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Immediate Family Hosts Star Studded Opening Night

Immediate Family cast and crew

Immediate Family cast and crew

LOS ANGELES, CA- On Sunday, May 3, “Immediate Family” written by Paul Oakley Stovall and directed by Phylicia Rashad debuted at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Several celebrity guests arrived to the theater via red carpet. They included: Debbie Allen, Ava DuVernay, Jackée Harry, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Vanessa Williams, and a countless number of others.

“Immediate Family” is a biting new comedy which explores evolving ideas of marriage and family. When the Bryant siblings come together for the first time in five years to attend a wedding, the family reunion quickly becomes a hilarious family showdown. Secrets are revealed and long-held beliefs are challenged as a spirited game of cards brings all of the family dysfunctions to the table. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune said the play is “highly entertaining … [it] just bursts with life.”

The Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The play will run through June 7. Tickets are available in person at the CTG box office, by phone (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

Come Get Your BBQ Fix for Fight Night!

Photo by Jay Parnell

Photo by Jay Parnell

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Just in time for fight night, Willing Winn Association and Mission (WWAM) Inc., will be hosting their second BBQ Fundraiser of the year. They will be barbecuing it up behind the Family Dollar at 146 West Baseline Street in San Bernardino from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For the fight there will be a special “Fight Fix” at just $30 which includes 1 slab of pork ribs, 1 pint of potato salad, and 1 loaf of bread. Regular menu items and price includes: a beef brisket, $14; hot link plate, $11; chicken plate, $11; pork rib plate, $13; combo plate (3 meats), $17; and peach cobbler, $4. Each plate comes with two sides of cabbage, red rice, baked beans, or potato salad.

For more information, please contact (909) 890-8674.

WWAM BBQ 2

Photos by Jay Parnell

 

The Rialto “Drop In” Jazz Festival Review

Mayor Robertson with Shelia E/Photo Courtesy of Lea Michelle Cash

Mayor Robertson with Shelia E/Photo Courtesy of Lea Michelle Cash

By Anthony Garcia

Arriving at Frisbie Park, the security at the main gate was helpful, courteous, well organized and especially friendly. The City of Rialto Police Department was helpful, professional as was the City of Rialto Fire Department. Overall, the staff and affiliations of the Rialto Jazz Festival were friendly which made us feel safe and comfortable. Thank you all so very much. Our hats go off to you!

The concert layout was impressive catering to the festival goers. No matter where you put your lawn chair, you had a great view of the stage. The sound system was incredible out front. The audience was great and ready for a Festive Day. Walking through the crowd I bumped into lifelong residents of the City of Rialto, Gabby and Stella Acevedo, enjoying the festival and mentioned that the Festival put the City of Rialto on the map and would like to see more of it.

Deborah Robertson and Colton Mayor Richard Delarosa

Deborah Robertson and Colton Mayor Richard Delarosa

Approaching the entertainment tent, Mayor of Rialto, Deborah Robertson Executive Director of the Festival introduced herself. We had a great conversation. She is a brilliant person, women of vision with a positive outlook of life.

The Event Director George Harris, Executive Director Deborah Robertson, and Assistant Director Sheree Lewis, all should be proud of the Festival. It was a reality and a success on their input of this event. They were all there for the entire festival with the best of us in the rain at the Rialto “Drop In” Jazz Festival.

Tommy Davidson (center) on stage along with Mayor Deborah Robertson (right)

Tommy Davidson (center) on stage along with Mayor Deborah Robertson (right)