Fake News: Why Media Literacy Matters

A recent Stanford University study determined that kids today -- digital natives -- aren't good at distinguishing between what's true and what's being sold to them online. Academics studied kids in middle school, high school, and college and determined that a generation savvy about social media is not necessarily savvy about the reliability of their news and information sources:
1.17.17

Winter Adventure: Solstice Canyon

A popular, high-reward "starter hike" for families can be found just up the PCH at Solstice Canyon. The box canyon has a steeper, higher loop that more experienced hikers can add onto the adventure, with more of what Solstice is known for - waterfall elements and abandoned ruins of old homesteads.
1.17.17

MLK Jr Day in LA: 2017

Each year, it seems more and better events crop up at which you can celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day around town. With a long weekend on the docket, it's nice to have something to do that represents the spirit of the holiday.
1.14.17

La La Land – Pretty Perfect

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dance and sing their way across our city with grace and wit in La La Land, which is easily one of the finest films of the year. Directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), the film first comes across as a triffle, but has a third act with surprising impact. Devoid of cynicism, the unassuming film is an homage to musicals of old and an ode to dreamers - as such, it will steal your heart and should absolutely top your Holiday To Do List
12.16.16

The Music Center’s Holiday Sing-Along: Do You Hear What I Hear?

 

When an invitation arrived for our family to go caroling with a group of revelers in the neighborhood this holiday, my heart surged. Traipsing door-to-door, belting out “The Little Drummer Boy” under the stars with family and friends, satisfies …

12.13.16

Miss Peregrine is Home Grown

The story behind the novel's conception has a nice Southern California slant and the Tim Burton-directed film comes out this weekend.
9.30.16

Dodger Blue: Becoming a Fan

Honestly, I was never a baseball fan until my nine-year old son dragged me into the sport  – and I mean, kicking and screaming. I learned to love Little League because he was out there playing, but going to a …

5.1.15

POTTED POTTER through Sunday, March 1

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POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – a Parody by Dan and Jeff

Written and Performed By Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner

10 Performances only! Fed 25- March 1, 2015

Hold onto your wands, Potted Potter has crossed the pond …

2.27.15

Feel the Beat at Independent Music Stores

 

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What is it about music stores that simultaneously make our heart swell like a crescendo, while soothing our souls? Perhaps it’s this heady combination: rows of glistening instruments, piles of sheet music, and the sounds of guitarists noodling out …

2.23.15