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The Boy With The ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Book

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As I hoped, last night turned out to be a very quiet night for me. David and I ordered in food, I played some records and overall just chilled the eff out. Lykke Li performed a concert at The Wiltern last night and I *almost* went … but since I have tix to see her later in the Summer, I decided to take a night off from concerts and just relax. Inspired by the amazing new trailer for the US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I decided to read the original books by Stieg Larrson … finally. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Tree Of Life’

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So … last night my friend Jordan asked me to accompany him to see the new Terrence Malick Film Tree of Life which stars Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and (briefly) Sean Penn. Some friends of mine, including David, saw the film and had mixed reactions to the film. Ever since I heard that Tree of Life was first booed at the Cannes Film Festival and then won the top prize, the Palm d’Or, I was immediately intrigued. Right off the bat I have to say the film is odd, it is NOT for everyone and yet, I still ended up liking it. More »

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A Quiet Day

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Yesterday was a very nice, very relaxing, very quiet day … and it was just what I needed. Tamar and Rob invited us over to relax and do nothing at their place yesterday and we jumped at the chance to just … hang out. No one cooked, no one had to life a finger … it was glorious. The weather was perfect, the company was amazing … in short, it was the best Monday ever. More »

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Prince Completes His ’21 Night Stand In Los Angeles’

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That’s it … last night was the official end of Prince‘s legendary 21 Night Stand concert residency here in Los Angeles, CA on his Welcome 2 America Tour. For the past month or so, Prince has blessed LA with a string of 21 performances that have ranged from the massive to the incredibly intimate … wowing fans at every turn. I was very, very lucky to be able to attend 14 of those performances including shows at The Forum (11), at The Troubadour (2) and the House of Blues (1). Last night’s final performance was truly the cherry on top … in front of a sold out house (that was so sold out that people waited in line for HOURS hoping to score a ticket to get inside) Prince played for about 3 1/2 hours, ending his residency with a massive BANG! More »

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Nothing Compares 2 Prince & Mary J. Blige

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Last night was the second to last Prince concert at The Forum in Inglewood, CA as his 21 Nite Stand in Los Angeles concert residency comes to a close. I attended last night’s show with my good friend Josh and an AMAZING friend of his hooked us up with VIP tickets and aftershow passes. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige opened up for and performed with Prince during last night’s concert. Honestly, all of the Prince shows have been special … but this may be the most special of all. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Hangover Part II’

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Yesterday afternoon, David and I made our way to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, CA to catch an early showing of The Hangover Part II. Because I had an important concert to attend last night, I wanted to see the film before the weekend took hold and I missed seeing it altogether. Going into seeing this movie, I honestly wasn’t expecting very much. Everything I heard was that Part II was pretty much exactly like the original film … but set in Bangkok. I have to say, there really wasn’t anything new in the sequel that made it any better … but if you enjoyed The Hangover, chances are you will also enjoy The Hangover Part II. More »

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The Beginning Of The End

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Last night I attended my 12th show of Prince‘s 21 Night Stand concert residency here in LA which, I have learned, is coming to an end this weekend. Apparently, the 21 Nite Stand refers to 21 performances … not 21 actual nights of shows. It was revealed yesterday that this weekend’s shows — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — will be the final shows … so that made last night’s performance a bit more special. More »

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In The Nicks Of Time

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Last night I had the great honor of FINALLY seeing one of rock’s most amazing female musicians live in concert and the only think I could keep thinking throughout the entire show was … what the Hell took me so long to see Stevie Nicks live in concert?! If you can believe it, I managed to score a front row center balcony seat yesterday morning, the day of the concert. I’ve always wanted to see Stevie live but for various reasons, I never actually did. Last night Stevie performed an album release party on her 63rd birthday … and put on a show that I will never forget. More »

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Theater Review: ‘God Of Carnage’

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After missing the show on Broadway, David and I were very excited to learn that the Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage was being performed here in LA with the original Broadway cast — Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels. We waited for a performance where we could get really good tickets so that is why we waited until the show nearly ends its run to see it. The show ends performances here in LA this weekend … but we managed to get really good seats for our show. In short, we both loved God of Carnage very much … and we were very surprised at how the drama unfolded on stage ;) More »

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Prince Turns The House Of Blues Into The ‘House Of Funk’

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So … I had a very long night/morning today … and am alive and functioning to tell the tale. As I mentioned yesterday, last night David and I attended the 8pm performance of the stage play God of Carnage and then I attended a 2AM concert performance by Prince in the intimate Foundation Room at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA. I’ll post my review of God of Carnage shortly but the Prince show, man, what an incredible night. More »

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