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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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YOLA, LA’s youth orchestra, started out small. It began as LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel’s pet project. But it’s not small any more. Malibu music lovers helped pack the Hollywood Bowl in a sold-out performance for the youth orchestra and pop singer John Legend. 

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Malibu animal lovers grabbed their pith helmets and finest safari garb on Saturday and headed to the annual Beastly Ball at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Seems like half of Malibu’s A-listers jumped to the other coast to see and be seen at the Met Gala. 

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It couldn’t have been a nicer day at King Gillette Ranch to celebrate local wildlife. The California Wildlife Center comes to the aid of all creatures big and small from the largest marine mammals to tiny baby hummingbirds and on Saturday, May 4, the center held “Feathers, Flippers & Fur…

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Time Magazine has named its 100 most influential people and many a Malibu face can be found in the pages. The categories include pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons. Local Robert Downey Jr. honored “Bohemian Rhapsody’s” Rami Malek. The upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” star had high prai…

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Thirty-five years ago, before Oscars and accolades and Hollywood romances, there was a fanciful little movie called “Splash.” It made stars out of two Malibu locals. Daryl Hannah plays an out-of-water, on-the-beach blonde babe of a mermaid who falls in love with a young budding TV actor who …

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Malibu classical music buffs like Eli and Edye Broad were proud to learn of the latest accolades bestowed on our main maestro. Gustavo “The Dude” Dudamel has been a superstar in every sense of the word since he set foot on the Disney Hall stage. He was last seen at the 91st Academy Award cer…

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Thanks to Lady Gaga, Malibu didn’t leave the Dolby Theater completely emptyhanded at the Oscars this year. The music sensation, decked out in a classic black satin gown, crooned out a moving rendition of “Shallow” from “A Star is Born.” She was joined at the piano with her talented co-star B…

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