Archive for July, 2010

Kiwanis Club of Burbank Honoring Don & Kay Farquhar at Annual Gala

Kiwanis Club of Burbank Honoring Don & Kay Farquhar at Annual Gala

The Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club is holding their 13th Annual Gala at Lakeside Golf Club on Saturday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. This event has raised over half a million dollars for local charities, including the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center, the Boys and Girls Club, Burbank High School Music Programs and Key Club, […]

The Psychic World of Kenny Kingston

Dear Sweet Spirits: My client and friend, legendary film star Marilyn Monroe, has been in the news lately because her former home in Brentwood is on the market for $3.6 million. I was contacted by the worldwide press about my reactions to this, so I held a séance to contact Marilyn’s spirit, as I have […]

Feedback

“I love Alice. I think she is lovely and unique and I will try to find something for her. On a gut level I didn’t feel she was the right match opposite the actor playing John. It is no reflection on her talent or beauty.” I woke up to the above message in my email […]

The Concert

The Concert

The Concert Run Time 1o7 Minutes OK for children. Andre? Filipov (Alexe? Guskov) is a janitor at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, but thirty years ago he was a celebrated prodigy, done in by an avid Communist, Ivan Gavrilov (Valery Barinov), who raced onstage in the middle of a concert and ruined Andre?’s career. However, […]

Inception

Inception

Inception Run Time 147 Minutes OK for children. What a cast! Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine, to name just a few. They are involved in an intricate science-fiction story written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who made the most accomplished Batman movie, The […]

Chez Nous: Refined Dining in Toluca Lake

Chez Nous: Refined Dining in Toluca Lake

Intimate yet open and airy, the sophisticated Chez Nous in Toluca Lake is a many-leveled restaurant with indirect and filtered spots suffusing the atmosphere with sparkling ambiance. White French doors accented with shiny brass fixtures, lovely linens, and soft music further add to this comfortable feeling. It represents all that is the rigueur in a […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

If you can find a more sublime setting for luncheon than Le Petit Chateau, inform the Palate immediately. Otherwise, listen-up. Classic cuisine, beautifully prepared and served in an enchanted setting at sensible prices, offering a range of hors d’oeuvres, soupes, les sandwiches and salades. Elegant luncheon entrees range from penne primavera ($11.50) to broiled Alaskan […]

I only caught one production on the weekend… but it was a laugh-a-minute doozie!

I only caught one production on the weekend… but it was a laugh-a-minute doozie!

Quickies T(h)ree: Comedy al Fresco! This was the third in a series of eight ten minute one-act evenings, with many more to come… Once again, this was a wildly entertaining, well acted, directed, written, and “grouped” collection of offbeat stories. “Hip,” funny, “cutting edge” and relatable, sold out audiences flock to these risqué “Quickie” productions. […]

Edge Performing Arts Center  Triumphs with Annual Show

Edge Performing Arts Center Triumphs with Annual Show

Dance is perhaps the most fragile mode of performance – at its highest levels impossible without years of total immersion, and even then at the mercy of bodily changes, injury, nerves, even the texture of the floor. It is rare and humbling to see dance, the living art, manifested so exquisitely through such young artists. […]

The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein Starring Roger Bart

The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein Starring Roger Bart

The legendary comic genius Mel Brooks saw humor in the foggy moors of Transylvania, which gave life to the 1974 film Young Frankenstein. The outrageous spin on the classic Mary Shelley novel was an unforgettable, side-splitting-funny hit. Decades later, Brooks decided to revisit the Frankenstein spoof and turn it into a madcap, tune-filled show. The […]