When I was 14 years old I fell in love with a tv character. Of course, I was unaware that I was watching reruns in the late 70s of the famed TV show “Star Trek.” I crushed hard on James T. Kirk, portrayed by actor William Shatner. I fantasized about…


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On August 4, 2021, I attended a ribbon cutting and press preview of the “Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit” at the old Amoeba Records venue. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell of the 13th district in Hollywood joined the collaborator/producers of this much anticipated installation. Co-producersCorey Ross (from Lighthouse Immersive), Diana Rayzman (from Impact…


Cornish Hen Tikka Masala, Garlic & Butter Naan, Rice, Lobster Moilee; photo courtesy of EatTravelGo.com

While we have lost so many restaurants this past year, and the current Covid variant is creating new challenges, two bold entrepreneurs have come to the table presenting modern Indian cuisine right in the heart of Culver City. Co-founders and partners Mihir Lad and Executive Chef Sagar Ghosh opened Arth…


After a long shutdown, I was vaccinated and thrilled to venture out to see live theatre for the first time in over a year. The Wallis has created a Covid-safe outdoor stage with socially-distanced tiered seating.The World Premiere of “Tevye in New York!” officially opened on June 26, 2021, and…


While in-person openings have been slowly coming back, bG Gallery has come up with an unusual way to keep up with social distancing at its upcoming reception on June 19, 2021. For its 8th annual color themed show, “Spectrum Gestalt,” art lovers are asked to attend the opening at different…


A work of foodie art by Mister O’s; photo by Richard Bilow; courtesy of ETG;

Each year The TASTE, presented by the LA Times, takes place over Labor Day weekend. Los Angeles residents, tourists and foodies alike look forward to this annual event. …


After postponing their No Filter U.S. stadium tour, due to Mick Jagger’s heart surgery, the Rolling Stones were about to hit the stage at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. It was finally time to see their re-scheduled performance, and I couldn’t have been more excited. …


Life can be busy. Unexpected things come up, and we tend to forget about taking time for ourselves. So, when family or business commitments take me to an area out of Los Angeles, I often tack on an extra day or two to unwind and experience of the local sites…


All photos provided by Craig T. Mathew and Greg Gudt/Mathew Imaging; courtsey of the Hollywood Bowl

On June 8 & 9, 2019, the 41st annual Playboy Jazz Festival was held at the Hollywood Bowl. Hosted by comedian George Lopez, the two-day extravaganza featured a wide variety of cross-over jazz…there was literally something for everyone.

The genre of jazz has led a varied and diverse life. Many…

Kathy Leonardo

A freelance journalist for fifteen years, Kathy founded www.LAArtParty.com which spotlights all types of events, art, music, theatre, dining, travel, etc.

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