Inspired By — A Q&A With Actor-Writer-Producer Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is creator and star of One Drop of Love, a solo show co-produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. She’s a spokesperson on the arts and racial identity, a board member of Mixed Roots Stories, and an honoree at next week’s Media Done Responsibly Awards for her commitment to diversity in Hollywood.

Tell us about what you do.
I’m the writer, producer and performer of a one-woman show (One Drop of Love) exploring the intersections of race, class and gender and how these affect… Read More

21 Food & Drink Events You Can’t Miss This Summer

The Summer's Best Food and Drink Events

Summer is here, the sun is out and the time is right to move the party outdoors. And while a backyard barbecue is always fun, why not kick things up a notch and head to one of the cool foodie/drinkie events happening in your area this summer?

From wine and beer festivals to BBQ bashes to celebrations of all things spicy, there are tasty outdoor adventures happening all summer long, and in every corner of the country. Intrigued? Here are some of our top picks. (Check out our Foodie category for… Read More

7 Ways to Plan a Perfect Bachelorette Party (and Save a Little Money Along the Way)

Planning the Perfect Bachelorette Party

Wedding season is in full swing, and it’s not just the bride and groom who’re busy planning. Bridesmaids have planning to do, too – like putting together the ultimate bachelorette party.

These once-in-a-lifetime bashes are huge fun and a great bonding experience — but they can be costly, too. Bridesmaids drop an average of $400 on the bachelorette party alone! Add to that the wedding shower, bridesmaid dress and other what-nots, and a dedicated bridesmaid could easily end up broke. (Not to… Read More

Former Jersey Boy Joseph Leo Bwarie Is Inspired By…

Joseph Leo Bwarie

Tell us about what you do.
Hi. My name is Joseph Leo Bwarie. “Bwarie” sounds like the ‘BU’ blend in Buenos, plus airy. I’m a recording artist with music played on XM Siriusly Sinatra, and an actor from Southern California best known as the guy holding the record for the most performances as Frankie Valli in the musical Jersey Boys (Broadway, Vegas and First National Tour). Over 2,000 performances. That’s a lot of Walk Like a Man.

And you haven’t run off to do something else because…
I’m the… Read More

Dress Codes Decoded: What to Wear When Going Out

“Semi-formal,” “dress to impress,” “smart casual” … Does it ever feel like certain dress codes might as well be in another language?

Fashion at Live Events

It can be tough sometimes to know what the heck you’re supposed to wear to live events, but we’ve broken down common dress code terms with the help of a few bloggers: Lindsey Sirera from fleurdelinds.com, Kristen Conahan from stylewaxpoetic.com and Elaine Daneshrad from fashionlaine.com.

Now you can confidently throw together an outfit that’s perfect for… Read More

It’s Not Easy Goin’ Green: How Some Venues Are Saving the Planet, One Live Event at a Time

Broadway Green Alliance

You recycle your used bottles of Two-Buck Chuck. You reuse your previous-generation iPhones as decorative coasters. You’ve even begun reducing your bathing regimen to once a week. (Actually, we’ve been meaning to talk to you about that…)

But when you go out to see a live show, how can you make sure you’re being as environmentally friendly as possible? And if you’re producing a play, concert or sporting event, what options do you have to go green — and still be making green?

With Earth Day… Read More

Pageant of Pulitzers: Hamilton, Plus 18 Past Prize-Winners You Can See Now

Hamilton the Musical Tickets

When we say “Pulitzer Prize,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Hip-hop, right? Well if it wasn’t before, it will be now. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop hit Hamilton — the musical story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton — just won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Wall Street Journal called Hamilton “the most exciting and significant musical of the decade.” It went from a completely sold-out off-Broadway run to eight months (and counting) of unprecedented Broadway sales — and soon… Read More

If You’re Not Doing These Things on Saturday & Sunday, You’re Not Living Your Best Life

Who doesn’t love a three-day weekend? You have one day for fun, one day to get all your errands done and one day to just chill. Unfortunately, three-day weekends are kind of rare. So how do you cram three days worth of fun, adulting and relaxation into two?

California Beer Festival

With these weekend hacks. We talked to Jacob Fu of travel and lifestyle blog Local Adventurer and Natalie Zimmerman of fashion and lifestyle blog Natalie Notions. They shared ways to plan the perfect weekend, where everything you have to do… Read More

Eat This, Drink That: Perfect Food & Craft Beer Pairings at America’s Top Ballparks

At today’s ballparks, nothing pairs better with the ever-expanding array of over-the-top concessions than one of the trendiest new offerings: local craft beer.

Baseball, Beer & Bites

We’re lucky enough to have a craft beer expert on staff here at Goldstar. Journalist Sarah Bennett has covered the craft beer beat for LA Weekly and Beer Advocate magazine, and served as a judge on Esquire Network’s Brew Dogs. We decided to tap into her expertise and have her weigh in on some of the latest offerings at America’s… Read More

Your Live Entertainment Rx

Live Entertainment Prescription

Feeling blue? Need a pick-me-up? Instead of heading to the pharmacy, maybe you should head to a show! Studies show again and again how powerful live entertainment is at making us happy — and healthy. Here’s how a night of music, comedy or drama can cure what ails you.

Comedy — Relax. Boost Memory. Lose Weight.
Find comedy shows in your area.

Kathy Griffin

(Pictured: De-stress and burn some calories off with laughter at comedian Kathy Griffin’s Like a Boss tour, coming to California’s Bay Area, Brooklyn and… Read More