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Evening at Segerstrom Theatre

I treated my oldest daughter, Angelika, to a stage show at the gorgeous Segerstrom Theatre in Costa Mesa last Thursday evening, for a performance of Dirty Dancing. That had always been one of her favorite movies. Before she arrived from work, I wandered around, using my iPhone to take the pictures in this gallery. The theatre is in […]

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Rat Pack Tribute at Lido

Last Friday after work, and after dinner at the Crab Cooker, I attended a concert at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach. When it opened in 1938, the Lido was a movie theater. These days, it’s used for live concerts and occasional special showing movies. I arrived early and felt lucky to get a front row seat! On stage was a […]

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Starlight Bowl Concert

I joined my brother, his wife, and my two oldest kids, at the Starlight Bowl (outdoors venue) in Burbank last week to see two tribute bands: The Petty Breakers (covering Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and DSB Band (Don’t Stop Believing, the world’s #1 Journey tribute band). My brother is a musician (but not as his profession). He writes […]

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Pasadena Pops at the Arboretum

I look forward to the Pasadena Pops summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia each year. Last evening’s performance featured four of Broadway’s Leading Ladies, Susan Egan, Valerie Perri, Christina Saffran, Lisa Vroman, as well as David Burnham, also of Broadway fame. It was fabulous! I listed the songs below the […]

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Showtime at The Muck

(16 photos) Kat and I spent a recent Sunday afternoon at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The Muck, in Fullerton, enjoying a classic car show and live band. Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, who play Jazz / Pre-war / Vaudeville style music, were absolutely irresistible! The audience was enthralled, utterly captivated by the music and performance. I’m […]

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Bowl-ing

A summer in the southland just isn’t complete without Bowl-ing, Hollywood Bowl-ing, that is! While the orchestra, band, singers or dancers may be the reason tickets are sold, it’s the atmosphere and pre-show picnic people look forward to nearly as much as whichever main event. Bowl dining has become as famous as the bowl itself. […]

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Party Party, Pink Martini style!

My recent big number birthday was celebrated in style, Pink Martini style, at the Hollywood Bowl, a fantastic venue, by the way. Guest list complete, invitations emailed, planning centered on an all-pink theme. All-pink for two reasons, the first being rather obvious – the name of the Portland, Oregon band playing. In fact, In fact, […]

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