Tag archives: Ojai

Kristin Chenoweth Makes SB Debut
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 26, 2019

Tony Award-winning actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth has no illusions about who she is and what she can do. Blessed with a brilliant voice, plucky determination, and such a bubbly personality that The Daily Beast called her “the human version of just-popped champagne,” Chenoweth has soared on Broadway as Glinda in Wicked, and earned accolades, Emmy awards […]

Daytripping with Di Meola: from Berklee to the Beatles and Beyond
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 19, 2019

Guitarist Al Di Meola was merely fantasizing when he told a friend back in 1974 that he’d “give anything” to be able to play in Chick Corea’s Return To Forever jazz fusion band. After all, the Jersey City-bred Di Meola was only 19 and still studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. But the […]

Rock the Wish
By James Buckley   |   September 5, 2019

Actor Dennis Quaid (whose most recent gig is as spokesman in the clever Esurance ads that have been all over TV of late) is also a musician and he and his band The Sharks are set to perform at the Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai this weekend (Saturday, September 7). “Girls With Guitars” opens the […]

An Obama in Ojai
By Richard Mineards   |   August 8, 2019

After Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter Princess Beatrice dining at Lucky’s with her boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, it was the turn of former President Barack Obama‘s daughter, Malia, and her beau Rory Farquharson, to check out the area. The twosome, who both attend Harvard and have been dating for three years, were spotted at the Ojai Valley […]

Recess from Struggles in Hendricks’ ‘Playground’
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 31, 2019

The Hendricks Institute – the Ojai-based center founded by Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, the prolific authors (more than 35 books, including the best-seller Conscious Loving) and workshop leaders who are former Montecito residents – fires up its annual Winter Training series beginning this Friday, February 1, at the new Sane Center in downtown Ojai. “Evolutionary […]