Steve Cooke’s Concert: A Celebration of the Release of “That’s the Way” Proves to be The Way!

Steve Cooke’s Concert: A Celebration of the Release of “That’s the Way” Proves to be The Way!

On the evening of May 3rd, 2024 music enthusiasts gathered at the club Trip in Santa Monica to witness a mesmerizing performance by the talented singer-songwriter Steve Cooke. The concert was both a celebration of the release of his single “That’s The Way” and a showcase for Cooke’s skills as a musician and vocalist. Many haunting acoustic melodies were produced on this evening of innovative singing and guitar playing, with Cooke demonstrating his fluency with not…

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The Cedars: A Timeless Gem and Landmark Edifice Restored to Glory by Sue Wong Goes on the Market!

The Cedars: A Timeless Gem and Landmark Edifice Restored to Glory by Sue Wong Goes on the Market!

Nestled in the heart of Los Feliz, the historic mansion known as The Cedars stands as a testament to opulence, creativity, and Old Hollywood glamour. Originally built in the 1920s for French film director Maurice Tourneur, The Cedars isn’t just a house, it’s a glorious palazzo which also serves as both a temple and a museum celebrating the golden Hollywood Babylon. Indeed, this imposing 10,000 square foot structure was designed in the style of the…

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FVM Global Salutes Sue Wong, Legendary Designer Who Has Created Her Own World!

FVM Global Salutes Sue Wong, Legendary Designer Who Has Created Her Own World!

I could spend a year waxing poetic on all your virtues. You are a delight, with a great sense of humor. And your laugh is infectious, along with your smile – a smile that accompanies an ever-active and intelligent mind!  Your artistic expression and multi-faceted creative abilities in many different fields leaves many speechless and  in awe. I could go on about your artistic talents but suffice it to say you are an artistic genius!  Your…

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IL BOCCACCIO RESTAURANT: WHERE THE FRENCH DO ITALIAN JUST RIGHT!

IL BOCCACCIO RESTAURANT: WHERE THE FRENCH DO ITALIAN JUST RIGHT!

The restaurant Il Boccaccio in Paris is, as they say in French, “superb.” Actually the restaurant is in the Beverly Hills of Paris, a suburb called Vaacresson. Il Boccaccio is indeed an Italian restaurant, but with a French twist. Everything is locally grown and one can taste it. In addition, Il Boccaccio has an authentic Italian pizza oven. I know, why should one fly to France for pizza, especially since France is known for its…

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THE TRIUMPH OF FAITH BOUTIN: 

THE TRIUMPH OF FAITH BOUTIN: 

Overcoming All Life’s Obstacles to Medal in the 2024 Los Angeles Marathon at 71! She was sick and unable to workout for two weeks before the race. She was plagued by back, knee, and hip problems which prevented her from ever walking more than 10 miles in training. She was tortured by self-doubt, fearful she would humiliate herself and only complete a few miles in the race. But Faith Boutin is the personification of DETERMINATION!…

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“Mining the Spirit:” The Spirited Mind and Art of Leigh McCloskey on Display at the Malibu City Hall

“Mining the Spirit:” The Spirited Mind and Art of Leigh McCloskey on Display at the Malibu City Hall

Artist Leigh McCloskey’s glorious offerings to the Gods of painting, “Mining the Spirit,” were placed on display in the Art Gallery of the Malibu City Hall during a spectacular opening gala on March 24, 2024. The tremendously successful opening was packed with friends and admirers of McCloskey and his wife Carla (who helped curate the show), and they were not disappointed by the artist’s mind-blowing and awe-inspiring works. Simply stated, the show is a sheer…

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Lavish Fete at Palazzo Marrakesh: Sue Wong Event Honors Yue-Sai Kan 

Lavish Fete at Palazzo Marrakesh: Sue Wong Event Honors Yue-Sai Kan 

A spirit of bonhomie permeated the aura of Sue Wong’s exclusive party on Sunday, February 18, 2024 for Yue-Sai Kan, the Oprah of China and one its most honored and well-known personages. The soirée was held at Wong’s fabled Palazzo Marrakesh, in all its splendor.  Yue-Sai Kan is an Emmy-winning television host and producer, successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, fashion icon, bestselling author, and humanitarian whom People Magazine has called “the most famous woman in China.”…

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Producer Extraordinaire Larry Kasanoff: How a Modicum of the Madness and a Measure of Mindfulness Have Guided His Life

Producer Extraordinaire Larry Kasanoff: How a Modicum of the Madness and a Measure of Mindfulness Have Guided His Life

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of the madness.” Aristotle Larry Kasanoff’s indomitable spirit has helped move society forward, as with all fearless individuals who step into the dark caverns of the unknown. They are the ones who lead us out of the proverbial cave. Kasanoff has taken risks in a town known for playing it safe. Who else could bring to the screen such varied, impactful, and iconoclastic movies as Mortal…

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Steve Cooke: The Musician of Many Talents Takes Center Stage!

Steve Cooke: The Musician of Many Talents Takes Center Stage!

He is such a stunning presence on stage artistically and physically, what with his moving melodies and long curly blonde hair, that you simply cannot take your ears or your eyes off of him when he performs, and you enter a world of audial and visual delight. Indeed, singer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist Steve Cooke creates a musical aura so electrifying one is simply mesmerized! A musician on the global stage, Cooke made a name…

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ON BEHALF OF MY GRANDMOTHER:

ON BEHALF OF MY GRANDMOTHER:

A RECOLLECTION AS RECOUNTED BY HER GRANDSON (My grandmother’s story below illustrates the pursuit of the American Dream in a time of deep suffering and shows how a family’s resilience and determination came to be eventually rewarded.) I was born in Germany in 1941, four years prior to the end of the Holocaust. I was a very young girl and was never to have siblings. Growing up, I did not understand why I did not…

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