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FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLISHER

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Bravo Tony!! FEBRUARY IS OUR ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ISSUE SO I CANNOT THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO START THIS MISSIVE THAN WITH A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO TONY BENNETT. At this point in his life and career he is more than just an icon of 20th century popular and jazz musical artistry. His still considerable musical chops are somewhat of a miracle in terms of aging and ongoing popularity. He is 93 years old and still selling out the house. Just getting decent seats to his concert on January 30, 2020 at the Fred Kavli Theater at the B of A Performing Arts Center right here in Thousand Oaks—no schlep into La La Land needed—was nearly impossible. Ticket agencies have doubled and tripled prices for mostly nosebleed seats.

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All this for an old guy who can still sing his tail off. One of his secrets is that he practices the Bel Canto style of singing, as do most opera singers. Well he’s Italian, so why not?! He communicates his love for his music and for those of us in the audience who love him back. Oh, and by the way, he is also a distinguished painter whose works are on display in galleries throughout the world…. under his given name, Anthony Benedetto. The following I copied from his website, TonyBennett.com/bio.php, which says it better than I ever could: “Through his dedication to excellence and his insistence on quality, he has become the keeper of the flame by extolling the virtues and values represented by the Great

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impacting the cornerstones of this country’s modern history. He has performed for

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and participated in the liberation of a concentration camp, and marched side by side

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with Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma to support civil rights. Throughout his life, Tony

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Bennett has been a dedicated pacifist and proactive humanitarian selflessly supporting many causes whose goals benefit the lives of millions. His love for his country has earned him the distinction of national treasure and the United Nations has named him a Citizen of the World as one of their foremost ambassadors.”

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If you do not attend a concert, get any one of his CDs. The recent ones, such as the duet album with Lady Gaga, are part of his continued miracle of excellence. You can also deep dive into a catalogue of excellence and find dozens of pop and jazz CDs that will be music to your ears.

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FEATURES 14 Artistic Endeavors ComeTogether Creates Connections

18 Larger than Life Smile and a Song Features Fairy Tale Dreams

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Community Gathers for Holiday Cheer The Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue’s 20th Annual Chanukah Concert & Celebration honored past Board President and First Lady, Dana & Steve Weinberg. The event featured performances by Cantor Marcelo Gindlin, Magician Eric Buss, MJCS Religious School, MJCS Choir & Orchestra and Hand in Hand.  

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AROUND TOWN

LEADING LADIES HONORED The first annual Malibu Women Leadership Awards Luncheon presented by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce celebrated women in business and philanthropy. Held at Duke's Malibu, the event aims to connect women of all career levels by strengthening their professional networks and promoting further engagement within the business community. By recognizing their accomplishments, the hope is to inspire others to create positive change in their community through sharing time, talent and life experiences in addition to enhancing their leadership skills to become better equipped to lead in their community, their organization and their lives. Participants enjoyed a buffet spread, keynote speakers, moderated panels and networking opportunities.

PEPPERDINE'S FREDERICK R. WEISMAN MUSEUM FEATURES RODIN The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art presents  “Rodin and Women: Muses, Sirens, Lovers,” selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, through March 29. Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) is considered to be the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo. At the peak of his career, he was the most famous sculptor in the Western world.  The exhibition features approximately 40 bronzes, depicting women as models, companions, classical and religious ideals, and sources of artistic inspiration. Included are some of his most famous works, such as The Kiss, Eve, and Venus. Curated by Judith Sobol, the installation at the Weisman Museum of Art was designed and organized by  Museum  Director Michael Zakian. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend. Arts.Pepperdine.edu/Museum

ISABELLA ROSSELLINI EXPLORES ANIMAL-HUMAN CONNECTION Malibu Playhouse presents “Link Link Circus,” a new “theatricalized lecture” by the legendary Isabella Rossellini February 15, at 7 p.m. This comedic and scientifically informed look explores the links between humans and animals, via Darwin’s theory of evolution. The show is illustrated with Rossellini’s short comic films, home movies and animation. Rossellini transforms herself into Aristotle, Descartes, a medieval theologian and other helpful thinkers of the past, while her dog Pan plays various animals, assisted by puppeteer and animal handler Schuyler Beeman. MalibuPlayhouse.org 12

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and branding skills to create a t-shirt I could raise money to help Borderline victims and my friends and family in Malibu and all those hurting like in Paradise, where there were so many lives lost, ended up realizing there is a bigger calling for the both of us,” says Karena. Our vision is to serve as “an oasis of inspiration and support for creatives who intend to encourage community and healing through art,” shares Karena, who gathered local artists, including area musicians, painters and sculptors, to join her mission. Local sculptor Eugenie Spirito, who had suffered her own losses during the fire, answered the call.

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“When Karena asked me to create a piece for ComeTogether,

collaborates with artistic and creatives from all different spec-

I jumped at the chance,” says Spirito. “While I believe that art

trums in the hope to bring our community together, and allow

has the ability for spiritual healing, it is especially important in

us to heal from art. In the coming year, we hope to be working

this case where so many people lost so much so quickly. There

with more artists in our community and begin to fundraise to

was so much love flowing from the ComeTogether project, I

set our roots in the community. We envision a creative hub

absolutely had to be a part of it.”

that will cater to all creatives, an oasis that will allow artists

Spirito created a sculpture, aptly named “ComeTogether”

access to state-of-the-art equipment to practice their art or

made from Honey Alabaster from Japan. Spirito has been

give the ability for those dealing with pain and heartache the

exhibited at Canvas Malibu for the past 10 years, Malibu City

opportunity to heal through collaborative projects.

Hall exhibits, “Malibu Rising,” and Flower and Hewes Gallery at Lowe’s Hotel Santa Monica.

ComeTogether’s first collaborative project was funded by the Santa Monica Mountains Fund and featured large inter-

“Being artistic or creative just means that you are open to

active murals depicting the legacy of Paramount Ranch’s

experiences. Innate artistic skills are not necessarily artis-

Western Town and the local wildlife to benefit the Santa

tic creativity,” says Karena, adding, “humans struggle with

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depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, addiction, which all

“ComeTogether is something I have wanted to be part of to

play the catalyst for artistic release. ComeTogether is based on

help everyone have the chance to become artists or at least

the intention that we can heal from art, and our organization

express themselves through art,” says Casey.

“ComeTogether” in Honey Alabaster by Eugenie Espirito

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“ONCE UPON A TIME,” AND EVEN TODAY, MANY A YOUNG CHILD HAS DREAMED OF BEING A FAIRY TALE HERO. Joanna Bert is living the dream and helping make girls’ and boys’ storybook dreams come true. Bert is owner of Smile and a Song Princess Parties. She has stepped into the slippers of Cinderella, Snow White and other characters for hundreds of events. Her favorites, though, are Rapunzel and Anna from “Frozen.” “I fit them personality-wise. They’re spunky and slightly awkward. I can be my goofy, fun-loving self,” says the Thousand Oaks resident. Bert also thinks she closely resembles those characters. “They have round faces, freckles and huge eyes. I physically am the most convincing as them,” she says. Bert was an imaginative child, although she had little interest in tiaras and puffy gowns in her make-believe world. “My favorite movie was, ‘The Lion King.’ I crawled around pretending I was Simba, a male lion cub, belting out ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King,’” she recalls. She has always enjoyed “dress-up,” and Halloween was ARTICLE ADRIENNE WIGDORTZ ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY SMILE AND A SONG PRINCESS PARTIES

a favorite holiday. “I couldn’t wear a simple costume out of the box,” she says. “I wanted to be the twins from ‘The Parent Trap,’ a Gryffindor Quidditch team member from ‘Harry Potter,’ or Audrey Hepburn in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’”

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Not surprisingly, Bert was a theater kid from the get-go and at the

“Characters are popular because they lead exciting lives and

age of 4, wanted to be in musicals. Neither her parents nor older brother

go on adventures,” Bert says. “They’re strong and brave. It’s what

shared this interest, but they supported her goals.

kids hope to be when they grow up.” She continues: “Fairy tale

As a young actor, she appeared in community and professional theater, as well as won spots in commercials and small roles on TV.

heroes face challenges. Kids going through tough times—big or small—see they are not alone. We all can relate.”

She continues to light up local stages. In 2018, Bert won a VC On

With guidance from her father, who has experience opening

Stage’s “Vee-Cee” award for her performance as Lina Lamont in

small businesses, Smile and a Song has prospered and has

High Street Arts Center’s production of “Singin’ In the Rain.”

expanded to 15 performers.   

Besides her acting credentials, Bert has extensive experience

While Elsa from “Frozen” is currently the most popular charac-

working with children. At the Santa Monica Playhouse, she was a

ter, a wide selection of children’s book icons, space heroes and

performer and taught acting and dance to elementary school chil-

superheroes, like Spiderman, are available to entertain.

dren, eventually heading their preschool acting program. “I’ve also done a princess-themed acting class for the Actor’s

Averaging 10 parties a weekend, Bert suggests making reservations six weeks in advance.

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Repertory of Simi and conducted musical theater workshops at Woodland Hills Elementary,” she says. Bert enjoys working with youngsters, and they are drawn to her: “Kids are intuitive and can feel your energy. Even when I’m not in costume and in a public place, they’ll talk to me. I can’t help but interact with them.” Bert decided to fashion a full-time career that suited her creative interests and talents. She had worked for another party company but wasn’t happy with how the business was run. “I had a clear vision how I would make improvements and succeed,” she says. She researched similar enterprises, developed a business plan and—Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!—Smile and a Song was born. It was 2012, and the timing was perfect. With a pantheon of animated princesses popping up on screens and being aggressively marketed, the princess craze was and still is strong.

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“But always try!” she says. “There might be random openings.” The most popular party is the 90-minute Basic Birthday Package. It includes storytelling, singing, dancing, princess/prince lessons, games, face painting and photos. A deluxe package includes a coronation ceremony with an autographed certificate and a crown for the birthday child. There are options for a 60-minute party and a 30-minute “drop-by” a child’s house or school, as well. The ideal number for a home party is 15 or less, Bert says. “That way, the birthday child gets ample one-on-one time with their favorite character.” The target age for a typical party ranges from 3 to 8 years, “although, we do plenty of ‘Alice in One-derland’ parties,” she says. Appearances aren’t limited to small gatherings. The troupe has entertained at large corporate and charity functions with hundreds of people attending. 

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“We’re fortunate to be the character company of choice for the Directors Guild of America,” Bert notes. “Last December was our fifth year performing at its annual holiday party.”

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FAVORITE DESTINATION FOR “STAYCATIONS,” DINING, SPA DAYS AND OTHER WELL-DESERVED TREATS. Robin and I discovered the recently remodeled brasserie-inspired Coin & Candor Restaurant, a casual and sophisticated dining experience complete with top-notch local ingredients and wood-fired cooking techniques inspired by Executive Chef Jose Fernandez. We were lucky enough to be invited to a Grgich Hills Estate wine dinner that was held in one of their beautiful private dining rooms. Reviews of wine and food can often become “wonky,” and for my taste, boring. This experience was about food, wine and fun. The Four Seasons hosted, and the two dozen plus guests were happy and ready for FUN. We were not disappointed. Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley wine estate that produces worldclass wine from the heart of the Napa Valley in Rutherford. It was founded by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Austin Hill in 1977. It is still a family owned winery, not yet gobbled up by the likes of Constellation. Mike is a member of the Vintners Hall of Fame; his Chardonnay was taken to France by President Ronald Reagan for dinner with the President of France, and Mike received the James Beard Award in 2018. This is wine royalty. The Grgich host for the evening, Don Carolan, delivered a rousing verbal history of the winery and insight into the wines that would be poured that evening. Next time you visit Napa, make Grgich Hills Estate a must. Now, on to the dinner. The Four Seasons hosts were warm and gracious. Georg Vaessen, Food and Beverage Manager, and Hannah Ellstrom, General Manager, made us all feel welcome. Executive Chef Coin & Candor Seared Snapper

Jose Fernandez and Chef de Cuisine Jesus Medina outdid themselves.

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Coin & Candor Skirt Steak

Each course was accompanied by a special wine serving. What a fun time—talking with new acquaintances, enjoying it all with your partner and eating and drinking great food and wine in a warm, friendly setting! An

Amouse Bouche of Spanish

Iberico Ham croquettes matched with a flinty 2016 Fume Blanc kicked things off, offering a perfect contrast of savory and cool. The First Course was my favorite of the evening: Pan Seared Scallops in an uni sauce, matched with an elegant and minerally 2015 Chardonnay. I could have had seconds (I did on the wine), but on to the next course. The Second Course, Stone Ground Corn Grits, mushroom, Brussels sprouts and white truffle, was a big surprise. I don’t usually like grits, but I sure liked these! White truffles? Yep. The 2016 Merlot was what a Merlot should be—bright fruit, velvet and soft tannins. The Entrée, Duck Braised Casserole, green onions and cilantro, was accompanied by the wine star of the evening, CONTINUED >

Wine Dinner Seared Scallops

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a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon that was reaching its peak. It had a full-bodied, wonderful structure and swirling aromas of black currants and mocha. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon was also served—I bought a half case of that one! Younger and on its way to where the 2007 lives. Finally, dessert! A Mascarpone Mousse, apple confit with orange blossom honey, was gobbled up in about 10 seconds. Who could resist? The dessert wine, 2014 Violetta, named after Mike’s daughter, was perfect served ice cold and loaded with ripe pear and a floral aroma. Stop by Coin & Candor for dinner instead of the same tired places you’ve been going to for years. A brasserie is a new experience for the Conejo Valley. There is also nothing remotely like it in Malibu, so come “over the hill”. You will not be disappointed! The Skirt Steak and Seared Snapper on their current menu are also excellent.

Wine Dinner White Truffle and Corn Grits

Make a reservation at Coin & Candor at 818.575.3000. Visit Grgich Hills Estate or join their wine club at Grgich.com.

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