Ammo: amo*

Ammo: amo*

As we arrived at the Ammo Café in Hollywood, with this writer in a salivary frenzy of anticipation, we were immediately greeted enthusiastically at the door by the affable host of the restaurant, Julian Black. How often does that happen in life! This propitious beginning was indeed a harbinger of good things to come. As we awaited the arrival of our friend, up and coming actor Dylan Ramsey, we studied the menu under the tutelage of…

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My Journey Home

My Journey Home

When I started this journey I weighed 240 pounds. I had been an athlete in my younger days and always worked out in a gym. Later, even at my heaviest, I continued to work out in the gym, but I wasn’t eating right, consuming large amounts of sugar, and I also wasn’t doing enough cardio exercises. I knew I couldn’t go on this way and would have given anything to be slender. But what else…

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Ed Moses: Maverick Master of Morphological Mutations a Retrospective of the Still Very Much Active Artist at 90

Ed Moses: Maverick Master of Morphological Mutations a Retrospective of the Still Very Much Active Artist at 90

His wife described him as the rudest boy she had ever met, yet married him shortly thereafter. In his defense, he did later become a Buddhist. His eccentric aunt dubbed him an artist almost from birth, after observing some early fecal wall painting he created from his hamper. Afraid of the teacher in his first art course, taken on a whim anyway, he sat in the last row but was discovered by the teacher nevertheless….

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Sue’s Soirée: Wong’s 10-Year Fashion Retrospective Launches the New Year

On New Year’s Eve 2015, internationally renowned celebrity fashion designer Sue Wong hosted 400 guests at her storied Hollywood palazzo The Cedars with a lavish party which featured a spectacular ten-year retrospective of her designs, marvelous live entertainment, and fabulous dining and drinking. The stellar 24-gown installation of Sue Wong’s designs served as a dramatic setting for the night’s merriment. The gowns selected for the retrospective displayed the creativity and versatility of Sue Wong as…

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Oliver Is Gold

Oliver Is Gold

Michelin and Zagat, I hope you will take note of this review, because Mr. Mario Oliver should have five stars, and everyone that finds themselves in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles should make their way to one or both of  the Oliver Restaurants, at 9601 Wilshire Blvd. in BH or 1835 S. SepulvedaBlvd in LA. Mr. Oliver is one of those restaurateurs who continually reinvents himself.  He and other investors started the Vertigo Club in…

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“Dinner with Friends” is a Feast for the Playgoer

“Dinner with Friends” is a Feast for the Playgoer

Part l: Overview and reaction to the play; the venue; director’s comments; about InHouse Theatre; and recommendation Part 2: Synopsis of action of play; actors’ comments on their characters and the production; and concluding remarks. Part l: Deepak Chopra says, “In its finest moments, art offers a mirror into the soul.” This quote aptly applies to the InHouse Theatre’s unique and engrossing production of Donald Margulies’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Dinner with Friends,” currently running in…

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The Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur: Lousine Karibian

The Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur: Lousine Karibian

Not only is Lousine Karibian the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur, she is also most certainly the net worker’s net worker, having built her company, The World Networks, into a global enterprise. She is also a terrific marketing person, as her clients will attest. Prophetically, Karibian has stated, “An entrepreneur is like a seed to grow a company, or a country.” Besides being the CEO of The World Networks, she is also the CEO and founder of The Armenian…

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Brit on the Blvd – 1st Quarter 2015

Brit on the  Blvd – 1st Quarter 2015

After an idyllic summer, it’s easy to forget that winter still hits Southern California.  Granted, the weather doesn’t get horrible, sunny days are throughout, but temperature does drop enough that those outdoor Pacific Ocean activities take a hiatus.  So, with the final season approaching, what better time than to take a trip to beautiful Catalina Island, for their annual film festival.  We hopped on the Catalina Express from Long Beach, Bloody Mary and breakfast burrito…

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Chuti Tiu the Intrepid

Chuti Tiu the Intrepid

On the set of the FVM Magazine photo shoot for fashion designer Oliver Tolentino, awaiting the stylist to dress our beautiful model Chuti Tiu, we discuss acting, directing, writing, and the significance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Tiu and her husband, actor/director Oscar Torre, are working on a film project that deals with death and loss. “I love to weave stories that move and inspire people,” she explains.  She also tries to tell stories…

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Kevin Durant is Hands Down the 2014 MVP for the NBA Regular Season

Kevin Durant is Hands Down the 2014 MVP for the NBA Regular Season

This season has seen many great performances among the NBA’s premier players. However, only one player truly deserves the MVP this season. If you have not guessed already, that would be none other than the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Wayne Durant. During the previous four seasons Durant has unquestionably been one of the best players in the NBA. However, this season he has shined brighter than he ever has, and should be recognized as the…

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