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Entries by Jay Weston from 03/2013

Jaywalking in L.A. -- Horses, Oscars, Chinese Dumplings and Google Maps!

| Posted 03.01.2013 | Los Angeles

It's easy to criticize. I do it all the time. But I decided not to blog here on Huffington my feelings about the recent Oscars show -- but I must comment that any show that opens with an offensive song entitled "We Saw Your Boobs" has a real problem.

Hinoki & the Bird Is Truly Extraordinary

| Posted 03.07.2013 | Los Angeles

We have such a treasure in Hinoki & the Bird, sitting at the base of the luxurious Century Tower, which will probably be closest that any of us ever gets to visit it.

A Star is Born... at the LA Opera!

| Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles

She sang her heart out with peerless ringing tones and mixed with the ensemble as if she had often performed with them. At the conclusion, she received a standing ovation which lasted for all of five minutes from the normally jaded audience. A triumph, indeed.

Planned Parenthood's Food Fair a Huge Success!

| Posted 03.15.2013 | Los Angeles

My active participation in PP began some 34 years ago, in 1979, when I was invited to attend a demonstration by Chef Julia Childs at the opening of the Los Angeles' Planned Parenthood office. (I think she roasted a chicken, and was as funny as hell.)

Young Chef Wins Fabulous Job in TV Competition

| Posted 03.18.2013 | Los Angeles

An extraordinarily talented young chef, Mette Williams, entered a TV competition on a whim... and won it after many trials. The prize... a job as executive chef at the upscale famous Culina Modern Italian.

Redcat Theatre at Disney Hall Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With Gala Event

| Posted 03.20.2013 | Los Angeles

On Saturday evening, the Redcat Theatre at downtown's Disney Hall celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gala celebration, which also honored The Walt Disney Company and artist Catherine Opie.

Stunning War Photography Exhibition Opens at Annenberg!

| Posted 03.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Photographic images leave their mark on the way we understand our world, and anything that helps that understanding is vital to our well-being. War Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, at the Annenberg Space for Photography does just that.

Thinking Outside of the Box Is Vital for Success

| Posted 03.27.2013 | Los Angeles

Thinking outside of the box, you will find greater success and happiness in your work and life.

Al Pacino Plays Phil Spector in HBO Film

| Posted 03.28.2013 | Los Angeles

I have very mixed feelings about the Mamet film. I thought it was truncated, disturbing, prejudiced... and featured two stunning performances by Pacino and Helen Mirren.