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Grand Prix Long Beach: 40 Years Strong with Celebs, Thrills and Upsets (VIDEOS)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

The 40th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has roared to a close with a spectacular finish as Mike Conway takes the checkered flag for his second victory on the streets of Long Beach.

The American Left Radio Could Use a Right Hook (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

Hook doesn't have to worry ever again; his future success is almost assured. He has a loyal fan base which is growing, not shrinking.

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way Out West Diverse, Exhilarating (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Charles Karel Bouley

This is Part III of III chronicling a trip to Ireland for 12 remote radio shows and a media trip surrounding St. Patrick's Day by the Karel Cast, Kare...

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: Heading West On Adventure

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Charles Karel Bouley

This is Part II of III chronicling a trip to Ireland for 12 remote radio shows and a media trip surrounding St. Patrick's Day by the Karel Cast, Karel...

Keeping Real Estate Real on Mun2

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

Jackie Mateos (L) and Liz Perez (R) Reinas de Realty on mun2 The housing market has taken a beating over the last few years much like reality shows...

Anne Rice to Reveal New Novel Live March 9 on Dinner Party Show

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 02.28.2014 | Books
Charles Karel Bouley

She is one of the most popular fiction novelists of our time and she's about to reveal the title and subject of her new book; and when you're Anne Rice people take note.

Let's Stop Being #SurplusGiraffe

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Don't many of us feel like Marius, the #SurplusGiraffe? How many of us feel that someone in our life, some bank or boss, some Congress person or Senator can end our lives as we know them, and feed it to not the lions but the wolves of Wall St.?

Eder Delivers Musical Holiday Gift

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Now, any member of the GLBT community worth their salt knows Linda Eder: you see, we still establish the Divas. Many books have been written about the cultural reasonings for this but let's just take it as fact: the GLBT community still is able to make stars.

h.wood Group: Crafting the L.A. Nightlife One Club at a Time (Video)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

There's a new club in town, and if the opening night is any indication, it's going to be one of the hottest. It's Hooray Henry's at 8713 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles (across from Cedar Sanai Medical Center) and celebs, media, family and friends filled the room August 7th for the club's premiere.

Sisters With a Very Cool Act Come to Pantages July 9-28 (SLIDESHOW)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

When critiquing, one is supposed to be reserved, to maintain credibility by not gushing and by pointing out the flaws as well as the high points of something. The problem is, I loved Sister Act at The Pantages.

Priscilla Still Queen At Pantages

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

An evening at the The Pantages in Los Angeles for the touring production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is exactly what one would think: an evening of camp, of glamor, of sequins and catty remarks, of laughter and tears.

Celebrities Get Fast and Real on the Streets of Long Beach (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

These celebrities aren't pretending and this is not make believe. This is 10 laps of 1.97 miles each at 100-mile-per-hour plus speeds. It's fast, and things can go wrong.

Tyson KO's Box Office at Pantages

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

"Many of you may be wondering what a brain-damaged ear-biting fool like me is doing up here doing a one man show... hell, I wonder that myself every time I come out here..." It's a great ice-breaker.

A New Life for Jekyll & Hyde With Maroulis and Cox (PHOTOS)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Okay, I didn't want to like the recent Broadway-bound production of Jekyll & Hyde as much as I did at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (Feb. 12-March 3). But the fact is, I loved it. The reason?

The Taste: A Unique Blend of Mentors Wins the Night

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.27.2013 | TV
Charles Karel Bouley

Part The Voice and part American Idol, The Taste pits home chefs against top chefs in a competition not about presentation or flair but, well, the actual taste of the dish.

Vaudeville Alive and Well at Bootsy Bellows With Arquette

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Vaudeville, real, live, vaudeville -- variety shows that became popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries -- is alive and well and living at Bootsy Bellows in Los Angeles.

Largest Animal on Earth of CA Coast

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

There's still time to see one of the greatest shows on Earth. And it's not far, particularly if you live near Long Beach, CA (or another ocean-front city). The largest animal on the planet, the Blue Whale, is frolicking in the waters off Southern California.

50 for 50, Part 2: Results and Fear

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

I left the hospital thinking about what the future holds, and about how I'm going to take off 50 pounds during my 50th year... Fifty for 50. So, as I figure it out I'll write about it, in hopes that maybe a few of you can, too. It's not going to be easy. No great changes are.

Rivera: Bridging the Cultural Divide Family Style

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

Jenni Rivera can touch the heart. She's the sister you want, the mom figure, the playful wife, the business woman; she's many things. And she's Latina. And that's why so many in my world haven't heard of her.

The Addams Family: Creepy, Kooky, and Delightful

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Charles Karel Bouley

Yes, they're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ookie...still. Catch the tour in Los Angeles and them moving on nationally until the year's end with stops in Seattle, DC and points in between.

Madonna's "MDNA" Pop Powerhouse or Pablum?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The weight of being Madonna is never greater on you than when you record an album. After all, you inspired a generation, including the GaGa, brought William Orbit to world wide mainstream attention, you brought us Junior Vasquez and Shep Pettibone and countless others.

Are We Really Powerless Against Gas Prices?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The headline on the iPad news program was grim..."What can the President do about gas prices? Not much..." As I sat thinking about being oil company victims, I looked up. And there it was: $5.12 per gallon.

A Diva Is Gone: Vesta, You'll Be Missed

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.23.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Vesta Williams was one of the greatest singers in R&B and music, period. And I was lucky enough to call her a friend. Her voice is now silenced but her drive and passion live on forever in her music and videos.

Shearer Uneasy With Corps in New Katrina Film

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

It's easy to forget about Katrina and New Orleans, since it was almost six years ago. But actor/comic/filmmaker Harry Shearer has not forgotten. As a part-time resident of New Orleans he's lived it from the beginning.

David Foster a BMI Icon

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The BMI Pop Music Awards, while star studded, may not be handing out awards to household names unless you're one of the people that hit the "Get Info" button on the track or are an aspiring singer/songwriter.