Archive for November, 2010

Cruising Along in Life and Spreading Magic

Cruising Along in Life and Spreading Magic

By Frank Barron It was a story that captured the world’s attention. A once in a lifetime cruise that became memorable for all the wrong reasons, with passengers on a luxury ship stranded at sea with no power. Few outlets picked up on the locals who were part of the crippled Carnival Splendor cruise. But […]

Chilean Miners Visit Universal Studios Hollywood

Chilean Miners Visit Universal Studios Hollywood

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

There’s been a flurry of intriguing, independently owned restaurant arrivals of late. Add Kokomo café entrepreneur Alfredo Diaz to the venturesome list with his recently launched K2 at the former Sunset Junction Eatwell location, 3926 W. Sunset Blvd. down the thriving block from the extravagant Intelligentsia Coffee emporium in Silver Lake. Currently a daytime 8 […]

All Skate & Friends Whips it Up at Second City in Hollywood

All Skate & Friends Whips it Up at Second City in Hollywood

The instant Broadway Musical! ALL SKATE includes a highly skilled and talented group of performers featuring Parvesh Cheena, Tom Christensen, Michael Churven, Kerri-Anne Lavin, Sarah Moreau, Scott Passarella, Wendy Rosoff and Lani Shipman. After taking a suggestion from the audience, the cast sings and romps its way thru a magical musical. The night I attended […]

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Morning Glory Run time 102 minutes OK for children It’s hard for me not to like a film with Rachel McAdams, and this one has her in almost every scene. She’s a young producer of a low-rated morning show called Daybreak, with a tough boss, Jeff Goldblum, a cantankerous co-anchor (Harrison Ford) and a jealous […]

Animals ‘Have Their Day in Court’

Animals ‘Have Their Day in Court’

As animals are being endangered and decimated all over the planet, from whales to wolves, the play Me and the Animals takes a look at the dire situation in a farcical, SNL style, from the animals’ point of view, “straight from the horse’s mouth,” as it were. In a somewhat tongue-in-cheek, punny, musically interspersed performance, […]

I caught two productions last week

I caught two productions last week

The first, a realistic look at human emotions… the second, a beloved old Christmas story with a twist… Our Beds Are Crowded Written by N.Y. playwright Christie Perfetti with an in-depth look at relationships, this thought-provoking grouping of seven “one acts” deals with the “ghosts” of relationships. Soulful, passionate and dark… and at times connecting […]

Sweet Mama String Bean Returns to Fremont Centre Theatre

Sweet Mama String Bean Returns to Fremont Centre Theatre

By overwhelming popular demand, ValLimar Jansen and Frank Jansen return their “two-person, one-woman show” about legendary performer Ethel Waters, star of radio, TV, Broadway and feature film, to Fremont Centre Theatre. Ethel Waters (1896-1977) was the daughter of a 12-year-old rape victim. Ethel grew up unsupervised on the streets of Philadelphia. She sang and danced […]

Thanksgiving Holiday Gospel Extravaganza at Cap Theatre

In a club atmosphere sitting at tables in front of a large stage, seven gospel artists performed along with some spectacular dancers to produce an entertaining show. The first singer was Tina Coleman, possessing a big voice and good mike technique, singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Next was Brother James with a softer, more lyrical […]

11-24-10

11-24-10

TOLUCA LAKE Holiday Open House The Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 2010 Holiday Open House on Friday, December 3. Join Mayor Fritz Coleman and your fellow Tolucans for a night of fun, food and entertainment. For more information, visit tolucalakechamber.com. Tom LaBonge Ringing in the Holidays Council President Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Tom […]