Come aboard with Jill Whelan

Jill Whelan is best known for playing Vicky Stubing, the daughter of Capt. Stubing, in the hit television series “The Love Boat” from 1979-1986. She also appeared in the hit movie “Airplane” in 1980. According to Wikipedia , after Love Boat, she found a new career in TV journalism, and worked as an investigative producer […]

A One on One with Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio is best known as Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid films that spawned hit sequels and scored phenomenal success in the mid to late ’80s. The baby-face star also popularized the “crane kick” move among ’80s teens. In the ’90s Macchio had a variety of acting roles including the 1992 comedy hit movie, “My Cousin […]

John Schneider, Just The Good ‘Ol Boy

I recently had the opportunity to meet and interview John Schneider at The Hollywood Show. John Schneider played “Bo Duke” in the hit series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” He co-starred with Tom Wopat as “Luke” and Catherine Bach as “Daisy Duke.” I remember I was an 11-year-old tween when I started to watch the show faithfully. I bought Tiger Beat […]

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 […]

Gin Blossoms at The Coach House – Concert Review

Being an alternative rock fan, I was eagerly anticipating the Gin Blossoms concert last Thurs., Sept. 26th at The Coach House. I always loved their hit song, “Till I Hear It From You,” from the movie soundtrack of Empire Records. Upon seeing them, the chemistry and high-octane energy between the band members was intense. Robin […]

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 […]

Michael Bolton releases new book, The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life

Growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s I could not help but listen to soft rock ballads of Michael Bolton on my little cassette.  In between breaks, when studying for my finals, I’d go to my casette player and play Time, Love and Tenderness and Love is a Wonderful Thing.  Michael Bolton,  the recipient of both American […]

The Freibrun’s 2012 Highlights

First and foremost, thank you for supporting my blog. Thanks for all your wonderful comments. We could not thank you enough for the blessings we received this year. We thank our friends, families and relatives for being part of our lives. What an awesome year this has been. Here are our 2012 highlights. School is […]

Andrew McCarthy’s Travel Memoir: The Longest Way Home – One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down

If you grew up in the ‘80s, you will never forget Andrew McCarthy who played Blane in Pretty in Pink. The teen preppy heartthrob who also starred in seminal films such as St. Elmo’s Fire, Mannequin, Less Than Zero, The Joy Luck Club and the classic Weekend at Bernie’s is also a well-regarded travel journalist […]