A Meet and Greet with Lea Thompson

You’ve seen her on TV where she played the title character in the sitcom “Caroline in the City”. She has appeared in countless ’80s movies such as “Red Dawn“, “Howard the Duck“. “Some Kind of Wonderful” and a lot more. Her movie debut was Jaws 3-D in 1983. But her most iconic role and immensely […]

Licorice Pizza Record Store is Back in its Glory in Studio City, CA

Before you start reading this blog post, here’s a little trivia. What is exactly Licorice Pizza? It is a slang for vinyl records which have the size of small pizza and appearance of shiny and black licorice. You’ve probably heard about it. Licorice Pizza movie was nominated Oscars’ Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best […]

Gina Schock, The Go-Go’s Drummer Launches Book “Made in Hollywood” at the Harley Laguna

Blogger Ruchel Freibrun with Go-Go’s drummer Gina Schock during her book signing at Harley Laguna in Laguna Beach

Scott Baio is 58…and Settled Down

After 37 years, I got to meet Scott Baio in person. Who would have thought Scott Baio is 58. For me, he will be a teen forever. I was 12 years young when I first discovered Chachi Arcola. I watched him faithfully on Happy Days and of course Joanie Loves Chachi. Do you remember when […]

New Kids On The Block Performs at House of Blues Anaheim

Can you believe it has been 30 years since New Kids On The Block started in the late 80s? Long before NSync, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, Hanson and One Direction, there was NKOTB. I was working for TEEN magazine in Manila, Philippines when I covered the arrival of the boy band three decades ago and […]

Billy Idol Rocks the new House of Blues in Anaheim

On March 13, Billy Idol rocked the new location of House of Blues in Anaheim. I was so stoked to cover his show even though I already saw his concert in the past. I was a little late so it was difficult for me to walk to the pit to photograph the event. The location was […]

A chat with 80s DJ icon Richard Blade

If you grew up in the greater Los Angeles area in the ’80s and watched music videos then you should know Richard Blade. Richard Blade is a British DJ import during what we called the ’80s “British Invasion” or “The Music of UK“. When I was living in Los Angeles, I remember watching the show […]

Concert Review: Adam Ant – Kings of the Wild Frontier Tour

As the most powerful storm of the season hit on Friday, Feb 17th, it didn’t deter fans from attending a sold out show of Adam Ant’s Kings of the Wild Frontier at The Observatory in Santa Ana. After parking their cars, fans walked over planks of wood created as a bridge due to flooding and headed […]

Still Stuck in the ’80s

As some of you know, Paul, my BFF and partner in crime, is a former professional musician. A guitar player to be exact. Growing up listening to the Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, and Earth Wind & Fire, Paul is a connoisseur of “real” music as he likes to say. I, on the other hand, grew […]

The Go Go’s Farewell Tour

When I heard the Go Go’s were going to rock in Orange County at the Segerstrom Center of the Arts, I didn’t waste any time and bought the ticket right away. In fact, I bought the VIP ticket. I was like… if it’s true that this is their Farewell Tour then I gotta have a […]