Thursday, June 6, 2024

PANG SPA Presented by Chalk Repertory Theater Now Running

It's the final weekend for Pang Spa presented by the Chalk Repertory Theater at Atwater Village Theater in LA. Stars Ben Carrol, Christopher Callen, Hahn Cho, Dian Kobayashi, Edward Hong and Jasmine Kimiko. 

Synopsis: Daniel Pang returns home to LA's Koreatown stepping into an unexpected life. Twenty years after the LA Riots, the family business is gone, his brother is gone, and his parents are disappearing with dementia. As Daniel juggles his parents' care and idiosyncratic neighbors a flinty young army vet arrives on a mission forcing him to confront his past. PANG SPA is a Los Angeles, K-town dramedy celebrating family, memory and identity through a journey of healing. For tickets: https://www.chalkrep.com/

Monday, June 3, 2024

Feel-Good interview Series: Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees - Ten Things to Know about Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Jeff Timmons is the founding member of the Grammy-nominated boy band 98 Degrees. He shared 10 interesting and fun things about himself.

Throughout his career, he has been nominated for a Grammy Award (for "Thank God I Found You" with Mariah Carey and Joe), Billboard Music Award, Kids' Choice Awards, and multiple Teen Choice Awards (winning one) as a member of 98 Degrees. Timmons has also done several acting jobs, which include Dead 7 and Baking Up Love.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Concert Review: Peace, Love and Understanding, the Stiff Little Fingers Way – Ireland’s answer to The Clash

By Rob Curry

As many of us have learned, it takes a lot of work to stay passionate about something. Whether it is your religious or political beliefs, your profession, or your hobby. I have to imagine the same thing applies to bands. So it is remarkable that Jake Burns and Stiff Little Fingers have been singing passionately about justice and overcoming intolerance for over 45 years. After seeing them at NYC’s Webster Hall for the seventh time over forty years, I have to say they are still bringing that same passion to their music and issues today as they did back in the early days of the band.

Stiff Little Fingers (SLF) burst on the scene in 1979 with “Alternative Ulster” which appeared on the classic Rough Trade compilation “Wanna Buy a Bridge”. Hailing from Northern Ireland they experienced firsthand the “troubles” that both Catholics and Protestants had to deal with on a day-to-day basis. They didn’t make much of it, but SLF was made up of both Catholics and Protestants members. So, while many of their songs like “Alternative Ulster” are political they also remarkably are able to not take sides but push for solutions that can satisfy both groups.

Feel Good Interview Series: Actor and Author Steve Guttenberg - 11 Things to Know About Him


By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Steve Guttenberg is a beloved Hollywood actor who is known for his acting work in Diner, Police Academy, Short Circuit, Three Men and a Baby, and such TV shows as Ballers and Veronica Mars. He has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and his movies have grossed billions of dollars at the global box office.
Guttenberg just released his new book "Time to Thank: Caregiving for My Hero." He went on to share 11 interesting things about himself.
Favorite Movies
His favorite movies are The Graduate, The Great Escape, Water for Elephants, as well as the first Rocky and Star Wars movies.

Feel Good Interview Series: Candace Cameron Bure: ‘The Queen of Christmas and More Shares 10 Things About Herself

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Candace Cameron Bure is affectionately known as "The Queen of Christmas," and rightfully so. She is known worldwide for her role as DJ Tanner in "Full House" and "Fuller House."

She is also the Chief Creative Officer of Great American Family, where she serves as an executive producer and female lead on many of its movies. Her newest film "Unsung Hero" was released on April 26th via Lionsgate.

Bure is also an ambitious businesswoman who boasts a wide range of entrepreneurial endeavors such as: Candy Rock Entertainment, lucrative partnerships with brands like QVC, Dr. Lancer as well many more. In 2021, she launched her size-inclusive clothing line, Candace Cameron Bure, in partnership with QVC.