Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Sunday, April 28, 2013
Media Reform Summit: Good Grief – Who’s Going to Cover LA News Now?
Have you been following the news about the news lately?
Across this country, the independent, locally-owned journalism we rely on to keep watch on government and big business is under assault. The explosive growth of the Internet, combined with a slowing economy, has sent circulation and viewership numbers into a nosedive and led to massive layoffs of experienced journalists. Big stories are going unreported; some papers have stopped publishing and others are cutting back on home delivery.
Here in Los Angeles, there are reports that the Koch Brothers, Rupert Murdoch, or maybe even Eli Broad or Austin Beutner could buy the financially-ailing Los Angeles Times. Would any of them improve its news coverage or community service? And what would it mean to the city if the paper continues to decline or disappears?
Join us in exploring these issues on Saturday at our 6th Annual LA Media Reform Summit: Good Grief – Who’s Going to Cover LA News Now?
We'll hear from: former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps; Media Matters Vice President Angelo Carusone; former LA Times reporter Tim Rutten; LA Progressive Co-Founder Sharon Kyle; KCETLink Web Editor Brian Frank, and more!
See the full agenda here: http://lamediareform.org/
FILM SCREENING: In conjunction with our friends at MoveOn.org, we're hosting a screening of "War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State" a new film by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Foundation. The showing begins at 7:30 p.m. in Mosher 1.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
HAIRSPRAY, The Broadway Musical
Based on the New Line Cinema Film written and directed by John Waters
The world of the '50's is changing, television is going from black and white to color, and Baltimore dance fanatic, plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad wins a place on a local TV dance show and becomes one of the “Nicest Kids in Town”. Her exuberance bubbles over, but when she learns that she’s not the only one who “some people” want to keep away from the cameras, she sets out to turn Civil Wrongs into Civil Rights, so that everybody at the party can dance together on screen.
HAIRSRPAY, The Broadway Musical is John Waters’ cult film turned into the hit Broadway musical comedy of the new millennium. The winner of 8 Tony awards, 9 Drama Desk Awards, and 4 Olivier Awards, this show introduced some of the most popular Broadway tunes of the last twenty years, including: "Good Morning Baltimore", "I Can Hear the Bells", "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs", "Welcome to the 60’s", "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful", "(You’re) Timeless to Me", "Without Love", “You Can’t Stop the Beat!”
book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Additional performances are April 19 & 21 at 7:30pm, April 20 at 12:00pm, April 26 & 28 at 7:30pm and May 18 at 8:30pm