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March 14, 2016

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

by Valerie Summers The Old West burst into life capturing the story of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance now playing at the Rubicon Theatre. Written by Jethro Compton and adapted from the short story by Dorothy Marie Johnson, the action packed play follows the short story much more closely than did John Ford’s legendary […]

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February 3, 2016

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New Terminal 2 at LAX

by Valerie Summers At long last, Los Angeles International Airport has unveiled a new and greatly improved Terminal 2 with an updated look and a plethora of new amenities.  Sustainable design is a key component of the improvements which incorporate new technology including lighting and decreased water consumption.  Passengers will enjoy major upgrades to the […]

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February 3, 2016

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Dirty Dancing at the Pantages

by Valerie Summers Expertly choreographed to reflect the title of this high energy recreation of the 1987 film, Dirty Dancing exploded onto the stage of Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre.  The story takes place during the summer of 1963 in a Catskill Mountain resort where 17-year old “Baby” Houseman, her older sister and parents are vacationing for […]

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November 14, 2015

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Non-Surgical Beauty Miracle

by Valerie Summers Invented by Hollywood to perfect the appearance of the stars of stage and screen, Dermaflage scar cover and wrinkle concealer is now available to the public. Unbelievably easy to apply, this invisible silicone based waterproof product makes scars, frown lines and wrinkles disappear in less than two minutes. It is the perfect […]

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May 19, 2015

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Encountering The Barnes Museum

Story & Photos by Valerie Summers I hoped that rerouting my trip to Washington DC through Philadelphia to make a single stop was going to be worth the inconvenience.  Having heard and read about the much heralded Barnes Museum and its unique beginnings, I decided to investigate for myself.  Upon my arrival, as I approached […]

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April 10, 2015

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Emirates — A Heavenly Experience

by Valerie Summers When I overheard someone in the beautiful Los Angeles international Emirates airport lounge say that one of the best parts of their previous trip to Dubai was the flight, I found it hard to believe. However, from the moment I boarded the Emirates A380 airbus, my experience did turn out to be […]

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November 8, 2014

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Teeny Wojo Wallet

By Valerie Summers Measuring just 2×3 1/2 inches and open on both sides, this cleverly designed and extremely compact minimalist wallet keeps cash, cards, ID and even a key secure.  Made of silicone and neophrene, it is a great accessory for water sports, cycling, fishing and all things active and it floats.  Fits into small […]

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October 25, 2014

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Ocean Prime Opens in Beverly Hills

by Valerie Summers Situated on the most elegant stretch of Wilshire Boulevard across the street from some of the most exclusive department stores in Beverly Hills, a stunning new modern American supper club, open nightly, (also serving lunch during weekdays) has recently added its name to the list of upscale dining spots in the city. […]

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September 3, 2014

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My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy

by Valerie Summers It’s a one man show, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. For an evening of laugh out loud good clean comedy, My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy can’t be beaten.  With the only staging, a simple table covered with […]

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July 28, 2014

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Authentic Greek Yogurt Specialty Eatery

by Valerie Summers Strolling through Beverly Hills last night, I happened across a new yogurt shop and decided to check it out.  This is a yogurt eatery unlike any I have patronized before.  Very upscale and well worth the cost of a delicious authentic Greek  frozen yogurt — a choice of of four creamy flavors […]

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June 6, 2014

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Facts and Fiction of Route 66 at the Autry

by Valerie Summers U.S. Highway Route 66 is both a physical road and a romantic notion much of which is both confirmed and dispelled in the current do not miss exhibition at the Autry National Center of the American West. This is not a “fluff” presentation as portrayed in TV shows of days gone by […]

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May 10, 2014

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LAX International Superstar

by Valerie Summers Having recently briefly visited the newly transformed Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, I had the good fortune to return for a closer look.  The  stunning 150,000 square foot Great Hall creates an impressive send off to passengers traveling abroad.  It’s a shoppers paradise with world class shopping at the mega duty […]

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May 5, 2014

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Valley Star Glows Brightly

by Valerie Summers Although the Valley Performing Arts Center opened three years ago, my first visit occurred recently when I headed over to the San Fernando Valley for a performance featuring the great jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis.   Situated on the southeast corner of  the California State University, Northridge campus, the stunning  glass walled landmark […]

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April 25, 2014

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New International Terminal Shines at LAX

by Valerie Summers At last visitiors from foreign countries arrive and depart in  Los Angeles at a terminal that Angelenos can be proud of.  Although not entirely completed, it is a good start.  The area for arriving passengers is now comfortable and attractive with places to have a drink or a bite to eat while […]

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