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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—The Joys Of The ‘Can’t Make The Main Event’ Holiday Dinner

Sometimes logistics make a Thanksgiving gathering of everyone on our list an impossible feat. Over the years, my solution has been to do a dinner “for those who can’t make the main event.”

Theatre Review—‘Quack’- A Thoroughly Intelligent, Funny Play At Kirk Douglas Theatre

Written by Eliza Clark, the script is intelligent, funny and acted to perfection by a group of terrific actors including Dan Bucatinsky and Jassalyn Gilsig whose timing and delivery of their lines borders on perfection.

Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul — Celebrating Halloween With A Trio Of Witches

A spooky Halloween tablescape features witches presiding over the festivities andblack plates with a pop of lime green napkins, set on black linens and netting,

Film Review—Can ‘Halloween’ Reunion Recapture Horror Of The Original? Absolutely

The film is great all-around, from the writing, to the directing, to the cinematography, lighting, and acting—with Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak —most of all.

Conquering Stress! With Dr. Arlene —Career Passion Causes Stress

Many have questioned his temperament for a position on the Supreme Court. No one has mentioned that attributes, associated with creativity, were igniting his behavior. For some, his anger was disturbing.

Carol Jean Delmar on Opera —LA Opera’s Newest ‘Don Carlo’ Boasts Domingo As Star

Don Carlo is an opera for stars, and LA Opera's current production of Don Carlo has many including Ramón Vargas, Ana María Martínez, Anna Smirnova and the magnificent Ferruccio Furlanetto.

Joan Mangum’s Society Scene—Center Theatre Group Affiliates Enjoy ‘August Moon Soiree’

The ABCs (Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies) presented a $600,000 check to the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center to continue its research studies to eradicate the diseases.

Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup—Michael Childers ‘One Night Only’ To Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber

Broadway stars to sing in much-anticipated event to benefit the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center. Palm Springs International Film Festival sets 2019 dates.

Nutrition Notes With Ilana Muhlstein—Six Calorie-Burning Superfoods

There is no clear-cut definition of a “superfood,” but the idea is that there are a lot of nutritional benefits packed into certain foods. The fancy term you may hear is “nutrient density.”

Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—Change Your Tablecloth, Change Your Life

An elaborate tablescape for a fancy dinner can be edited down for a more intimate affair.

Joan Mangum’s Society Scene—City Of Hope To Honor Jon Platt At Pharrell Williams-Hosted Fundraiser

Remembering Deanna Lund, Dr. Norman Friedmann and Bill Landis. Baseball’s Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson and basketball’s Bill Walton to be honored at the Harold and Carole Pump Foundation's gala Friday.

Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup—Is An Indoor Sport Stadium Complex Coming To North Palm Desert?

On the transportation front, The Buzz is back for downtown bus service and Flixbus is offering service between L.A. and Palm Springs.

Conquering Stress! With Dr. Arlene—Emailing Causes Stress

Why is email, a fascinating communication phenomenon, igniting fear, stress, and anxiety? The Mayo Clinic says “Control email to get control of your life!” Imagine 3.8 billion people globally coping and controlling email before the start of 2019.

Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul — Warm, Vibrant Colors For A Hot Fiesta

With accents of turquoise and blue, this buffet and dining table shout, "it's time for a fiesta!"

Joan Mangum’s Society Scene—Chrohn’s & Colitis Foundation To Honor Former BH Mayor Nancy Krasne, Actor Tyler James Williams

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation will honor former Beverly Hills Mayor Nancy Krasne and actor Tyler James Williams at its "Guts & Glory Gala" from 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 in The Beverly Hilton.

Jerry Cutler On Film & Theatre—Exciting ‘On Your Feet,’ Spirited ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ & Disappointing ‘Equalizer 2’

Exhilarating "On Your Toes" tells the music-filled success story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" lacks the original's excitement. "Equalizer 2" needs an interesting script.
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