Archive for March, 2013

Easter Seals Wins at Secret Room Events’ Oscar Celebrity Retreat

Easter Seals Wins at Secret Room Events’ Oscar Celebrity Retreat

When Paula Abdul arrived at the Secret Room Oscar Celebrity Retreat, she was warmly welcomed by Amy Boatwright, president of Secret Room Events. It was a private event held at the SLS Hotel for Academy Award nominees, talent, and media to enjoy. Among the guests were Silver Linings Playbook’s Jackie Weaver, Eric Roberts, Jackie Collins, […]

PART 2 IN PARADISE

PART 2 IN PARADISE

I want to Talk about some further adventure of the edging eighty trio (JJ, Joan, and Carolyn, along with our chaperones, Barry and Richard) in Hawaii. Our one-week at the Westin Maui packed in so much memorable and exciting activity it’s truly possible to get a maximum dose of Maui without even leaving the resort. […]

Fall in Love … All Over Again with David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure

Fall in Love … All Over Again with David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure

By Carlos Sanchez, Staff Writer When I heard that three-time Grammy nominee David Arkenstone had teamed with award-winning film producer Victoria Paige Meyerink to bring to life a one-of-a-kind show called “David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure,” needless to say, I was thrilled. The news came on the heels of the release of Arkenstone’s stunning neo-classical album […]

03-20-13

03-20-13

TOM LABONGE NEWS Discuss the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Study Metro is inviting local input on the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, and stakeholders are invited. Validated parking is available at the Sylvan/Sylmar Avenue parking lot. Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Wednesday, March 27, 4—6 p.m. Save the […]

Get “REEL” About Your Home Movie Legacy … Before It’s Too Late!

Get “REEL” About Your Home Movie Legacy … Before It’s Too Late!

If you are lucky enough that someone handed you down a shoebox full of old family films, you might be in a conundrum how to bring these analog home movies into your digital life. One local company, Pro8mm, located in Magnolia Park, is the industry expert in Super 8 film for production and legacy footage. […]

At Scholl Canyon Estates All Utilities Except Phone Are Included!

At Scholl Canyon Estates All Utilities Except Phone Are Included!

Time saved by not having to cook, clean, and do yard work is time well spent on family, friends, and hobbies when you move to Scholl Canyon Estates in Glendale. Scholl Canyon is setting a new standard for gracious independent senior living. They take great pride in providing residents affordable retirement living without sacrificing style, […]

The Kinderwise Music Company: A Must-See Kids Act That Will Entertain Parents Too

The Kinderwise Music Company: A Must-See Kids Act That Will Entertain Parents Too

What do a giant bee, a shy elephant, dancing molars, and modern takes on popular children’s songs have in common? They are all part of a zany, entertaining stage show for kids coming to Hollywood just in time for Easter. The Easter Bunny Blast is a cutting-edge new approach to both kid’s music and entertainment […]

Ginger & Rosa

Ginger & Rosa

Ginger & Rosa Runtime 90 minutes. Not for children. I thought that existentialism became passé upon the death of John Paul Sartre in 1980. You don’t hear much about it these days, but along comes this film whose prime mover is Roland (Alessandro Nivola) whose daughter is the titular Ginger (Elle Fanning). We’re shown that […]

I only caught one production for “review” on the weekend, but it was a mind-blowingly magical, musical must see!

I only caught one production for “review” on the weekend, but it was a mind-blowingly magical, musical must see!

The audience was “blown away” from start to finish! One Night with Janis Joplin Still reeling from the all round excellence of this mega-musical production … I hardly know where to start! Fearlessly flawless in every area of “theatrical magic” … from the passionate performances to the mood setting “behind the scenes” efforts, and thunderous audience […]

Looking back and forward

Looking back and forward

The year was 1967 and I was immersed in producing a weekly dining and entertainment section called “Leisure Time” for the then thriving Glendale and Burbank dailies plus the free circulation Star which totaled more than 90,000 papers. It was an appealing circulation for advertisers and a sleep-robbing assignment for me and a skeletal staff. […]