Bill Dudley

Linda Ronstadt: ‘Simple Dreams’ Of An Iconic Career

Linda Ronstadt is one of the most diverse vocalists of our time. She has performed Rock, Jazz, Big Band,Pop, Country, Mexican Folk, (semi) Punk Rock, and even Classical & Opera. You may remember when Linda was a guest DJ on The Wave in 2006. She told the story of how her very musical family shaped […]


Abraham Lincoln: From Railsplitter To Rushmore

An excellent exhibition of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln is currently on display at The Ronald Reagan Museum in Simi Valley.


All The Colors Of Jazz In Blue Jay In Lake Arrowhead

The beauty of the late summer sun setting among the trees near gorgeous Lake Arrowhead, is commandingly  enhanced by the bright sounds of Jazz in Blue Jay. Nestled atop one of the Blue Jay’s busiest shopping centers, the rhythmic sounds of saxman Michael Paulo and his All Star band jammed thru the night. Click here […]


Why Leave Town When There’s So Much To Do Right Here in L.A.?

I love to travel, but is such a hassle with heavy airline security and high fuel costs, that I decided to stay home for my birthday this year. Here here a number of interesting things I did in just one day this summer. I mentioned in a previous blog, I recently rode the historic Angel’s […]


Angels Flight Railway: A Step Up To California Plaza

Every year on my birthday, I either visit someplace I’ve never been before, or experience something I have never done before.  This year, I decided to spend my birthday enjoying some of the best local entertainment in Southern California. The day got started by experiencing a true Los Angeles  treasure that first appeared back in […]


America: Has Congress Changed Much In 200 Years?

Our 2nd President John Adams said it best. “One useless man is a shame. Two useless men is a law firm. Three useless men is a Congress.” John Adams made that rather snide comment in 1799. Has much changed in 200 years? As Americans  prepare to celebrate our 236th anniversary, by taking trips, having a […]


Ringo Starr Debuts ‘Peace & Love’ At The Grammy Museum

Hard to believe it’s been almost 50 years since The Beatles first hit America on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ in February of 1964. On Tuesday, the ageless Ringo Starr appeared in person to kick off the ‘Peace And Love’ exhibit documenting his long and colorful career  at The Grammy Museum. Looking very spry for his […]


Mel Brooks Receives AFI Life Achievement Award

Things can’t get better for Mel Brooks. Mel has been awarded four Emmys, three Tony’s, an Oscar, a Grammy, and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in front of the Egyptian Theater. Now with the AFI Life Achievement Award also under his belt, will he slow down? Not a bit. At 86, what […]


Baleen Kitchen: The Best Kept Secret Near Redondo Beach Pier

Next time you are anywhere near Redondo Beach Pier, head toward the Portofino Hotel. Once you arrive, look east, and there is Baleen Kitchen. L.A. Zagat has named Baleen one of the Top Ten Restaurants for waterside dining in Southern California, and with good reason. I stepped into Baleen the other night, for what I […]


Palm Springs Says Goodbye To Marilyn Monroe

If you want to see the giant Marilyn, better hurry out to Palm Springs now, as sadly she is soon leaving for another destination.




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