Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Disney Live! Mickey & Minnies Doorway to Magic


TICKETS FOR DISNEY LIVE! PRESENTS MICKEY AND MINNIE’S DOORWAY TO MAGIC
 Coming to the Southland January 18, 2018 – January 21, 2018
Tickets On-Sale Now



Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions when Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic visits Long Beach Terrace Theatre & Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario from January 18-January 21. Tickets are on sale now.
Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination.

L O N G   B E A C H

WHEN:                             Thursday, January 18 – Friday, January 19
o   Thursday, January 18                6:30 PM
o   Friday, January 19                        1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

WHERE:             Long Beach Terrace Theatre – 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

TICKETS:          Ticket prices start at $20
                                 Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.  *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

O N T A R I O

WHEN:                             Saturday, January 20 – Sunday, January 21
o   Saturday, January 20                                   1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
o   Sunday, January 21                                      1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

WHERE:             Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

TICKETS:          Ticket prices start at $20
                                Tickets available for purchase online at DisneyLive.com or Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.     *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply


Friday, December 22, 2017

Disney on Ice - Follow Your Heart




Tickets On-Sale To the Public Now!

Come join me and my family as we enjoy the newest Disney on Ice production sure to be full of fun and laughter. 

Follow your heart straight to adventure with Disney On Ice! Families will make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when the new ice show Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart arrives to the Greater Los Angeles Area! The ice skating extravaganza features the beloved stories & characters from the smash hit animated movies Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production, with performances from December 14 through January 8, 2018 in Los Angeles (STAPLES Center), Anaheim (Honda Center), Long Beach (Long Beach Arena) and Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena).

Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they help Riley find the confidence to win the big hockey game.

Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang. 

L O S   A N G E L E S

WHEN:           Thursday, December 14 – Sunday, December 17
o         Thursday, December 14  7:30 PM
o         Friday, December 15                         7:30 PM
o         Saturday, December 16    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o         Sunday, December 17                        11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE:            STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

TICKETS:         Ticket prices start at $25!
                                Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) 

Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.            
 *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply


A N A H E I M

WHEN:               Wednesday, December 20 – Sunday, December 24
o         Wednesday, December 20               7:00 PM
o         Thursday, December 21   3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o         Friday, December 22                         11:00 AM & 7:00 PM    
o         Saturday, December 23    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o         Sunday, December 24                        11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

WHERE:            Honda Center 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS:         Ticket prices start at $25!
                                Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) 

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.              
*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

L O N G   B E A C H

WHEN:           Wednesday, December 27 – Monday, January 1
o   Wednesday, December 27        7:00 PM
o   Thursday, December 28            7:00 PM
o   Friday, December 29                  3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o         Saturday, December 30    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o   Sunday, December 31                                 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM
o   Monday, January 1                       1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

WHERE:            Long Beach Arena – 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

TICKETS:         Ticket prices start at $25!
                                Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) 

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.            
 *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

O N T A R I O

WHEN:           Wednesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 7
o   Wednesday, January 3                                                7:00 PM
o   Thursday, January 4                                    7:00 PM
o   Friday, January 5                                          7:00 PM
o         Saturday, January 6                                            11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o         Sunday, January 7                                                11:30 AM & 3:30 PM

WHERE:            Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

TICKETS:         Ticket prices start at $25!
                                Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating) 


                                Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.           
                           "prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply









Monday, November 13, 2017

Cavalia Odysseo - An Amazing Journey



Author: Jose G. Barr

Cavalia Odysseo left me and my family speechless.  What an amazing spectacle! Over the last few years I noticed the billboards for the show and vowed to go see it some day. We did see it for the first time in Irvine, California and got the chance to see it again this past Saturday afternoon in Camarillo,California. 

As we drove to the area my son was the first to see the huge tents housing the performance, and this was still a few miles away.  What takes your breath away is how grand the whole affair feels.  The tents feel enormous , yet every seat in the big top has a great view of the show.  Our seats were about mid way up and in the middle and what a view we had. Each and every seat is comfortable, you do not feel as if you are packed in with the other guests.    The music is performed live each and every show, giving the performance even more impact.   

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The stage itself is a work of wonder as the scenes shift from one mood to another.  The backdrop moves to give one a sense of ever expanding space or contracting space.  The use of forced perspective makes you feel as if the show is being performed on a huge open field.  When the performance requires a more intimate space, the backdrops move into place to reduce the size and scope of the stage to make a single performer the center of attention.

Each performance enhances the overall experience and provides one a hunger for more.  The horsemanship is amazing, the degree of comfort by the performers with these beautiful animals is very evident. Many of the stunts require this comfort because the riders is quite literally putting their lives in the hands or hooves of their partners. 

The special effects team for Cavalia Odysseo work their magic and provide the extra piece to make this a spectacle to behold. The finale left everyone in awe watching what appears on stage. I could not believe my eyes when I noticed it happening. I will leave it at that and let you my dear readers see it for yourselves.  This show is one that I wholeheartedly recommend as a fun family outing.  Go see it and enjoy the magic of these amazing performers, both human and equine.

Until next time my friends, love your kids,

Cherish your family.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cavalia Odysseo




Cavalia #Odysseo is back in California for their final performances of 2017. Odysseo will be coming to Ventura County next week. The world’s largest touring production will be presented under its signature White Big Top in Camarillo, US 101 at Santa Rosa Rd (Exit 52). Performances will start Saturday, November 11, and Odysseo will callVentura County home through Thanksgiving with matinee and evening shows scheduled until November 26. Tickets for Odysseo in Ventura County are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.cavalia.com or by calling 1-866-999-8111.

The $30 million equestrian and acrobatic extravaganza expands the definition of performance into an epic, yet soulful theatrical experience. A show unlike any other on the planet, this awe-inspiring production features 65 magnificent horses and 50 talented riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians. Odysseo is the masterpiece of Normand Latourelle, creator of Cavalia Inc. and renowned for combining different forms of artistic expression and reinventing the scenic space.

Odysseo is a heart racing live performance, filled with mesmerizing visuals and live music. Through the magic of digital projection, audiences of all ages will be transported on an epic journey to some of nature’s greatest wonders including the Mongolian steppes to Monument Valley, the African savannah to Nordic glaciers, and from the Sahara Desert to Easter Island.

Odysseo’s mindboggling theatrical effects are as spectacular as they are numerous: a state-of-the-art video screen three times the size of the world’s largest cinema screens; a three-story mountain for dazzling perspectives; d├ęcor both intricate and grandiose that seems to pull the audience onto the gigantic stage, and a real lake made of 40,000 gallons of recycled water which magically appears for a splashing finale. In sum, the show creates places no one has ever seen before – places where one can feel the deep connection between horse and man.

Odysseo’s horses play in complicity and with freedom, in a respectful relationship with their human counterparts, creating a moving artistic and emotive partnership. A liberty number, in which purebred Arabian horses are directed only by the soft murmurs of their trainer, and a fabulous caravan act that comprises people and horses too numerous to count, are amongst the breathtaking scenes that will leave every spectator captivated and touched.

Showcasing their extraordinary talents, the acrobats present a mix of force and sensitivity, interacting with the spellbound audience, while the live musicians and a vocalist perform in the most enthralling way to immerse spectators in a beautiful, multi-sensory experience. Whether it is the dexterity of the African acrobats, the enchanting sound of the Kora, or the majestic life-size merry-go-round, the cast and set of Odysseo are inspired and inspiring, delivering crowd-pleasing wonders and stunts.

Wowing critics and audiences alike across North America since its Montreal premiere in 2011, Odysseo will conclude its engagement in Nashville, TN, before moving its signature White Big Top for the first time to Ventura County in November.   

TICKETS – BUY NOW AND ENJOY “PRESALE” PRICES – FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, up to 15% discount is applied automatically for online and phone transactions for ticket purchases. The presale ticket prices range from $29.50 to $119.50 + applicable fees. For a memorable outing, the Rendez-Vous package offers the best seats in the house, a full meal buffet dining before the show, open bar, desserts during intermission and an exclusive visit to the stables after the show. This unique VIP experience takes place in a tent alongside the White Big Top. The presale Rendez-Vous package prices range from $129.50 to $234.50 + applicable fees. Special pricing and packages are also available for groups of 12 spectators and more. Tickets for Odysseo are available at www.cavalia.com or by calling 1-866-999-8111.








Friday, July 14, 2017

Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes - Review

Author: Jose G. Barr

Last night I had the privileged of taking my wife and son to see the Inland Empire premier of Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.


The story revolves around Asgardian super villain Loki and his hired gun Nebula's attempt to steal the Wand of Watoomb from the space pirate Ravagers. The Guardians of the Galaxy search the galaxy in order to stop the Ravagers from using the wand and potentially destroying the universe. On Earth Spider-Man, Thor, Doctor Strange and the Avengers team up to stop Loki from acquiring the wand. For those of you who know about the Marvel Universe, be prepared to see some other super heroes appear to help in the fight to save the universe.

The story evolves over several scenes linked together by fantastic special effects, stunts, pyrotechnics and acrobatics.  My favorite was seeing Spider-Man riding a motorcycle for the first time...Hilarious. With a cast of over 25 characters there is plenty of action on and above the stage to keep the family entertained.  My son sat and watched the entire show, never missing a beat, occasionally explaining to me what was happening and why a villain was the way they were. All very serious stuff to him to be sure.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes has something for everyone, from acrobatics, superhero combat and the pyrotechnics its a thrillfest for the whole family! Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes will be playing in the Inland Empire and Orange County throughout July. There is also a 20% discount code available to you my readers for select date see below:


Until next time my friends, love your kids,

Cherish your family.





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Daddy Weight Loss - The Low Carb Diet

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Author: Jose G. Barr

Soon after Christmas I had a life changing revelation.I had to fly to Albuquerque on business and had to take 2 flights on regional jets. Now, for those of you that have not flown in one of these, they are the much smaller jets used to fly to smaller airports.  Boy was that an adventure. Because of my weight, sitting comfortably was difficult. I sat in my hotel room that night and contemplated my day and realized that if I kept going this way I would not live to see my son graduate from school, let alone sit comfortably in a seat designed for someone much smaller than me.

So, While I was in Albuquerque, New Mexico I changed a few things around. I started to eat healthy meals and limit the quantities. What made it easy to get started was the people I was working with. They were all motivated and working for the same goal as me, to lose some weight and get healthy.  I made some strides during my 6 weeks there, but the real weight loss occurred when I finally returned home.  My doctor recommended a low carbohydrate diet instead of the traditional low calorie diet. I took to it like a fish to water, it was natural fit for me and what foods I enjoy.

One word of warning about starting this type of diet. Many of you will discover that, like me, you are addicted to sugar. The first week was the roughest for me. I had headaches and craved something sweet. I was literally detoxing from sugar. The headaches were my bodies way of telling me that I was missing something that it needed to operate.  Soon though, my body adjusted to the foods I was eating and things got better. Ultimately, I stuck to the diet and, 6 months into it, I no longer crave sugar, breads or starches. Also, I am still consuming carbs, just a lot less than I used to eat on a daily basis. I get most of my carbs from health sources such as nuts and berries.

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Since January I have lost 65 Lbs and am still losing weight, but at a slower pace now. My body will eventually reach and equilibrium and I will stop losing weight.  I feel good and have more energy now than I've had in a long time.  A few of the guys at work have started down my path, one of them being more successful than the other (who claims to be on the diet but eats corn nuts, tortillas and bread all the time). I cheer both of them on because I want them to succeed, but ultimately they have to want the weight loss.

You need to understand that this diet isn't for everyone.  My wife is a case in point, she does not like it and sticks to her low calorie diet. If you are considering starting this, do yourself a favor and do your research. Read as much as you can about a low carb, ketogenic or paleo diet (just to name a few).  Knowledge is definitely power in this case.  The more you know, the more likely you will be to succeed in this new weight loss adventure.  There are some very famous diets out there, but also some lesser know versions.  Find the one that works for you and stick to it.

Until next time my friends, love your kids,

Cherish your family.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Win a Chance to See Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

Super heroes from all over Southern California will unite for Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes! Spider-Man and The Avengers are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax, in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil.
Immersive video projection and cutting-edge special effects will captivate and transport audiences across the universe from the fantastical Savage Land to New York City and beyond. Spider-Man and Wasp’s dynamic aerial stunts along with Captain America’s daring motorcycle skills will be on display in the ultimate race against time to save mankind.
L O S A N G E L E S
WHEN: Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 9
o Friday, July 7 7:30 PM
o Saturday, July 8 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, July 9 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
WHERE: STAPLES Center – 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
TICKETS: Tickets start at $25 each
Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*Ticket prices subject to change; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
O N T A R I O
WHEN: Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, July 16
o Thursday, July 13 7:00 PM
o Friday, July 14 7:00 PM
o Saturday, July 15 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, July 16 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
WHERE: Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
TICKETS: Tickets start at $25 each
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*Ticket prices subject to change; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
A N A H E I M
WHEN: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23
o Thursday, July 20 7:00 PM
o Friday, July 21 7:00 PM
o Saturday, July 22 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, July 23 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
WHERE: Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
TICKETS: Tickets start at $25 each
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*Ticket prices subject to change; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
GIVEAWAY!! We are thrilled to offer vouchers for two tickets to the Thursday, July 13th performance at the Ontario Citizens Business Bank Arena. Enter to win on our Facebook post or by leaving a comment below. We will pick two random winners on June 28th.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes Tickets on Sale

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains.  Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!

The newest production from Feld Entertainment, the world’s leading producer of live touring family entertainment, will premiere at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2017. Tickets are on sale now for all 2017 shows, including dates in Anaheim, Denver, Indianapolis, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.
“Our tremendously talented creative team and a nearly super human cast, have created a show that brings the grandeur of Marvel to life,” said Juliette Feld, producer of Marvel Universe LIVE! “Age of Heroes creates an experience that immerses families in non-stop action, creating movie-style thrills and jaw-dropping stunts that showcase the powers of your favorite Super Heroes right before your eyes.”  
Called on by Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy join Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of
Heroes on a momentous crusade against the scheming Nebula who teams up with the conniving and loathsome villains Loki and Green Goblin. The incredible superhuman forces of Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow will unite in clashes that pit student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother.
Immersive video projection and cutting-edge special effects will captivate and transport audiences across the universe from the fantastical Savage Land to New York City and beyond. Spider-Man and Wasp’s dynamic aerial stunts along with Captain America’s daring motorcycle skills will be on display in the ultimate race against time to save mankind.
“I’m extremely excited to work on Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes and bring the talents and powers of these amazing characters with such dimensionality to life,” said Marvel’s chief creative officer, Joe Quesada. “Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as they witness the outrageous stunts and fight sequences in truly a unique experience that puts fans at the center of the action.”
L O S A N G E L E S
WHEN: Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 9
Friday, July 7 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 8 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 9 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
WHERE: STAPLES Center – 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
TICKETS: Tickets start at $25 each
Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*Ticket prices subject to change; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
O N T A R I O
WHEN: Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, July 16
Thursday, July 13 7:00 PM
Friday, July 14 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 15 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 16 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
WHERE: Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
TICKETS: Tickets start at $25 each
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*Ticket prices subject to change; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
A N A H E I M
WHEN: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23
Thursday, July 20 7:00 PM
Friday, July 21 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 22 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 23 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
WHERE: Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
TICKETS: Tickets start at $25 each
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*Ticket prices subject to change; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes will travel throughout North America on a multiyear tour, including stops in Atlanta, Dallas, Miami and New York. After North America, the show will embark on an international tour in 2019. For a complete list of North American tour dates, locations and to purchase tickets, please visit the Marvel Universe LIVE! website. Stay current on the latest developments and tour dates nearest you by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube — @MarvelOnTour.