| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Here are my picks for the best happenings at theme parks and attractions for 2012.
•Best new costumes: Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom. Step right up and see the red, ringmaster-inspired costumes — complete with tails — that fit the...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:53 AM
The Blue Man Group officially introduces its refurbished Universal CityWalk show on Feb. 24 with about 50 percent new content and 50 percent "classic" routines, says Blue Man co-founder Phil Stanton. Many fan favorites survive the retooling but missing...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 7:42 AM
The Universal CityWalk edition of Blue Man Group is offering Florida-resident discounts to its shows through Feb. 15.
These tickets, available online only, sell for as low as $59 for adults. The usual price range is between $74 and $94. The price varies...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Shortly after Christmas, the same question arises every year: What are we going to do on New Year's Eve?
Here’s what some California amusement and theme parks have planned for the last night of 2012:
Disneyland in Anaheim will stay open until...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:31 AM
WHAT: Actors from the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" will make multiple appearances at Universal Orlando on Saturday, including autograph sessions at Universal CityWalk, a Q&A at Universal Studios' Animal Actors on Location attraction and during...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The biggest Orlando Fringe Festival fundraiser of the year is Monday, March 4, at Hard Rock Live. Hosting is Michael Winslow, "the Man of 10,000 Noizes" — you probably know him from those "Police Academy" movies.
A master of vocal gymnastics,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Bob Marley -- a Tribute to Freedom, a nightclub at Universal CityWalk, will mark Jamaican Independence Day with a celebration on Saturday.
The event will include live reggae music, food and drink specials, Jamaican and African merchandise sales,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:53 PM
A bit of lost Los Angeles lives for now in a Pomona warehouse.
Glimpse it and get goose bumps, even on a sticky summer day.
The soft curve of the Brown Derby's hat. The dragon that danced outside Grauman's Chinese.
The worn characters above a prewar...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:16 PM
In an area that Los Angeles real estate brokers have dubbed "the lower Westside," the rush is on to fill in the once-sparsely developed land north of LAX and southeast of Marina del Rey with new residences, retail outlets and creative businesses.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Il Volo fans don't like me much since I confessed that I was bored during the Italian trio's concert on Sunday at Orlando's Amway Center.
On a brighter note, I did acknowledge in my review that "whatever Il Volo has yet to learn about showmanship, these...
| Dec 6, 2013
With its ill-gotten loot, femme fatale and ends-of-the-earth locales, "Swerve" looks at first like a promising genre entry from Down Under, where the bar is set high. It might be the country's physical isolation or its penal-colony legacy, but a number of...