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Feasting On ‘The Hunger Games’

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In February I mentioned that I started reading The Hunger Games book trilogy by Suzanne Collins and, after some delay, I was finally able to plow thru book 2 and start book 3. Because our travel day from LA to NYC was very long (due to multiple delays), I was able to finish Catching Fire, the second book of the trilogy. Overall, I loved the book … and I love where the story is headed. It’s been a long time since I voraciously needed to read a book as entertaining as Catching Fire. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Scream 4′

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At last … after many years of hoping, praying, talking … then planning and waiting … Scream 4 finally opened in theaters here in the US yesterday. It seems like a lifetime ago that we first heard that the Scream film franchise was being rebooted with a new sequel and an ice age since the last film was released in theaters … but Scream 4 is out. I was able to see the film at a showing yesterday and I am very happy to reveal that I LOVED it entirely and believe it to be a very worthy sequel to the amazing Scream horror franchise. More »

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Janet Jackson ROCKS LA

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Yesterday was a really fun day for David and me. After an early showing of Scream 4 (review forthcoming), we made our way to the Gibson Amphitheater to see Janet Jackson LIVE in concert on the second night of her LA stop of her Number Ones Greatest Hits Tour. David had seen Janet twice before in concert … last night was my first … and it was AMAZINGLY fun! More »

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A ‘Revelation’

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Last night, David and I attended a performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center in downtown LA and I am happy to report that the show was utterly and powerfully incredible. I’ve only heard the best things about Alvin Ailey shows and I was so pleased to learn that everything I heard turned out to be true. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ailey‘s masterpiece Revelations, that particular piece was performed last night … along with new and older pieces. It was truly a night to remember. More »

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The Dance

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After spending a quiet night at home last night, David and I have BIG plans for tonight. He is a huge fan of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and he got us tickets to see the dance troupe LIVE on stage tonight. He has been planning and looking forward to this show for months … and the day is finally here! Tonight, we will be spending some time with the amazing dancers from Alvin Ailey. More »

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Tuesday In LA

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Yesterday started off as a quiet, boring day but it managed to turn out pretty sweet. I made my way out to Silverlake to run some errands and after some vinyl shopping (didn’t buy anything) and solo hangin’ out, I found out that my good friend Ollie was DJing at nearby bar … so I got in my car, raced over to Verdugo Bar and got to hang out with her for a bit before she started spinnin’ the tunes. More »

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One ‘Elle’ Of An Evening

Last night, David and I were graciously invited by our good friend Joe Zee to attend Elle magazine’s Women In Music concert event at the Music Box in Hollywood to see live performances by Theophilus London, Solange Knowles and Robyn! Because David didn’t get a chance to see Robyn last Friday night and because we really wanted to see Joe, we decided to check out the event …. and we had a blast! Check out some photos and video from last night’s fun below. More »

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A Perfect Sunday With Friends

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Yesterday turned out to be a really fun day, one that really saved my entire weekend. David and I made our way downtown to meet up with our dear friends Irene, Ollie and Caleb for brunch at Bottega Louie and then for a hang session at Ollie and Caleb’s place. Then we met up with our BFF Josh in West Hollywood for food and drink at The Hudson. Let me tell you, if you’re looking for a perfect way to spend the weekend … hang out with your friends and I guarantee you’ll have a blast! More »

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J’aime Amélie

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So … on the real … yesterday was a pretty crappy day. It’s been a long time since a day was as crapalicious as yesterday was but, I suppose, into every life a little rain must fall. The long story short is that absolutely everything that I tried to make good about yesterday just didn’t work out so … blah. But, I did manage to eek out a bit of happiness when I stumbled upon the 2001 French film Amélie on cable. Amélie is one of my all-time fave films and it managed to put a smile on my face as it usually does so … it was pretty much the highlight of my day. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Hanna’

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Yesterday afternoon David and I went to the earliest showing of Hanna that we were able to see because we have both been looking forward to seeing this movie for a very long time. I knew that I would love Hanna the very first time I saw the trailer a few months ago. I am happy to report that I was not disappointed in the least. Hanna is full of beautifully shot action scenes and tells a tale that is exciting from the start. Saoirse Ronan is the best part of this film but her co-stars Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana are pretty good, too. If you’re lookin’ for an action-packed thrill ride at the movies this weekend, then Hanna is your ticket! More »

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