Archive for April, 2013

04-24-13

TOM LABONGE NEWS Save the Date: LaBonge Hosts Sherman Oaks Transit Meeting Please SAVE the DATE for an upcoming transportation town hall forum, organized by Councilmember LaBonge and the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council. The forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 13 at the Sherman Oaks Elementary School auditorium at 14755 Greenleaf St. […]

Sue Wong’s Fall 2013 Great Gatsby Collection Unveiling & Birthday Celebration

Sue Wong’s Fall 2013 Great Gatsby Collection Unveiling & Birthday Celebration

The dictionary should come up with a new definition for the word elegance – the name Sue Wong! Being invited to The Cedars (the home she named) for an interactive fashion show is like being in the middle of a Great Gatsby film! All that was missing was Mia Farrow and Robert Redford. Her fall […]

PDS Honors Legendary Star Ben Vereen

PDS Honors Legendary Star Ben Vereen

The Professional Dancers Society (PDS) honored the incredibly talented singer, dancer, screen, television, and legend of the Broadway stage, Ben Vereen on March 24, 2013 at the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The almost all-day event was for the 26th Annual Gypsy Award, with a first-time special choreography award presented to Michael Rooney, […]

Celebrities with a Heart and a Cause Flock to GBK Event

Celebrities with a Heart and a Cause Flock to GBK Event

Many parties were held leading up to the MTV Movie Awards, but none showed as much heart as the GBK Celebrity Lounge. Jason Ritter (Parenthood) who lost his father, the funny and wonderful John Ritter, to heart disease ten years ago, made a special presentation to the GuardAHeart Foundation. With Aviir, the biotech firm that […]

Dick Wolf Lighting the Fire Under NBC’s Drama Chicago Fire

Dick Wolf Lighting the Fire Under NBC’s Drama Chicago Fire

Interviewing Emmy-winning executive producer Dick Wolf for more than a quarter of a century now, I’ve gotten to hear about his many projects over the years and what has made them so great. The force behind the Law & Order franchise, Wolf is now boasting about his latest acclaimed drama Chicago Fire, which debuted this […]

Two worthy theatrical events to talk about this week. One, I saw on the weekend, and the other is an upcoming theatrical fundraiser….

Two worthy theatrical events to talk about this week. One, I saw on the weekend, and the other is an upcoming theatrical fundraiser….

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me A must see for all L.A. theater enthusiasts! This spellbinding and intensely powerful hostage drama, sprinkled with heart-wrenchingly touching moments … mesmerized the audience from start to finish. Written by Frank McGuinness with a hauntingly realistic sense of emotional survival … we are privy to the interactions of three chained and […]

Bullshot Crummond

Bullshot Crummond

With a market of melancholic crime dramas and hyperbole investigational reporting, it is refreshing to enjoy a production that mocks and yet confirms the longevity and, at times, the absurdity of British whodunits. They may be dated, but there is an endearing charm, a glimpse at the world that was. Bullshot Crummond is based on […]

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42 Runtime 128 minutes. OK for children. When I was growing up, Jackie Robinson was the Dodger I disliked the most. It had nothing to do with his race. I was a Yankee fan and Jackie was a hated Brooklyn Dodger. Actually, it was a compliment to him that I didn’t like him because he […]

Robin Hood and Witchcraft

Robin Hood and Witchcraft

Robin, a historical adventure novel by Brenda Marshall, explores the life of Robin Hood, but there’s no Sheriff of Nottingham, Sherwood Forest, or Richard the Lionheart. The story takes place in a different location 100 years later. Robin follows his life from age seven until his death at 56. A forester, Robert Hode lives in […]

Anzac to Understanding

Anzac to Understanding

By Radomir Luza If you want an easy path through the turmoil and bloodshed of war, Mary Anneeta Mann’s book and epic play on war and peace in the 20th century, Anzac to Understanding is not for you. If, however, a book about peace, liberty, and love of country is what inspires you, this 800-plus […]