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A Visit to Palm Springs

By Joy Bennett

January 15, 2014 | 8:52 pm

Palm Springs International Film Festival, photo by Joy Bennett

Just got back from a weekend in Palm Springs at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  This was a wonderful... read on

  • McCabe’s Guitar Shop

    By Joy Bennett

    January 10, 2014 | 11:16 pm

    McCabe's Guitar Shop, photo by Joy Bennett

    There's a wonderful spot in Santa Monica called McCabe's Guitar Shop that has concerts, all sorts of stringed instruments, lessons, music books, and friendly folks that love music.  It is a favorite place for outstanding musicians to... read on

  • Anjelica Huston at the Hotel Bel Air

    By Joy Bennett

    December 21, 2013 | 6:40 am

    Anjelica Huston after the reading, December 17, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    Last Tuesday I was very happy to attend Anjelica Huston’s reading and discussion of her new book at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, California.  Her book, A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in... read on

  • Messiah Sing-Along

    By Joy Bennett

    December 14, 2013 | 8:51 pm

    Soloists at the Messiah Sing-Along at Disney Hall, December 11, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    Recently we participated in the Messiah Sing-Along at the Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.  This holiday tradition is a wonderful way to enjoy the season and share in the... read on

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  • A Literary Morning at Hotel Bel Air

    By Joy Bennett

    December 10, 2013 | 8:35 pm

    A. Scott Berg at Hotel Bel Air, December 10, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    This morning I was delighted to attend a wonderful reading and discussion at the Hotel Bel Air with A. Scott Berg, author of the excellent biography of our 28th president, Wilson.  It was hosted by the... read on

  • Kobe Returns to Lakers!

    By Joy Bennett

    December 9, 2013 | 7:39 am

    Kobe Bryant, number 24, in Lakers Game at Staples Center, 12/8/13, photo by Joy Bennett

    The excitement was palpable at the Staples Center last night (December 8, 2013). Kobe Bryant returned to the Lakers after a long 8 month absence due to injury.  Even the Lakers store had... read on

  • Happy Hanukkah!

    By Joy Bennett

    November 28, 2013 | 5:18 am

    Photo courtesy lemonvilleunited.ca

    Wishing all my readers (both of them!) a wonderful and warm Hanukkah, and Happy Thanksgiving!  We all have so much to be grateful for. May your table be filled with warmth, smiles, and laughter, and may the years draw friends and family even closer, held in the Light of God's love.

  • Annette Bening at AFI FEST 2013

    By Joy Bennett

    November 15, 2013 | 7:09 pm

    Annette Bening, photo by Joy Bennett

    This past week the venerable AFI Fest 2013 has been going on, one of the most important film festivals around. Tuesday night I was fortunate enough to see Annette Bening at a panel discussing her work and life with Arie Posin, the writer... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Joy Bennett lives in Santa Monica, California and is the author of Under a Quarter Moon, a poetry and short story collection; and a novel called Cruise.  She has also been...

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