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Posts Tagged ‘Steven Leigh Morris’

National Entertainment Journalism Award Winners Announced

The LA Press Club held the ceremony to announce the winners of its National Entertainment Journalism awards last night. NBC-LA’s Tara Wallis-Finestone and Dylan Howard of RadarOnline were named  “co-entertainment journalists of the year.”

The Hollywood Reporter and the LA Times largely dominated the print categories. THR was named “Entertainment Publication” of the year, while The Times picked up first place awards in the news, feature and columnist categories.

LA Weekly‘s Steven Leigh Morris picked up the honor for print critic of the year.

Congrats to all!

Full list of winners after the jump.

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FishbowlLA Ticket Giveaway: Poor Behavior at the Mark Taper Forum

Greetings loyal Fishbowl readers. We have a pair of tickets to give away for the Oct. 7 showing of Theresa Rebeck‘s Poor Behavior at the Mark Taper Forum. The show starts at 8 and stars Johanna Day, Sharon Lawrence, Reg Rogers and Christopher Evan Welch.

The first person to email us with the subject header “Poor Behavior” gets the tickets. We’ll make sure they’re waiting for you at will call. All you aspiring theater critics out there, this one is especially for you. So email us right away. For FishbowlLA readers who want to check out the show but aren’t quick enough to win the giveaway, you can get discounted tickets here.

More info on the show here. Read the always reliable Steven Leigh Morris‘ take on the show in the LA Weekly here. Legal mumbo jumbo after the jump:

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USC Annenberg Launches ‘Pop-Up Newsroom’ Enigine28.com to Cover LA ‘Theaterpalooza’

For the next five days, one of the most massive conglomerations of theater festivals in the world is waylaying in Los Angeles: Radar L.A., Hollywood Fringe, the Asian American Theater Conference and Festival as well as 2011 the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) National Conference. That’s a tall order for arts journalists and editors to try to comprehensively cover at any time, let alone in the middle of the LA Film Fest.

But this year, USC Annenberg has conscripted 40 journalists from all over the country, including Susan Brenneman of the LA Times, Rebecca Haithcoat of LA Weekly, Edward Lifson, formerly of NPR, Steven Leigh Morris, critic-at-large for the LA Weekly and Laurie Ochoa, co-founder of Slake, to cover the madness. With former Philadelphia Inquirer arts editor Jeff Weinstein at the helm, the site, called Engine28.com, will serve as a five-day “pop-up newsroom” to cover as much of the theater bonanza as possible.

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James Rainey vs Jill Stewart Redux

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Jill Stewart penned a rebuttal to James Rainey’s “take-down” piece about the LA Weekly.

Since LATimes.com is crashing on and off due to the Michael Jackson deluge, we have posted then entire piece after the break, but here’s an excerpt:

Rainey accuses me of being an ideologue. Isn’t he talking about himself? I suspect that he cannot abide a mixed-bag political mutt like me, a lifelong Democrat raised in a working-class union household, yet one who finds the Democratic leaders now running most of L.A.’s political and civic institutions to be doing an exceptionally poor job of it. That’s news, and we at the Weekly will continue to cover it.

After their servers catch up – the story should be here.

Previously on FBLA:

  • Rainey vs Stewart vs Cooper vs Lacey
  • James Rainey vs Jill Stewart

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  • Steven Leigh Morris’ Good-Bye Post

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    Steven Leigh Morris: Funny.

    In the program of the off-Broadway production of my play Beachwood Drive last year, I wrote in my bio, somewhat facetiously, that among my proudest accomplishments was surviving six rounds of layoffs at the L.A. Weekly. The joke is now on me. That survival streak ended yesterday, when the newspaper’s corporate uberseers in Phoenix eliminated the position of Theater Editor at the paper. Over six years, the “transitions” at this and other papers in the chain have become the alt-weekly’s answer to the French Revolution.

    There is a Yiddish word for saying something and then it comes to fruition. It’s escaping us and google. If you know what we’re talking about – send us an email please. This will bug us the whole weekend.

    BREAKING: Even MORE Layoffs at LA Weekly

    ellataylor.jpgStaff writer and film critic Ella Taylor has been laid off from the LA Weekly.

    Theater Editor and staff writer Steven Leigh Morris got bumped (promoted) to freelancer. We hear that he’s cool with that, though.

    There is another person to be named – we’re waiting on conformation.

    Developing…