Category Archives: Entertainmant

Bob Lind Is Playing Santa Monica!

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Back in 1966 Bob Lind’s mega-hit, Elusive Butterfly landed on the top of the record charts. Lind is currently doing a California tour with a stop next week in Santa Monica.
Saturday, February 24
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
http://www.mccabes.com/
310-828-4497
8 p.m.

The Digger caught Lind’s show at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. The gifted troubadour, poet, and songwriter gave us incredible energy and a magic carpet ride through his songs, guitar playing and harmonica music.

Bob Lind has his own website and there are some songs posted there. Lind has some of his CDs in tow with him on this tour that lucky fans may get him to autograph.

The Digger says get in to see Bob Lind perform while he’s here. It may be a while before he’s back this way again. There is one other place to catch Lind’s show and that right here:

Wednesday, March 7 — Buelton
The TALES FROM THE TAVERN concert series
appearing with Devon Sproule
The Taproom at Firestone Walker
620 McMurray Road
Buelton, California / 7 p.m.
Info: (805) 688-0383

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Randy Newman—I Love L. A.

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After seeing this talented and fun guy at the premier of Children of Men, The Digger thought the Westwood Happenings audience would appreciate that really cool video where he sings, I LOVE L. A. with its stunning visuals. Enjoy a younger version of this character.

Premier Night In Westwood—Children Of Men

The official Premier will be in New York but that didn’t stop Universal Pictures from holding an abbreviated premier in Westwood at the Mann Village Theater.

The Digger learned that they have only allowed still photographers to photograph the stars. Television and video camera but for one were forbidden. The Digger is resourceful and managed to work quite well under the restrictions.

The audio was left as it was so you can hear both photographers and spectators yelling at the celebrities that made it here tonight. This film seems to promise a lot with an interesting story line and a fine cast.

Here is the official site of Children Of Men

Take a look at The Digger’s video:

Experience Real Las Vegas Excitement Up Close And Personal

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Ever wonder what it would be like to experience the heart stopping rush of risking it all playing high stakes Blackjack in Las Vegas? You’ll get the star treatment with that kind of gambling and receive great perks that include, transportation, the best hotel rooms, meals, shows, and service. Perhaps you’ll even star in your own biographical film about your life. Is it all too good to be true? Watch the new docufilm, “VEGAS STRIPPED” and judge for yourself as you walk in our gambler, Darren Leverenz’s shoes.

Three excellent storytellers, Producer Nancy Alspaugh, Producer and Director Bernard Salzman along with the gambler, Darren Leverenz, take you on an amazing ride into this Las Vegas dream come nightmare. Experience the glitz, the glamour and the heartbreak of a man who shares this probing, postmortem examination of his remarkable life with us.

The official site for VEGAS STRIPPED

Two Sunday Night Film Premiers In Westwood Village

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In Westwood Village they have lots of film premiers. They’re covered by all manner of news media types. The production companies spend millions on advertising and will accept all they can get. If you missed these The Digger was there for you!

Two motion pictures, Babel and Harsh Times both had competing premiers in Westwood last night. I had an invitation for Hasrh Times but had to crash Babel’s media gauntlet since it was too late for me to get media passes for that one. Unfortunately because of bad timing I could not get good video of Brad Pitt or Cate Blanchett. Brad Pitt had to fly back from India so he could attend this one. I did visit with a couple of actors though. Of course at Harsh Times I caught the principas for sure!

The streets were shut down, lights and red carpeting were placed along with lots of posters hyping the films. The stars are always accessible during these things.

Here’s some video from both events:

Babel Official Site
Harsh Times Trailer

Westwood Rolls Out The Red Carpet!

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You can see some stars in Westwood! The Digger has learned that four films will be premiered right here in Westwood over the next month. Most of the cast and crewmembers of the pictures involved will personally attend these premiers. Very often unexpected celebrities attend these events as guests.

Paramount Vantage
“Babel”
(Staring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchet, and Gael Garcia Bernal)
Sunday, November 5, 2006 – 5:30 p.m.
Mann Village
961 Broxton Ave. in Westwood


GM’s
Harsh Times
(Starring: Christian Bale, Eva Longoria, and Freddy Rodriguez)
Sunday, November 5, 2006 – 6:00 p.m.
Pacific Crest Theatre
1262 Westwood Blvd, in Westwood

Unievrsal Pictures’
Children of Man
(Starring: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, and Michael Caine)
Thursday, November 16, 2006 – time TBA
(arrivals are likely to start between 5 PM and 6:30 PM)
Mann’s Village Theatre
961 Broxton Ave, in Westwood

Sony Pictures Studio
Pursuit of Happyness
(Starring: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, and Jaden Smith)
Thursday, December 7, 2006 – time TBA
(arrivals are likely to start between 5 PM and 6:30 PM)
at Mann’s Village Theatre
961 Broxton Ave, in Westwood

Lions Gate’s
Happily N’ Ever After
(Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr,
Sigourney Weaver, George Carlin, Andy Dick
l.)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 time TBA
(could possibly be a daytime event)
at Mann’s Festival Theatre
10887 Lindbrook Dr., in Westwood

Another long day for the cast and Crew of NUMB3RS

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As promised the cast and crew of NUMB3RS began a long day of filming in Westwood. They worked around the businesses and residents with the equipment, trucks and trailers needed to make a quality prime time show.

The Digger met the lovely Co-producer, Chris Larson who was working very hard to make this series a profitable and entertaining experience for everyone. Larson seemed to have a knack to get people to cooperate and make her project work. The Digger all but handed this great lady his SAG/AFTRA cards, headshot and resume, but it became obvious that every actor showed up and they did not need him (Better luck next time!).