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Events / Local: 03/24/14 11:49 The Pianist of Willesden Lane still Magical
Popular demand brought back Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane to the Geffen Playhouse this month, after its 2012 world premiere and record breaking 21-week-run. Pianist Mona Golabek appears to channel her pianist mother as she tells her World War II, almost fairy-tale story, in a mesmerizing performance. Again, probably not long enough - and we highly recommend a permeant schedule for this national hit adapted and directed by L.A. audience favorite Hershey Felder.
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Education: 03/06/14 10:43 Fibonacci Doodle
This is a pretty fun way to look at math and art and understanding the Fibonacci series. I'm sure this video is going to raise a few questions in your kids and family. My suggestion is to have a pinecone, a pineapple, or a spiraly sea shell near by for explanation. Have fun!
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Events / Local: 03/01/14 10:49 "White" at the Annenberg Theatre
Rollicking fun for the whole family - international style as the award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company from Scotland presents White, an enchanting production for the very young, February 26 to March 23, at the intimate 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. “White exemplifies the kind of family attraction that we are seeking for The Wallis,” said Executive Director Lou Moore. Tickets are $25 and the glorious new theatre alone is worth the price of admission.
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Events: 01/29/14 15:17 Fairy Tales by the Rachel Rosenthal Company
The Rachel Rosenthal Company (RRC) inaugurates Instant Fairy Tales for the 21st century. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, is an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment. Performances are on Saturdays, January 25 and February 8 (4 PM and 7 PM) , and on Sundays, January 26 and February 9, 2014 (2PM and 5 PM). The variety of artists' works are perfect entertainment for the whole family. Seating limited to 35 in the intimate space. Reservations for $5 tickets are a must. Dancer, musicians, martial artists, sculptors and cupcakes for the audience by a celebrity baker
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Parenting: 12/28/13 10:48 APP for fussy sleeper
If you have a baby who fusses while trying to sleep, try this APP. You can record your own "shhhh" voice to play up to an hour. Baby Shusher APP.
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Dining: 12/14/13 11:20 Library Ale House
Kid-friendly restaurant taken to a new level. Not only do they have a kiddie menu, but there is an enclosed garden patio where it's really comfortable to dine with your kids. If you go without your child, sit in the front and grab any of their scrumptious dishes, and make sure you get a beer to go with it. They named it an Ale House for a reason !
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Events: 12/13/13 18:51 "Parfumerie" at the Walis Annenberg
Right in time for Christmas comes a jewel in the form of the Bram Goldsmith Theatre in the soaring, new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Set into a mosaic of post office and performance centers, the dramatic, lush theatre with soaring, wood wings and appointments to envy. Hungarian, Zoltan E. Pali, was architect. The play, Parfumerie," is a delightful Hungarian confection that became the inspiration for "Shop Around the Corner, "In the Good Old Summertime" and "You're Got Mail." Allen Moyer's stage set alone is so beautiful we had come up and touch it. A must come-see.
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Tech: 12/07/13 17:39 Free Yellow Sub iBook
When I was a kid, I remember watching The Beatles Yellow Submarine for the first time on TV. It was my first magical introduction to the Beatles. I've been hooked to the movie & the Beatles ever since. Now you can download the Yellow Submarine iBook for FREE (always a good value)! the iBook comes in 8 different languages, HD videos, & the original Beatles music. Watch Jon Jones' YouTube review of the iBook I posted here. The Beatles Yellow Submarine iBook Available now in the iTunes Store
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Dining: 11/15/13 18:48 Elegant Venetian Family Dining
Stunning, careful northern Italian design shows everywhere, from the website and interior to the rustic dishes and serious but friendly service. Ideal for the whole family to learn about a bacaro (Venetian osteria), a meeting place for meals small or large. The interesting menu is prepared by edgy, beautiful Executive Chef Luna Varone. The classic Margherita pizza ($10) is oozy cheese and crisp thin-crust perfection. A starkly elegant Octopus Salad with Potatoes & String Beans ($14) was our favorite, unique and satisfying. The kitchen will also do their best to honor all diets.