Archive for May, 2011

The 38th Annual Topanga Days Country Fair

The 38th Annual Topanga Days Country Fair

One of the most celebrated Country Fairs in Southern California, the 38th Annual Topanga Days Country Fair is fun for the entire family this Memorial Day Weekend. The performing arts will be well represented, with multiple stages featuring a diverse roster of musicians, including headliners the Fabulous Thunderbirds, John and Maggie Mayall, Jim Messina, Stray […]

Beware of specials that sound too good to be true, because they usually are

For example, a friend and I were Costco bound on Los Feliz when we decided to make a late lunch stop at the adjoining Mimi’s chain restaurant. We both had dinner plans, so we opted for a soup or salad and half sandwich $8.50 special. The small house salad my friend got was sparse and […]

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

  Midnight in Paris Run time 93 minutes. OK for children. (The Mikado) As some day it may happen that a victim must be found, I’ve got a little list — I’ve got a little list Of society offenders who might well be underground, And who never would be missed — who never would be […]

Misery Loves Company, in The View from Here

Misery Loves Company, in The View from Here

Phobias, disorders, depression, oh my! As a line in the play, The View from Here, at Actors Workout Studio, states: “You read an article on affective disorders, and then slap a label on yourself.” There are many steps in the healing/recovery/rehab process, and theatrical expression and catharsis is probably the best medicine of all. The […]

Two fine productions to tell you about this week. It never ceases to amaze me…

Two fine productions to tell you about this week. It never ceases to amaze me…

The things we learn and lifestyles we peer into… just by attending live theatrical productions! South of Delancey – A World Premiere A steamy, volatile, and historically involving production! Based on true events, on New York’s Lower East Side in the early 1940s, this is a voyeuristic “slice of life” experience. It is the true […]

05-25-11

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In the Event You Need a Big Van…

In the Event You Need a Big Van…

Nissan has gotten so much glowing praise for its Leaf plug-in electric car; you’d think the company had become the poster child for green motoring. Sure, there’s a certain amount of “greenness” that rubs off on all the company’s products, but keep in mind they’re a full-line automaker. That line has just gotten a bit […]

Hammer

Hitting a baseball can drive a batter insane. Tossed by an elite pitcher, the ball appears on a straight line, but at the last instant drops, curves, flutters and darts right or left. Some of the best swatters in baseball history like Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs have all thrown down their bat […]

Dodgers in Reverse

Don Mattingly played 14 seasons with the New York Yankees. A six-time All-Star first baseman, he batted .307 over his career in the Bronx, and was used to success. What’s transpired this season must be tough for the Dodgers’ rookie manager to watch as the club continues in reverse following last Sunday’s 8-3 inter-league loss […]

Baseball Report

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn’t have anyone else to turn to in the ninth inning on Monday night in Houston. With a slim choice of closers — regular closer Jonathan Broxton, along with potential closers Hong-Chih Kuo and Vicente Padilla, were on the disabled list — Mattingly turned to rookie Kenley Jansen to […]