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 By Ron Irwin    Arts    May 18, 2017

Amazing Set, Acting Excellent, But Confusing Message

Imagine a family living on a beautiful farm by a lovely pond in Northern or perhaps Central California. There is a large family home and another smaller home occupied by an immigrant woman and her...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Lifestyle    May 15, 2017

What's a Nice Robot Girl Like You, Shooting In A Place Like This?

Robot inspires. This is an amazing tale of true passion, deep love and a rare ability to overcome some typically devastating adversity and emerge a real winner. This my friends is inspiration at its...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    May 8, 2017

Deborah Cox is Nothing Short of Hypnotic in a Great Show That's Better Than Hamilton.

Experience love, magic, beauty, fear, humor, jealousy, triumph, mystery and nearly every imaginable human emotion along with one of the best vocal performances on earth in the explosive masterpiece...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    May 5, 2017

Rocky Collins is Making It as an Actor on the Hollywood Stage

I have spent my entire life to some extent in and around the entertainment industry. My dad was a band leader and drummer. When I was only 5 years old I was a model and apparently some level of actor...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    April 29, 2017

Poisoned Milk: A powerful performance with the Right Nuance at WeHo's Lounge Theatre

This tightly written tragic/comedy/drama earned a coveted Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama for its creator David Lindsay-Abaire in 2007. Ten years later it has arrived on a Los Angeles Stage at the warm...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Lifestyle    April 21, 2017

Fiery Kimchi is the Reason Okinawans Live a Full Century

A while ago I reported on the glorious fact that the good people of Okinawa on average live beyond 100 years. To the best of known statistics that makes the Okinawans the longest living group of...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    April 13, 2017

'Supper' this is one meal you will never forget. With "Red Helen" at the Theatre of Note in Hollywood

Four brothers of an extremely wealthy and privileged family gather in Japan for the marriage of the one brother least likely to marry, that is the one clearly least likely to marry a woman. They have...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    April 3, 2017

At a British Prep School, A Small Group of Divergent Young People Transformed Rock Forever

The setting is a pleasant British prep school where a small group of divergent young men and women gather to exchange words, dreams and ideas. At first the banter is light, a bit sassy and often funny...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    April 1, 2017

When An American soldier in Paris meets a mysterious beautiful young Parisian dancer

It is the Tony Award winning stage version of the 1951 multiple Oscar winning film classic "An American in Paris" and it is nothing short of spectacular. Few moments in history could equal or exceed...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    March 25, 2017

'The Snow Geese' a family story in review, written by Sharr White and Directed by David Melville

The story is set in November of 1917. Elizabeth Gaesling [played by Melissa Chalsma] is the recently widowed family matriarch. Her and other family members gather at their hunting lodge for some...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    March 11, 2017

'Disinherit the Wind' Where science and spirituality meet at the Complex [Ruby Theatre], 6476 Santa Monica

The show begins in a University lecture hall where Professor Bertram Cates is presenting an abundance of details about the biological and physical structure of the human body. Compelling are these...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    February 26, 2017

'Finding Neverland' the joys of eternal youth at the Pantages Theater

We all know about Neverland right? It is that happy mystical place where we can all be children forever. Some might call it Congress while others will take a happier road and revel in the pure joy of...

 

Weight Loss: Beware of the CREEP

You know who I mean. You have been working so hard to lose weight and regain good health and you have been doing a great job. You have lost twenty, thirty maybe fifty or even more pounds and you look...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    February 16, 2017

'The Princess and the Frog' great fun – ribbit.

Let's get straight to the point here; this is a must see show for children ages 1 day to I'd say around 95 years or so. But, yeah the younger crowd will appreciate it the most. The show opens with a...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    February 12, 2017

'War Stories' is a play about love. At the Workout Studio in North Hollywood

Currently at the intimate yet charming theatre known as Actors Workout Studio this intriguing slice of theatrical life they call “War Stories” is in fact a complex and sometimes weird tale of...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    February 3, 2017

Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution Sets a High Standard of Excellence

The Group Rep has a long and glorious history of presenting shows in the highest of theatrical quality proving time and again the truth which is it is the quality of the performance and not the size...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    January 5, 2017

The Telomeres Will Eventually Kill Us All, But We Have a Lot to Say About When.

It's the Telomeres Are you starting to feel old? Are your friends hinting that you are starting to look old? Well then maybe you are indeed getting older but what exactly does that mean? How does...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    January 3, 2017

It all started with Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony.

It all started with Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony. Then it was a string of Christmas parties, at work perhaps, or with some friends or neighbors but we partied on right up...

 

The King and Anna: Does Mutual Respect Inevitably Lead to Love?

The roots run very deep for the "The King and I" starting with the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the 1860's. Those compelling memoirs were molded into...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    December 12, 2016

Cyanide in Fruit? Eat Poison Live Long

Eat Poison Live Long? Yes I know that sounds ridiculous but pay close attention because there is something important to learn about our food you just might not be aware of. Generally speaking when we...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    December 7, 2016

Irving Berlin's "White Christmas: The Musical" Brings Holiday Joy at the Pantages Through Dec. 4

Well here we are at that magically time of year when Thanksgiving is a warm memory and Christmas is straight ahead. And here in Southern California that means that most of the trees still have...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    December 5, 2016

Red Wine is Fine, But Resveratrol Can Be Found in Other Fruits and Nuts Without the Alcohol

Over the last several years there has been an abundance of evidence that drinking a little bit of red wine can actually have several possible health benefits. So let's all break out that cork screw...

 

Where You Live, Determines How Long You Live: Why Geography is Longevity

It is a fact. Where you live can affect how long you live. This is not so much about things such as weather conditions, or proximity to water and possible flooding, or temperature extremes or even...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    November 24, 2016

"A Little House Christmas" is a beautiful and charming alternative to such well known standards as "A Christmas Carol."

Evolving into an annual event at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, "A Little House Christmas" is a beautiful and charming alternative to such well known standards as "A Christmas Carol." It is set in the...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    November 22, 2016

Reality Check: Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony.

Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony. It is also a day of family and friends and celebration of the early begins of what ultimately became the United States of America. So above all...

 

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