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Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

Santa Clarita and the kindness of strangers

“I’ve always depended upon the kindness of strangers,” said Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. For me, what has struck me most about the Santa Clarita Valley is that strangers are always willing to...

‘Fist Fight’

If I were to rate my favorite BatmYou can tell me “Fist Fight” is a live-action, R-rated cartoon, and I shouldn’t take any of it literally. You can tell me “Fist Fight” is a subversive,...

Beatles vs. Stones tribute show comes to Newhall and Lancaster stages

NEWHALL – The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 53 years ago. The argument at the time, and one...

“The Lego Batman Movie”

If I were to rate my favorite Batman actors the way fans and critics like to do with various Bonds through the years, my Top Three would be: – Michael Keaton – Christian Bale – Will Arnett,...

Farmhouse Breweries

In the world of Craft Beer the terminology of “Farmhouse Brewery” has different meanings. There are “Farmhouse Breweries” and there’s also “Farm Breweries and there are differences. Farmhouse Breweries actually began showing up in...

How patience can pay off in France

Oh, well, another day at the office. How boring! I swear, if only I could get something interesting with some stability and security. You know, like selling insurance or driving for Uber. But, you...

Los Lobos to Rock the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

Formed in East Los Angeles more than 30 years ago, Los Lobos have become known for fusing the sounds of their Mexican heritage with American rock ‘n’ roll, creating a sound that is uniquely...

‘The Comedian’ has one-ill-conceived set piece after another

With “The Comedian” arriving in theaters, it’s safe to say I now have only nine spaces left on my list of the 10 worst movies of 2017. What’s more painful than watching a comedian bomb...

Hazy India Pale Ales

One of the new trends in the Craft Brewing world lately is a new style of beer called New England India Pale Ale. These beers originated in the northeast and are being brewed in...

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ pup-point-of-view film is melancholy and sometimes even grim

All the best dog movies make you cry — but it’s usually because by the time we say goodbye to the beloved canine, we’ve shared an amazing journey with the pup and it’s a...