Archive for September, 2012

Music Lessons for All Ages at Join the Band Music Studios

Music Lessons for All Ages at Join the Band Music Studios

Established in 1998, Join the Band® is the longest running music program of its kind inLos Angeles. With their staff of university-trained teachers, the studio offers private, one-on-one music lessons and ensemble band classes for beginner to advanced students. If you are brand new to music lessons their qualified teachers will get you playing sooner. Private […]

How to Break Old Habits of Arguing, Part I

Lyn and Danny came to me for pre-marital counseling. Lyn quickly assured me that she didn’t think they needed to see me; it was Danny’s idea. When I explained that my approach is from a communications angle she again said they didn’t have any problems, though she “might” be too passive in their arguments, especially […]

The Buckley School Expands Robotics Program

The Buckley School Expands Robotics Program

As The Buckley School, a K-12 independent school in Sherman Oaks, unveiled a new building and other campus renovations this fall, an exciting new space for the school’s growing robotics program quickly became a popular spot. The school’s new Robotics & Applied Sciences classroom is a state-of-the-art, dedicated space for Buckley’s robotics team. “Robotics is […]

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Library

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Library

By Jon Konjoyan Do you admire Walt Disney? Then you’ll want to see Walt Disney’s most treasured archives, now on display in a 12,000-square-foot exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum inSimi Valley. Presented by D23, Disney’s official fan club, it is the largest assembly ever created by the Walt Disney Archives, displaying […]

Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve Runtime 110 minutes. OK for children. People still watch and read Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz even though they stray far from reality. So who cares if this is closer to a fairytale than real life? We get to see superstar Academy award winner Clint Eastwood (Gus), as […]

Coronet Debutantes

Coronet Debutantes

24 Coronet Debutantes for 2012 were announced at a Luncheon and Fashion show at the Bel Air Country Club hosted by the Coronet Debutante Ball Board honoring the girls and their mothers. Susan Hilton, the Coronet Debutante Ball Director for 2012, made the announcements. Following tradition, Susan presented each girl with a 14K gold Coronet […]

Rockin’ With the Ages & The Pink Lady Present a World Premiere Musical Event, The Beat Goes On! A Celebration of the Young at Heart

Rockin’ With the Ages & The Pink Lady Present a World Premiere Musical Event, The Beat Goes On! A Celebration of the Young at Heart

“I’m walking on air. I really am, because I’m a young 80-year-old with a great show,” says Jackie Goldberg, who everyone affectionately calls The Pink Lady, because she is always seen glowing in a fabulous pink ensemble. An extraordinary motivational speaker, Jackie Goldberg has produced several highly successful Rockin’ With the Ages variety revues. Now […]

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Considered a dark comedy, Measure for Measure accentuates themes of justice and mercy, and how desire can tempt even the most pious of men. Shakespeare also underlines the power of a woman’s sexuality and how their purity can be so seductive. The plot, although simple, is thick with undertone. Duke Vincentio (an excellent Thomas Bigley, […]

Academy to Celebrate the Music of James Bond

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – As part of the global 50th anniversary celebration of James Bond, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “The Music of Bond: The First 50 Years,” on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Held 50 years to the day after […]

I only caught one production for review on the weekend

I only caught one production for review on the weekend

Billed as a “revealing new comedy about sex, love, and healthcare,” it was a naughty, bawdy, funfilled romp! What if you could change genders for awhile … and see what the opposite sex deals with day to day? Cute concept! Under My Skin OK folks … this is an outlandishly implausible, outrageously hilarious, and certifiably […]