Meeting Fonzie, Potsie and Ralph of the Sitcom “Happy Days”

I started to watch Happy Days in my wonder years. I was so young between 10-11 years old and was going to La Merced School in Montebello, CA. I remember vividly during the early ’80s watching the sitcom faithfully at night and wished I could go to the studio and be part of the live […]

Belinda Carlisle’s Triumphant Show “Decades” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

I’ve seen Belinda Carlisle and the Go-Go’s so many times. This is the second time I’ve watched her at the beautiful Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. On November 2 Belinda Carlisle, the vocalist of the most successful all-female rock band of all time, The Go-Go’s, scorched the Segerstrom stage. The crowd growled […]

A Tour De Force Performance of Andy Grammer at House of Blues Anaheim

A rapturous reception filled the House of Blues Anaheim at the Andy Grammer’s Art of Joy concert on Wednesday night, March 2nd. I have to be honest, I have never seen an Andy Grammer concert so I didn’t know what to expect. While waiting at the pit and testing my SLR, I chatted with some […]

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

75 Years of Marvel with Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Kevin Smith at the Hammer Museum

  Let me ask you this… What was the first Marvel comic book you owned? When did you purchase your first Marvel comic book? It was in 1939 that Marvel Comics began in New York led by Stanley Martin Lieber, known as Stan Lee. It was also the same year my mom was born. In […]

Jennie Garth’s Book Launching Event – Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde

  Jennie Garth, 40, best known as Kelly Taylor in the hit teen soap Beverly Hills 90210 launched her first book, her memoir entitled “Deep Thoughts From A Hollywood Blonde” at Barnes & Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market Los Angeles on Monday, March 10. She is also known as Valerie Tyler on the sitcom […]

Lisa Loeb, On Being a Mom and a Rock Musician

  Lisa Loeb known for the #1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the “Reality Bites” movie soundtrack in the ’90s recently had a family show at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica last Sunday, Feb. 23. The Matinee show was sold out. Upon seeing the audience, I felt I blended easily with the crowd […]

A Concert Review on Missing Persons’ Dale Bozzio

Thirty years have gone by and their music still sounds beautiful. Dale Bozzio, front person of Missing Persons and the Lady Gaga of her generation, performed all the Missing Persons’ ’80s classic hits – “Words”, “Destination Unknown”, and “Walking in LA” last January 19 at The Coach House. The first song she performed was “Mental […]

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 […]

A one on one with Nicole Eggert

I had the pleasure of interviewing Nicole Eggert  of Charles in Charge and Baywatch at The Hollywood Show last Oct. 5, 2013 . Dressed in yellow silk top and blue jeans still looks beautiful inside and out after just giving birth two years ago. I grew up watching her as “Jamie Powell” in Charles in […]