Taking Charge of Your Health, Happiness and Home Today

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

As we move forward into the holiday season, we are often met with both excitement and anxiety.   While this time is typically reserved for fami... read more

New Production of The Wizard of Oz: Segerstrom for the Arts - February 11 - 23

Posted on Feb 08, 2014

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts proudly presents a new production of The Wizard of Oz, an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic devel... read more

This Year, Make More Time for Fun

Posted on Jan 21, 2014

Hi all!  Can you believe we are already well into January 2014?!  I am optimistic that it’s going to be a great year, and I’ve made... read more

FREE Public Event: Saturday, January 11 - "A Feast For the Nose: The Perfumed Banquet in Old Damascus"

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

Free and open to the public! This Saturday, January 11th at 10:30 AM the Culinary Historians of Southern California present Charles Perry speakin... read more

January 2014 Issue

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

Check your local news stands for the current issue as of January 1. Follies star Maureen McGovern on the cover.... read more

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In This Issue

Angela Landsbury -- A Secure, Confident, Working Woman

By Nick Thomas

Angela Lansbury, 89, could be described as a strong working woman, who listens to her inner voice. A defining time in her life was at 9 years old, when her father died. She later began drama school in New York City at age 15 and was nominated for two Oscars by the time she was 20 years old. Lansbury has worked continuously on stage, in television and movies her entire life. Born in England and raised in Ireland, currently maintains homes in Ireland and Los Angeles with a condominium in Manhattan and holds dual citizenship in England and the United States.

"I'm eternally grateful for the Irish side of me. That's where I got my sense of comedy and whimsy. As for the English half–that's my reserved side ... But put me onstage, and the Irish comes out. The combination makes a good mix for acting."

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Greetings from the Editor -  

Welcome in 2015

Let’s talk about New Year resolutions. I never make them. It has been apparently clear that keeping them is not something in which I can commit. Oddly, goals and objectives are high on my list. Yet, claiming to do something as a resolution has not been successful for me. It is interesting how other folks approach this. Many agree and others are adamant about making them and holding themselves accountable to achieve the lofty pinnacle set. Maybe it is semantics and in my mind ‘to resolve’ is not strong enough. It must be a clear cut goal with actionable, measurable outcomes on a timeline for me to hold myself accountable. >> Continue reading

Bethany Owen

Senior in Action – Bethany Owen, “Woman of 1001 Voices & Faces”

Bethany Owen, age 60, says she fell in love with “show biz” early on. Born in Kansas, she survived her first tornado lying in a baby carriage. Unlike Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” she and her family followed their yellow brick road to Seattle where she took tap and ballet lessons at age 6. Her first dance performance at a Masonic Lodge brought an enthusiastic response. At that moment, a star was born. At 17, she began choreographing moves for stage bands. One of the bands invited her to sing back- up vocals. Soon she was their lead singer.

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