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Santa’s Favorite Gifts

All the ornaments are tucked away for another eleven months. What did Santa like the best? Here are a few of my favorite gifts this season. While attending art school designer ... Continue Reading →

La Brasa – Somerville’s Finest

Somerville was an area I sorta remembered when I lived in Boston many decades ago. Adjoining Cambridge, the town had a few record stores I would seek out. As part of a ... Continue Reading →
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Mammoth Mountain 2016

Growing up back east, skiing for me meant scraping snow off the windshield, battling icy roads and generally crowded conditions upon arrival. When I moved west, all my ... Continue Reading →
Fiddler on the Roof with Fred Helsel as Tevye at NoHo's El Portal Theatre

LA Theater Scene offers the rich Fiddler on the Roof, Feb. 3 to 7 at the El Portal Theatre

Fiddler on the Roof is the gold standard by which all musicals should be measured. It is rich with comedy and drama, passion, faith and history. It has the most beloved ... Continue Reading →
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Bertram Inn – Boston’s Best Kept Secret? Not For Too Much Longer

It came time to show my high school daughter the rich academic culture of Boston, and rather than stay in a cookie cutter hotel, we opted for the charm of the Bertram Inn. Conveniently ... Continue Reading →
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo – 2016 Tour

This a’capella group from South Africa first entered our collective radar screen as part of Paul Simon’s Graceland album in 1986. The tour after release of that album ... Continue Reading →

Van Morrison in 2016

Even casual fans of Van Morrison know that he can be hit or miss in concert, rarely acknowledging the audience and evincing a seeming indifference to the fan base that ... Continue Reading →
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Night of 100 Stars & Simply Shakespeare Benefit

Norby Walters, the inimitable veteran music agent/producer, reprises his role as Dinner Chairman for the 26th Annual Night of 100 Stars on Oscar Sunday, Feb. 28th.  Billionaire ... Continue Reading →