’t Too Proud’

Yield to Temptations to See ‘Ain’t Too Proud’

“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” fired up the crowd at its Los Angeles debut Friday, Aug. 24, at the Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theater. “Ain’t Too Proud” tells the story of one of the greatest R&B groups of all time, The Temptations, who yielded a bumper crop of sensational […]

A ‘Wholehearted’ Gripping Play

A ‘Wholehearted’ Gripping Play

“The Wholehearted,” the play that opened Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, features a gripping portrait of a female boxer who reached the top and knows down is the only perspective left to her. A multimedia experience, the show uses video interviews, songs, physicality and a fabulous performance from Suli Holum to tell a tale […]

Race Issues Give ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ the Blues

Race Issues Give ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ the Blues

August Wilson wrote a series of 10 plays about various periods in African American life in the U.S. One of the standouts is “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which opened Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Wilson’s works look at Black culture and identity, with an emphasis on race relations and injustices. His […]