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Saturday Night’s Alright for Grooving in Garvanza!

14632920_883401725130722_3761693527721862408_nIt’s time for Ms. Maura’s 1st Annual Holiday Happening – a Highland Park neighborhood party to kick off the festive season!

unnamedGet ready for Live Music, DJ, Dancing, Re-Gift Boutique, Tasty Drinks, and REAL LIVE SNOWMEN!

Ms. Maura recommends that you put some jingle bells on your dancing shoes, grab some pals — and join in the festivities!

You’ll enjoy some rocking holiday music like this…

Lineup:

15055693_366371327029201_6236591052833145170_n8:00 PM — Eva B. Ross Foundation

9:00 PM — Ms. Maura & The Misters

10:00 PM — DJ Brian Waters

Location:

The Offbeat

6316 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

There’s plenty of parking in the lot across the street

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It’ll be a great way to kick off the holidays!

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Eva B’s Vlogumentary…

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Friday Night Fun in Hollywood!

eva-hotel-cafe-art-jpegCatch Eva and her band tomorrow at The Hotel Cafe!

For tickets, go to: https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=5806

See you there, folks!

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Eva Returns to The Hotel Café!

songs-and-stories-eva-b-ross-and-david-millerIf you missed Eva B. Ross the last time she played The Hotel Café – and especially if you were there – you won’t want to miss the Eva B. Ross Foundation when she returns to that cool & cozy venue on Friday, November 18 at 8:30 PM.

eva-hotel-cafe-art-jpegThe Hotel Café is located at 1623 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028.

Eva will joined onstage by her fabulous guitarist David Miller – and she’ll be followed on the bill by a trio of talented fellow UCLA musical acts: Ryan Nealon Band, Mr. Moon and Apollo Soul.

Tickets are $10 and make sure to say which band you’re coming to see at the door!

Go to the Facebook event link here.

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Meet Ms. Maura & The Misters

14682156_350597921939875_4434002577358694647_o0001366218_10Save the date, folks: December 10, 2016!

aaeaaqaaaaaaaat3aaaajdvkn2nhmzriltjlmmitndm2ns1hztuzltfingu2mtfmzddkzgThose of you who have heard my daughter Maura sing know that she’s got a soulful, bluesy, powerhouse instrument. And now, she’s put together a talented band that compliments and amplifies her unique and groovy vocals.

Get ready for Ms. Maura & The Misters.

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, Ms. Maura & The Misters will make their public debut at Ms. Maura’s 1st Annual Holiday Happening at The Offbeat bar in Highland Park.

unnamedMs. Maura & The Misters will be rocking original bluesy-funky-soulful tunes for hip, hot and happy holiday grooving.

12485844_1015392298531197_3521549748487510897_oThere’s no better way to kick off the festive season than to party with Ms. Maura and her musical friends – including my youngest daughter and her band The Eva B. Ross Foundation.

Maura assures me that this is just the first event in Ms. Maura’s Swinging Shindigs quarterly kitschy party series.

14720587_351716295161371_1571858259162046950_nShe’ll also be celebrating the release of Ms. Maura & The Mister’s first single — an original holiday tune serenading the lack of snowmen in L.A.

Don your jingle bells and bring your friends to Ms. Maura’s 1st Annual Holiday Happening.

If you’re coming, let us know at this link.

Location:

The Offbeat

6316 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

There’s plenty of parking in the lot across the street.

On the Musical Menu:

Eva B. Ross Foundation – 8pm

Ms. Maura & The Misters – 9 pm

DJ spinning vintage soul – 10 pm

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Emilia’s First Comedy Special…

Readers of this blog are doubtless aware that one of my three daughters is a standup comic – and that she appeared this summer in her first comedy special, filmed at iO West in Hollywood. (What? You somehow managed to miss all those promotional posts?)

1226306Emilia drew three wonderful, receptive houses that weekend, July 8-10 — but for those who didn’t get a chance to see the show (and for those who’d like to re-live it) – this video captures all the fun.

Emilia’s been performing her unique brand of comedy in clubs from Los Angeles to Chicago to New York City – and San Francisco, too. The material she wrote and knit together for “Headlong Into The Apocalypse” is the very funny fruit of her first couple of years working in the comedy vineyards.

e-cropSo, if you’ve got a little less than 45 minutes of free time on your hands – and you could some laughs focused refreshingly above the waist – check out “Emilia Barrosse: Headlong Into The Apocalypse.”

And if any of you know Donald Trump, please forward him a link to this video. He’ll hear his name a couple of times.

We know how much he enjoys that.

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The Reasonably Fit, Slightly Overweight, Middle-Aged Guide to the Outdoors.

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My wife and I are reasonably fit, slightly overweight, middle-aged hikers who cherish our adventures in the great outdoors – and our visit to Glacier National Park in Montana was a highlight in our hiking history.

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 1.24.21 PMKnowing we were in for a memorable mountain trek, we decided to shoot a video account of our journey on the trail to Sperry Chalet. (See video above.)

The trail to Sperry Chalet rises 3,360 feet over slightly more than six miles from the Sperry Trailhead, located across the road from the Lake McDonald Lodge.

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 1.28.53 PMThe guidebooks call this hike “strenuous” – but, despite the July heat, the bugs, and the challenging elevation, we call it doable: provided you take your time, bring plenty of water, and start off early in the morning to beat the heat.

Sperry Trail hikers will be rewarded for their climb to the chalet by fast-flowing mountain streams, a variety of dramatic waterfalls, magnificent trees, verdant foliage, carpets of wildflowers and air that’s as fresh as it gets.

sperry-chalet_521752When you reach your destination, Sperry Chalet does not disappoint. It was originally built by the Great Northern Railway in 1913, and is now listed as a Historic Landmark.

Many visitors to the chalet push on the nearby Sperry Glacier – but we opted to hang out at the chalet, enjoy the homey dining room, and take in the dramatic views.

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 1.28.04 PMThe Sperry Trail was built in 1902 and 1903 by college boys from Minnesota, and was likely the first organized trail-building effort in the park. These two reasonably fit, slightly overweight middle-aged hikers wish to thank those industrious, visionary college boys.

Onward and upward!

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