Thursday, February 21, 2013

Backbeat and Oscar Sunday

Proud of my beautiful City of Angels and all that she has to offer. 
Pretty day today!


(all photos via my iphone)

I'm old enough to remember when it was said that one thing LA lacked over NYC was culture.  Those days are long gone friends.
 
Culture?  We got that.

 
 Oh yes, this is totes happening.
 
Today I made a quick trip downtown
to pick up our theater tickets for next week.  Taking my crew of 6 to see Backbeat at the beautiful Ahmanson Theatre
 
With two musicians, one actor, two former actors, and one former stage manager in my crew, we love us some theater...especially musicals.
 
 
 
 
We have a lovely Music Center downtown that is made up of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Mark Taper Forum and the Ahmanson Theatre.
 
 
 
 
 
And later as I was traveling across town, I was rudely reminded that it's Oscar weekend...ran into this roadblock smack dab in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard:
 
 
 
I gotta tell you it was a tad cray cray out there.
 
 
Anyway...my three favorite films this year:
 




 
Who are you rooting for?  It doesn't really matter...it only matters that you get out and see the amazing films being made for our viewing pleasure. 
 
It just makes you feel good!
 
And for some pre Oscars fashion fun,
please follow my favorite costume designer, Luke Reichle on Twitter @RedCarpetLuke.  He is the fabulous costume designer for Castle...beautiful amazing costumes....and he really KNOWS his red carpet fashions!  Luke will be live-tweeting the Red Carpet...his tweets are always a hoot :)
 
#Oscars2013
 
xo
~Karen~
 
 


9 comments:

  1. Karen,
    You are making me miss LA! We lived in OC, but my daughter and I would go to LA for the weekend quite a bit...for a little culture. Plenty of it in LA. beautiful shots of LA. Love that sign...ready set, seth!
    xo
    annie

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  2. I loved all three of those. We are avid movie goers.

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  3. Looking forward to Backbeat! And did you really say "cray cray"? :o)

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    1. Is cray cray over now? What about "this is happening"? Still ok? ;)

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  4. Can I plase tag along to Backbeat?! I've probably seen 2 movies this year so I don't have any Oscar picks. How sad is that

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    1. Vanessa you are more than welcome to join us! You'd better get to some movies before that little one comes along...forget it after that! ;)

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  5. What a marvelous place to be, I am sure the excitement is building. Watching Argo as I write. Love the Marigold Hotel concept, though I felt many of that central group of British actors were a little less convincing than usual.

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    1. The excitement is definitely building, along with the traffic...haha, best to just avoid the area for the weekend. How did you like Argo? I really enjoyed it!

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  6. You're favorites are all on my must see list! Have fun at Backbeat - looks great!

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