Category Archives: Los Angeles

Careening Down Mulholland Drive, and Blue Line-ing to Long Beach

Last weekend was so nice (temps reaching 80!), I had to put work aside and get out and explore more of L.A. Friday evening I took the snaky Mulholland Drive home, which, thanks to a short story by Michael Connelly, … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, Restaurants / food, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

How to Find the Studs in the Wall, How Do Valets Not Lose Keys, and Other Settling into LA Conundrums

Aye, still trying to figure out how to live here… The other weekend I was perusing the antique shops on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank and this piece of furniture stood out to me. I’ve needed a bookcase since I moved … Continue reading

Posted in Literature / Books, Los Angeles, New York Versus Los Angeles, Restaurants / food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

WE ARE THE WEST, in a Santa Monica garage

I had a cool L.A. experience last night that actually felt rather New York-ish. I drove out to Santa Monica to see a band called We Are The West perform in a parking garage below an office building on 7th … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, Music and Opera | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Made My Acting Debut, on Gloria Allred’s WE THE PEOPLE!

This week I made my TV acting debut on NBC’s We the People With Gloria Allred. Several weeks ago, a casting agency I registered with sent me to audition for a part on the show. I ended up getting cast … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, Media, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Palm Springs Film Festival, With a Stop at Cabazon

I spent this past weekend with my dad in Palm Springs. He came down with a group and invited me to meet them, which, now that I’m in L.A., was pretty easy. It was the last weekend of the two … Continue reading

Posted in Art / Architecture, Film / DVD / YouTube / Livestreams, Los Angeles, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

I always like to use a photo of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations for my happy holiday post but I saw this one, of Hope Boykin in Mauro Bigonzetti’s Festa Barocca (photo by Steve Vaccariello), and decided it was bright and festive. … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, Miscellany | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

RedCat, Ohad Naharin, and the Beauty of Downtown L.A.

Last Friday night, my friend Debra Levine invited me to a winter dance concert by students of CalArts (California Institute of the Arts, a prestigious arts college here), at  the RedCat in downtown L.A. For New Yorkers, the RedCat reminded … Continue reading

Posted in Art / Architecture, baseball & ballet, Dance Performance Reviews, Los Angeles, New York Versus Los Angeles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Sunset Boulevard Gunman and More LA Traffic Distress

Did you all hear about this? Just wondering if the news made it out of California. It seems like unless a lot of people are killed these kinds of stories don’t make national headlines. Anyway, Friday early afternoon a 26-year-old … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, New York Versus Los Angeles | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Settling into LA II: Santa Monica, Rose Bowl Flea Market, NoHo Arts Festival, and Universal Studios

Here are some more of my recent LA photos. I guess before really settling in, there’s a period where you just have to be a tourist Most of my friends seem to live near Santa Monica, so I’ve been spending … Continue reading

Posted in Art / Architecture, Literature / Books, Los Angeles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Finally, Settling into L.A.

Yes – I finally have a decent, stable internet connection and can blog! It’s weird but here you have to kind of figure out what internet speed you need and pay your cable company accordingly. In New York I remember … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments