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Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Wait, wait. What did you say? Talk louder.

You know you’re officially getting old when you and your friends go to a restaurant with excellent live music, and — instead of sitting near the show — you ask to be put in the back so you can hear each other talk. Yes, children, stop chortling because this too will happen to you. Even though we can’t hear the music as we once did, we also can’t hear each other, because some of us (certainly not me) really need a hearing aid but won’t get one due to vanity, laziness or simply being an extreme ch...
Tags: Things to do, Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Sept.19 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Harlem Shuffle: Colson Whitehead 2. Beautiful World, Where Are You: Sally Rooney 3. Matrix: Lauren Groff 4. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 5. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: Honorée Fanonne Jeffers 6. Klar...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, California, La, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Ford, Dave Grohl, Quentin Tarantino, Kazuo Ishiguro, Malibu, Southern California, Elvira


The Fugees will reunite with a Forum show and reunion tour for 25th anniversary of ‘The Score’

The influential hip-hop group the Fugees announced Tuesday it will reunite for the 25th anniversary of their classic album “The Score” with a brief tour that plays the Forum in Inglewood in November. The 1996 album “The Score” was the second and final album by the group that included Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel. “The Fugees have a complex but impactful history,” Hill said in a written statement. “I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my...
Tags: Music, New York City, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Marley, Leon, Inglewood, Hill, HUNTINGTON, Roberta Flack, Jean, Sammy Hagar, Fugees, Palm Springs Air Museum, Top Stories LADN


Elvira, Mistress of the Dark icon Cassandra Peterson opens up in ‘Yours Cruelly, Elvira’ memoir

Cassandra Peterson was eight years old when she saw her first horror movie. The film was William Castle’s “House on Haunted Hill” starring Vincent Price. She was both repelled and fascinated by it, but it sparked a lifelong love affair with the horror genre that would eventually lead Peterson to create her Elvira, Mistress of the Dark persona and go on to become the Queen of Halloween. This year, Peterson is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Elvira, a character she began cultivating during her...
Tags: Halloween, Books, Hollywood, Instagram, Nbc, California, La, Amc, Vincent Price, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Dave Grohl, Elvis Presley


Will Disneyland pay-to-ride option make Rise of the Resistance virtual queue harder to access?

Star Wars fans who have watched the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue fill up quickly each day often within seconds have one burning question on their minds: What happens if Disneyland starts selling front-of-line access for the wildly popular attraction? The new Disney Genie service debuting this fall at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will replace the free FastPass system with a paid Lightning Lane option and begin charging for premium front-of-the-line access. The upcharge Light...
Tags: Florida, New York, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Southern California, Disney World, DCA, University of Central Florida, ToonTown


Ohana Festival opening night headliners Kings of Leon talk about new music

Five years passed between Kings Of Leon’s previous album, “Walls,” and the band’s recently released album, “When You See Yourself.” That may seem like a long gap between albums. But in reality, Kings Of Leon had the album finished in 2019 only to see the pandemic put album release and touring on hold. But the situation wasn’t all bad. “We were so used to the, after you finish the record, you just slowly start your press and then play little shows and then it’s the world tour. So we were all gear...
Tags: Europe, New York, California, Sport, Pink Floyd, Kings of Leon, Things To Do, Soccer, United Kingdom, Chris Coleman, Dallas, Music Festivals, Coachella, Jared, Leon, Pearl Jam


‘What We Do in the Shadows’ star Harvey Guillén takes us into Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights mazes

Halloween Horror Nights is back and in full swing at Universal Studios Hollywood. But come on: Are the mazes really scary? For more than a decade, we’ve gone through each maze multiple times to see which ones get the adrenaline pumping. This year, we invited a special guest to weigh in on our annual maze ranking. Southern California native Harvey Guillén, best known for his role as Guillermo de la Cruz on the FX series “What We Do in the Shadows,” volunteered to help us decide which attractions ...
Tags: Halloween, Amc, Sport, Netflix, Pandora, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Amusement Parks, Universal Studios, Southern California, Pomona, Crain, Sawyer, Knott, Frankenstein


Niles: Why SeaWorld’s new park will use Oscar the Grouch to attract happy customers

Southern California is getting a new theme park next year — and it’s based on one of the nation’s most enduring entertainment franchises. But will that be enough to make it a success? The Sesame Street-themed Sesame Place San Diego will open in March on the site of the former Aquatica water park in Chula Vista. It will be the second Sesame Place theme park in the United States, following the original in suburban Philadelphia. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and inte...
Tags: California, Singapore, Spain, Sport, Afghanistan, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Seaworld, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Legoland California, Legoland, Southern California, Disney World


‘The Four Guardsmen’: Famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire

THREE RIVERS — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the forest, were successfully protected from the KNP Complex fire by the removal of nearby vegetation and by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of the trees, the firefighting management team said in a statement Sunday. The KNP Complex be...
Tags: Travel, News, California, Environment, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Wildfires, Giants, Sierra Nevada, Southern California, Northern California, Santa Ana, California Department of Forestry, Sequoia National Park


Disneyland pays tribute to fallen U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan airport attack

Disneyland has paid tribute to a fallen U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan during the Kabul airport attack who was a longtime annual passholder and a huge Star Wars fan that wanted to be buried with the custom lightsaber he built at the Anaheim theme park. Marine Corporal Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio was one of 13 U.S. service members killed on Aug. 26 in a suicide bombing that took the lives of at least 60 Afghans at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. Lopez was laid to rest at Riverside National Ce...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Afghanistan, Things To Do, Soccer, Kabul, Club, Amusement Parks, Winnie The Pooh, Disneyland, Southern California, Hunter, Disney World, Anaheim, Hughes


Thunder Thursday to light up Long Beach as Acura Grand Prix weekend rolls out

If you hear the roaring thunder out of Long Beach this week, its a sign the Grand Prix has nearly arrived. Thunder Thursday, a free annual festival marking the start of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend, will kick off at The Pike Outlets on Thursday, September 23. The event will feature a slew of activities including motorcycle stunt shows, live music and, of course, an array of car displays. Gates will open to the public at 6 p.m., and festivities will kick off at 6:45 p.m. with N...
Tags: News, Sports, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Gates, Acura, IMSA, Bay Street, Alex Palou, Shoreline Drive, Long Beach Grand Prix, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze


Desert Air, a new dance music festival, lands at Palm Springs Air Museum in December

A new festival will lift off in the desert when it turns a museum into an exhibition of dance moves. Desert Air, a new dance music festival, will land at the Palm Springs Air Museum Dec.10-11. The new festival is organized by Splash House, a summer festival series that mixes a pool party with an EDM music fest in Palm Springs, and Goldenvoice, creators of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival. Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether you a...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Palm Springs, Hollywood Bowl, Sammy Hagar, Palm Springs Air Museum, Top Stories PE, Music + Concerts, Cal Hoedown, Pacific Airshow, Coldplay Doja, Peggy Gou DJ Koze Dixon


Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson dies at 55; actor and comedian had scene-stealing role in ‘Friday’

By Marianne Garvey | CNN Anthony “AJ” Johnson, an actor and comedian best known for his performance as Ezal in “Friday,” has died, his representative LyNea Bell told CNN on Monday. He was 55. Johnson performs in the movie “I Got the Hook Up.” “The world of Comedy has truly been shaken, again. Our BH Talent family is heartbroken about the loss of the iconic legend of stage and screen Mr. Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson,” Bell said in a statement. “He has left with us amazing memories of his laughter, dy...
Tags: TV, Celebrities, Movies, News, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Obituary, Johnson, Anthony, Usc, Norm Macdonald, Compton, Martin


Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl coming to The Ford in LA for his new ‘The Storyteller’ book

The past 18 months have been productive for Foo Fighters vocalist-guitarist Dave Grohl: After directing a documentary, “What Drives Us,” dropping a new album, “Medicine at Midnight,” and heading out for an arena tour, Grohl is set to publish his first book, “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music,” on Oct. 5. He also announced a limited run of intimate shows to see and hear him bring his new book to life. He’ll be stopping by The Ford in Los Angeles for two nights, Oct. 12-13. Tickets are on s...
Tags: Books, Music, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Dave Grohl, Southern California, Grohl, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Why the Hermosa Harmony Festival will be the quietest event of the fall

Even though this new beach festival has a lineup of DJs playing dance music and bands rocking out on five stages on the sand, don’t expect any noise complaints from angry neighbors because unless you have the right gear, you’re not going to hear a thing. The inaugural Hermosa Harmony Festival silently launches next to the Hermosa Beach Pier on Oct. 2. It will include music from DJs and live bands that, similar to silent discos, can only be heard through wireless headphones. “These experiences ar...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Coachella, Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, Hollywood Bowl, Hermosa, Ziggy, Sammy Hagar, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Stephen Marley


Emmys 2021: Here are the GIFs that sum up Sunday night’s best moments

Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Sunday night’s 2021 Emmy Awards returned Los Angeles with in-person festivities as “The Crown” and “Ted Lasso” were the evening’s big winners. Related: Kate Winslet, ‘Mare of Easttown’ dominate limited series Emmys Here are some GIF-worthy moments from the night: The award show kicked off with a rap fest featuring Cedric the Entertainer, LL Cool J, Lil Dicky and Rita Wilson. Yes, you read that correctly, Rita Wilson. People took to social media to react. This is...
Tags: Things to Do, TV and Streaming, Emmy Awards, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN, TV


Sammy Hagar says he’s all-in for Pacific Airshow and Afterburner Music Festival in Huntington Beach

When Sammy Hagar was approached to play the after-party at the Pacific Airshow at Huntington City Beach, he was all-in. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine Corps teams will be the high-flying stars of the day as they perform breathtaking stunts and jumps in the sky just above the Pacific Ocean Oct. 1-3, but Sammy Hagar & The Circle are stoked to keep the party going during the two-day Afterburner Music Festival, Oct. 1-2. “Those jets fly upside d...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Marine Corps, Music Festivals, Coachella, Bob Marley, Orange County, Pacific Ocean, Anthony, Ticketmaster, Van Halen, Huntington Beach, Mike, Kelly


Emmys 2021: ‘The Crown’ takes 7 awards including best drama, while ‘Ted Lasso’ scores 4 including best comedy

“The Crown” conquered the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday with seven wins including outstanding drama and all four acting categories, while “Ted Lasso” finished second with four Emmys including outstanding comedy. More: See all the 2021 Emmy Awards action “Thank you, the Television Academy; thank you, Netflix; thank you, Sony,” said creator Peter Morgan, who appeared virtually with most of “The Crown” cast and creators in England where it was just after 4 a.m. Monday when the best drama awa...
Tags: England, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Margaret Thatcher, Sony, Gillian Anderson, Kate Winslet, Charles, Jason Sudeikis, Morgan, Elizabeth, Phillip, Debbie Allen, Tobias Menzies


Emmys 2021: Kate Winslet, ‘Mare of Easttown’ dominate limited series Emmys.

“Mare of Easttown,” the HBO limited series starring Kate Winslet as a small-town police detective investigating a murder, took home three out of four acting awards, including best actress for Winslet, at the Emmys on Sunday. “I just want to acknowledge my fellow nominees in this decade that has to be about women having each other’s backs,” Winslet said in her speech. “I support you, I salute you, I’m proud of all of you.” “Brad Ingelsby, you created a middle-aged, imperfect, flawed mother and yo...
Tags: Hbo, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Jason Sudeikis, Ewan McGregor, Norm Macdonald, Evan Peters, Winslet, Debbie Allen, Julianne Nicholson, Emmy Awards, Brad Ingelsby, Top Stories LADN


Emmys 2021: Debbie Allen celebrates women while winning the Governors Award

Debbie Allen, who in her long career as an actress, dancer and choreographer, often had to fight for her right to follow her passions, talked about the need to make the world a fairer, more equitable world for women in her acceptance of the Governor’s Award at the Emmys on Sunday. “I am trembling with gratitude and grace,” Allen said. “I’m trying not to cry and be equal to the situation because it’s been years in the making.” Allen talked about how she often found herself the only woman in the r...
Tags: Texas, Sport, Afghanistan, Things To Do, Soccer, Seth Rogen, Kangaroo, Norm Macdonald, Allen, Rita Wilson, Stephen Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Emmy Awards, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Emmys 2021: Jean Smart and Jason Sudeikis win top comedy acting honors for ‘Hacks’ and ‘Ted Lasso’

The HBO series “Hacks” challenged the Apple+ series “Ted Lasso” for dominance of the comedy categories at the Emmys, with their stars each taking home best actress and actor for a comedy series on Sunday. Smart, who plays a Las Vegas comedy legend in “Hacks,” opened her speech with an emotional nod to her late husband Richard Gilliland. “I have to acknowledge my late husband RG who passed away six months ago yesterday,” Smart said, choking up a little as she spoke. “I would not be here without h...
Tags: Hbo, Sport, Smart, Things To Do, Soccer, Seth Rogen, Las Vegas, Jason Sudeikis, Norm Macdonald, Rita Wilson, Sudeikis, Jean Smart, Emmy Awards, Lucia Aniello, Paul W Downs, Top Stories LADN


Emmys 2021: Late-night TV winners pay tribute to the late Norm MacDonald

Comedian and actor Norm MacDonald, who died last week at 61, never won an Emmy for his work on “Saturday Night Live” or his other TV projects, but he was far from forgotten at the Emmys on Sunday. “No one was funnier in the last 20 years than Norm MacDonald on late night comedy,” said John Oliver, as he accept the award for best variety talk series for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. “If you have any time in the next week do what I did and spend time YouTubing clips of Norm and Conan becaus...
Tags: John Oliver, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Conan, Seth Rogen, Norm Macdonald, Lorne Michaels, Rita Wilson, Michaels, MacDonald, Norm, Emmy Awards, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Emmys 2021: ‘The Crown’ jumps out to an early lead in the drama categories

“The Crown” picked up four awards in the first hour of the Emmys on Sunday, including a pair of wins for supporting actor and actress. Gillian Anderson picked up best supporting actress in a drama for her role as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Anderson, who was with most of “The Crown” cast and creators in England, spent most of her speech thanking her longtime manager, and ran out of time before she could get around to that remarkable wig. Tobias Menzies, who plays Prince Philip on “The Crow...
Tags: England, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gillian Anderson, Hobbs, Seth Rogen, Norm Macdonald, Rita Wilson, Tobias Menzies, Peter Morgan, Prince Philip, Emmy Awards, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Emmys 2021: Cedric the Entertainer, a Biz Markie rap fest, and ‘Ted Lasso’ kick off the festivities

Host Cedric the Entertainer and a trio of famous rappers — LL Cool J, Lil Dicky, and, um, Rita Wilson? — kicked off the party at the Emmys on Sunday with a TV-centric version of the late Biz Markie’s most famous song. “TV … you’ve got what I need,” they and nominees from Michael Douglas and Billy Porter to Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross sang as the Emmys returned to an in-person setting this year. “But you say he’s just a friend, you say he’s just a friend.” And hey, TV is our friend, an...
Tags: Apple, Sport, Ted, Things To Do, Soccer, Emmys, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Dan Stevens, Michael Douglas, Norm Macdonald, Rita Wilson, Biz Markie, Billy Porter, Lil Dicky, Emmy Awards


Partial list of winners at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards

Awards presented at the 73rd Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 19: Supporting actor in a comedy series: Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso” Supporting actress in a comedy series: Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso” Supporting actor in a limited or anthology series or movie: Evan Peters, “Mare of Easttown” Supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie: Julianne Nicholson, “Mare of Easttown” Outstanding writing in a drama series: Peter Morgan, “The Crown”  
Tags: TV, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brett Goldstein, TV and Streaming, Hannah Waddingham Ted Lasso, Evan Peters Mare of Easttown Supporting, Julianne Nicholson Mare


What’s next as Fright Fest continues to improve at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fright Fest has raised its game to the level of Knott’s Scary Farm and is drawing big crowds to rival Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights as Six Flags Magic Mountain becomes a legitimate contender in the battle for Halloween haunt supremacy in Southern California. Six Flags Magic Mountain hosted media night on Saturday, Sept. 18 as the Valencia amusement kicked off the 28th season of Fright Fest with six haunted mazes, eight scare zones and three live shows. Fright Fest 2021 — which features two...
Tags: Halloween, Dc Comics, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Seaworld, Universal, Batman, Amusement Parks, Valencia, Underground, Southern California, Gore, Knott, Niles, Magic Mountain


How to fertilize trees after mulching and tips for old wood chips

Q: If I place mulch around trees, how can I fertilize them around the dripline? Isn’t the mulch in the way? A: When we talk about watering and fertilizing at or around the dripline of a tree, we are talking about the edge of the area that is underneath the tree’s canopy. As the tree grows and spreads, the dripline moves further away from the trunk. Watering and fertilizing at the dripline encourages the roots to spread outward, expanding the root system and making it stronger. Ideally, you shoul...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Sierra Madre, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Dan Stevens, who plays a charming robot in ‘I’m Your Man,’ says humans are weird

When Alma, an archaeologist who spends her days studying ancient worlds, agrees to test a humanoid robot designed to be the perfect mate, she does it unenthusiastically, mostly to appease her boss and help fund her studies. Played by Maren Eggert in the new film “I’m Your Man,” Alma is resistant to the charms of Tom, even though he is programmed to match her needs and desires. Also, he looks like Dan Stevens.    Stevens, the British actor who rose to fame in “Downton Abbey” and has since star...
Tags: Movies, Berlin, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, James Gunn, Oscar Isaac, Maria, Dan Stevens, Ex Machina, Tom, Maria Schrader, Stevens, Hollywood Bowl, Al Yankovic, Alma


Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French reveals secrets to success in new business book

When Twisted Sister was selling out tours and racking up hits like “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” guitarist Jay Jay French felt vindicated for the decade he’d spent playing bars and clubs and working on his rock ‘n’ roll dreams. And when bitterness and bankruptcy broke up the band just a few years later? French fell so far he found himself working the graveyard shift at a friend’s pool hall, scraping by to support his family until he could plot a second act. Jay Jay French, guitarist and cofound...
Tags: Books, Music, New York, New York City, Sport, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, Mtv, Connecticut, New Jersey, Mexico City, David Bowie, Las Vegas, Arthur Miller, Central Park


How has Covid-19 affected your life? These older adults discussed what they’ve learned

How do you describe a meeting that evoked the following responses? “Thank you for the gift today!” “So inspirational, educational and meaningful.” “I was so uplifted.” “Amazing, warm and inspiring.” “Brilliant insights.” This was the 11th year of meeting with a group of men and a group of women in mid-to-later life with a track record of professional success who continue to develop their new life stage commonly referred to as retirement. The men in the group are members of the Life Transition Gr...
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