Odyssey Ball has John Wayne and J.R. Martinez in the spotlight

John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” So when Dancing With the Stars champ, actor, author, motivational speaker, and U.S. Army ... Continue Reading →
Secret Room Events MTV Movie 2014

MTV Movie Awards 2014 Secret Room Style Lounge

  This year’s MTV Movie Awards had wild and wonderful guys in the spotlight including the chest-bearing cutie Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Jared Leto, ... Continue Reading →
I love holding the cord and feeling the pull of the breeze

Coachella 2014 – Full Coverage

The first weekend of Coachella 2014 was again a three day affair filled with surprises and good fun.  Here are my running notes, consolidated for your pleasure.   FRIDAY The ... Continue Reading →
Bass Ferruccio Furlanetto is Don Quixote in San Diego Opera's DON QUIXOTE, April 2014. Photo copyright Ken Howard.

Don Quixote – San Diego Opera and The Windmills of Change

There was little warning that when this opera was scheduled years ago that it would be the poignant final production of the San Diego Opera.  Having become one of the ... Continue Reading →
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Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay 2014

The venerable venue by the water just announced its current season, and the lineup includes some true gems, many familiar favorites and a few new arrivals. Here are some ... Continue Reading →


THE WHO: SENSATION – THE STORY OF TOMMY (Eagle Rock) – DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital The epic rock opera that saved The Who from bankruptcy is given a full explanatory ... Continue Reading →
Norby Walters (Host) with Maria Conchita Alonso

Night of 100 Stars at Beverly Hills Hotel

The Night of 100 Stars Awards Party upheld their reputation as having the most stars and the most beautiful women in attendance.  Some of the many celebs attending included ... Continue Reading →
I read much of the book in South Beach Miami, far from New Orleans, but a city with similar industrial sized mixed drinks

Ray Davies, Americana – The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story

Ray Davies, Americana – The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story (Sterling) Over time, Ray Davies has proven himself as one of the truly remarkable musicians to emerge ... Continue Reading →