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January 18, 2018

Ultra Violet; 2018 Color of the Year

by Christopher Porikos
January 17, 2018

Pappy and Harriet in Pioneer Town

by Caroline McElroy
The Post - Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep
January 12, 2018

The Post; Molly’s Game; Wonder

by Mike Peros
January 09, 2018

Full of Thanks - Healthy Body and Mind

by Connor Coman
January 02, 2018

Inflation -- The Subtle Thief of Your Purchasing Power

by Lillian Appleby
December 29, 2017

Art Exhibition - SAMPLED Y SURVEYED

by Raleigh Barrett
December 26, 2017

Free Monthly Horoscopes - January 2018

by Maya White
December 20, 2017

Working off your partner.

by Fran Montano
December 14, 2017

Keeping Your Dog/Cat Safe and Happy during Christmas!

by Nancy Bianconi
December 12, 2017

AMAs - BTS; Bruno Mars; Pink and the winners and losers

by Caroline McElroy
December 08, 2017

Credit where credit is due

by Jessie Marcus
December 07, 2017

A Dog Isn’t Just for Christmas - It’s for Life

by Nancy Bianconi
December 06, 2017

Measuring Your Retirement Plan's Success

by Lillian Appleby
December 04, 2017

How to decorate for the holidays 2017

by Christopher Porikos
November 30, 2017

Walton Ford - Calafia

by Raleigh Barrett
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 09:06

BALLZY TOMORROW

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I had the pleasure of meeting famous actor-rocker Robbie Rist while sitting in his studio during the taping of a radio show that he produces. Robbie has brought Legendary Ronnie Mack’s Barndance to radio audiences across the country.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 17:36

HEY ROSETTA and EAGLES OF DEATH METAL (EODM)

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Canadian act HEY ROSETTA recently kicked off their 5 show American tour at The Troubadour wowing their crowd with a carefully woven tapestry of tunes that ranged from their current 2014 CD SECOND SIGHT to their fledgeling 2007 effort PLAN YOUR ESCAPE.

Friday, 20 November 2015 09:34

Reviews of Spotlight; Spectre

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Spotlight, from director Tom McCarthy is a compelling account of how, in 2001, the “Spotlight” team of reporters from the Boston Globe uncovered numerous reports of child abuse by Boston’s Catholic priests, as well as the system-wide cover-up of said abuse by shuttling these clergymen from parish to parish, after a designated period of “sick leave.”

Monday, 26 October 2015 17:21

Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs, from writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle, is a busy three act drama that packs in a fair amount of entertainment value while trying in vain to disguise the fact that far from being innovative and profound, this film is really at heart, a conventional family drama and a tribute of sorts to all that is Steve Jobs.   

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:40

The music scene in Paris, France

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When it comes to the question of the music scene in Paris, France, Nelson Vard and Felix Ramaen are the go to guys in Paris for anything music.

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 13:54

CODY’S VIVA CANTINA

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With the closing of many San Fernando Valley old school restaurant bars/nightclubs, one place still holds true to the old cliché of the neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name and they are always glad to see you! Cody’s Viva Cantina has been in the same location since 1965.

Friday, 25 September 2015 19:13

Movie Review: Black Mass; Sicario

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Black Mass, from director Scott Cooper, is a hard-hitting crime drama and a welcome return to form for Johnny Depp, as he emerges from a self-induced acting coma (nothing else can explain Mordecai) to create a memorable portrait of career criminal and South Boston hero figure James “Whitey” Bulger.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 08:11

Takin' It To The Streets - John Wellington Ennis

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While I was recently working on a story, I stumbled upon “PAY 2 PLAY" Director John Wellington Ennis who has a strong background in music that is so imprssive that it needs to be lauded.

Friday, 04 September 2015 10:05

Grandma; A Walk in the Woods; Learning to Drive

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If you’ve seen Lily Tomlin in …just about anything---ever, you’ll find her performance is often the best thing, whether it’s Robert Altman’s Nashville or the new Netflix series Grace and Frankie (a well-deserved second season is on its way), or her supporting turn in Paul Weitz’ Admission.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:57

New Approach To The House Concert Circuit

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:24

Difficult People Review

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What do you get when you have two incredibly snarky individuals living in New York City trying to make it in comedy? Well, you get nothing more than just two really difficult people.

Thursday, 20 August 2015 07:59

LOVE-IN 2015

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Clad in clothing that ranged from hippie chic to California casual the LOVE-IN 2015 was perhaps the most fun that I’ve had in quite awhile and am glad to have friends in LOVE-IN hosts Georgiana Steele-Waller and the band LOVE's co-founder Johnny Echols.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:53

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation; Irrational Man

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Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt is out to save the world again in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, another in the very profitable series of action films that Cruise turns to when he needs a bona-fide hit.

A few weeks ago, I just happened to walk into Joe’s Famous Bar & Grill in Burbank. I settled into a seat at the bar and heard the person on stage announce “Here’s a man who needs no introduction!” I turned toward the darkened stage and my face lit up as the familiar silhouette of a tall, lanky man walked up to the microphone. I shouted “RONNIE MACK!”, then giggled and laughed as the stage lights came on.

Friday, 31 July 2015 08:35

Reviews of Antman; Trainwreck; Mr. Holmes

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Part superhero movie, part caper film, part dysfunctional family movie (everyone’s got issues), Antman is a nice surprise, an enjoyable entry in the Marvel superhero series that is seemingly taking over the cinematic galaxy.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:12

Ringo Starr is 75!

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RINGO STARR recently celebrated his 75th birthday in front of Capitol Records with an OHM chant of PEACEANDLOVE. This is a tradition that STARR began in 2005 with a few participants which has now blossomed into a few hundred enthusiastic noon time PEACEANDLOVE chanters.

Over the last several years ABC has become known for producing thought-provoking, character-driven dramas, and this summer they offer us a 10-episode mini-series entitled “The Astronaut Wives Club."

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 08:33

Reviews of Terminator Genisys; Inside Out

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is ba-a-ack in his signature role for Terminator Genisys, but the question you may have by the end is why anybody bothered.

Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:26

Love & Mercy - BRIAN WILSON biopic

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Ever since STING wasn’t cast as the Vampire Lestat in Anne Rice’s “Interview With The Vampire” I have viewed casting choices in movies with a touch of skepticism and a sideways glance. But LOVE & MERCY proved itself to be quite an extraordinary film with a soundtrack worthy of a BRIAN WILSON biopic.

Friday, 19 June 2015 09:35

Review of Jurassic World; Entourage

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Jurassic World has it all, as rampaging dinosaurs chow down on theme park visitors and employees alike, while Vincent D’Onofrio gets to chew up a lot of scenery.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 08:58

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Since the series finale of NBC’s 30 Rock, fans have wondered what is next for the delightfully talented Tina Fey and her producing partner Robert Carlock. Well there’s good news, after a bit of a TV hiatus the dream team came back together, this time with Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 15:40

MUSIC EDUCATION and the MUSICIAN

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In the 1970s as a pre-adolescent I was fortunate to study guitar with a legendary teacher and performer, Joe Corso on Long Island, New York. He required me to read and master traditional music notation, read cord forms and scale techniques for a jazz musician.


The future is once again playing at your multiplex, but it could also be the present, with isolated warring factions amidst a parched wasteland and rapacious leaders who bully the underprivileged masses by hoarding all manner of resources, including water and gasoline.

SCILLA SIEKMANN was the first act that lured me into Skinny’s Lounge in the NoHo Arts District. Once in there, her interpretation of JANIS JOPLIN's “Piece Of My Heart” had me convinced and convicted (like a religious conviction) and I became a huge booster for this multi-faceted vocalist.

Monday, 18 May 2015 12:27

A KNACK FOR MUSIC AND SELF-PROMOTION

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On a Monday morning, in June 1979, a limousine pulled in front of Tower Records in West Covina, where I worked at the time. A man and two women exited the vehicle. The trio wore identical black t-shirts with white lettering. As they approached the entrance, I noticed the man carried several albums under his arms.

Friday, 08 May 2015 09:05

Review of Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Avengers: Age of Ultron has plenty of fireworks, as befits a movie with no fewer than seven superheroes, a few more superheroes in waiting, some minor bad guys, and one very major villain at the core.

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 09:31

Community "A Second Chance at Life"

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Ever heard the saying "a good TV show never really dies?" We all know that a beloved show can forever live on in the heart of its fans. Well it turns out, cult classic Community has found a new life itself, this time a part of Yahoo! Screen's new channel. You heard me correct, Yahoo! is making original TV shows now.

Monday, 27 April 2015 11:40

Rumer at the Hollywood Masonic Lodge

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Near the end of her recent concert at the Hollywood Masonic Lodge, the British singer Rumer (Sarah Joyce) told the audience that “there are billions and billions and billions of amazing people in the world, and hardly any evil people. It’s just that we hear about them more often.”

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