|John Favreau and Larry King at|
Reopening of Friars of Beverly Hills
Over the decades, the Friars Club became world renowned for their Roasts. We used to bring our camera crew and record the antics of such notables as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Johnny Carson. Particularly memorable was the Roast for Zsa Zsa (one of the few ladies who received the full treatment). When I commented that her Mother (who was in the audience) was there to hear all the slings and barbs) Zsa Zsa commented, What s the difference, darling, she can t understand English anyway!
|Jackson Browne performing|
for Living Wellness Foundation
During our visit there last week, we witnessed an intimate evening of extraordinary music, starring Spain s celebrated Flamenco Pianist, Pedro Ricardo Mino, and the legendary Jackson Browne. The occasion was to celebrate the Walk Across the World Peace Initiative, which is an effort to bring spiritual and combined will to bring a peaceful solution to our troubled world.
We have never heard a piano sound like a flamenco guitar before, and the SRO audience was spellbound by Mino's sensual performance. As for Browne, we were in Hippy Heaven hearing the ultimate singer/songwriter perform some of his classics. Browne is still actively recording. His latest new live album Solo Acoustic, Vol 1 was just released. Like the Friars & that energizer bunny they just keep on going.
|Mark McGraw & Olivia Newton-John|
at Design House Event
The green carpet was rolled out that night because this event marked the first time a home was the star, not a celebrity. However, Olivia s home in Malibu is quite the showplace. Architect Nancy and James Chuda were on hand, along with Eduardo Xoil, landscape artist from the show Extreme Makeover, Home Edition. No place like a healthy, environmental home on the Hollywood Beat.