Arts & Entertainment
Phantom Projects’ 3rd Annual Young Artists Project Unites Seven Performers for a Unique Evening of Original Music, Theatre, Film, and Dance at the La Mirada Theatre, August 8th at 7 P.M.
La Mirada~ Put seven promising young artists in a workshop environment with no creative limits, stir with the guidance of a veteran director, and cook under the pressure of a public performance within weeks and what do you get? You get a theatrical event that blends drama, poetry, comedy, dance, film, and spoke word.
Phantom Projects Educational Theatre Group's Third Young Artist Project is currently providing this kind of crucible for a talented troupe of former strangers who are suddenly experiencing the joy and pressure of creating professional theatre.
They will perform their evening program at 7 p.m. on August 8 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. For tickets ($6 to $20) or additional information, call 714-994-6310 or visit PhantomProjects.com.
The Young Artists Project is the brainchild of Steve Cisneros, Phantom Projects Founder and Artistic Director, who launched the program in 2007 as part of his company's 10th Anniversary.
The group had never met before their first rehearsal, and rehearsed every day for 14 days including one unique rehearsal that began at 12-midnight and ran until 8AM. The participating artists are Marnin Grace Abad (18, Anaheim), Gennesis Lopez (18, Los Angeles), Emily Lappi (16, Las Flores), Caitlin Selitrennikoff (19, Anaheim Hills), Emily Walker (18, Huntington Beach), Jon Wayne (19, La Habra), Kelley Williams (20, Alta Dena).
McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts Announces “National Youth Summer Stock” for Talented Young Singers and Dancers from So.California and Across the Nation
Yorba Linda~The McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts (MRCA) will launch the nation's only "Summer Stock" for talented young musical theatre performers, selected by audition from Southern California and throughout the United States, to be held in Orange County, California from July 13 through August 15, 2009.
Genesis Awards 2006
The 20th gala honoring members of the news and entertainment media for highlighting animal issues. There were two firsts for me at this years event. I recorded live segments of my radio show and my wife Carmen co-hosted with me. Below you can listen to the program's four segments that were recorded live in March 2006.
Segment 1: Tony and Carmen on the red carpet, before the festivities, spontaneously interviewing Kelly Bishop and then Steve Valentine (with a lot of chatter in between).
Segment 2: Tony and Carmen in the press room following the awards ceremony. Interviews include Jennifer Aspen, Don Woodard, Joe Mantegna, Tippi Hedren
Segment 3: Bob Linden (Go Vegan Radio), Amy Anzel (Animal Fair Magazine)
Segment 4: Esai Morales & wrap up of the show
More interviews from after the show
Steve Valentine Nadine Schubailat Ed Begley Jr.
2007 Genesis Awards Photos
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Genesis Photos Added
We have been covering the Genesis Awards since 2001. The La Mirada Blog is very sensitive to animal issues. If you know of any concerns or issues involving animals that you think should get more attention, please let us know. Celebrities lend their name to help raise awareness.
Enjoy the celebrity photos from past coverage that many of you have been asking for. Also, look for the 2008 photos to come out soon.
19th Genesis Awards photos (2005)
17th Genesis Awards photos (2003)
16th Genesis Awards photos (2002)
15th Genesis Awards photos (2001)
This, by far, will always be my favorite Genesis coverage. I met and interviewed Valerie Harper (Rhoda), I chummed it with Traci Bingham, met LA District Attorney Steve Cooley, and chatted with the now deceased, Dennis Weaver. I also met Genesis perennials, Linda Blair and James Cromwell, whom I interviewed for the first time.
Genesis Awards 2005
Tony Aiello attended the 19th annual Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills on March 19th, 2005. The ceremony presents awards to the media for outstanding coverage of animal rights/abuse issues during this last year. Many celebrities attended this event to lend their name in support of animals. Tony had sit-down interviews with many of them, discussing this great cause. The interviews were played on Tony's radio show on Monday's April 11th, 18th and April 25th, 2005. Of course, if you didn't have a chance to listen live, you can listen now.
Click the play buttons below to listen to an interview.
April 11, 2005: Linda Blair (actress), Tippi Hedren (shambala.org), Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue), Angus T. Jones (actor), Stephen Bishop (recording artist), Nellie McKay (recording artist.)
April 18, 2005: Steve Valentine (NYPD Blue), Will Estes (actor), Lake Bell (actress), Julia Barr (actress, All My Children.)
April 25, 2005: Christian Martin (Dateline), Persia White (Girlfriends), Sofia Vassilieva (actress), & James Cromwell (movie actor)
Genesis Awards 2007
The annual Genesis Awards pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal-protection issues. Recipients are honored in a wide range of categories for highlighting emerging issues, or bringing a fresh perspective to long-standing ones.
For 20 years, the Genesis Awards has been honoring individuals in the news and entertainment media whose outstanding works have spotlighted animal issues with courage, creativity and integrity. The Twentieth Anniversary Genesis Awards will celebrate both the coverage of 2006 and the most memorable moments of the past two decades.
Exclusive interviews from the 21st annual Genesis Awards in 2007:
Burt Young (Rocky)
Dominic Scott Kay (voice of Wilbur, Charlotte's Web)