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DotDotDash: After-The-Weekend Edition

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Tuesday, June 05, 2007, at 07:57AM

Ddd From the Red Dot Bistro and Cafe's free wi-fi, DDD looks at art, theater, some celebs, and a jazz musician who once played Central Ave; in this version of DotDotDash.

VATOS, LEND ME YOUR EARS: East L.A. Classic Theater mixes established works with trained Latino actors for a multicultural mash-up, like their zoot suited version of Romeo and Juliet ..— The Bard with a bandanna continues this week, June 6 and 7, with a Mariachi Much Ado About Nothing set during of the Battle of El Puebla and the first Cinco De Mayo ..— It's on tour for kids, so there is a 10 am curtain at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (400 West Washington Blvd).


THE PLAY’S THE THING: Niche.LA Video Art’s Nic Cha Kim's two-act comedy Point get a staged reading at The East West Players (EWP) on Sunday, June 10th at 5pm. EWP's week of play reading series called "Nine Plays, Nine Lives" starts June 6th and runs until June 12..— Stacie Chaiken continues her playwriting workshop What’s The Story? at the MJ Higgins Building every third Tuesday, and every second Tuesday actors/playwrights read the works in progress at Café Metropol. The next reading at the Arts District Cafes is July 10..— Melancholia is the Jose Luis Valenzuela directed anti-war play developed by the Latino Theater Company (LTC) runs until June 23 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center located at 514 S. Spring St.


GRAND PERFORMANCES aka GP at Grand hits the street June 10 with L.A.’a Dengue Fever and closes the first day with Ozomatli. Details on the ‘booty-shakin’ lovefest’ is at the GP at Grand website.


MORE DIALOG: 9th District Councilmember, Jan Perry's began her opening remarks at last Friday's groundbreaking ceremony held at L.A. Live by telling the crowd how the three female councilmembers have to be outspoken ..— She then addressed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s alligator shoes saying: “The outfit isn’t working for me." ..— The Gov took it in good spirits. We think so anyway.


ACTOR AS GOV, MAYOR AS ACTOR? At Saturday's "Feria del Libro: A Family Book Fair" held at City Hall, Henry Winkler was signing autographs after reading from "Hank Zipzer" series ..— Winkler met two staffers from the Mayor’s office and asked them to “Give the Mayor a hug for me.” ..— Endorsement: Winkler, the actor and children’s book author -- who also holds a BA from Emerson College, MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Literature at Emerson College -- was asked by DDD if he thought our Mayor would be a good Thespian Fonzie Says:“Yes, he could. He has great energy with a very powerful presence.”


NO PUNCH LINE NEEDED: A source from the Redwood Bar & Grill says the popular bar with pirate decor now gets attorneys and judges as part of the client base.


LAST ADD: Downtown resident Arch Belvia has seen L.A. grow in his 86 years. He tells DDD of his days as a jazz musican on Central Ave, until his charming wife, “chickie" playfully interrupted by saying “let me tell him about my cheesecakes that I make from scratch." Laughing, Arch says to her “Oh Lord. You are just wanting to give everyone diabetes.” She retorts in a high spirit and says to me, "You never mind him, young man . . . my cheese cake is the bomb.”

The Mayor has nothing on the energy of this couple married for 64 years.


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