Local song and dance man Dick Van Dyke pulled out all the stops at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club to the delight of his fans. Dick took the stage with his popular group The Vantastix.
It was a blast to the past as he charmed the crow with a selection of songs from his famous films, including “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
More than 100 guests turned out for the merriment to support the Westside Center for Independent Living.
Dick helped raise $35,000 at the sold-out dinner gala.
The summer movie season is in full swing and look for some of Malibu’s brightest stars to light up the screen. For a smooth cinematic outing, “Grease” is the word. Dash out and relive the 1978 classic, which stars Olivia Newton John and John Travolta and tune up your pipes because now you can chime in too. The Grease Sing-A-Long has everyone in the school spirit with Rydell High’s most famous graduating class. Have a blast with Sandy, Danny, the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies. It’s the original high school musical that will have you saying, “Cool Daddy-O!”
Julia Roberts travels the globe in one of the most anticipated chick flicks of the year. Julia plays a recent divorcee who heads for Italy, India and Bali on a journey of self-discovery in “Eat, Pray, Love.” The film is based on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. Brad Pitt plays the part of executive producer.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the complicated corporate espionage drama “Inception,” which is sure to give thrill seekers a major adrenaline rush and an eyeful of special effects.
And who is Salt? She’s Angelina Jolie, and with a credit list that includes “Lara Croft” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” you can bet on plenty of action. Angie plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer who is on the run and accused of being a sleeper spy. Enjoy the summer and pass the popcorn.
ART AND HEART
Tracy Park Gallery at the Malibu Country Mart was the place to be as CeCe Abel kicked off her “Rock & Revolution’s Kind Campaign Fundraiser.” Locals mingled for cocktails, canapés, sushi and cupcakes, and enjoyed a colorful display of the gallery’s eye-popping stone art sculptures. The vintage store and the gallery hope to make the event a monthly fling. It’s a welcome addition since the center’s much-loved McLean Gallery is no more. The Kind Campaign is an internationally recognized movement, documentary and school program, based upon the belief in “KINDness” which brings awareness and healing to the negative effects of girl-against-girl “crime.”
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