The Music Man – “Great American Musical”

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The Music Man – “Great American Musical”

by Angela Rocco DeCarlo   Featuring: Huntington Beach Oilers Marching Band The Wall Street Journal's theater critic designated Meredith Willson's (1902-1984)1957 Iowa fairy tale, "The Music Man", as the great American musical,  after seeing a stellar production recently on the East Coast. Other productions are in the works for audiences in Chicago and in 2020 on Broadway. Southern California is fortunate: the Pacific Symphony Pops is presenting a semi-staged concert production of the beautifully conceived and written show Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1,  8 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This hometown hymn to the complex and sometimes stifling, but ultimately lovable life in River City, Iowa, 1912, is based upon Willson's experience growing upin Mason City, Iowa. Enhancing that down home ambience will be a special appearance by the Huntington Beach High School Oilers Marching Band - playing the iconic show tune, "Seventy-Six Trombones". Inspired by Willson's time with the famous John Philip Sousa's band in the 1920s. Willson was an accomplished musician, composer and music director for leading network radio programs such as the Jack Benny Program, the Burns and Allen Program and many others. His stint with the New York philharmonic as first chair flute and piccolo added to his deep musical abilities. He wrote over 40 songs - 22 were cut -during ...

John Singer Sargent Exhibit – Art  Institute of Chicago

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John Singer Sargent Exhibit – Art  Institute of Chicago

by Angela Rocco DeCarlo On recent visit "home" we went immediately to again visit The Art Institute of Chicago to see the John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age exhibit...and so should you. It is a world-class museum with the latest technology to make all welcome - including TacTiles and Touch Gallery for the visually impaired.  There was a John Singer Sargent exhibit in 1986, which I attended, and it was fabulous. The printed press kit was so beautiful I've kept it. So I was pleased to again be able to view Sargent's beautiful luminous paintings.  Additionally, visitors enjoy the Impressionist Gallery, which features well-recognized master paintings such as Renoir's "Two Sisters" (On the Terrace),  Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" and other great images. I like this gallery better than the major Impressionist museums in Paris.  The 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms enable glimpses into European interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s. It is charming and should be seen with or without children. The Art Institute offers massive amounts of art from antiquity to modern genres. It is one of my  favorite places - at once enlightening as well as soothing.  The Sargent exhibit ends September 30th so there's still time to see it. Chicago Art Institute 111 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Ill 60603 phone 312-443-3600 Admission: Adults $25; Seniors$19; Child - age 13 & ...

Hollywood Hotness Fundraiser

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Hollywood Hotness Fundraiser

https://youtu.be/6sw4GzhmZ40 The heat continues to rise as the biggest names in Hollywood attend “Halloween Hotness”. This annual inspirational charity event benefits two fantastic causes in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital & The National Canine Cancer Foundation. Also a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. The tremendous impact of Halloween Hotness has brought out the Hollywood elite again and again for a truly benevolent cause. The proceeds from the Halloween Hotness’ in years past have helped advance the battle against cancer and brought us a few steps closer to eliminate it once and for all. This year we’ve chosen American Legion Hollywood Post 43 as the location for our event. These hallowed halls were once graced by such stars such as: Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Regan, Charlton Heston, Abbott & Costello, Shirley Temple, and thousands more. Accommodating the event at the American Legion Hollywood, Halloween Hotness also benefits our troops, veterans, and their families. We’ve also added an exciting new element to our event, a Fashion Show! This exciting fashion show will be highlighting the unique and trendy attire to our evening’s festivities. Halloween Hotness event information: Celebrity Red Carpet Charity Event - Halloween Hotness 4 American Legion Hollywood Post 43 Sunday, ...

TAIX FRENCH RESTAURANT, LOS ANGELES’ OLDEST & ONLY FRENCH COUNTRY RESTAURANT, CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY WITH 90-CENT ROAST CHICKEN DINNER SPECIAL

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TAIX FRENCH RESTAURANT, LOS ANGELES’ OLDEST & ONLY FRENCH COUNTRY RESTAURANT, CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY WITH 90-CENT ROAST CHICKEN DINNER SPECIAL

Prohibition to Gentrification, French Restaurant Celebrates Decades of Serving L.A.’s French Quarter, Old Hollywood, Politicos and Next-Gen Hipsters   Sunday, October 8, 2017 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Taix French Restaurant 1911 W. Sunset BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90026   Taix French Restaurant, Los Angeles oldest family owned and operated French country restaurant, is celebrating its 90th anniversary with its traditional “cent” roast chicken dinner. On Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 4 p.m .to 8 p.m., customers, old and new, can celebrate with a 90-cent “Taix” Roast Chicken dinner special.   The menu for the evening’s anniversary hours will be limited to soup de jour, salad and the “Taix” Roast Chicken with au jus—a classic French country chicken dinner introduced by Marius Taix Jr. in 1927. (Dishes will only be 90 cents each.) Full service bar available; reservations will not be accepted and diners will beseated on a first come, first serve basis.   The Taix Family is the third and fourth generation of sheepherders and bakers from the “Hautes-Alpes” in southeastern France that moved to Los Angeles around 1870. In 1912 Marius Taix Sr. built a hotel called the Champ d’Or in downtown Los Angeles’ French quarter, which was located on 321 Commercial Street, and included a hotel restaurant subleased to a ...

DOWNTON ABBEY FASHION EXHIBIT

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DOWNTON ABBEY FASHION EXHIBIT

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center Anaheim, CA By Angela Rocco DeCarlo "Downton Abbey," one of the most successful television shows, is set in a fictional Edwardian English castle, awash with nobles, paid-servants and enormous upheavals due to war, jealousy and financial ruin. The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim, CA, is presenting an exhibition of the lovely wardrobe of the show. Seeing the clothing up close is delightful. In every detail the show's six seasons evoked the volcanic disruptions brought on by World War I and its political, societal and financial changes. The Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age took woman from their corseted floor-length dresses to loose shifts exposing naked shoulders and legs - shocking. "In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, now God knows, anything goes." From Noel Coward's song, "Anything Goes." The Downton Abbey era is illuminated through the skillful Julian Fellows' scripts and an array of outstanding good-looking actors who enchanted television viewers. The gorgeous period clothing charmed all. "Dressing Downton - Changing Fashion for Changing Times" featuring nearly 40 of the original garments designed and fitted to the individual actors, can be seen at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim, California, until May 11. It then ...

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