Sunday, February 23, 2014

Young Americans "Broadway Tonight" a Broadway Hit!

As expected, the Young Americans "Broadway Tonight" performance at the La Mirada for the Performing Arts theater did not, I repeat, did NOT disappoint!

Invited by my very good friend, Dana White of White House Talent, I was completely mesmerized by the talent pool of individuals from the pre-show reception to the last curtain call.

Broadway Tonight took the audience through a timeless journey of Broadway favorites including Rent, Brigadoon, Wicked, Disney Mary Poppins, Once, Pippin, Motown the Musical, Jersey Boys and much more. The show concluded with an electrifying, soul-grabbing, heart-pumping grande finale to Disney The Lion King!

The pre-show meet and greet included Emmy Award-Winning Alumnae Cheri Steinkellner whose 2012 Ovation Award nominated original musical "Hello, My Baby!" was featured in the show.

The show featured a 130-member cast under the direction of William Brawley, co-founder of the Young Americans International Outreach Program.

Besides the stand ovation accolades to the wonderful Young Americans performers who worked tirelessly for a month or so to stage a wonderful Broadway Tonight performance, my highlight of the evening was my mini-reunion with former-caroling buddies Aaron Kolberg (tenor), Dana White (soprano) and Brian Schwartz (bass) and our impromptu performance of "Good King Wenceslas" Christmas carol, or what we so endearingly coined as our "warm up" song back in the day.


Friday, February 21, 2014

I [Heart] Amora Coffee!

I consider myself a coffee connoisseur with the need to consume a large cup of java shortly after waking in the morning, and my usual cup of joe is ground flavorful beans.

So, stepping outside of my comfort zone I nixed my reach for the blend I'm most familiar with, instead I brewed the "Elegante Blend" of finely ground, smoothly roasted pack of Amora Coffee. This rich blend of Indonesian and South American beans produces an "excellent sweetness and a syrup body." Yum! This combination yields a delightfully synthesized "chocolate, caramel and spices" experience! I personally enjoyed this blend of Amora Coffee, and that's usually hard for me to admit drinking anything but flavor coffees!

If stronger is your preference, try "Intenso Blend," a union of Central and South American beans, for an intense, dark, fiercely-roasted, "smoky, bittersweet" robust cup of joe. 

Medium boldy-roastful East African and South American beans mix nicely into the "Vigoroso Blend" with a hint of "lemon fruitness, dark chocolate and caramel" fusion. Excited yet?

And for the light coffee pleasurers, try the "Delicata Blend" for a more "fruity, creamy" mix of Central and South American beans with a dash of lemon and "smooth, milk chocolaty" taste.

Amora Coffee invites you to a FREE TRIAL packet offer -- you choose your blend preference and it delivers to your front door within days. They'll even throw in a free coffee scooper too!

*Other free gifts are included with purchase (see website for details).

Simply choose your monthly blends to further your home deliveries or cancel anytime -- with their money back guarantee!

Follow Amora Coffee on Facebook or read their "Love the Bean Blog."

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Alea Cafe Has Something for Everyone

Alea Cafe has been our family favorite restaurant for more than a year now. With hearty portions and reasonable prices, the menu includes breakfast served all day, sandwiches, burgers, fresh wraps, salads and Mexican dishes.

The Young Americans present "Broadway Tonight"

I've recently had the privilege of listening and watching The Young Americans

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