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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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To be sure, this will be one of the most interesting Oscar ceremonies in years, given the variety of films and the stories they tell—not to mention the quirkiness of the situation with the no host controversy, and the controversy over the academy choosing to give out four major awards during…

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It was one of the best Grammy Awards in years, and between glorious Lady Gaga, incomparable Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus (tongue firmly out of cheek) and legendary producer Lou Adler, Malibu was well represented. Adler received special recognition as well as iconic Diana Ross and country queen Do…

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Placido Domingo, James Conlon and Christopher Koelsch join Malibu opera heavyweights Marc and Eva Stern in unveiling the 2019-20 season, and this one is a must.

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This could be one of the most interesting Academy nights in a long, long time. Seen says this not only because she’s viewed (almost) all of the movies, but because each one brings a special and unique story to the screen—from the enlightening and delightfully feel-good flick “Green Book” to …

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Longtime Malibu beauty Cindy Crawford and her impresario husband Rande Gerber have come to the rescue of one of Hollywood’s longtime industry haunts.

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I know I am going out on a limb, and I really don’t mean to be grim. But between deaths, floods and fires, 2018 is a year from which we tire. Just think what’s happened over the last year or so. Anthony Bourdain, we saw him go. Others like Aretha, the Bushes and gossip guru Mike Walker joine…

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It’s been a bittersweet year for Malibu, a time for gathering with family and friends to celebrate the joy of the season and for neighbor helping neighbor after a devastating fire that ravaged approximately 600 homes. The Malibu fire left hundreds of residents and their pets bunking with pal…

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Holy pecan pie! Leaping latkes! It’s hard to believe that Malibu Thanksgiving dinner is over, Hanukah is underway, we have survived devastating fires—now we’re mopping, rebuilding and recovering from sheer chaos. It’s been a heck of ride, so here are a few easy ideas to get holiday happy and…

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Well, many Seensters have made it through another round of flames and smoke and loss and appreciation. Seen has been through many and one gets blown away by the sheer magnitude of the driving Santa Ana (a.k.a. winds from hell). Everyone pitched in and did their part, from providing free hot …

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This weekend, fire-weary Malibuites made their way home to relief or grief or both. But they also came back to Malibu spirit. Just think of all the homeowners and businesses hurt. One near the old Tavern 1 on PCH, which opened just days ago. With the lights off and the ice melting, expensive…

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Malibu friends reach out in times of trouble. October’s power shutdown and the current fires served as a reminder. 

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The festivities began last week with a lavish two-day gala affair. Guests got in their opera best with dinner on the stage followed by a spectacular production of “Don Carlo.” Malibu Opera lovers like Mark Stern couldn’t be more thrilled about the new season. 

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They used to call them the “Golden Oldies.”  You know what we’re talking about: “Poison Ivy,” “Only You,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Earth Angel.” The soundtrack of “Where were you in ‘62?” 

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It was a lavish, splendid, elegant and very, very grand garden party on Grand Avenue at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The overall theme was “California Cool,” as an impressive roster of Malibu music lovers (like Ginny Mancini and Eli Broad) showed their support to celebrate the Los Angeles Philh…

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Construction outside didn’t stop Malibu Opera lovers like Marc and Eva Stern from attending the Los Angeles Opera’s “On Stage Gala” evening. 

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KONA—While Tropical Storm Olivia hammered the surrounding Hawaiian Islands, it took a left turn and bypassed our side of the Big Island entirely, leaving us in its breathtaking tropical splendor. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is a longtime favorite, but if the place has gotten a little too princ…

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Malibu’s Opera heavyweights Marc and Eva Stern and Eli and Edy Broad, along with General Director Placido Domingo, have something to sing about. 

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It’s been a fine celluloid summer at the box office with ticket sales soaring toward $4.4 billion. Those oh-so-crazy rich Asians caused a big stir with all sorts of hilarity and hijinks. The numbers did so well that a sequel is already in the works. Speaking of sequels, those ferocious dinos…

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Labor Day and the end of summer is always followed by a season finale bash for a good cause. The stars will align for “Stand up to Cancer: 10 Years of Impact.” Many of Malibu’s familiar faces like Matthew McConaughey and David Spade will be pitching in to help make cancer history. Others inc…

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Malibu’s Adam Sandler and Robert Downey Jr. are among an elite group of A-list actors. According to the financial bible, Forbes, they are among Hollywood’s highest-paid actors. Adam’s funnyman antics earned him $39.5 million, while Marvel man RDJ racked in $81 million.

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The leaves are falling and that means the curtain is calling. Geffen theater buffs including Sir Elton John, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson can get their fill of thespian delights. 

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First came Oscars-so-white, then came Oscars-so-diverse, now comes Oscars-so-neutral?

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You’d think the mega musical “Hamilton” might be cooling off a bit by now, but rest assured, that Broadway production is bigger than ever and tickets remain sky high. The historic rave rapping musical is on deck to receive the prestigious Kennedy Center honor. 

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Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. If you remember those words, you know that the beloved film “Grease,” starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, is marking a milestone. Hopelessly devoted fans will know that the family favorite is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It is hard to be…

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It seemed an unlikely musical blockbuster, but years later here we go again for another round of the smash hit “Mamma Mia!” This time, Malibu’s Cher joins the cast as Ruby Sheridan. The singer plays the newly committed, uninvited grandmother of Amanda Seyfried.

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Nominations for the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are out. The contenders were announced by “The Handmaid’s Tale” actress Samira Wiley and actor Ryan Eggold. And with everyone from “Westworld’s” Ed Harris to “The Voice’s” Mark Burnett in the running, the Malibu entertainment community wi…

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Gorgeous George Clooney and his stunning wife Amal are on a roll with a marriage made in heaven. Their twins just hit the one-year mark, they attended a royal wedding while Amal juggles sleepless nights and diaper duty while keeping on the job as an international rights lawyer.

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Herb Alpert, iconic trumpeter, composer, A&M Records co-founder, artist and philanthropist, has announced additional tour dates for 2018-19.

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Her songs are iconic, going back decades. From the early ‘60s and the Supremes years—”You Can’t Hurry Love”—to the wild disco daze of “Upside Down” and “I’m Coming Out.”

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We all know that our own Tom Hanks is a man of many faces and limitless versatility from the FAO piano-playing kid in “BIG” to a besotted mermaid-loving lad in “Splash” to serious roles in “Philadelphia” and thrillers like “The Da Vinci Code.”

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And they were off… trekking through the lush grounds of the Los Angeles Zoo in their chic safari best, pith helmets, binoculars and all. It’s feeding time and you’ll hear a symphony of critters calling: roars, chirps and growls. The wild celebration marks the 50th anniversary of the Greater …

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