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Review of “Mary Poppins – The Musical” at the Ahmanson (Spoiler Alert!)

Rachel Wallace as Mary Poppins in the national tour of Mary Poppins. Last Friday the Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” opened at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles. I took a friend, a former Disney animation producer, and we both agreed that Rachel Wallace, the star of the show, completely owned the role of “Mary Poppins” and […]

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Wesak “Super Moon” 2012

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha Yesterday the observance of Wesak, also known as the celebration of the Buddha Full Moon, not only coincided with Cinco de Mayo but is also notable as this year’s “super moon”, the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full […]

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Wall Street Journal: Studies prove massage therapy to have medical benefits

While it’s common to think of massage therapy as just a mere a luxury, recently the Wall Street Journal touted the medical benefits of massage in an article published earlier this week entitled “Don’t Call It Pampering: Massage Wants to Be Medicine“. The article and accompanying video (above) posted on WSJ’s Market Watch stated that […]

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It’s Full of Stars – The Central Rotunda at the Griffith Observatory

Vault of the rotunda at the Griffith Observatory. Click to embiggen. The Central Rotunda at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles has the distinction of being one of the top 10 ceilings in the world. It was designed by muralist and Hollywood art director Hugo Ballin who also worked as a sketch artist on MGM’s 1939 […]

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In Touch with Tanja Barnes – Spring 2011

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This is a test. This is only a test!

Amphitheater in Central Park, Playa Vista. Hey there! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed a recent image I took on my iPhone and  posted to Twitpic last week from the Amphitheater in Central Park in Playa Del Rey. The location that the amphitheater sits is a 7.9 acre park designed by […]

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How Colin Firth and Guy Pearce Got Their SAG Cards

Back in 1983 I met actor Colin Firth backstage in London following a performance of “Another Country”. A year later he made his film debut in the screen adaptation of that play. Flash forward to this past weekend where I once again had an opportunity to meet Firth backstage at a screening of the much […]

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Free Holiday Music Download For You

Mahalia Jackson “Silent Night (46bliss Remix)” (mp3)from “Holiday Chill – The Christmas Remixes” (Christmas Chill) Buy at Amazon MP3 More On This Album My gift to you of music to download is this rendition of Mahalia Jackson’s “Silent Night” as remixed by 46bliss. The original track of Jackson’s “Silent Night” on Columbia Records became one […]

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Legend of the Guardians: Q & A with Zack Snyder

Legend of the Guardians – Q&A with Zack Snyder by TanjaB Q & A session following a screening of “Legend of the Guardians” with director Zack Snyder. Recorded on 7 November 2010 @ the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, CA.

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Roy Barnes on Art & Design

Roy Barnes on Art & Design by TanjaB In loving memory to Roy Lee Barnes 9 Feb 1936 – 29 October 2006 Ars Gratia ArtisThis is an excerpt from a conversation I had with my late father Roy Barnes who served in the entertainment industry for close to 30 years as a member of both […]

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