Manny Pacheco on the Oscars and Politics

Starting with the Oscar winner of 2019 for Best Film, “Parasite,” and going back to the 1950’s, Manny Pacheco reminds us how national politics –not to be confused with Hollywood politics–has often affected Hollywood films and changed the course of the Academy Awards. It’s a fascinating insight into one of America’s greatest pastimes…and a national … Read more

Hollywood History: Films on Contagion, Fear & More

Film goers love to be scared by disaster and horror flicks among other genres. Celebrating Act 2 founders Art Kirsch and john Coleman talk with Forgotten Hollywood’s Manny Pacheco about how Hollywood filmmakers have reacted to real contagion and how the industry has used fear of the unknown –from the flu to the atomic bomb– … Read more

Manny Pacheco on Classic Film Festivals

With national protocols in place for the Corona Virus COVID-19, many large events–including film festivals — have been cancelled. Manny Pacheco laments with Celebrating Act 2 founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman, that there will not be a TCM Classic Film Fest this year. It’s grown to be a large Hollywood celebration. They discuss other … Read more

Manny Pacheco on Hollywood’s Irish Mafia

Forgotten Hollywood’s Manny Pacheco tells little known stories about the large number of Irish working in Hollywood films, including John Wayne and director John Ford. Of course Celebrating Act 2 founder John Coleman does his bad Irish accent to the delight of his business partner, Art Kirsch. It’s all kicked off by a discussion of … Read more

If I only Knew Then!

With age comes perspective! Or maybe we just hope it does. Bill Jordan, creator of “Embrace The Boom” movement talks with Celebrating Act 2’s Art Kirsch and John Coleman about things we learn –or don’t learn– as we mature. The trio of boomers reflect on a great number of topics from money to relationships to … Read more

Resolutions & Personal Improvement

Why do we feel the need to make New Year’s Resolutions? And who actually keeps to them? Bill Jordan, creator of the inspirational “15 Practices,” discusses the pros & cons with John Coleman and Art Kirsch of Celebrating Act 2. There’s fun and self reflection as well as a little good advice on making positive … Read more

How Do You Save Daylight Anyway?

Springtime and Fall may be inevitable but changing the clocks is not. Our favorite Baby-Boomer, Bill Jordan, talks with Art and John about something much too important for this crew to be trusted with — Daylight Saving Time! They have questions –and very few intelligent answers–but who cares? Is this what happens when you pass … Read more

Sylvia Spreads The Word

Besides being an accomplished artist, Sylvia Megerdichian, who runs the Art Box studio, is a businesswoman and teacher. She teaches from the heart. Because artistic expression has no age limit many of her students’ are seniors—each with a different reason for their art. In this video Sylvia shares the influence of her friend and fellow … Read more

Bill A. Jones’ River Song Medley

If you love the sound of a swing band and the old standards, known as ‘The Great American Songbook’, you’ll love Bill A. Jones’ current nightclub act! He charms his audience with a wide selection of familiar tunes mixed with entertaining banter. The musical arrangements by Paul McDonald, along with his talented players, keep you … Read more

Dr Liz Lyster discusses the H word

Dr. Liz Lyster is an OB/GYN medical doctor, best-selling author and speaker, and an expert in perimenopause and menopause. In her private practice in the San Francisco Bay area, she helps women and men in midlife and beyond lose weight, have more energy, increase their motivation and drive, and generally feel great. She graduated from … Read more