Archive for March, 2010

Acura’s MDX – Like a Big Sporty Car

Acura’s MDX – Like a Big Sporty Car

The definition of what a “car” is has certainly changed in the past ten or twelve years. No longer can we refer to only something with a low roofline as a car, and use the word truck to describe a vehicle that occupies a higher vertical space on the road. For instance, the Acura MDX […]

Santa Fe Celebrates 400 Years

Santa Fe Celebrates 400 Years

Reaching its quantercentenary, Santa Fe is proudly the oldest U.S. capital city. But the old draws the new, the hip, the chic, the vibrant, the eclectic, and the infamous to an alluring hideaway with adobe architecture, Southwestern cuisine, azure trails, turquoise skies, and an annual film fest. Known as the “Land of Enchantment,” Santa Fe’s […]

The International Cinematography Guild Publicist Awards

The International Cinematography Guild Publicist Awards

By Frank Barron The International Cinematographers Guild held a blockbuster luncheon-awards event at the 47th Annual ICG Publicist Awards, held at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel to individually honor producers James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis and Shane Brennan among others. Cameron was handed the 2010 Motion Picture Showman of the Year, while Zemeckis received the Lifetime […]

Feel Good with Natural Dining at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Feel Good with Natural Dining at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill owner and founder, second-generation restaurateur Steve Paperno, opened the first Sharky’s in 1992 in Sherman Oaks with a vision of “changing the way the world eats.” Paperno was inspired to create a restaurant built on what most “quick casual” Mexican restaurants pass up: the naturally simple, nutritional goodness of Mexican food, […]

A “Teddy Bear Tea”

A “Teddy Bear Tea”

It had been quite a while since I had been to the unique Four Seasons Hotel on Doheny Drive near Beverly Hills, so I was thrilled to attend a wonderful event there on March 17, 2010. It was the 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Tea: An Affair of the Heart, a special afternoon High Tea sponsored […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Some likely restaurant locations seem to be jinxed. Consider the heavy traffic juncture at Sunset Blvd. and N. Gower St., where three spacious upscale operations have failed over a short span. Originally introduced as a fusion menu house by “M*A*S*H” star Wayne Rogers, and then twice attempted by Joachim Splichal’s Patina Group, first as Patina […]

Green Zone

Green Zone

Green Zone Run time 115 minutes (with 10 minutes of end credits). Not for children. I am getting sick of Hollywood leftists changing stories to make America look bad. This script, written by Brian Helgeland, is based on Rajiv Chandresekaran’s nonfiction book about the ineptitude of the U.S. action in Iraq. Unfortunately, Helgeland converts ineptitude […]

Repo Men

Repo Men

Repo Men Run time 111 minutes. Not for children. This is a repellent, nauseating, sorry excuse for a motion picture. Jude Law and Forest Whitaker star as men in the near future who take organs from people, killing them in the process, for a company that supplies human organs for a price to those who […]

Only one play to tell you about this time, but fear not…

Only one play to tell you about this time, but fear not…

I’ve got plenty to say… as always. They don’t call me “Chatty Patty” for nothin’! Tea at Five The multi-talented, infectiously loveable Cissy Conner is back… in this triumphantly entertaining play. A master of “one-woman” shows, I first fell under her magical spell in 2003, in her sultry/ sexy Ovation Award-winning musical production of “An […]

Women In Theatre Seeks Nominations for 7th Annual Red Carpet Awards-Postmark Deadline June 1

Women In Theatre Seeks Nominations for 7th Annual Red Carpet Awards-Postmark Deadline June 1

Women In Theatre (WIT) seeks nominations for individuals (men and women) and/or organizations, groups and theatres who have demonstrated extensive support and involvement in the live theatrical arts throughout greater Los Angeles. This applies administratively, creatively, educationally, promotionally and philanthropically in service to a wide range of the live performing arts from acting to administration, […]