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Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Disney, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Music | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Feld In the popular Disney Live! show, Micky’s Music Festival, Mickey and gang light up the stage and jam to classic Disney hits remixed with today’s record toppers in hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and more. Featuring Disney’s Aladdin and Little Mermaid and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, audiences of all ages will be enraptured in the fun and action on stage. Afterall, no one does magic quite like Disney! My two girls, ages five and two, were thrilled to see the show at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. One of our favorite numbers was when the daughters of Triton brought Beyonce to the stage with Put a Ring on It. Those mermaids can rock! Classic hits performed by Aladdin and Jasmin and Woody and Jesse were also great fun. For more information and tickets to Mickey’s...

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Disney Live! Presents Mickey’s Music Festival

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, Featured, Music | 0 comments

  Mickey Mouse and the gang are going to be bringing music, fun and entertainment for families to Long Beach and Hollywood with Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Music Festival! Families will be entertained with music from your favorite Disney movies including Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Disney*Pixar’s Toy Story! Long Beach Terrace Theater 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 Show Date & Time: Sat 09/13/2014 (1:00PM, 4:00PM), Sun 09/14/2014 (1:00PM, 4:00PM) Tickets Start at $25 To order tickets by phone (562) 436 – 3636 Online: www.ticketmaster.com Hollywood Dolby Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 Show Date & Time: Fri 09/19/2014 (4:30PM), Sat 09/20/2014 (10:30AM, 1:30PM, 4:30PM), Sun 09/21/2014 (1:30PM, 4:30PM) Tickets Start at $25 To order tickets by phone (323) 308-6300 Online www.ticketmaster.com It is guaranteed to be the biggest family festival of the year, so...

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Award Winning Artist ‘Common’ to Perform at Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Dining, Events, Music | 0 comments

  Food lovers from all over the Southland will come together this weekend for the biggest food and wine event of the year, the fourth annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival. Guests attending the event are in for a treat with an amazing night of music from the Grammy-winning artist, Common on Saturday, August 23rd at 7pm. Opening for Common will be a performance from the African children’s ensemble amaWolseley Marimbas. The electrifying performance will take place on the festival’s main stage on Grand Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets (in front of the Disney Concert Hall). The amaWolseley Marimbas were discovered in the rural townships surrounding Wolseley in South Africa’s Witzenberg Valley. None of the children had ever heard or seen a marimba prior to the auditions, but were selected based on rhythm and then taught to...

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Rockin’ Family Memories at the OC Fair with the Fresh Beat Band

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, Featured, Music | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the fair The OC Fair is a 23-day annual fair held every summer at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.  For many families it has become an annual tradition to eat, play, ride and rock out. The fairgrounds’ 150 acres has been the home to the fair ever since 1949 and yields more than a million visitors each year.  Back in 2009, then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recommended the Orange County Fairgrounds be listed for sale.  A public auction was held, but before any sales agreements could be signed, two lawsuits were filed and the sale was stopped. The Preservation Society and Tel Phil Enterprises filed in the Court of Appeal and asked that the new governor Jerry Brown have the sale categorically dismissed which it was; thank goodness because where...

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The Jersey Boys Interview

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, Music, Theatre | 0 comments

  I was given the opportunely to interview Production Stage Manager Matthew Leiner as well as cast members Hayden Milanes & Quinn VanAntwerp of Jersey Boys at the load-in. It was my first time interviewing anyone since my college days so I was a little rusty to say the least. I first sat back and watch the other press member as they interviewed the cast. Once I felt comfortable I sat down with Matthew, Hayden and Quinn and learned about their parts in making the magic happen. Before I start with the interview, let me just say that everyone was extremely kind and warm. I was blown away with the energy of the 3 interviewees even though they had just arrived from their last tour just the day before. The Jersey Boys production is a well-oiled machine. They travel...

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Celebrate Date Night Tonight in L.A. with OC Band Verdell

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, Music | 0 comments

  It’s Friday! Time to cut loose! How about a fun evening out on the town in L.A.? If you’re a lover of live music, especially music reminiscent of the 80’s, make it date night or grab some friends and head on up to The Mint this evening in L.A. for a great time with Orange County band, Verdell. This up and coming band’s single Out of Your Mind  has been featured on Laguna’s KX93.5 FM and for the past 3 weeks running has been voted #1 on Tazy Phyllipz’s Ska Parade  and makes the rounds in venues such as The Coach House, The Constellation Room, The Roxy, The Troubadour, The House of Blues L.A. and Anaheim, The Key Club, and The Whisky a Go-Go. The Mint is an intimate venue with a retro-vibe and has hosted greats such...

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KSBR Birthday Bash: A Perfect Trio of Jazz, Great Food & Live Art

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, Music | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of KSBR Three of my favorite things in the world are jazz, great food and art. Last Sunday was filled with all three so it was pretty much the perfect day at KSBR’s 25th Annual Birthday Bash Jazz Festival & Taste of the Bash. The bash kicked off in the afternoon with some wonderful tastes from more than 20 local restaurants, breweries, and wineries. There was something for everyone and too much to taste for any one person, but I managed to sample my fair share including:      Ceviche on cucumber coins… perfect on a hot day and refreshing strawberry mint “bruschetta”, both from Bella Collina Towne and Gold Cub in San Clemente. A healthy and delicious chopped salad with organic baby greens, with pine nuts, dried cranberries, gorgonzola, golden beets, red onion, and...

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Guide to Summer Concerts in Orange County

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, Featured, Music, Parks, Summer | 0 comments

  One of the best summer activities to do with your family is to attend a free local summer concert in the park. Pack a picnic dinner, and head to your local park for one of these free summer concerts in Orange County. Spending summer nights at our local park is one of our favorite summer family activities. Don’t miss seeing my husband’s band, The Fenian’s, playing in Brea and Laguna Beach! See you there! Check back often as I will be adding more dates as the different cities post them! Brea City Hall Park 401 S Brea Blvd Brea, CA 92821 Lively music of various genres will be presented. This is the perfect place to enjoy free entertainment and get to meet some new friends. Guests are encouraged to bring their folding chairs or blankets and get comfortable...

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The Hollywood Bowl Kicks Off its 2014 Summer Season

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Dining, Entertainment, Events, Family, Featured, Music | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the Hollywood Bowl   Few experiences can compare to attending a concert at The Hollywood Bowl. Even fewer can compare to actually standing on the stage and seeing the theater from the perspective of its performers… the very stage where the LA Philharmonic performs each season. Where The Beatles, Pavarotti, Yo-Yo Ma, and so many other of the world’s most talented musicians have performed.    Nestled amongst the trees in the hills of Hollywood, this outdoor theater, is one of my favorite venues, so I was thrilled to be able to attend the launch of its 2014 Summer Season last Tuesday evening with my sister, Shan… on the stage!   The stage was stunning and provided the perfect surroundings for arts patrons and media to gather as LA Philharmonic’s CEO, Deborah Borda and...

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The Fresh Beat Band Comes to the OC Fair (Giveaway)

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Entertainment, Family, Giveaways, Music | 18 comments

 Sponsored by the OC Fair Nickelodeon’s The Fresh Beat Band is coming to the OC Fair this summer! The popular children’s band will perform their only California performance at the Pacific Amphitheater on Friday, August 1st at 6:45pm. Plus, all guests of the show will get complimentary admission to the OC Fair on the day of the performance! Your family can get pumped-up before the exhilarating show by going on your favorite ride and eating your favorite treats at the OC Fair. Get your tickets now for your kids to see Twist, Kiki, Shout and Marina sing all their favorite songs during the energetic performance – be prepared for some confetti to be flying! We are thrilled to offer a set of (4) tickets to The Fresh Beat Band performance at the OC Fair on August 1st at 6:45pm!...

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