The Blacklist (photo courtesy NBC)

TV Showrunners produce great dramas: The Blacklist, Grimm, Parenthood, Chicago Fire & Chicago P.D.

During the July 2014 Television Critics Association’s summer press tour there was an interview panel with the showrunners for some of NBC’s top series. The ... Continue Reading →
Placido Domingo presenting Award to Composer Lee Holdridge

Los Angeles Opera & Placido Domingo Awards Dinner

We were privileged to attend the final performance of Thais, Jules Massenet’s opera, starring Placido Domingo & Soprano, Nino Machaidze. The Russian beauty was perfectly ... Continue Reading →
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The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine

In the best tradition of historical fiction, Fine has woven the story of several intriguing individuals into the larger fabric of a troubled time. In this case, a biracial ... Continue Reading →
Halle Berry  (photo: DaleRobinette/CBS)

Halle Berry has CBS sci-fi series Extant working with Steven Spielberg

  Halle Berry is beautiful, and she’s also a great actress who has earned the respect of mega-filmmaker Steven Spielberg. The stunning Oscar-winning actress ... Continue Reading →
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Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan – All The Rage: My Life with the Small Faces, Faces, the Rolling Stones and Many More (Pan Books / Macmillan)

This drink-soaked autobiography can stand tall and proud next to the spate of excellent rock and roll autobiographies, even if the author can’t. McLagan readily admits ... Continue Reading →
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Vitello’s supper club brings hot jazz, cabaret & Broadway to Studio City

 Vitello’s Restaurant, near the movie studios and networks in a trendy L.A. Valley neighborhood, was once a hangout for the Rat Pack. Frank Sinatra’s autographed ... Continue Reading →
Stephen King  (photo: CBS)

Stephen King has cup of joe “Under the Dome” on CBS

  Master of suspense and horror, author Stephen King wanted a coffee refill in the diner scene towards the end of Under the Dome’s opener. Well he can use ... Continue Reading →
Debby Boone & Dad, Pat Boone

Celeb Roast for Pat Boone & Pink Pump Affair Honors Women of Distinction

The late Dean Martin would have been proud of the Celebrity Roast which took place at the Beverly Hilton, honoring Pat Boone’s 80th Birthday.  Some of the celebrity ... Continue Reading →