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Wrangling Balloons in the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Filled with celebrities, balloons, and dozens of marching bands, the Hollywood Christmas Parade is one of the biggest Christmas parades in America. 2016 marked the 85th observation of this Southern California holiday tradition.

The Hollywood Hotel is among the many groups that partner with the parade to wrangle the balloons as the parade proceeds through the streets of Hollywood. This year, they extended a special offer to their guests to join the parade team as a balloon wrangler.

I was invited to join the Hollywood Hotel balloon team to get a behind the scenes look at the parade. Here’s a recollection of that experience! Continue reading

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85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday!

This year’s 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will follow in the fine tradition of all the previous Hollywood Christmas Parades with an evening celebrating Christmas with noteworthy celebrities and stellar entertainment honoring Hollywood traditions with great family fun! If you care to … Continue reading

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Malibu Rocks Hollywood at Lucky Strike: Mondays Just Got Good Again!

August 22nd, was the kick-off of “Malibu Rocks Hollywood” at Lucky Strike. It’s a new music series that will happen every Monday night at Lucky Strike. It is produced by Doug DeLuca of Malibu Guitar Festival and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kenneth … Continue reading

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Random LA: That Bladerunner Look

Hollywood in smoke from the Santa Clarita fire. “It’s too bad she won’t live, but then again who does?”

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Movies Have a Little Extra Magic at El Capitan

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” recently opened to all the hubbub and excitement one has come to expect from the cash cow that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This weekend, as expected, the movie grossed over 1 billion dollars internationally. … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – sunday, may 22, 2016

drummerman bob lee and organman pete mazich (left to right) at the “wax: the los angeles record fair” event at capitol records just before starting a mike watt + the secondmen set yesterday in hollywood. bob lee’s filling in for … Continue reading

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Dawn of Ashes Return with Theophany

For all intents and purposes LA’s extreme metal outfit Dawn of Ashes was gone, dead and buried in 2013 with singer Kristof Bathory moving on to new territory with the unfortunately short lived but brilliant Urilia. Dawn of Ashes has … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Get on Your Pony and Ride – Sunset Ranch in Griffith Park

One of my very first adventures in sunny Los Angeles after I arrived, half a lifetime ago, from grey-skied Buffalo, NY was a horse ride up in Griffith Park at Sunset Ranch. It was the first time I said the … Continue reading

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2016 ACTRA Awards To Honor Neve Campbell With The National Award of Excellence

Hollywood is in the thrall of award season and engulfed in a blur of the process of honoring so many talented and gifted artist for their hard work. ACTRA will be hosting its own award event. ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Mustang” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

Mustang is the French submission for Best Foreign Film to this year’s Academy Awards. It’s a masterfully told story set in rural Turkey about 5 sisters, all close in age and very close as siblings, living in the home of … Continue reading

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