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

Holiday Events - Now through Christmas Day

Posted on Dec 18, 2013

Hello readers! Check out these fun holiday events going on now through Christmas Day: DESCANSO GARDENS 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, ... read more

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Barbra Streisand - A Powerful Woman on a Mission

By Nick Thomas

Barbra Streisand, 72, fulfilled her destiny many times over. The gift she was born with, that ‘voice’ has given this woman an amazing life journey. Her early years were supported by a Jewish upbringing, with a mother working in education and biological father who passed away shortly after Barbra was born.

Yet, many stand united in gratitude that even though she was riddled with stage fright, it did not stop her from sharing her gift with the world. The cover photo was especially attractive to this editor as it portrays the depth of Ms. Streisand. Intelligent yet demure, generous and articulate, striving for a better world and dedicated to supporting that with her influence and affluence.

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Greetings from the Editor -  


I have been a Barbra Streisand fan my entire adult life. Because of this, there was a bit of hesitation in sharing her story and not feeling confident in doing her justice.

Ms. Streisand has established and shared so much talent, money, influence, morals, dedication, sense of responsiblity, wisdom and truth over her lifetime. She has gained the respect of peers, the public, governments and industry professionals, she is the type of woman that other women wish to emulate.

Starting from modest beginnings and soaring to rock star status is a triumphant feat, couple that with an innate responsibility to give back and speak out continues to make her one of the most influential women in the world.

Nyla Arslanian

A native Californian approaching her 75th birthday, Nyla Arslanian identifies herself as a child of the “rock & roll” years that followed the swing music era of the 1930s and 1940s. She spent her teens in the West San Fernando Valley and graduated from Canoga Park High School. After attending business college in Santa Monica and Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, she set out for the East Coast and became involved in community theatre. While in New England she met and married Oscar, a first generation Armenian-American.

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