House of Blues Anaheim Opens with Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi

Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi at the opening of House of Blues Anaheim

On February 28, one of the most noted live music concert halls and restaurants in the country, House of Blues Anaheim opened at the Garden Walk in Anaheim. They recently moved from their old location in Downtown Disney. Outside of the new venue, a light blue carpet rolled out in front of the building, a step […]

2017 World of Children Hero Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12: Emcee and CEO of ModernMom Brooke Burke-Charvet speaks onstage during World Of Children Award 2016 Alumni Honors at Montage Beverly Hills on April 12, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for World of Children Award)

Since 1998, World of Children Award has invested $8 million in cash grants for program support to more than 100 Honorees who are the mainspring behind programs serving children all over the world. World of Children is a funding program that focuses on children’s only issues: health (including hunger and nutrition), education, safety, and human […]

Billy Idol Rocks the new House of Blues in Anaheim

Billy Idol performs at the new House of Blues

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

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 […]

How do you define Kindness?

Random Acts of Kindness Book Launching

How do you define kindness? It’s a simple word but it could have different meanings for different individual cultures and different human life experiences. For me, kindness is showing concern for others. As a mother of three boys, I always remind my kids to be kind to others. For example, if you say hi to […]

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

Lucy from San Clemente

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

Kristen Mai Pham circa 1986

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 […]

2017 Oscar Noms

Oscars 2017

As a film aficionado, I always look forward to watch awards show and other special events that related to Oscar like the Hollywood Costume presented in 2014 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition that delves into the role […]

The Go Go’s Farewell Tour

Go Go's with Ruchel Freibrun popbuff blogger

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 […]

Q&A with Top Chef Alum Marcel Vigneron

Wolf Restaurant in Melrose

Ever heard of Marcel Vigneron? His name may sound familiar but not because he is a an actor or entertainer on film or television. Marcel is an executive chef/entrepreneur and has appeared on several hit cooking shows such a Bravo’s “Top Chef”, where he made it to the finals. He also has his own show […]