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Audience gives well-deserved ovation to ICT’s beautiful A Shayna Maidel

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer A shayna maidel– in Yiddish it means “a pretty girl.” Imagine how pretty you would feel as a young Jewish woman from Poland having survived Auschwitz or Dachau. Would you feel lucky to have survived? Arguable. But pretty? You are more than half-starved, but gaining strength after your post-war […]

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Awesome Sushi says it like it is

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments · food, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer Not to make the obvious play on words, but Awesome Sushi is, well, awesome. The owner, Nina, and sushi chefs are friendly as can be, the atmosphere is at once welcoming and distinctly urban, and the food is of the highest quality. What more can one ask? Neena and […]

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Killer cast in LB Playhouse production has audiences dyin’ with laughter

May 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, Entertainment, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

Wanna forget about politics, the economy, natural disasters and all of life’s other stresses? See a performance of Daddy’s Dyin’–Who’s Got the Will? The last time I saw a cast this spectacular on the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage was, well, I’m not sure when. But my friend and I were in stitches for a full […]

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The Factory’s cuisine is definitely not off an assembly line

April 16th, 2010 · No Comments · food, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer Call me uncool, for I have never before heard the term “gastrobar.” But that’s what The Factory calls itself. And I think I get it. The friendly new eatery in Bixby Knolls, with its decidedly eclectic menu, excellent service and boutique list of unfamiliar beers and wines, asserts an […]

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LB Playhouse brings vintage Agatha Christie to its stage with ‘The Hollow’

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, Entertainment, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer Famous fictitious sleuth Hercule Poirot makes no appearance in this rendition of The Hollow, but the crafty whodunit is vintage Agatha Christie all the way. And it’s yummy.

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