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San Antonio Film Festival 2015 Preview – travel film report


Director David Zucker, actor Sean Young, and stuntman Corey Eubanks are all scheduled to attend the San Antonio Film Festival, which takes place July 28th through August 2nd at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in downtown San Antonio. The festival has consistently outgrown venues since its inauguration more than two decades ago,

Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny At The Symphony – 25th Anniversary! At the Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles concert review


WEEKEND SPECTACULARS at the Hollywood Bowl continue this summer.
For 25 hilarity-filled years, Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals have teamed up with live orchestras playing those phenomenal Carl Stalling scores in perfect synchronization to the cartoons projected on the big screens, bringing audiences to their feet in laughter, cheers, and applause.  The

Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2015 – travel festival review


World class ballet dancers, top flight wines, seasoned jazz musicians, divine fare from fine restaurants — even on this, its final weekend, the Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2015, continues to impress with the diversity and quality of its offerings.
Friday night was the Dance Gala at the Lincoln Theater, where we were delighted

THIS WEEKEND only – “Taste our Terroir” in Livermore Valley – travel food and wine review


A mini festival of food and wine events, Taste our Terroir, is happening today and this weekend in Livermore Valley.
One of Northern Cali’s best-kept secrets is Tri-Valley, a triangle-shaped region in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. The area lies 18 miles southeast of Oakland and 33 miles from San Francisco. It

Interview with Ice Cube for “Straight Outta Compton” – Los Angeles film interview

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I actually feel lucky to have survived a recent visit to the film set of Straight Outta Compton. The upcoming biopic dramatizes the mid-to-late eighties rise of the groundbreaking rap group N. W. A, and has been beset with plenty of real-life drama swirling off camera. First there were accusations of racism on the