An unforgettable night with Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Clear Channel Entertainment Productions presented an exclusive performance with Janelle Monáe as part of the iHeartRadio Live series at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank. We attended as guests of DTS Incorporated. The performance was by guest list. The intimate affair was streamed live on-air by McDonalds in celebration of Monáe’s sophomore album, The Electric Lady, [...]


We’ve been getting a taste of downtown living due to a fire that occurred where we live. We’ve been displaced for two weeks because one of the neighbors decided to make hash oil in her apartment. We’ve read that they use butane. This was the cause of the explosion. Our entire floor sustained smoke damage. [...]

‘Yes, I am a girl. Yes, I like beer’

Teachers of Mission High School performing in High School is a Drag | PHOTO: KIM RESCATE Craft beer lovers united at San Diego Brew Fest Feb. 22 at The San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. The event celebrated craft beers from California and featured live local music. The event benefited Outdoor Outreach and [...]

A sneak peek at the new Gossip Grill

We got a sneak peek of the new Gossip Grill space and it’s sure to please regulars and new patrons alike. The tables feature iconic photos of female celebrities. You can now choose to sit and eat at the Angelina Jolie table. There’s a lot more space than the previous location including the highly requested [...]

A Sweet Affair

We really enjoyed the Got The Music In Me showcase. The featured documentary and shorts gave us a glimpse of the birth of Kansas City jazz, the life of 1950s soul singer Jesse Belvin and the roots of blues passing from one generation to the next. It also made us want to know more about [...]

Inspirational stories and events

In The Time of the Butterflies In the Time of the Butterflies is a gripping story of courage in the face of unjust actions and repression based on the historical novel by Julia Alvarez. It examines how four sisters make the hard decisions whether they believe they feel strongly enough in a cause to risk [...]

A perfect way to spend a Saturday with friends

Pink BoomBox Revue 3 Photo: Ana Pines

We took a trip to Julian with some friends to get away from the city for a few hours. Our first stop was Mom’s for some pie and apple cider. We tried a sugar free apple pie with melted cheddar cheese. Yes, it’s an option and it is good! We also had the apple boysenberry [...]

New York: celebrities, cabaret and the catwalk

Brooklyn Museum | PHOTO: ANA PINES If you’re planning to visit New York during the holidays, here are some attractions you won’t want to miss. Madame Tussauds New York Let’s face it, all of us have this fascination with celebrities that we wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to brush elbows with them. At Madame Tussauds [...]

Frida, festivals and New York

Frida Kahlo: The Two Fridas, 1939 There’s a special exhibit at NTC Liberty station, The Complete Frida Kahlo which includes 123 of Kahlo’s most known paintings. Most exhibitions are only allowed to show a maximum of 40 original paintings. Presented by Global Entertainment Properties 1, LLC, (GEP1) they’re able to show her full range of [...]

Philanthropy, films, art and pop culture

Susan Atkins | PHOTO: BOB ROSS PHOTOGRAPHY National Philanthropy Day We were invited to the 41st luncheon to celebrate National Philanthropy Day at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront by Scatena Daniels Communications. The San Diego chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) hosted it. More than 100 communities celebrate the day across the globe [...]

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