Archive for July, 2012

Downton Abbey a Masterpiece Classic Getting Emmy Attention

Downton Abbey a Masterpiece Classic Getting Emmy Attention

“We have a word for it in England, gobsmacked,” said Hugh Bonneville who plays the likable uppercrust Robert, Earl of Grantham, who is the lord of Downton Abbey. Bonneville was trying to express to a room full of journalists just how overwhelmed he feels about the 16 Emmy nominations for the PBS show that is […]

Compact and Luxury Can Go Together

Compact and Luxury Can Go Together

We had a brief respite from this year’s steep and early climb in gas prices, with crude oil prices dropping way down and a subsequent reduction in the price at the pump. But then oil futures rebounded and now gasoline is going up again. Most people probably weren’t fooled by the temporary well-below-four-bucks prices, and […]

Dodgers Find Stride

Joe Garagiola played nine seasons in the big leagues, was a well-respected broadcaster, and also penned a book titled Baseball Is a Funny Game. For about two weeks, the Dodgers (52-44) struggled to score runs and win, but this past week rebounded by snatching four of six, including a three-game series at Citi Field against […]

Opening Night at Surf the Musical, Vegas Style

Opening Night at Surf the Musical, Vegas Style

All roads lead to the coast. At least it does in Surf the Musical, which opened last week at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. We had visions of Sandra Dee and Jimmy Darren hanging 10 and Frankie and Annette breaking into song with all things ‘60s. This conception of sand, sun, and surf was brought […]

Doctor Who at Comic-Con 2012: Amazing Daleks, Weeping Angels, and Matt Smith

By Lorenzo Marchessi Panel Report #1: Hundreds of people camped out overnight on the Comic-Con grounds where fans from around the world got to see the cast and crew of the British fan sensation Doctor Who. Celebrating its 50th year in 2013, and having been a longtime fan of the series starting with Peter Davidson […]

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises Run time 164 minutes. Not for children. OK, I’ll admit it upfront. I never got Batman. He’s not really a superhero; he can’t fly; he isn’t invulnerable. So what is it about dressing up like a bat that makes him a crime fighter? Well, it’s a comic book aimed at comic […]

Silky

Robinson Cano has been an anchor at second base for the New York Yankees since 2005. That he was named after Jackie Robinson, who also played the position for the Brooklyn Dodgers, is merely a coincidence. The Yankees stand atop the American League East by six games over the surprising Baltimore Orioles, but were swept […]

A New Happening at Robano’s Restaurant

A New Happening at Robano’s Restaurant

MostTolucaLakeresidents are familiar with Robano’s Restaurant located at10057 Riverside Dr. They’re well known for their excellent food, friendly staff, and inside as well as open-area seating. They have been having Happy Hour specials for some time during the week, but they have just added their first Saturday Happy Hour with live entertainment from 3 to […]

The Stars Talk About True Blood’s Fifth Season on HBO

HBO’s True Blood stars went to Comic-Con and were treated like rock stars, as was the producer Alan Ball, who gave the enthusiastic crowd some teasers about what’s upcoming. The HBO drama has just started its fifth season and Ball reports that three new romances are going to surprise everyone. Plus he let fans know […]

Ichiro Suzuki is older, and not the great hitter that he once was, but he should still be able to help his new team, the New York Yankees, in their push for an American League pennant.

Suzuki joined the Yankees on Monday afternoon, following a trade fromSeattlefor two minor league pitchers. Just a few hours later, he was in a Yankees uniform at the Mariners’ home ball park, Safeco Field, bowing to the fans before his first at-bat. He hit a single to center and stole second in his debut at […]