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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Mayor's Arts, Gossip and Culture Report

The blogger at Art's Place - Art - took his first trip to the Renee and Henry Segerstron Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, the new venue for classical music behind the Orange Curtain. Though he finds the acoustics roughly equivalent to the Walt Disney Concert Hall but Art says "the view up top is spectacularly more grand and democratic at Disney Hall, with the hall's elegant bowl shape and the crazy organ at the back of the stage. And the chairs at Disney don't squeak." No, but they probably have more legroom at the Segerstron, right Joe?

Britney Spears' 17 year old sister Jamie Lynn is five months pregnant and getting married soon, so what did her fiance Casey Aldridge do? He asked his future sister-in-law's previous husband for financial advice. What did Kevin Federline tell Casey? Watch out for the mother-in-law. Well, duh!

Having received the blessing from Neil Patrick "Doogie Howser, MD" Harris for another guest shot on his CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, Britney Spears wants script approval on the show. Yea, she'll be asked back.

The Daily Trojan picks the four best sushi places in LA, but they left one off the list - Miyako in the NoHo Arts District (yea in the Valley). Miyako has the best value, with tasty sushi and some of the most amazing service. The usual chefs, Keho and Sam, along with server Nita have managed to mix awesome sushi (and once in a while they surprise you with some awesome secret roll, none of which I can tell you about) in an environment somewhat like Cheers.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

More Britney and Neil Patrick news?

No wonder this post doesn't have any comments! Strike that: I mean only ONE comment.

April 23, 2008 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does Britney's sister wear underwear?

April 23, 2008 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is a great sushi place in Woodland Hills where the sushi goes by on a conveyor.

April 23, 2008 3:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:34, maybe that's why people think there's a sushi place nearby.

April 23, 2008 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have to agree with Joseph Mailander about the Walt Disney Hall. My wife forced me go some stupid concert there and I had the worst charlie horse for three days.

April 23, 2008 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, what do these five comments tell you about your decision to do an entertainment column?

That nobody cares.

Keep in mind that I wrote THREE of these comments! All of that effort for NOTHING. Please stop trying to go beyond Los Angeles politics. That's all that the blog's title says it is.

April 23, 2008 10:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I used to be a subscriber to the Phil when it was at the Chandler, for over a dozen years. Worked our way up to front row center seats, dropped a lot of bucks for season tix and dinner downtown every season. Then when the Disney Hall was built, the seats were the equivalent of 4 rows back away from the stage, as Diva Solonen demanded, which meant those of us in the first four rows were deprived of our seating priorities at Disney. We all rebelled, signed petitions and called...

Wouldn't the normal thing have been to push everyone back 4 rows instead of letting people in Row 5 now be in Row One, to account for the fewer seats. Only in L A could something so tacky happen, only here don't the "elite" have enough manners to do the right thing even at one of the few places left in town where "civilization" is supposed to rule for a few hours.

April 24, 2008 5:25 AM  

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