Posts tagged "Entertainment"
Gomorrah: Crime and Consequence

Gomorrah: Crime and Consequence

By any standard, the fictional Savastano clan central to the Weinstein Televison Company-distributed hit Sky Italia series, Gomorrah, is not one to be trifled with. For those who come into contact with the Savastanos, and indeed even for those who count themselves among its ranks, life is a tenuous affair subject to be taken on...
On Point: Rhys Kosakowski and the Houston Ballet

On Point: Rhys Kosakowski and the Houston Ballet

If there is one thing traveling has taught me, it is that the world is full of glorious surprises. Whereas expectation gives way to revelation so do preconceived notions necessarily give way to unexpected marvels. Such were my thoughts as I slipped into the architecturally revelatory Houston Ballet for a tour during a recent visit...
The Wonderful World of Brian Wonders

The Wonderful World of Brian Wonders

Remember how New York’s The Plaza had Eloise – the hotel’s most notorious, if elusive, resident? Well, allow me to introduce you to Brian Wonders, who could well be a descendent of one of The Plaza’s most eccentric guests. In fact, you might even think of Brian as Eloise’s globetrotting, hipster-in-training great nephew who, like...
The Singer’s Singer: On the Road with Oleta Adams

The Singer’s Singer: On the Road with Oleta Adams

“I’m not cool. I’m just honest.” — Oleta Adams   There are a handful of singers who stride into the limelight and captivate audiences not with a catchy hook, a dizzying flurry of choreography or a parade of outlandish interviews and costumes. They instead stand on unadorned stages, without artifice or ego, enrapturing music lovers...
Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

      Mindy Kaling, the Emmy-nominated creator and star of The Mindy Project, has been nothing short of a revolution since hitting Hollywood. Not only has her insightful and unique brand of funny attracted legions of sympathetic fans, her starring role as Dr. Mindy Lahiri has re imagined the possibilities for female comedians of...
Superstar Danish DJ MORTEN Talks Travel, His New Single with Juliette Lewis and His Epic Adele Remix

Superstar Danish DJ MORTEN Talks Travel, His New Single with Juliette Lewis and His Epic Adele Remix

“It is very important in the world we live in today that we as humans can just let go of what we’re doing sometimes and just enjoy ourselves and dance. I love to give people that experience.” — MORTEN The Danes are coming! While the Swedes may have laid claim to a pretty significant parcel...
REVUE in Review: Drag, Divas and Comedy

REVUE in Review: Drag, Divas and Comedy

A Memorial Day to remember…   (Scroll over image for description) Over Memorial Day Weekend 2015, LivingWells Lifestyle debuted the star-studded new event REVUE  at Sonoma County’s Graton Resort and Casino to rave reviews. With the iconic Candis Cayne as both a performer and mistress of ceremonies and a line-up that included:Grammy-nominated dance music legend,...
Kit Harington: On Yorkshire, His New Film ‘Testament of Youth’, and How He Really Sees Himself

Kit Harington: On Yorkshire, His New Film ‘Testament of Youth’, and How He Really Sees Himself

As the world marks the centenary of the First World War, the new film Testament of Youth, directed by James Kent and starring Game of Thrones hero Kit Harington and Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, revisits the landscape of the England that inspired Vera Brittain’s seminal memoir upon which the film is based, while simultaneously celebrating...
Lights...Camera...REVUE!

Lights…Camera…REVUE!

The dancers. The music. The drag. The laughs. When people say weekend nights in Sonoma are a drag that will be a very good thing. That is, at least on this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend (May 23 -24, 2015) when LivingWells Lifestyle Events debuts the intoxicating REVUE, a new two-night extravaganza of entertainment that promises...
LivingWells Recommends| Whitney Houston Live

LivingWells Recommends| Whitney Houston Live

In every generation there is a singer who defines it. Judy Garland defined hers. On the other side of the Atlantic Edith Piaf did the same. Barbra Streisand ruled hers. And Whitney Houston without question commanded hers. Though the final years of her career were clouded by scandal and gossip, there is no denying that,...
Showtime Debuts ‘Kidnapped for Christ’

Showtime Debuts ‘Kidnapped for Christ’

Imagine if during those troublesome teen years that we have all experienced to varying degrees, you found yourself awakened in your own home by complete strangers, told to pack and then carted off to a strange school in a foreign country, where you were summarily physically and emotionally demeaned while your every move and correspondence was...
PBS Gets 'Vicious' | Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi Shine

PBS Gets ‘Vicious’ | Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi Shine

  Despite savage reviews by British television critics, something tells me that American fans of British comedies may well find a new favorite in PBS’s new six-part sitcom, Vicious starring acclaimed actors Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacob. Why?  Because, after previewing the first five episodes of season 1, I  most certainly found a lot...
Me and Mademoiselle C

Me and Mademoiselle C

If you, like me, have an unabashed fervor for all things fashion, then it is highly unlikely that you’ve not on some level become enamored of Carine Roitfeld. If not for the singularity of the vision she brought to French Vogue for a decade, then perhaps for the fact that she was the muse for...
Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

I’ve spent more nights than I can count (and certainly more than I can remember) dancing the night away in any number of those dim, uniquely Parisian bars that are short on light and long on the kind of fun that goes on past dawn. And more often than not, the rhythmic hooks of Bob...