Celebrating So Cal’s Young Musicians
Feb28

Celebrating So Cal’s Young Musicians

  On the evening of February 2nd, the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) celebrated 60 years of service to the musically inclined and talented youth of Southern California, and So Cal Life Magazine was there to cover it. Throughout the years, the YMF has offered eight programs, including the Teaching Artist Program, David Weiss Scholarship Program, and the Chamber Music Series Program, but its most widely recognized one is the...

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Camila Alves on the Red Carpet
Jan26

Camila Alves on the Red Carpet

  When Camila Alves graces the red carpet  this season with husband Matthew McConaughey, she will  once again make it look effortless. But, she says, don’t be fooled, it doesn’t come easy. It’s an all day process each time and one that she says takes the assistance of an entire team.   “It’s great to play dress up and have people make you look better than when you wake up in the morning, but it takes a lot of work,” Alves...

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Jason Ritter co-stars in “Always Woodstock”
Nov23

Jason Ritter co-stars in “Always Woodstock”

After watching Jason Ritter as the “good guy” Mark Cyr on “Parenthood” for many seasons, it’s hard to imagine him the “cheating scumbag” as it were, in the new movie “Always Woodstock.” But he plays “Garret,” the fiancé whose actions send lead character Catherine, played by Allison Miller, on her journey of self-discovery. “He’s a self-obsessed, narcissistic actor,” Ritter says. “He doesn’t have all the tools to successfully be in a...

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Honoring the Honorable
Nov19

Honoring the Honorable

Air Force veteran Warren Weinstein enjoys Monday mornings at the West Hills Wendy’s fast food restaurant where, for more than a decade, a group of about 75 Southern California veterans calling themselves Wings Over Wendy’s has been meeting to swap war stories and camaraderie. “I’m in awe of some of these gentlemen,” Weinstein says. “They’re in their 90’s, and being a pilot, particularly a B-17 and B-29 pilot, I was talking to some of...

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Jennie Garth: So Cal Life Mag Cover Story
Nov17

Jennie Garth: So Cal Life Mag Cover Story

When Jennie Garth puts on a hard hat, she means business — a powerful lady engaged in the complete renovation of a Hollywood Hills home for her three kids, calling the shots in front of a crew and the television viewers of HGTV’s The Jennie Garth Project. For Garth, it’s an opportunity to empower women everywhere, the way her dad showed her growing up. She’s worked on other homes before, although never done a...

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The Company Men at Club Nokia
Nov14

The Company Men at Club Nokia

It all began one morning a few years ago in a hot tub somewhere off the Vegas strip. Stuart Ambrose, Brian Purcell, Daniel Tatar, and Shawn Perucca were reflecting on the previous evening’s rousing Frankie Valli tribute show performance when they realized their aspirations were not all that different. All four loved to sing and perform, and it was that day they realized that they were all ready to do their “own thing.” The four...

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