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Met Opera Winner Janai Brugger

Janai Brugger

By Jean Strauber Entertainment Editor Congratulations to Janai Brugger (pictured right), a member of LA Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, who was one of five winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on March 18. Ms. Brugger will return to LA Opera in the leading role of Musetta in Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème” on […]

March 27th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Weird and Wonderful Museums

Emu

By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor Did You Know That….. There Is a Museum Of Hoaxes? Established in 1997 by Alex Boesc, you can find humbugs and hoodwinks from ancient deceptions to modern day “urban legends” at this intriguing museum. It’s open 24/7, and is divided into different sections. There’s a historical wing which presents hoaxes […]

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 3-12-12

Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium

By Jean Strauber Entertainment Editor At Our Museums Much is happening at our museums in Los Angeles County. In Newhall, a temporary exhibit with film items related to Oscar winners “Hugo” and “The Artist” will be on view until June 3rd. In Los Angeles at the Natural History Museum (NHM) the Butterfly Pavilion will open […]

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

See The World With Caravan Tours

Nova Scotia Caravan Tours

By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor Have you heard about Caravan Tours? For more than 60 years, Caravan has provided escorted tours in the United States, Canada, Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica. And, for a relatively low cost. A couple of readers e-mailed me and recommended that I write about their tours. They had taken Caravan’s […]

March 5th, 2012 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 3-5-12

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor A Must See! It’s a delightful romp! It’s an evening full of laughs and good humor. And, some of us who were good little boys and girls with overbearing and smothering parents will definitely relate to the main character and opera namesake, “Albert Herring.” It seems that in the little […]

March 5th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 2-27-12

Albert Herring LA Opera

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor Albert Herring Comes To La Opera Opening Saturday, February 25 is the Benjamin Britten comic opera “Albert Herring.” Based on Guy de Mausassant’s short story “Le Rosier de Madame Husson” (Madame Husson’s Rose King), the action takes place in England, where Lady Billows is organizing the May Day festival. Usually […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Enjoy Something Different: A River Cruise In Africa

River Cruise in Africa

By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor At the annual meeting of the Corporate Travel Center I had a most interesting conversation with Steve Avalos of AMA Waterways, one of the leading providers of river cruising. Steve shared with me news of AMA’s new combination land and river cruising on the African continent. Here’s more information about […]

February 27th, 2012 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »

Gjelina Restaurant In Venice, CA

Gjelina Restaurant Venice CA

Gjelina Restaurant In Venice, CA Defines Refined Rusticity By Simon Lewis, Food Critic & Professional Chef. In a city where farmers can feel like a relic of the past, Gjelina shines as the definition of refined rusticity. Chef Travis Lett has established a relationship with some of the best purveyors throughout Southern California in order […]

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Family and food | Read More »

Northern Arizona: Canyons, Lakes and National Parks

Northern Arizona Canyons

For the past three weeks I have been sharing with you the wonderful experiences I had visiting Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and Canyon de Chelly. This week I’m pleased to share with you some of the various companies that offer escorted tours to many, but not all, of the parks I’ve mentioned in […]

February 21st, 2012 | Posted in Travel Tips of the Week | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 2-20-12

BB King at Hollywood Bowl

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Tips Two weeks ago I shared with you the Weekend Spectaculars that have been scheduled for the Hollywood Bowl Summer Season 2012. This week it’s Jazz at the Bowl and a couple of the Bowl’s Special Concerts and Events. The Wednesday night jazz concerts will begin with a salute to Miles […]

February 20th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

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