Archive for December, 2011

Three Ways to a Sustainably Healthy New Year

Three Ways to a Sustainably Healthy New Year

(ARA) – New Year’s Day will spur many people to resolve to follow healthier lifestyles in 2012, but how many will carry through with their pledges? The journey to better health is not as daunting as it may seem. Slight adjustments to your eating, sleeping and exercise habits can have a dramatic impact on your […]

12-21-11

12-21-11

BURBANK Santa’s Surprise Layover Just ahead of his celebrated midnight tour, Santa Claus is dropping into Magnolia Park for a final meet-and-greet. Anyone with eleventh-hour holiday wishes can get valuable face time with the jolly old elf while discovering some of the neighborhood’s finest boutiques: 1928 Jewelry Company, Free Bird Boutique, Audrey * K Boutique, […]

Business Spreads Holiday Cheer

Business Spreads Holiday Cheer

Burbank-based Comprehensive Financial Services combined a client, Holiday Gala and Toy Drive, to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank at Oakmont Country Club on Dec. 10. 160 people brought toys and gifts to share the spirit of the season. Ken Marinace, CFP, CEO, hosted the cable TV show You and Your Money and […]

From Harry Potter to the Grinch, There’s Lots of Big News at Universal

From Harry Potter to the Grinch, There’s Lots of Big News at Universal

Universal Studios Hollywood, without a doubt, is the most exciting tourist attraction in the Los Angeles area. And there was a big announcement that will bring even more excitement to the landmark studio. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which debuted at the Universal Orlando Resort over a year ago, is coming to Hollywood. The […]

Making Merry, Mary and Fred, France and Food

Making Merry, Mary and Fred, France and Food

I want to Talk about the Holiday Countdown, the wonderful Willards, and a Paris restaurant to celebrate…. CHRISTMAS-HANUKKAH: This is a year when Hanukkah and Christmas meet, offering a double glow of joy and family celebrations, full of intended beneficence. Whoa: More than a few friends have expressed a paralysis, a jolt. Where to begin? […]

True Music:  First Love at First Listen

True Music: First Love at First Listen

Everyone recalls the first time they fell in love. First love is when you adore someone so much, but you don’t know how to tell that person how you feel. There are days of bliss, accompanied by heart-wrenching moments, pain, and weeping. Truth be told, there are few things as painful getting over a first […]

The American National Academy Celebrates “54 Years”

The American National Academy Celebrates “54 Years”

It was always Francis Lederer’s dream to have a school that teaches all the performing arts, not just acting. That is why he established The American National Academy in 1957, and gave 43 years of his 100 years to teaching, before leaving us in the year 2000. The Academy will celebrate its 54th anniversary on […]

Have a Shot of 100% Holiday Spirits on Me!

Have a Shot of 100% Holiday Spirits on Me!

There’s no question of what gifts Gregg Hunter craves. My life is abundant and material needs are few. I possess all the gadgets, DVDs, musical CDs, and biographies I can shelve and enjoy. There are ample provisions in the pantry and a bottle or three of my favorite vintages in the wine rack. The “ranch” […]

Carnevale Di Venezia: The Playhouse Masquerade

Carnevale Di Venezia: The Playhouse Masquerade

If you’re looking to spend your New Year’s Eve at a Los Angeles nightclub, Playhouse is the place to be. Recently selected by Reuters as one of the “Top 10 Nightclubs in the World” and the only club to receive this honor on the West Coast defines Playhouse as the premiere destination for anyone seeking […]

Lily Tomlin and Carol Channing Together

Lily Tomlin and Carol Channing Together

By Kat Kramer Well folks, I’m pleased to announce that iconic actress, comedienne, and activist Lily Tomlin will host the Los Angeles premiere of the much-anticipated Carol Channing: Larger than Life on Jan. 18 at the Paley Center. The film will be released nationally on Jan. 20. The documentary is the brainchild of award-winning filmmaker […]