Archive for August, 2011

The Legacy Alliance to Perform at Alumni Pop Show III – “Love Is On the Way”

The Legacy Alliance to Perform at Alumni Pop Show III – “Love Is On the Way”

Alumni of the JBHS Vocal Music Association have united as the “Legacy Alliance” and are returning to the stage at John Burroughs High School in Alumni Pop Show III, “Love Is on the Way”. The show will reflect the diverse types of music and entertainment that the JBHS Pop Show is famous for, performed by […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

The classic burger joint takes a giant step forward at the highly praised and promoted national chain dubbed The Counter. An upscale full-service concept claims over 300,000 “Build your Own Burger” possibilities. The Counter has arrived at 10123 Riverside Dr. in Toluca Lake. Here’s how it works: Pick a protein of Angus beef, antibiotic chicken, […]

The Help

The Help

The Help Run time 137 Minutes. OK for children. This is a pretty good film, even if it is a chick flick, and even though it’s almost unbearably heavy-handed. Actually, I thought it was pretty excruciating to sit through. Emma Stone gives another magnificent performance as the writer of the novel The Help, about black […]

I only caught one production for “review” on the weekend… and one just for fun…

I only caught one production for “review” on the weekend… and one just for fun…

Stones in His Pockets Presented by Chicago’s TUTA Theatre West, this is a hilariously fast moving comedy, taking place in County Kerry, Ireland. An Olivier Award winning play, written with brilliant imagination and playful creativity, by Marie Jones, it is nothing short of a “mind trip” for the audience! Although I enjoyed every crazy and […]

Female Playwrights at the Write Act: From Page to Stage

Female Playwrights at the Write Act: From Page to Stage

With material that I consider the “HBO of theatre,” the Write Act Repertory outdoes itself with Interior Designs, a festival of short plays/one acts written and showcased by female playwrights from the Los Angeles area. The first play, Scrabble, by Judith Allen, centers around two women, set in the afterlife, reflecting on their lives and […]

The Club

It’s not Jim Thome’s style to make headlines, but last week at Comerica Park in Detroit, he did just that when he rocked his 600th career homer, and joined an exclusive club that includes seven other players. “It’s an unbelievable night, obviously,’’ said Thome, the Minnesota Twins’ designated hitter, who unloaded the homer in the […]

Playing out String

In a season marked by inconsistency with few highlights, the Dodgers (57-69) are playing out the string. This past weekend at Coors Field in Colorado they lost two of three including Sunday’s 5-3 defeat as Carlos Gonzalez ripped a two-run homer in the first inning and Seth Smith dropped a two-run bomb in the seventh. […]

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A Twist of Fate Saves Face

A Twist of Fate Saves Face

By Greg Smith, Staff Writer Momentous changes in one’s life often come from seemingly trivial events. During medical school, Dr. Stephen McNeese developed an intense interest in plastic surgery. After completion of medical training at Baylor College of Medicine, he completed a general surgery residency at L.A. County – USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. […]

Green Teeth: It’s a Good Thing!

Green Teeth: It’s a Good Thing!

By Carolyn Scott-Hamilton These days it seems like everyone is going green. But did you know that the eco movement is even taking over the dental industry? At Green California Dental they take your health, as well as the health of the environment, seriously. In fact, it’s a perfect marriage as eco and health ultimately […]