A Word from
Irish Sex Scandal
Public Service Block
School On Wheels
Letter from the Publisher:
Public Service Block
School On Wheels
Pub of the Week:
NEW YEAR'S Eve
Details in our
ALL THREE PARTS
All Things Irish Blog
Forward this Issue...
Irish Whiskey Cakes
Beef & Lamb
Just a click away...
The Harp Inn
King's Head in
Los Angeles Area
At The Pantages
Returns in JANUARY
and Special Events
Celtic Arts Center
E-Mail Us at email@example.comOr Drop Us
a line atIRISH NEWS
Pasadena, CA 91102
Digital Media Kit.
If you are interested
advertising rates, testimonials
and details about
marketing and promoting your
business or event
In Print Publications
We will respond promptly.
We are now in
our 17th Year
as the premier
is good for all
of US!Jim's Cell: 785-341-6923
|January offers Southern California audiences a plethora of Theater entertainment. We highly recommend all three of these productions.
Here is a brief summary of whats on tap.
Pepperdine University in Malibu is offering a student production of Samuel Beckett's masterful
WAITING FOR GODOT.
"Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) revealed that among his inspirations
for Waiting for Godot was a Caspar David Friedrich painting, Two Men Contemplating the Moon, in which the subjects' faces are not completely visible and a hazy moon barely illuminates the rugged landscape.
Also, Beckett joined a Resistance cell in German-occupied Paris during
World War II and, after being exposed, barely escaped with his French
mistress to Provence, where they rode out the rest of the war in
hiding. Some have drawn a parallel between them and what must have been
their seemingly endless, uneasy waiting for the war's end and Vladimir
and Estragon and their seemingly endless, uneasy waiting for the play's
mysterious title character to arrive.
Whatever its meaning (or lack of it), the play has become a mainstay of
the stage and one of the classic examples of the Theatre of the Absurd."
Ray Bradbury's latest two short works are
premiering in South Pasadena at the Fremont Centre Theatre.
In "Wisdom (1916)," an elderly man with not long left to live visits his beloved grown grandson and his companion one wintry night. The old man wishes to impart to his grandson the memories of a special friendship he made during one magical summer of long ago. But the better part of wisdom is what's left unsaid. Joshua Hime, Lauchlin MacDonald and Michael Prichard star. Longtime Bradbury artistic associate Alan Neal Hubbs directs.
In the new musical "2116," a husband and wife married nearly 40 years arrange separately, without each other's knowledge, to purchase android replicas of their younger selves to give to their spouses as presents. Unintended consequences ensue, and the man and woman each gain a little more knowledge about themselves and about the way life works in this comedic tale. "2116" previewed in the fall of 2009 under the title "Ray Bradbury's Merry Christmas 2116." The January engagement marks its official World Premiere, with its shorter title, "2116."
The cast of "2116" includes David Stoneman, Rob Harryman, Lisa Morrice, Jessie McLean, Steve Josephson, Sarah Mann, Samantha Marcella, Christine Reese, Andrew Ruesch, Shanti Harter and Monica Thibodeaux.
John Hoke composes the music. A longtime session musician and singer in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and London, Hoke has written music for commercials and for television. He has toured North America and Europe extensively with the John Stewart Band, and has recorded his own album, "Fortunato," for Homecoming Records.
Steve Josephson developed, choreographs and directs "2116." He has previously written, developed and directed the musicals "Some Summer Night" (winner, New American Musical Writers Festival, New York) and "Tea & Crumpets" (Best New Musical, SF Bay Area Theatre Critics).
At the Pantages in Hollywood, RIVERDANCE
returns for a short and final run of the World's Best and finest Irish Dance and Music show. This is a must see because this particular company is composed of some of the finest performers that have ever graced a stage.
PHOTO OP FOR TUESDAY EVENING 1/12:
Even if you do not attend the performance on opening night; if you want a chance to catch some of your favorite Hollywood personalities, try to attend.
HOLLYWOOD STARS DANCE THE DANCE ON THE RED CARPET IN CELEBRATION OF THIS INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON
See Full Listing in Calendar below.
the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has
tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around
the globe, will play 16 Farewell Performances in Los Angeles.
Hollywood stars from throughout the entertainment capital of the world
will dance the dance on the red carpet in celebration of this
international phenomenon which has captivated the world.
*Source notes from Pepperdine PR
Only 10 Days LeftSpecial Thanks to All Our Customers and Friends
and IRISH NEWS USA Readers for making
2009 another great year! We are continuing our
Holiday Gift Pack offer a few more days to show our appreciation. Come in or call soon.
Terry McCartan, Sales Manager
*Offer Good Through 1/17/2010 All our New Acuras and Hondas
COME WITH A
Looking for a NEW ACURA
anywhere else but METRO ACURA/HONDA?
AVAILABLE on SELECT USED Cars TOO
Unlimited Mileage and Unlimited Time of Ownership !
Get your BEST
No other Acura or Honda Dealer in So Cal offers this
Protection!Special Holiday Offer EXTENDED;
Make a great deal and we will give you a
Special Celtic Christmas Gift Pack as an added Bonus!!*
Call and make your appointment TODAY.
Ask for Terry McCartan
Breaking News: Irish Scandal Brewing
| One of our intrepid Northern Ireland based
Irish News Writers Group members sent us these links. Looks like poor old Tiger Woods is not alone in the bad judgment department. This story is big news in Ireland!! It reminds us of a real life Mrs. Robinson
Irish replay of THE GRADUATE.
|Pubs of the Week:
The Harp Inn
Come see ALL the Games in HDTV
Live Music most days!
Sunday, January 24
130 E. 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949646-8855 www.harpinn.com The King's Head Pub
Join us for Happy Hour;
Monday thru Friday from
4:00 to 7:00 PM
Drink and Appetizer Specials
in the Pub ONLY!
116 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
The Fenians in a FREE
Sunday January 10
The favorite Sons of Orange County return for a
great afternoon of Irish Music; come by and join the fun.
Muldoon's Pub & Celtic Bar
202 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA
Maeve's Residuals is a traditional Irish Pub in Studio City
with a Bohemian, eclectic and friendly atmosphere and patrons.
11042 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA
Robin Hood Pub
One of the most authentic and best British Pubs in
Robin Hood Pub
13640 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
If you have a
favorite pub that you would like us to list and profile; please
Have you missed an issue of IrishNews USA E-Missive?If so; click here for a past issue:
IrishNews USA #8
Irish News E-Missive's Public Service Block
School On Wheels
We first learned about School On Wheels in December of 2008 when O'Brien's Pub on Main
in Santa Monica participated in a Christmas Toy Drive for the homeless children that this great group serves.
This past year the second Toy Drive took place and it made us more aware of the daily problems and challenges that these kids face go on all year long.
School On Wheels was founded in 1993 and its purpose is to help homeless children with their schooling. They operate with
no government funding. They survive through the
donations of people like you who believe that every child has
every volunteer makes a difference.
School On Wheels provides one-on-one tutoring for homeless kids who live in shelters, motels, group foster homes and on the streets. In addition to weekly tutoring and mentoring, every student receives a backpack, school supplies, and uniforms; students get assistance enrolling in school and with locating and filing school records; and each student receives a toll-free phone number for around-the-clock School on Wheels' support.
There is great need for the help that School On Wheels provides. Our
readers can assist the efforts and get involved in many ways,
so please consider this appeal and
contact them directly.
part of the newsletter is provider at no cost
to non-profits and/or
groups or businesses that
are promoting Celtic Cultural, Educational or
Humanitarian Projects. To submit an idea for
a featured listing; E-Mail us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call:785 341-6923
||Irish News USA CALENDAR
|Listings By Date...
Friday, January 8, 2010
JOHN McCUTCHEON in concert;
presented by the California Traditional Music Society.
Encino Community Center
Phone: 818 817-7756
Sunday, January 10
The Fenians in
a Free Courtyard Concert
202 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Sunday, January 17, 2010 -
Nadine's Irish Mist,
16655 Pacific Coast Highway,
Sunset Beach, CA
January 12 to 24, 2010
RIVERDANCE, the thunderous celebration of Irish music,
and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling
millions of people around the globe, is returning for ONLY 16 Farewell
Los Angeles at the historic Pantages in Hollywood.
"A Phenomenon of Historic Proportions!" raves the Washington Post (6/10/07).
Discover why nothing in the world compares to
"The Original International Phenomenon!"
Whether it's your first time or your fifth, you won't
want to miss these great performances of RIVERDANCE.
Saturday, January 16
"RAY BRADBURY'S WISDOM"
World Premiere engagement of a new evening of theatre. Includes "Wisdom (1916)," a new play
written by Ray Bradbury. Directed by Alan Neal Hubbs. Also, "2116," a new musical. Book and lyrics by
Ray Bradbury. Music by John Hoke. Developed, directed and choreographed by Steve Josephson.
Produced by Ray Bradbury and by Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners. Presented by Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company and Gallimaufry Performing Arts.
Fremont Centre Theatre
1000 Fremont Ave. (at El Centro)
South Pasadena, CA
Ample free parking behind theatre.
Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m.
ADMISSION: $20. Seniors, $15. Students, $10.
Tickets: 323 960-4451.
ONLINE TICKETING: www.Plays411.com/raybradbury
Starts Tuesday, January 26
See Full Schedule Below...
FINE ARTS DIVISION THEATRE DEPARTMENT
WAITING FOR GODOT
by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Jason Chanos
No late seating is allowed. The audience is invited to
join a talkback
with the director and actors following
the Wednesday performance.
Jason Chanos directs the Pepperdine student cast, including Ken Korpi
as Vladimir, Kevin Shipp as Estragon, Scott Takeda as Pozzo, Adrian
Catchings as Lucky, and Drake Schaneberg as Boy.
Tuesday-Friday, January 26-29,
Saturday, January 30,
2:00pm and 7:30pm
Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre,
Tickets, priced at $15 for the public,
$10 for Pepperdine students, and
$12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff.
Box Office at 310 506-4522.
for the general public are
available through Ticketmaster:
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Ken O'Malley in solo concert
"ALL THEIR WARS ARE MERRY AND ALL THEIR SONGS ARE SAD: A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH TIMES OF TROUBLES
AND TIMES OF PEACE" This is a special Irish Music Concert at the college and the public is welcome; the event is a fundraiser for students'
educational travel to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
(Eagle Rock area) 1600 Campus Rd.
Los Angeles, CA.
More information call 323 259 2621
or check out this link:
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The Chieftains in Concert
The Chieftains are largely credited as one of the earliest Irish bands to
promote international appeal for Celtic music. They have also collaborated with
Van Morrison, Rolling Stones and Sting to name but a few.
The group has been nominated 19 times for Grammys and
have won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Traditional Folk Album" for Long Journey Home, The Celtic Harp, and An Irish Evening - Live at the Grand Opera House.
performances are rich with
"extraordinarily beautiful solos and Irish
New Age music," ...The New York Times
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
12700 Center Court Drive,
Ticket office: 800 300-4345
Saturday, March 13
Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Dance
Irish Center of Southern California.
Evening's entertainment includes
Irish music for your dancing pleasure by the Fabulous Mulligans and a performance by
the always spectacular award
winning Cleary School of Irish Dance.
The donation of $60.00 includes dinner, dance, tax
Also a Silent Auction will be held, come early to bid.
call Mary Dempsey at 626 337 0075 or leave a message on the Irish
Center's line at
818 238 0445. A table seats ten people-get your own group
If you intend to stay
overnight at the Hilton, please call the hotel at 818 956 5466 and ask for the
Irish Center's special rate-cut off date is 27th February.
A special opportunity
drawing for two round trip tickets to Ireland will take place at 10.30pm. This drawing is the major
fund-raiser for the Irish Center. Donation is $5 per ticket or $25 for six
(tickets). If you have not received your tickets by mail please email email@example.com with your current
address and telephone number and tickets will be sent to you right away.Hilton Hotel 100 West Glendale Glendale, CA
ON-Going Meeting and Events...
An Claidheamh Soluis
The Celtic Arts Center
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPS & SEISIÚN
Please join us Monday nights at our new meeting place...
T. U. Studios or Theatre UnlimitedCelticArtsCenter.com
10943 Camarillo Street
North Hollywood, CA
Please continue the website for any possible class .and
event schedule adjustments.
FIRST TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH
at 9.45 am
Friends of Ireland
meeting of folks who love All Things Irish. and enjoy breakfast and
meeting socially. Each guest pays for their own meal. No dues.
Group meets at the
4470 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos Ca
Phone: 714 557-8983 .
This Irish/Celtic Calendar is a free service
to our readers. Please send suggestions
and submissions to:
|SAVE THE DATES...
Saturday and Sunday
March 6 & 7
| The first weekend in March has been set for the
SEVENTH ANNUAL Los Angeles County
IRISH DAYS AT FAIRPLEX
Details and Information will be posted
starting next week.
For details and information;
participants and vendors can contact:
11904 Long Beach Blvd.
Ask for Beth at
www.Irish Village and more
Letter from the Publisher
Dear IRISH NEWS USA Readers,
The annual Irish News & Entertainment's
YEAR IN REVIEW issue is at the printer and will be distributed and mailed soon.
If you have an idea for a story or a listing for our Calendar here and/or in our print edition,
please send submissions to:
Pasadena, CA 91102-0882
or by E-mail to:
E-Missives of Irish Interest is a FREE service provided by the Irish News & Entertainment.
Let us know how we can better serve your interests by contacting us by E-mail or regular mail.
A new or renewal subscription to our print edition
can be obtained by mailing $20 to: Irish News
Pasadena, CA 91102
You will receive 8 issues per year mailed
First Class US Mail
You also receive a FREE Irish Music CD
with your first copy.
Overseas postage is $12. more per year.
DRAWING IS TUESDAY ON
A pair of tickets to
Easy to enter!
Simply E-mail us
On the subject line write,
E-Mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim's All Things Irish Blog
DETAILS ON THE IRISH FILM SERIES AT THE This weekly blog
features events, news
AERO IN SANTA MONICA>>>click blue link below!
and commentary and is written
by Irish News &
Publisher, Jim McDonough.
It is a lively, slightly irreverent approach
to items of Irish and Celtic interest.
You can sign up on the blog and you will be
notified when a new post is added or
if there is breaking news.
There are some great offers for Irish Goods, Services
and Travel on the blog pages. Click through the ads
next to the blog text for details. Comments made on
the blog will be shared with all our readers.
I have another blog with a more somber message.
Skip A Meal and you might live longer and save a life.
Please have a look.
We are now a partner with Constant Contact; we can design and help you promote your own E-mail newsletter. Click the TRY IT FREE icon below. For information on any of our media products and
Cell: 785 341-6923
Click the TRY IT FREE icon below to find
out more about our media partner: