Archives for June 2013

The Hollywood Bowl 2013 Summer Season

It’s official!  The Hollywood Bowl has started their 2013 Summer Season with another amazing line-up of the world’s top performers.  Opened in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl stage has showcased everyone from Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Cher, Judy Garland, Madonna, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys, to Monty Python. The Hollywood Bowl current roster for 2013 includes:  Josh Groban with the 4th of July Spectacular, Queen Latifah, The Grease Sing-a-Long, Sergio Mendez, Herb Albert, Pink Martini, Chicago:  The Musical, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Steve Martin, Willie Nelson, Itzhak Perlman, The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long, Earth, Wind & Fire, Abba Fest, Blue Man Group, and the mega-film composer, John Williams. Pack a picnic, grab your favorite bottle(s) 

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The Outdoor John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles

Originally built in 1920, with a current seating capacity of approximately 1200, The John Anson Ford Amphitheater takes advantage of the wonderful Southern California weather as an outdoor theater.  Much smaller than its 18,000 seat neighbor across the 101 Freeway –Hollywood Bowl –the Ford Amphitheater offers up a much more intimate setting that specializes in an eclectic culturally diverse program of music, dance, theatre, film and family events. Some upcoming amphitheater events include:  Mandy Patinkin with the Pasadena POPS, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Culture Shock Los Angeles: Roy Meets World, and Viver Brasil Dance Company   For more information on The John Anson Ford Amphitheater and their 2013 Summer Season Calendar, visit their website. For more information on tours of Los Angeles, Hollywood, and 

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Eat, Stay, Shop and Play in West Hollywood

West Hollywood has design, rock and roll history, nightlife, bars, hotels, hot restaurants and one of the largest LGBT communities in the United States.  The famous streets of Sunset Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard, La Cienega Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard, all cross through West Hollywood. West Hollywood is also perfectly centered.  Our friends at Visit West Hollywood compiled a small list of popular venues and their distance from West Hollywood: Heading North: Hollywood – 1 mile, Hollywood Bowl – 5 miles, Universal Studios Hollywood – 9 miles Heading West: Beverly Hills – 1 mile, Getty Center – 9 miles, Santa Monica Beaches – 10 miles, Los Angeles International Airport LAX – 12 miles Heading South: Long Beach Aquarium – 

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The Price is Right Taping and Tickets in Hollywood

Los Angeles is the game show capital of the world.  We personally know this, for two of the Glitterati Tours guides have collectively been on over 2 dozens shows as contestants.  There is truly no better game show on television than the long-running “The Price is Right.”  The Price is Right tapes in Hollywood at CBS Television City at Fairfax and Beverly. Tickets are free, and unless you have “priority tickets,” your ticket is honored on a first-come first-served basis.  Typically groups of 15+ are given guaranteed seats.  If you’re on a stand-by ticket, or first-come ticket, prepare for what could be a long day…but trust that it will be worth every minute once you get into the studio.  The 

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2013 Sunset Strip Musical Festival, SSMF, Headliner Linkin Park

Grab your tickets now for SSMF —  one of the biggest streets parties in Los Angeles.  The 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival, SSMF, has just announced that Linkin Park will be the headline group for this event on August 3rd.  Sunset Boulevard closes completely for SSMF from San Vicente to Doheny Drive.  Enjoy venues during the festival such as The Whiskey A Go-Go, The Viper Room, The House of Blues, The Roxy, The Rainbow Bar and Grill, and perhaps the recently closed Key Club, which will hopefully reappear as a hot new rock and roll venue in time for this event.   Need a hip, nearby hotel to stay at when in West Hollywood?   Check out The London Hotel 

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Touring Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in June

Touring Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills or Santa Monica in June?  Don’t be fooled by our heavy marine layer that develops in the evening and lasts through the following midday.  Not to be confused with smog, this heavy layer of clouds is also known as May Gray or June Gloom.  Plan accordingly if touring Los Angeles during these months, for the mornings and evenings can be chilly.  Typically, these clouds burn off between 12n – 4pm, and you can expect a wonderful sunny afternoon.  On the plus side, most Angelenos stay in bed a bit later and are slow to start their day with an overcast morning — which leaves more space on the roads for a touring excursion. For 

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Tour and Lisa Vanderpump

Our city tours with a special emphasis on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have been a hit, and most are completely fascinated with Lisa Vanderpump, her husband Ken Todd, and their dog Giggy.  Vanderpump already has the successful Sur and Sur Lounge in West Hollywood, as well as the Beverly Hills restaurant Villa Blanca.  Now Vanderpump is working on their latest establishment in the heart of BoysTown, called P.U.M.P Lounge.  It’s located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Robertson.  Want a sighting of Vanderpump, Giggy and Todd?  Check them out at this location for they are hands-on with every aspect of construction and design. Add RHOBH and the Vanderpump playgrounds to any of our private tours of 

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