Earth Focus: Vanishing Coral Comes to KCET

There’s so many fascinating things to learn and discover on land that I often forget there’s an equally fascinating world underwater. Luckily, here in SoCal I’m never too far from the ocean and I have several opportunities to learn about its rich environment. Recently, I learned about the fascinating yet endangered world of coral reefs […]

Vince Giordano: There’s a Future in the Past Opens in LA

When my dad was a teenager in the late 1960’s- early 1970’s he listened to Frank Sinatra and Al Jolson while his peers were listening The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. When I was a teenager I, too, discovered Sinatra and spent my time borrowing jazz albums from the library while my peers were listening […]

Doris Day in On Moonlight Bay and By the Light of the Silvery Moon

One of my favorite actresses is Doris Day and I’m happy to say today is her 95th birthday. To celebrate I’m joining the Doris Day Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood. At this point I’ve seen most of Ms. Days films and can’t help but have a few favorites. Calamity Jane will always […]

Viewing Dressing Downton at Muzeo

I’ve long been a fan of period drama so back in 2011 when I heard a new show called Downton Abbey was coming to PBS I was completely on board. I watched the pilot and was immediately hooked and watched the first couple of seasons religiously but once Sybil kicked the bucket I was out.  […]

An Evening With James Corden

A few years back there was a show called Pushing Daisies and I absolutely loved it. Imagine my delight when I discovered I could see the cast and crew in person at an event called the PaleyFest. Presented annually by the Paley Center for Media it celebrates television by offering intimate interviews with the people […]

KCET Honors Shirley MacLaine with the Lumiere Award

As a classic film fan an invite to attend a film screening and interview with Shirley MacLaine is a true treat. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it so my good friend Mary of Along Comes Mary stepped in for me and got all the scoop. Take it away, Mary. When you think about the […]

House of Blues Returns to Anaheim

Last year the House of Blues at Downtown Disney closed after 15 years leaving a hole in the Orange County music scene. For me the location was memorable as the first venue I attended a Jamie Cullen concert. Have you heard of him? He’s not that popular in America for some oddball reason. He sings […]

Spotlight on Sidney Poitier in Blackboard Jungle

As time goes on we lose more and more of our direct connections to the Golden Age. As key players in the history of Hollywood leave us it’s important to treasure those who remain. One such luminary is Sidney Poitier. About to celebrate his 90th birthday he remains one of our most enduring stars. To […]

Discovering The Science Behind Pixar at CA Science Center

When I was in high school my best friend and I decided to go to the movies. Even though we thought we were too old for cartoons we decided to check out something called Toy Story. I instantly fell in love with it and developed a lifelong appreciation for Pixar films. I’ve seen nearly every […]

A Quiet Couple of Weeks + GIVEAWAY

A couple of weeks ago I went on some grand adventures and was so excited to share them with you. Then, as what often happens this time of year, I was struck down. Too sick to go anywhere I had to content myself with more sedentary activities and put the writing and exploring on hold. […]