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Amell and Harding: TV's Arrow Making Wine and a Difference

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Not much beats a day of pleasant surprises, and when those surprises come with delicious wine and can help a good cause, well it ends up being almost too good to be true.

Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour: Rock Rolls at the Greek Theatre

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

In 1986, Chris Daughtry was seven-years-old when John Rzeznik and Robby Takac were releasing their first album as the Goo Goo Dolls; yet here he and his band were, co-headlining with the Goo Goo Dolls on a warm summer's night at Los Angeles' Griffith Park's outdoor venue, Nederlander's Greek Theatre.

Indian Looks to Reestablish Its Place as American-Made Choice

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Charles Karel Bouley

From the motorcycling standpoint, they aren't so much rebranding but reintroducing the brand and its American history, roots and continued connection. That's a strategy that has worked well for companies such as Harley Davidson, and the new line of cruisers from Indian are proving a formidable challenger.

Streisand, Minnelli and Garland: Pop Icons, Gay History

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

The gay dating app Jack'd took a survey during this season of Gay Pride about gay icons old and new. The current ones, people like Michael Sams, President Obama, Laverne Cox are not surprises. What was, and what actually set me aback, was the "icons that should be retired" question.

Teavolution USA: Tea Becomes a Green Economy in U.S. (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Charles Karel Bouley

It is odd that for a country that started with descendants from Europe that we shunned tea for many years. But that is changing, and besides, tea was being served here in North America and what would become New York even before London.

Long Beach Kicks Off Season of Pride 2014 - May 17, 18

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

On the morning of June 28, 1969, a raid was tried at the Stonewall Inn. It wasn't a gay bar -- there were none. It was owned by the mafia, and was a place for all outcasts, including drag queens, butch lesbians, feminine boys and male prostitutes.

BMI Icon Stevie Nicks Leads Star Studded Pop Awards (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

When you get hundreds of creative people in a venue like the Beverly Wilshire, add cocktails and good food...it can be like herding unruly sheep.

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

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.13.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 05.23.2014 | 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 05.23.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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.