San Diego County Fair – How Sweet It Is

County and state fairs have a centuries-long tradition of show and tell combined with one-upsmanship. Starting in England where farmers brought in their prize heifers and opportunities ... Continue Reading →

The Father – West Coast Premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre

The North Coast Repertory Theatre has scored a coup in presenting the West Coast premiere of a gripping play. “The Father” tells the story of a man facing the possibility ... Continue Reading →

Arroyo Seco Announces Impressive Sophomore Lineup

As we observe the shakeout from the recent years of “peak festivals,” various festivals have gone dark. Arroyo Seco last year had an impressive inaugural weekend which ... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day – Hot Tips For Cool Rockin’ Daddies

It is never too early to contemplate what to get for Father’s Day. Unlike the advice my wife gives me for Mother’s Day (“don’t get me anything that plugs in”), ... Continue Reading →

WAR at Greek Theatre – A Sort of Homecoming

WAR is a band that emanated from the streets of Long Beach, were improbably embraced by the British RnB pioneer Eric Burdon and continued through the decades to build an impressive ... Continue Reading →

A Bronx Tale – Now on Broadway

In the midst of so many existing productions being turned into Broadway plays, it was an intriguing journey taken by A Bronx Tale. Chazz Palminteri started the ball rolling, with ... Continue Reading →

In & Of Itself – An Amazing One Man Show in NYC, Is It Magic or Something More?

The intriguing thing about entertainment is that the bar is generally being raised, across the board. By now everyone concurs we are in the golden (or platinum) age of television. Films ... Continue Reading →

Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan Talks About Nearly 50 Years of WAR’s Great Music

Bubbling up from the streets of Long Beach in 1969, a group of musicians coalesced into the band WAR. Joined initially, somewhat improbably but successfully by British belter Eric Burdon, ... Continue Reading →