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One Giant Leap Forward in Cancer Treatment by Therapeutic Solutions International

Always in our modern history the human world has continued to pursue anything and everything that helps us live longer and better. Way back in 1870 Louis Pasteur established the germ theory of...

 
 By Ron Irwin    News    September 1, 2017

US Should Do Away With the Bizarre Concept of Minimum Legal Age

Legal Age is Bizarre It is generally accepted throughout the United States that to lawfully drive a vehicle on public streets and roads you must be at least 16 years of age. But upon reaching 16...

 
 By Ron Irwin    News    August 8, 2017

We booked a four day cruise aboard the Carnival Cruise ship "Imagination."

Let's Take a Cruise! Not long ago my wife and I wanted to do something different that would be fun, take us somewhere we hadn't been before, didn't cost too much and with which we could include our...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Obituaries    August 8, 2017

Garry Marshall, Director of Flamingo Kid, Beaches and Pretty Woman & other films

It has been just little over a year now since the passing of Garry Marshall. Garry was born in New York City on November 13th 1934 and passed away in Los Angeles, California on July 19th 2016. During...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    July 27, 2017

Sequel to American Graffiti Serves Humor, Reminder of High School Quirks and Oddities

The year is 1958 and the location is Springfield High School or pretty much any high school in Anytown USA and it is senior prom night. The entertainment is being provided by four lovely young ladies...

 

'Any Night' a premier at the Sacred Fools Theatre Company in Hollywood

As the show begins there are two players on stage. Their relationship is a best vague yet in some ways strong. There is some dancing and dialogue evolves as the woman takes up residence in a small...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    June 19, 2017

I'm Too Fat For This Show: Kate Huffman rocks the Fringe Festival

In what is by far the most entertaining one person show I have ever seen anywhere anytime Kate Huffman is knocking it out of the park with her one woman show I'm Too Fat For This Show wrapping up...

 

Kate Huffman Says Life is Better with a Laugh

After well over two years in development and one totally discarded script award winning actress and writer Kate Huffman is ready to launch her hilarious and poignant one person but 18 character show...

 
 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...

 

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