Tag archives: Bernie Taupin

Birthday Boy Rob
By Richard Mineards   |   April 2, 2024

The stars were out in abundance in our Eden by the Beach when perpetually youthful actor Rob Lowe celebrated his 60th birthday with a host of Hollywood stars who traveled up the 101 to help the 9-1-1: Lone Star star celebrate until the early hours with a live band. “I love the milestone birthdays because […]

Taupin Talks Memoir
By Richard Mineards   |   October 3, 2023

Longtime Santa Ynez Valley resident Bernie Taupin, 73, longtime lyricist for rocker Elton John, has published a new memoir Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton, and Me. Taupin provides insight into his close friendship with the legendary piano man and their remarkably successful collaboration which produced over 50 Top 40 hits. He was a founding member of […]

Taupin’s Timely Tome ‘Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton, and Me’
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 26, 2023

Bernie Taupin, Sir Elton John’s lifelong lyrical collaborator, steps out from the 22nd row to share his account of the 55-years-and-counting creative relationship between the duo, and just about everything else in his adventurous life. Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton, and Me is much more than a companion piece to 2019’s biopic Rocketman,or John’s autobiography Me, […]

CAMA Comeback Kicks Off
By Richard Mineards   |   January 25, 2022

CAMA – Community Arts Music Association – kicked off its 103rd season with its first performance in 22 months at the Granada with one of the world’s leading orchestras, the 75-year-old Royal Philharmonic from London under the trusty baton of Russian music director Vasily Petrenko, who took charge less than a year ago. Our tony […]

Vamos to Vicenta’s
By Richard Mineards   |   November 29, 2018

Vicenta’s is the latest eatery from prolific restaurateur Carlos Luna, who opened his first nosheteria in 2008 aged just 27, and now includes five branches of Los Agaves and Santo Mezcal on State Street. The 160-seat Mexican restaurant in Goleta was quite bustling when I went for lunch with my trusty shutterbug, Priscilla, and dined […]