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World Cup: Das Booted

For quite a while, the answer to the question, “Who is the second best soccer team in the world,” has been Germany’s B squad because it seemed no national soccer power was as deep as the defending World Cup champions. […]

World Cup: Das Booted

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For quite a while, the answer to the question, “Who is the second best soccer team in the world,” has been Germany’s B squad because it seemed no national soccer power was as deep as the defending World Cup champions. […]

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It’s musical fun with ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’

Just to add a little history and perspective to the Pump Boys and Dinettes I will begin with this little excerpt from Wikipedia. The musical premiered on Broadway on February 4, 1982

Reggae on the Mountain is the best reggae venue in Los Angeles

In mid-July, when summer’s heat sears L.A., Angelenos and savvy outsiders know the best, most refreshing, rejuvenating thing to do is to go to Reggae on the Mountain. Aptly

Blaze Mob: Moving Over Barriers

On a recent Tuesday as the sun descended in Los Angeles, disappearing in an earthy, caramelly glow, the Melody Lounge in Chinatown was set ablaze by a mob –

Workshopping myself with writer Steve Hauk

Because I’m blessed, but also, because I’m a writer and therefore accursed with all the selfish, self-doubting sensibilities writers share, this past Memorial Day weekend I drove from Los

Mendacity and the Party of Trump

They were once the party of Reagan. They were once the party of family values. They have billed themselves as the moral majority and pro-life along the way. Today, the GOP is

Letters to the Writer: June edition

Wow!  Summer is here and the time is right ... for me to answer all my burning questions. Let’s get right to them. Dear Jim, What changes have you made in

Rumors swirl at the Lonny Chapman Theatre

The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood has produced over 300 plays including 70 world premieres and is approaching a half century of theatrical artistry.

World Cup is a world of trouble for Team USA

In case you were not aware of it, the World Cup of soccer is taking place in Russia. Unfortunately, the United States failed to qualify for this major sporting

DJ Yaadcore discusses Righteous Reggae and Raging Fyah

Q: I’m [at the Ninth Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival] speaking with Yaadcore, DJ for [reggae artist] Protoje and a founder of the “Dubwise” movement. Thank you for

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