All posts tagged: THEATER

what are the best events in entertainment this january?

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Entertainment Calendar highlights notable new events in theater, film, popular music and television in January 2018. It’s a quick read, after which you’ll be pop-culturally literate all month. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For a list of new books being published this month, click here. January means awards season in Hollywood and in the music business, and its also Sundance Film Festival month. There are some cool plays opening, and several music luminaries are on tour this month, including Khalid, Katy Perry, The Killers and Shakira. Portlandia returns to television. And there’s a new Liam Neeson movie. But we’re most excited to see Taraji P. Henson in her new star turn as Proud Mary. Whatever January brings, we feel sure it’ll be entertaining.

what are the best events in entertainment this december?

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Entertainment Calendar highlights notable new events in books, theater, podcasts, film, popular music and television in December 2017. It’s your one-stop destination to be culturally literate all month — after all, you’re going to need something to talk about at all of those holiday parties! For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Entertainment events, click here. And don’t forget to check out our list of the perfect books to read in the month of December.

Anna Deavere Smith on the Essence of the American Spirit

Anna Deavere Smith needs no introduction. Even those with only a passing knowledge of American culture know that she is a wildly talented playwright, actress, professor and journalist. She has delivered riveting theatrical performances in her ground-breaking one-woman plays, including Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities; and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. All were shaped from stories she elicited through recorded interviews, which she then personally portrayed on stage. We’ve seen her in film and on television in three different roles as a trusted counselor to the American President; as a hip grandmother on Black-ish; and as a nursing manager in Nurse Jackie (note that she is often cast as a woman of strength, wisdom and purpose). She has served as a professor at Stanford and New York University. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grant; a National Humanities Medal, which she received from President Barak Obama; and a George Polk Career Award, one of the top awards in journalism. She has been lauded for her portrayal of authentic …

See Luxury in a new light with: Anna Deavere Smith

The Dandelion Chandelier Luminary Café is the place to find a series of personal interviews with fascinating people who are stellar achievers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our Luminaries are sharing their origin stories, life philosophies, secret songs, guilty pleasures and hidden talents. It’s guaranteed to be illuminating.  Anna Deavere Smith is a playwright, actress, professor and journalist. She has delivered riveting theatrical performances in her one-woman plays, including Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; and Notes from the Field. All were shaped from stories she elicited through recorded interviews, which she then personally portrayed on stage. Anna has portrayed Presidential advisers on television and in film in The West Wing, The American President, and Dave. She has played roles on the hit shows Nurse Jackie and Black-ish. She has served as a professor at Stanford and New York University. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grant; a National Humanities Medal, which she received from President Barack Obama; and a George Polk Career Award, one …