Lisa Whelchel of Facts of Life

by Ruchel Freibrun Special thanks to Concordia University Irvine and Grace Saldana It was a wonderful experience to interview Lisa Whelchel, “Blair” of the hit teen sitcom of the ’80s Facts of Life. When I heard she was a guest speaker for Concordia University Irvine’s Women’s Faith and Friendship Connection, I seized the opportunity to […]

Kim Richards, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Kim Richards, a former child actress was one of the two original child stars in the ’70s Witch Mountain movies: “Escape to Witch Mountain” and “Return from Witch Mountain”. She also appeared in the 2009 remake “Race to Witch Mountain” that starred The Rock, Dwayne Johnson.      During the ’70s, she appeared as a guest […]

ABC Band, Still has that Look of Love

Being an ’80s fanatic, I was eagerly anticipating the ABC concert debut at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. It was Father’s Day that night, so it was a full day of celebration. I planned to bring my whole family to this concert ever since I learned they were playing. I decided my kids should […]

A Little Tenderness at The Coach House with The English Beat

It didn’t take long for the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano to be filled that Saturday night, April 13th. The English Beat performed that night headed by Dave Wakeling.  Dave sported a black golf shirt and black pants with a clean cut look. As he entered the stage, he tested his guitar and smiled […]

Up Close with Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson, the phenomenal teen idol of the ‘80s who gave us the hits Only In My Dreams and Electric Youth is still lookin’ svelte and gorgeous after 25 years. I grew up dancing to Debbie’s hits and dressing up like her in my teens – blue denim shorts and jacket paired with boy shoes […]

Totally ’80s concert at the Hollywood Bowl (Bow Wow Wow, The Motels, Psychedelic Furs and the Go-Go’s)

So where were you when the songs from Bow Wow Wow, The Motels, Psychedelic Furs and the Go-Go’s became radio smashes. Furr Shurr, you were reminiscing “the moment” when you were young and carefree. The Totally ’80s concert at the Hollywood Bowl was an explosion of nostalgia and undoubtedly the best era of pop music […]

Howard Jones Band performing Human Lib and Dream into Action

There are two words for Howard Jones concert – Amazing and Awesome. He took us to an amazing journey from the early ’80s and boy, what a journey.  During the concert , he also mentioned he got his Visa on the same day he was leaving for the United States. But regardless, I was able […]