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Once a thriving theater community, Los Angeles has become a wasteland—the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Hall, The Ahmanson, The Mark Taper Forum, The Geffen Playhouse and so many others all remain dark. Just think of all the out-of-work musicians, dancers, actors, crewmembers, support st…

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Christmas may be over, but the traditional 12 Days of Christmas are (technically) just beginning. While the first (“News of the World”) is a newcomer, I also offer a slate of classics that are all turning 18 this year. 

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HAVE A HOLLY DOLLY XMAS Everybody’s favorite cowgirl, Ms. Dolly Parton, has a brand-new Christmas album and a holiday musical so bring out the snow and mistletoe.

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He was the first Beatle to shout out to the skies about peace, love and new imaginings. He was also the only member of the fab four to get assassinated by a crazedman’s bullet.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is a world away from Malibu but not too far away for generous local diva Cher. She rushed in to save a captive elephant and found him a new home. The goddess of pop led the effort to move 35-year-old Kaavan from a Pakistani zoo to a Cambodian sanctuary.

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The one and only music man they call The Weeknd was pleased with his showing at the American Music Awards. He put on a performance backed up by Malibu sax sensation Kenny G and picked up a few awards to boot. But days later, he was outraged after being shut out of the Grammy nominations. 

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The streaming Netflix blockbuster “The Crown” marks its new season this fall. The series started out with Queen Elizabeth II as a young girl, moved on to her coronation, her rule as queen and now, here we are: the infamous relationship between Charles and Diana. It begins with family members…

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Malibu actress, painter, mom and hostess-with-the-mostest Jane Seymour has something new on her list.

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Malibu’s DreamWorks SKG founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and media exec Meg Whitman had high hopes for their short-form video service called Quibi. 

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Malibu diva Cher is pounding away at her laptop writing the memoir of her storied career. The tome comes with a biopic to follow. But mum’s the word when it comes to details.

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When I was in eighth grade, Randy Alpert was my first boyfriend. It was an innocent flirtation with not much to do but picture-taking and hand-holding, as I was just 14 years old. 

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Malibu music legend Herb Alpert—accomplished trumpeter, visual artist and philanthropist—is setting off on a new course: documentary filmmaking.

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It was time for the Country Music Awards and this year’s went off without a hitch. 

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Bill and Ted turn 31 this year—not them, exactly, but their “Excellent Adventure,” which made sudden stars out of unknowns Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. 

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There are so many things we are missing in the year of corona: graduations, birthday parties, weddings, Olympics. But there are a few things to make you feel like normal and ease the pain if you are longing for Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl, The F…

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The Emmys are just around the corner. Thanks to the novel coronavirus, it will be a show like no other, but still, buzz in Hollywood is booming. Malibu Seen wants to congratulate The ABC television networks for recognition of its most popular shows.

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With many, if not most, movie theaters gone dark, the consequences have been felt worldwide. The shutdown has affected almost every part of the industry, from tiny art theaters to giant multiplexes. 

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It’s hard to think of February as the “good old days” but, strangely, it is. Pre-COVID-19, fun-loving fundraisers were held with red carpet wear, canapés and glasses of bubbly. It was just the place to see and be seen.

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The Emmys are on and the trade mags are filled with page after page of “For your Consideration” ads. 

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Ever since movie theaters were shuttered, Hollywood has found itself with a big dilemma on its hands: Either send your creation straight to streaming or postpone it for a very, very long time.

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The novel coronavirus has taken its toll—on restaurants, the airline industry, the hotel industry and, especially, the entertainment industry. 

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It’s been quite a while, but I can still hold out hope that my mother is not reading my column (written on this Mother’s Day).

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Millions of COVID captives were glued to their television sets for a musical extravaganza and helped raise millions in the process for health care workers.

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With more than 400,000 cases and more than 10,000 deaths in the United States, more mega-concerts and acclaimed performances are being postponed or cancelled altogether thanks to concerns over the novel coronavirus. 

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When I was a cub reporter at The Malibu Times (back when Herbert Hoover was in the White House) I was all aflutter to get one of my first big stories—Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed were planning on making a move to our humble little beach town. 

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It was a picture perfect day at Jane Seymour’s oceanfront home on Sunday. She hosted a special luncheon as part of her Open Hearts Foundation 10th Anniversary Weekend. The festivities kicked off with a two-day gala weekend starting in Beverly Hills and ending with a private luncheon at Jane’…

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The prestigious Directors Guild of America Awards were handed out on Saturday night and we may have our best indication yet of who may win come Oscar time. 

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On Sunday, Hollywood pulled out all the stops and glittered and sparkled in all its glory as the Foreign Press Association celebrated its 77th Golden Globe Awards. 

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Prim and proper Buckhouse (aka Buckingham Palace) is a world away from the White House, let alone the glitz, razzle, dazzle and scandal of Hollywood. 

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Although there are family events to attend in Malibu, such as the City of Malibu Annual Halloween Carnival at the Bluffs and the Halloween in MaliBOO at Malibu County Mart, the drive downtown to the Theatre at the Ace Hotel’s annual All Hallows ritual will be worth the trip.

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Being a big opera fan, I was amazed to see the homeless operatic singer who became famous overnight.

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The LA Opera’s 2019-20 season starts this Saturday night with the amazing new “La Bohéme” staging by the great Kosky!

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The concerts started with the world premiere of Caroline Shaw’s “The Observatory”—a very interesting short performance with the exciting Xian Zhang as the guest conductor of the LA Philharmonic.

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From the California Wildlife Center all the way to San Diego, locals celebrated our native species in various ways and at various locations through out the state this summer.

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