Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters Celebrating 85 Years of Arts

Every year for about 10 years my friends and family never failed to see this theatrical spectacle Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters during the summer art fest in the beautiful Laguna Beach. Aside from the one-of-a-kind living pictures, it also includes musical theater, a narrator that tells the story behind the art, and a […]

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 […]

Jack Ketsoyan and Kevin Dickson talk about their book Blind Item

Jack Ketsoyan is one Hollywood’s veteran publicists. I first connected with Jack on Instagram as a fan and we have been communicating ever since. We met at his first book launching in Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica. Jack is down to earth, personable and the anti-diva of publicists. In fact, he was the first […]

House of Blues Anaheim Opens with Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi

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

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

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 […]

How do you define Kindness?

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

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 […]