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Storymakery Makes Young Authors

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Crafts, Education, Events | 0 comments

I’m in Love, and you will be too, with StoryMakery! What an amazing and exciting treat it was for my ten-year-old daughter, Bella and me, to visit the Storymakery at the Irvine Spectrum Center earlier this week. We met the Storymakery’s owner, Payal Kindiger, who graciously explained the story making and self-publishing process for kids. Like the scrumptious delights a bakery produces, Storymakery creates one-of-a-kind, truly unique stories by young authors, like our kids. Storymakery is a unique place child can build cognitive writings skills while flexing their imagination muscles, with friendly “Muse” staff, to design fun characters and stories that make their book(s) come alive! Prices range from ($19-$54.99) The first objective of our little authors is to develop their story character (up to 3), at the “Character Studio” area. After building the character(s), they move on to...

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Faith has ‘Risen’ in Theaters

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

I had the sheer pleasure of seeing an epic film screening of “Risen,” created by (Director) Kevin Reynold, (Screenplay) Paul Aiello, (Producer) Mickey Liddell, (Producer) Patrick Aiello, and (Producer) Pete Shilaimon. Risen stars several fantastic actors along the lines of Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Cliff Curtis, and Peter Firth. “Open your heart and see.” This is Mary Magdalen’s gentle reply to Clavius, an elite Roman warrior, as he wearily questions her regarding Yeshua (Jesus), a man who was many things. A carpenter, prophet, and Messiah, who died, and in three days rose from the dead!   “Risen” is an epic Biblical story of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. When one thinks of biblical movies, it’s almost always from the evangelical Christian perspective. The film “Risen,” however, is seen through the eyes of a non-believer, Clavius (Tribune), who’s the main...

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Cliff Curtis has ‘Risen’ as Jesus

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

In anticipation of the upcoming film “Risen,” we had a unique opportunity to interview Cliff Curtis, who plays the role of Jesus in the film. Mr. Curtis had a significant presence as he entered the room. He was very kind with an excellent sense of humor. One of the first questions he was asked was how he was chosen to play the part of the crucified Jesus. Cliff Curtis said, “It was a miracle!” Curtis was raised Roman Catholic, and Jesus Samson (in Bible), and St. Francis of Assisi were his favorites. He also said he “grew up with the big JC” in his early years. “When I became an actor, people would ask what part would I really want to play and jokingly, I would say, ‘Jesus!’,” said Curtis. He felt it would never happen since, in older...

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2015 Orange County Holiday Tree Lighting Events

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Christmas, Events, Featured, Holiday | 0 comments

It’s a Joyous time of year, with communities getting together to Light Up the Season with amazing love and cheer! Your family is invited to celebrate the beautiful season at these family fun – Orange County Tree Lighting events! Fashion Island Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony November 7 & 8 (2015) – (5:30 pm) 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (Located in front of Bloomingdales Courtyard) Admission: Free Families are welcome to join in the magical festivities at Fashion Islands Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Adults and children will be enchanted by the many Disney Characters performing musical seasonal favorites and magical dance performances. Annually, this event has been attended by thousands each night, so please come early around 3pm-4pm to get good seating, to view the magical performances by your favorite Disney characters! The Tree lighting ceremony will...

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