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Remembering Ms. Rivers & Happy 5775!

  By Victoria Looseleaf We lost another comedy legend when Joan Rivers, whom the New York Times called a ‘comic stiletto quick to skewer,’ suffered cardiac arrest while undergoing a routine throat endoscopy, though how any procedure could be routine … Continue reading

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Fall Forward…

By Victoria Looseleaf After the hottest summer on record, the City of Angels is still heating up – culturally, that is. Traditionally, the fall season begins after Labor Day (we must admit, we miss Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon), and … Continue reading

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Remembering Robin

When we heard the tragic news of Robin Williams’ death on August 11 at age 63 – by suicide, no less – and from our father – we were stunned. It was like hearing about the death by heart attack … Continue reading

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Those Lazy Hazy Days

To quote Judy Collins, “Who knows where the time goes?” We surely don’t. Please forgive us, dear readers, for not having posted one solitary word in July, though our Facebook comings-and-goings were well documented, as were our Tweets, Instagrams and … Continue reading

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We’ve Got You Covered

By Victoria Looseleaf We’re writing as fast as we can, but it seems like there’s never enough time to meet deadlines, cross the pond, be at the Music Center multiple times in a week, read actual books, get to performances … Continue reading

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Motherless Days of May

By Victoria Looseleaf Thank God for arts and culture, otherwise we don’t think we would have been able to get through this trying period. (Do the half-green/half-purple jacaranda trees signify our mood – drought-stricken and unable to be in full … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Month

By Victoria Looseleaf How is it that March, which came in like a lion and went out like a, well, pitbull, escaped us (at least from our blogging point of view)? It’s not as if nothing transpired. It’s actually that … Continue reading

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February Flip-Outs, Offs & Ups

By Victoria Looseleaf During our international arts journalism career, we’ve done thousands of interviews (perhaps it could even be in the tens of thousands), but quantity is not the point. It’s about quality: From chatting with Plácido Domingo and the … Continue reading

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Jamming in January

By Victoria Looseleaf The year got off to a bang – literally – in San Francisco, where we ate, danced and made merry with friends and strangers at the Waterbar. We not only had a ringside view of the fireworks, … Continue reading

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Again With the (End-of-Year) Lists

By Victoria Looseleaf It’s become a tradition (of sorts, as we haven’t listed in several years), so here’s ours for the Best Dance of 2013, fashioned after our, er, beloved Los Angeles Times Tweet-centric style. And why the hell not, … Continue reading

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