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Travel Tips of the Week: March 24, 2014

Going to the Sun Road

A Wildlife Safari In British Columbia By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor I just received the 2014 Globus: Every Journey Tells A Story brochure.  The first thing I do is look for new escorted tours.  This year, Globus describes two:  The 10-Day  Discover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon and Washington Wine Country Panorama; and the 10-Day […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week: March 24, 2014

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor There’s Music In The Air The El Portal Theatre in association with Off Broadway Productions (a division of Rock N Roll Inc) will be presenting Country Roads:  A John Denver Celebration from Thursday, April 3 to Sunday, April 13, 2014. Starring Jim Curry, you’ll be entertained with a multimedia musical […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Travel Tips of the Week: March 18, 2014

Ireland Tour

Experience The Best of Ireland By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor With St. Patrick’s Day and all its reminders of Ireland, many of us, whether or not we’re of Irish descent,  develop a yen to visit the “ol’ sod.”  This week’s Travel Tips of the Week bring you information about one such tour,  the Trafalgar Tours […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week: March 17, 2014

Harmony

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor Harmony — A New Musical By Barry Manilow This past week I had the wonderful pleasure of attending the opening night of this musical that tells a true story. The Comedian Harmonists were an ensemble of six young men in pre-World War II Germany who rose from unemployed street musicians […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Travel Tips of the Week: March 10, 2014

Solvang, California

– Velkommen Til Solvang – By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor “Velkommen til Solvang!”  Welcome to Solvang (Danish for ‘sunny field’) is one of the most charming and beautiful cities in California. Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, it was founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teachers. With its lovely shops, fine restaurants, […]

March 11th, 2014 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week — March 10, 2014

Albina Shagimuratova as Lucia in LA Opera's production of Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor Programs At The Encino-Tarzana Library The public is welcome to these March events at the  Los Angeles Public Library Encino-Tarzana Branch located at 18231 Ventura Boulevard (corner Nestle Ave), in Tarzana. – Monday, March 10 at 3:00 pm:  The Page Turners’  Book Club will discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker […]

March 11th, 2014 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Hurry To See “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor You only have until Saturday, March 1st to see one of the funniest shows that, I think, has been seen in the Los Angeles area for a very, very long time. Yes, I’m still talking about “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” which is appearing at the historic El […]

February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Something New From Trafalgar Tours

Trafalgar Tours

By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor Trafalgar Tours has launched something new for the discriminating traveler. Their new ‘Taste of America’ program invites guests to learn about food specific to a destination, as well as indulge in some of the continent’s most delicious dishes. “Gourmet travel is a rapidly expanding market with more and more Americans […]

October 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 10-1-12

The Two Foscari - LA Opera

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor The Two Foscari What an evening! My friend and fellow opera lover Blossom Shores and I had the privilege of enjoying this early and less familiar work of Giuseppe Verdi, which opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on September 15.. As the Los Angeles Times critics Mark Swed so well […]

October 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Things To Do Over Carmaggedon Weekend (Part II)

Caraggedon Part II

By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor As I promised, here are more suggestions of things to do over Carmegeddon Weekend Part II. VISIT LOS ENCINO STATE PARK When was the last time you visited Los Encino Park located in Encino? This historic landmark is open from Wednesday through Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission […]

September 18th, 2012 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »

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