Malibu Seen: Remembering Farrah

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Farrah Fawcett Foundation President Alana Stewart joins Malibu’s Ryan O’Neal and Jaclyn Smith at FFF headquarters in Beverly Hills.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since the death of actress and advocate Farrah Fawcett. 

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation (FFF) honored the passing with a reception of friends, family and FFF supporters at the Foundation’s Beverly Hills headquarters. Among those paying tribute were longtime love and Malibu local Ryan O’Neal and Farrah’s “Charlie’s Angels” co-star, Jaclyn Smith. FFF President Alana Stewart welcomed guests and discussed the Foundation’s partnership with Stand Up 2 Cancer and the translational research team established to help find a cure for HPV-related cancers. The mission of the FFF is to provide funding for cutting-edge cancer research, to support prevention and awareness, and to help those struggling with cancer. Farrah Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. She established the Foundation before her death in 2009. 

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September is almost here and that means it is time for a curtain call or two. Pepperdine’s Center for the Arts kicks off on a high note on Sept. 17. It’s a blast to the past at the Smothers Theatre as Pepperdine presents “Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam.” Songwriter, guitarist and solo artist Dave Mason retraces the earliest days of his career and the works that launched his success. Mason was a member of the legendary rock band Traffic before going on to a solo career. He also worked with top-drawer talent like Paul McCartney, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Fleetwood Mac. It’s an evening guaranteed to leave you “Feelin’ Alright.” 

On Sept. 28 Childsplay presents “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” It’s billed as a pop culture phenomenon that brings Academic subjects to life with hits like “Conjunction Junction,” “Interplanet Janet” and “Three is a Magic Number.” Just before show time, you can check out Family Art Day, with special art projects and tours at the Weisman Museum. 

Over at the Music Center, don’t miss “The Trip to Bountiful.” 

The Ahmanson Theatre promises the “journey of a lifetime.” The tale unfolds when Mrs. Carrie Watts sets out to escape the big city and her overprotective family by returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas one last time. 

“The Trip to Bountiful” boasts an all-star cast, including Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood. Performances begin Sept. 17, so book your next bus, train or plane to Bountiful.