Archive for the 'Music' Category

Summer Wedding Weekend in New Orleans

Published on July 8, 2014

Tweet Since I have been missing New Orleans an awful lot lately, I was thrilled to receive an invitation to a wedding from my friend Danette and her longtime love Randy. Met through mutual friends in Los Angeles, I’ve known Danette since I lived in New Orleans, where she brought her musician friend Phil (who […]

PBS and Chris Mann – Perfect Pairing

Published on November 12, 2012

Tweet . . Y’all know my history with Chris Mann, and you know how much I love PBS, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I got the invitation from Barbara at One2One Network to attend the taping of his upcoming PBS Special! I went to Sony last night and watched and listened […]

PBS Press Tour and Meeting our Idols

Published on February 2, 2012

Tweet I always am thrilled to attend the biannual PBS Press Tour. You may have read this story about how they got me out of the “daughter doghouse” forever with the spectacular performance by her lifelong idol Tony Bennett, but there was so much more. I was fortunate to visit for a while with Lesli […]

Mendelssohn’s Mystical Landscapes with the LA Philharmonic at Disney Hall

Published on December 7, 2011

Tweet We were quite the culture vultures recently as guests experiencing the Toyota Symphonies for Youth production of “Mendelssohn’s Mystical Landscapes” at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The event promised to be a great outing for the family and did not disappoint! I was unsure if my almost five year old Critter would be able to […]

from Lloyd Dobbler to Pearl Jam 20

Published on July 30, 2011

Tweet At this very moment I am sitting in the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton, listening to some serious American entertainment iconography. Somehow, because of my interest and support of PBS Kids through this blog, Facebook and Twitter, I have now attended three PBS Press Tours. At these events I am allowed to sit […]

Disney made me cheerful WAY before I wanted to be…

Published on December 9, 2010

Tweet The folks at Disney really know how to get us going. They created a wonderful event to introduce us mom types to the offerings of Disney and for the holiday season by taking over The Victorian in Santa Monica – the place was so Christmassy I have been humming Christmas music ever since! […]

Look who I met today at the nail salon…

Published on March 19, 2010

Tweet Ellen Greene! I was so excited to see her because she was one of the most admired successes to the theatre crowd when I was in college at Millsaps. At the time she was starring in Little Shop of Horrors the movie AND the film; which to us theatre geeks was somewhere on the […]

Obviously I have a problem…

Published on July 29, 2008

Tweet …that I can’t get enough of Mr. Conjunction Junction. I love the idea that when I was a little girl I could watch something great like the Schoolhouse Rock cartoons on Saturday morning and now I can go see the conductor of the conjunctions himself play live under the stars over Beverly Hills. Jack […]

Road Movie at Hotel Cafe

Published on April 20, 2008

Tweet I saw my first live concert when I was in third grade – Elvis at the Jackson Coliseum. Even a third grader knows Elvis is hot. Then in junior high I would become a concert fiend – KISS, James Taylor, Gino Vanelli, Dan Fogelberg, Rush, Yes, Journey(twice), Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, Prince, REM, The […]