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Christy Curtis Buss, Kris Kristofferson and more

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Christy Curtis Buss, Kris Kristofferson and more

Dancer, choreographer, actress and well-known entrepreneur Christy Curtis Buss is launching a new video project that is sure to enhance the lives of those that view “All About Christy” on YouTube. The show is slated to run new episodes on Wednesdays on YouTube where Buss will offer up her thoughts on life, relationships, dance, wellness and the show will also feature celebrity guests.

You have more than likely viewed the talents of Buss on shows and never knew it was her talent that had choreographed what you were watching. Buss has worked on daytime soaps “Days Of Our Lives” and “Passions” and “Sunset Beach” as a choreographer and actress. Among Buss’s accomplishments are having worked with country singer LeAnn Rimes on tour, choreographed The Dian Diaz Show at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and worked with Rebecca De Mornay on a music video project.

Buss, the very first to be crowned All American Girl, owns The Studio Art of Dance. The dance studio is well known for its children’s program which has produced award-winning DVDs.

Buss also owns the Christy Curtis Dance Company.

“All About Christy” has been assembled to enable Buss to share her knowledge of health, fitness and keeping positive to all that care to enhance their life.

For those musicians that tour a lot, Buss has some sage advice. “Better habits on the road is not easy because it’s easy to get into making bad choices and picking up bad habits while traveling on a tour bus. My role is to help them to stay positive and make better choices.”

Buss also adds that on a bus you cannot cook and as a result, musicians will make stops and eat junk food instead of making a better choice by seeking out the most nutritious item on a menu. “It’s important to take steps to eat nutritious food.”

Buss stresses that the better the diet the more positive the outlook. Most of the items musicians select on the road are overloaded with fatty foods and they are not going to feel well. According to Buss eating well on the road eases stress on the heart which can cause serious illness such as heart-related issues.

Due to Joe Perry’s recent heart trouble while on tour with “Hollywood Vultures” Buss was asked questions about how musicians can avoid the pitfalls of touring. Buss was very clear in her perspective. “The lifestyle on the road is very stressful on many levels. Everything is backwards and not eating well, not getting the proper amount of rest adds to the stress levels on the heart.”

Buss believes that your body is your instrument and if you don’t maintain it, it won’t produce what you need it to do…performance.

"Band-aid fixes such as pills and Tums won’t help if you are not eating right. You have to change your diet, “ Buss exudes.

For all you sports enthusiasts Buss is the former daughter-in-law of Laker owner Jerry Buss. In addition, Buss was a dance captain for the Los Angels Rams cheerleaders, cheerleader for the Los Angeles Clippers and dance director for the Los Angeles Sparks. And yes, Buss is friends with former Laker cheerleader Paula Abdul, but the two have never worked together.

Buss has solid advice for those that check out her “All About Christy” show and will steer you in the right direction to a more healthful way of living. Buss addresses good nutrition on her show and advises that if you don’t have your wellness it’s very difficult to have a positive lifestyle.

Check out her website www.christycbuss.com  and begin your positive new life.

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What does the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District have that the NoHo Arts District doesn’t…Angel City Brewery. Angel City Brewery is a place that one can go view Street Art by Shepard Fairy, Wordsmith and Fnnch to name a few on the outside of their building located at 216 S. Alameda Street. But they also have live bands at “The Shed” which is to the rear of the brewery.

tiger moon

Enterprising entrepreneur Tiger Moon is the go to person to book a paying gig there and has done so for the past two years.

Moon has staged various events there since I first met her when she gave me a Street Art tour a year-and-a-half ago while doing research for a Los Angeles Street Art book I am currently shopping around. Moon’s mainstay is designing and crafting reasonably priced jewelry, but she is also involved in her Native American community as well as creating a local scene for artists, poets and musicians.

Forrest Moon is the “The Shed’s” sound man as well as playing there with his Hip Hop/Rock band “Coresh”.

Recently stopped by to attend the brewery’s Harvest Festival which featured booths of art, vintage clothing, jewelry, Greta Grigorian’s artistically crafted coasters and lots of great beer brewed there at the venue. Wandering over to “The Shed” there was an acoustic version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” being performed by Charlie Alley from Nebraska. “Liam” also played a set of “obscure fusion music” to quote Liam. He also warned the guests that it was going to get weird.

liam angel city brewery

A rousing game of Corn-hole can be had as well as a gallery experience of local art being hung around the venue on a rotating basis. And as the brewery boasts “Good beer, good food, no dishes.”

Contact Angel City Brewery at 213-622-1261 to find out what’s up. Moon’s contact number is 505-920-2734 to see about booking a gig.

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kris krstoffison

Recently noticed that country singer Kris Kristofferson is slated to play some local gigs in November and it made me reminisce about how I had a huge crush on Kristofferson when I first saw him in the remake of “A Star is Born" with Barbra Streisand.

I must have watched that movie 100 times before one of my children bought a copy of it for me.

A few years ago I had the honor of attending Janis Joplin’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony where Kristofferson was performing a song he had written titled “Me and Bobby McGee." The song was recorded by Joplin and became a huge hit for her.

We were introduced by an agent from Jeffrey Jampol’s agency Jampol Artist Management, Inc. As I gingerly stuck out my hand to shake his I said “Go To Hell” to him thinking that he would get the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack reference, but at first he didn’t. He looked positively stunned. Then he started laughing and he got it. I walked away with his autograph and a lovely photo of the two of us.

Kristofferson’s local shows are as follows:

November 5 The Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa.
November 7,17 The Rose in Pasadena
November 16 The Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara

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saxon

Just received word from a woman on the go FB friend Michele Coombe that late 1970’s British New Wave of Heavy Metal band Saxon is set to tour the USA in Spring 2017. It is rumored that Saxon served as the role model for the 1984 rock satire “This Is Spinal Tap.”

Partied with those guys at the Riot House back in the day after a gig at the Santa Monica Civic with Kiss’ Gene Simmons’ protégée Black and Blue. Funny thing is that Saxon axman Graham Oliver played a lovely tune on a piano for us at the Riot House after the Santa Monica Civic show in the lounge and was told to stop because it was too late. Too late at the Riot House?

David Poxen, Capitol/EMI, is no longer managing them and I’m told that Saxon frontman Biff Byford was managing Saxon on his own for quite some time. Adam Parsons of Siren Management is now representing Saxon and also reps the likes of Stiff Little Fingers, Europe and Thin Lizzy among an interesting roster of talent.

I remember that Byford had a great sense of humor and joked to his mates to not mess with BFF Marie and I due to the fact that we were witches and might cast a spell on their penises. We liked to consider ourselves Wiccan Women back then.

Saxon has a new release titled “Let Me Feel Your Power” which will more than likely be a part of the set list for their American tour in 2017 and they are sharing the bill with UFO.

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The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana is presenting “ROCK Image-ination” through October 22 .

The Rock N’ Roll exhibit features the San Fernando Valley’s contribution to the rock scene of days gone by. The exhibit includes photos from The Country Club, Bebop Records and Devonshire Downs.

The center is located at 18312 Oxnard Street in Tarzana and can be contacted at 818 697-5525 for hours of operation.

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Caroline McElroy

The muse struck at a young age and began with Ernie's Record Shop on Lankershim Blvd. In North Hollywood where I purchased my first Beatle record "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and a record by Major Lance titled "Um,Um,Um,Um,Um,Um". From there I saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl and I was hooked...on Rock N' Roll. At the age of 13 it seems as if the magical world of Rock N' Roll opened up and welcomed me. A trip to Indio with Frank Zappa and possee, and subsequent gigs as a dancer at The Teen Fairs at the Hollywood Palladium sealed the deal. As a trained journalist, I've written for magazines, newsletters,newspapers and blogs. In addition, I have run a nightclub by the name of The Cave. Music is the thread that weaves a patchwork quilt of genres, venues and experience out of my life and in the process have introduced many fine acts to my followers.

For the rest of my story dear readers, read my articles and it will unfold like the petals of a lotus flower. 

 

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