Archive for August, 2011

RMS Queen Mary

RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (known as Cunard-White Star when the vessel entered service). Built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland, Queen Mary along with her running mate, the RMS Queen Elizabeth, were built […]

CooperTalk

CooperTalk

I’m very pleased to be writing a column for The Tolucan Times – it’s something to be thankful for. Many of us stress about everything everyday, when we should appreciate the smaller things in life and be thankful for the good. So here are some things I am thankful for: I am thankful that even […]

Viola

I can hear the clock ticking: tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. It’s rhythmic pulsing determinedly ticks away into forever, but no one seems to notice. People continue about their business, handing over coupons at Trader Joe’s and rushing off somewhere oh-so-very important. Others admire the Liliana Casanova Madeleine silk nightgown at the French lingerie boutique. I rush […]

8-24-11

GLENDALE Singles Dance The L.A. Catholic Alumni Club Singles hosts its Tropical Breeze Dance. The event is open to the public. All are welcome. Admission is $18. Days Inn 450 West Pioneer Dr. Fri., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.—Midnight Call (818) 759-1545 for further info. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Fourth Annual Children’s Day Hosted by Fritz Coleman […]

The Travel Facter – Riviera Maya

The Travel Facter – Riviera Maya

Why has it taken me so long to check out the Riviera Maya? toJust 4 1/2 hours away (if you fly nonstop), my base on the peninsula was El Dorado Maroma, one of the Karisma Hotel Group’s honeymoon retreats. I was on a honeymoon, but without the honey! Other media types and I were invited […]

Eli Roth Has Discovery’s Curiosity Series and Universal’s Horror Nights

Eli Roth Has Discovery’s Curiosity Series and Universal’s Horror Nights

By Frank Barron There’s a new landmark series on the Discovery Channel that’s like none you’ve ever seen before. It’s called Curiosity, and fearlessly dives into the world of “big” questions, and brings an “I wonder” moment to television. Each episode features a celebrity host examining a different question. The greatest scientific mind of our […]

Celebrities Say the Darndest Things: Quotes from the TV Press Tour

Celebrities Say the Darndest Things: Quotes from the TV Press Tour

It was a fascinating feast of celebrities and creativity, as more than two dozen networks trotted out their new and returning TV shows, movies and specials during the two weeks of the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour recently held at the Beverly Hilton. I’ve been covering the TCA press tours for about 25 years […]

Nine Scientific Achievements in Competition for 84th Academy Awards®

Beverly Hills, CA – The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that nine scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration. The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior art the opportunity to […]

Dirty Beaches, Skybar at the Mondrian, 8/18

Dirty Beaches, Skybar at the Mondrian, 8/18

By Greg Smith, Staff Writer I got to chat up Dirty Beaches recently before his poolside set at the Mondrian. Unassuming save his slicked back pompadour, Alex Zhang Hungtai squashed his cigarette and told us, “I think it’s time.” His monochromatic backing tracks are all shading and layers, providing a charred canvas with which Hungtai […]

True Music

True Music

Hello Tolucan Times readers, I am overwhelmed with excitement to introduce you to our new music column “True Music.” My name is Carlos Roberto; I am a music promoter, music photographer and now an enthusiastic music writer. My mission statement is to be the middle man between the artist and the fans. I aim to […]