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Hollywood Sentinel dot com reports here on the Best of Los Angeles, as well as Breaking National News Including Burning Man's Pagan Past.

We had the pleasure to see Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre before, and they are not to be missed.”
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Burning Man: Aaron Joel Mitchell reportedly ran deliberately into the effigy of the 40 foot tall wicker man burned at the annual arts festival this weekend, in the desert near Reno, Nevada. After getting past firefighters, and tripping while in the fire, he later died. In the 1973 film 'Wicker Man,' main character Sergeant Howie investigates a series of murders by a group of pagans on an island, and later finds himself the kidnapped sacrifice to Satan (Pan), named the "willing, king-like, virgin fool." The tag-line for the film itself commands, "Flesh to Touch, Flesh to Burn, Don't Keep the Wicker Man Waiting!" With at least one recent attendee reporting to me how Burning Man has become a "drug fueled orgy of debauchery," it seems that some pagan attendees sadly, finally got their "willing king-like virgin fool."

Texas News

While Hollywood Sentinel has not investigated it, Salvation Army in Texas is reportedly a better alternative for donations for those who want to help those in Texas, rather than a certain other organization we won't name. The below video is some urgent advice from FEMA for residents of Texas. (explore FEMA online for more important videos)

The Best of Los Angeles

Madison McWilliams is only 15, yet already a rising star in the music world, with a voice well beyond her years. Watch out for her, and remember, you read it here first.

Dina Lohan (pictured here), the celebrity business leader, manager, and entertainer, who is also mother of movie-star Lindsay Lohan and star's Aliana Lohan, Dakota Lohan, and Michael Lohan Jr, is now booking out at select top venues world-wide for lectures concerning success in Hollywood, overcoming obstacles as a female in the entertainment industry, and surviving abuse. Booking, and Press Media contact Starpower Management at: 310-226-7176.

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, with artistic director Natasha Middleton and Ruben Tonoyan will be debuting "The Best of Khachaturian" next month. We had the pleasure to see Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre before, and they are not to be missed. The show will feature an evening of ballet and instrumental music written by iconic Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian including the famous “Saber Dance” and “Lezginka” from “Gayane,” as well as selections from “Spartacus" and "Masquerade.” It will also include a new work entitled “Remember,” set to selections from the “Cello Concerto in E-Minor,” in memory of the Armenian Genocide. The performance will be presented at the Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203 on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Visit:

Art in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the West Coast, with over 130,000 art works in its collection, from antiquity to present, with thousands on view daily. With six massive, great buildings, interconnected by nearby outdoor walkways, LACMA is adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Hancock Park, The Dorothy Collins Amphitheater, and the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

As LACMA states, "Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971 presents the storied history of the Dwan Gallery, one of the most important galleries of the postwar period in the U.S., and the dealer and patron Virginia Dwan." This show proves to be important, and entertaining; a must see for any lover of contemporary art of significance. Creatures of the Earth, Sea, and Sky: Painting the Panamanian Cosmos, though a small section, also proved to be great.

"Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage" here, is outstanding, and a must see. Focusing on Chagall's work on the Productions for the Moscow State Jewish Theater in the 1920s, the masterful artist designed costumes and monumental sets for ballet and opera in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. This exciting, legendary exhibition concentrates on Chagall’s four productions for the stage—namely, the ballets Aleko, set to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1942), The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky (1945), Daphnis and Chloé by Maurice Ravel (1958), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute (1967). Displaying works of fashion Chagall designed, animal masks, murals fashion sketches, paintings on loan and from private collection, and more, this good sized exhibition by this master proves why he is one of the greatest artists of all time. I just may have to go back and see this one again.

Also here at every Sunday at 6pm, LACMA has free classical Chamber Music performances in the Bing Theatre. Today performed The Emerson Trio, with Endre Balogh (violin), Antony Cooke (cello), and Donna Coleman (piano), performing Charles Ives (1874-1954); Piano Trio: Moderato, TSIAJ: Presto, Mederato con moto, and Ludwig van Beethoven; Piano Trio in D major, Opus 70, No. 1, "Ghost," Allegro vivace e con brio, Largo assai ed espressivo, and Presto, with The second movement of Beethoven's 'Ghost' and Ives being my favorite, 'Ghost' being a haunting, beautiful, romantic piece, and Ives 'Piano Trio' being excitingly avant' garde, melding into a kaleidoscope of sound, reminiscent at times of works by Phillip Glass or John Zorn, beautifully interpreted by the greatly talented Emerson Trio here. Leave early, to get good parking at LACMA. When we arrived today, the parking lot was full, as was street parking. Visit: http://www.LACMA

Starpower Management, the world renown talent management firm that represented Michael Jackson guitarist David Williams, now represents in addition to other stars--numerous master works of fine art, including original paintings by Chagall, Basquiat, Monet, Picasso, Warhol, Gauguin, Banksy, and many more. Serious buyers and sellers of master works in private collection contact Bruce Edwin below.

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