Donelle Dadigan with Brothers, Barry & Stanley Livingston (My Three Sons) at Hollywood Museum (Photo Credit - Bill Dow)

Reel Life of Child Stars – Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein – Los Angeles Opera Season Opening

Donelle Danigan hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars & VIP guests at The Hollywood Museum, for an exhibit — “Child Stars — Then and Now” ... Continue Reading →
Guillermo del Toro & Friend at Monsters Exhibit at LACMA (Photo Credit - Insight Editions)

At Home with Monsters – Maxim Hot 100 – Ping Pong 4 Purpose

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Among his internationally acclaimed films are Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth.  ... Continue Reading →
Gladys Knight (photo by Derek Blanks)

Gladys Knight and Tower of Power – Hollywood Bowl

Two veterans of the music scene brought their unique rhythm and blues stylings to a nearly sold out Hollywood Bowl. It was an evening of solid musicianship, but with two ... Continue Reading →
Laila Ali with Holly Robinson Peete at HollyRod Foundation Fundraiser (Photo Credit: Tiffany Rose - Getty Images)

Concern Foundation Party – Hollyrod Design Care Gala – Grey Gardens Opening Night

Paramount Studios was transformed into a “Field of Dreams” to celebrate the  42nd Concern Foundation Annual Block Party. The gala evening featured multiple stages ... Continue Reading →
Tom Dreesen

Sinatra’s favorite “saloon comedian” Tom Dreesen in spotlight as PPB honoree

One great entertainer, comedian Tom Dreesen stood in the spotlight on stage for about 90 minutes mesmerizing the folks gathered in the Sportsmen’s Lodge ballroom last ... Continue Reading →
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DVD Review – Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages

For this installment I turn my column over to an expert. Hannah Wallenbrock is an author, book lover and comics expert. With the buzz still swirling about Comic-con in ... Continue Reading →
Gary Louris

Jayhawks Return to Solana Beach

The Belly Up has long been a favorite venue for the band from Minnesota. They have landed here in various incarnations over the years, including one gig that was billed ... Continue Reading →
Sean Allan Krill as Colonel Brandon and Paula Scrofano as Mrs. Jennings. Photo by Liz Lauren, courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Sense and Sensibility – West Coast Premiere – Old Globe Theatre

Jane Austen’s novels have resonated down the years, through two centuries, and have been the foundation for myriad interpretations. The latest version is an ambitious ... Continue Reading →