For anyone in the June Lake Loop area of California's Eastern Sierra mountains July 25-27, stop by the June Lake Loop Music Festival and say hello to Amber, Bonnie and Russ!
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Russ is scheduled to appear at the
Monsterpalooze The Art of Monsters convention at the
Burbank Marriott Hotel in Burbank, California, from
March 28 - 30, 2014. For more information, please
TAMBLYN TIMES 2011
Russ Tamblyn is truly enjoying his “Golden Years”!
2011 has been remarkable and as he moves toward the
completion of his 77th year, he is
celebrating great moments in his Life.
WEST SIDE STORY LIVES!
Most noticeably, Russ has been receiving
well-deserved accolades for his famous roll as Riff,
leader of the Jets, in the movie West Side Story.
Now, celebrating its 50th year
anniversary, Twentieth Century Fox is putting out a
Blue Ray DVD to honor one of the most famous movie
musicals in film history. To mark the occasion,
leader of the Sharks, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno
and Russ will be putting their foot and handprints
in cement at Grauman’s Chinese. This event is on
November 15th at 11am. Then, in the
evening, there will be a gala premiere of the new
DVD shown in the theatre. Russ has been riding this
wave for half a century … imagine!
In August, at the Hollywood Bowl, he attended the
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s landmark
performance of the complete score of West Side Story
with David Newman conducting. The orchestra played
synchronously to the actual movie itself. This
performance was reprised in September where Russ,
George and Walter Mirisch (WSS Producer) were guests
of honor at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.
Only this time, it was the New York Philharmonic who
mesmerized the sold-out audience with live music to
the film. It had taken a whole year to technically
extract the music from the movie but it was well
worth it! At intermission, the audience burst into
tumultuous applause when Russ and his Jets; George
and the Sharks; and the venerable Mr. Mirisch were
introduced. Also, in attendance were the families
of Director Robert Wise and Composer Leonard
Russ has spent the past several years managing his
daughter, actress and poet, Amber. He also, has been
writing his autobiography, Dancing on the Edge, and
coincidentally, is currently completing the chapter
on WSS. From that chapter, Russ will be moving into
the era of his life, which was completely
transformative for him. He found a new voice in the
early 60’s and joined a culture of extraordinary
artists, poets and intellects. He said, “In the
performing arts, you do whatever you can to make the
audience’s head spin but in fine art, you do
whatever you can to make your own head spin.”
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
Russ became involved with an art movement that is
unique to the West Coast, most generically known as
the Beat Era. Russ met an extraordinary artist and
mentor, Wallace Berman, who inspired him to discover
a new form of personal expression. Russ took back
the first name he was born with, Russel, and began
experimenting with 8-millimeter film, photography,
collage, painting and mixed mediums, creating works
of art. Aside, from several exhibitions in the 60’s,
some of his pieces were shown in the 2007 art show,
Semina Culture at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
This exhibition toured across the country, examining
the work of the quintessential West Coast visual
artist of the Beat Era, Wallace Berman (1926–1976),
and the community of creative people who coalesced
From October 2011 into 2012 a new upsurge of this
West Coast Art is being celebrated around Los
Angeles. Pacific Standard Time is a collaboration of
more than sixty cultural institutions across
Southern California. It’s coming together for six
months beginning in October 2011 to tell the story
of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it
became a major new force in the art world.
Some of Russ’ work can be seen in Pacific Standard
Time on display at the Getty – see the following
Is it any wonder that it has taken Russ over 13
years, working on his book, and he is only half way
through it. He is now taking time to do more
artwork, to finish his book and do a few acting
stints just for the fun of it. You will see him in
the current movie, “Drive” as a shadowy doctor…and
then coming in 2012, he portrays the loony father of
actor and future son-in-law, David Cross, in the IFC
TV comedy, “ The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd
Margaret.” Russ lends his singing to his wife
Bonnie’s new album, Winter Wind, produced by
daughter Amber Tamblyn.
Life is full and rich as Russ takes his walks, and
enjoys the sunset of his life.
June Lake Loop
May 2011 Update!
There are only 62
days left until this
are in full
swing and you
can help by
visiting our website
Stay tuned for
The June Lake Loop
The venues have been
booked, the bands
are lining up and we
are almost there!
Monday, July 25
Saturday, July 30
Thursday, July 28
Kick Off & Song
Friday, July 29
Trout Town Jam,The
Concert & The Very
Saturday, July 30
Trout Town Jam,
World and Folk Music
& Indie Night
Sunday, July 31
Wrap Up Party
More information on
when, where and
who's playing is
How can I help?
We have been
extremely lucky this
year with the
participation of the
The Art Beat
County Counsel for
the Arts and Mono
Each has donated
and efforts to help
support the Music
Festival. If you are
donating directly to
the June Lake Loop
visit the Art Beat
or click to Donate
We appreciate any
help you can provide
and no donation will
Bonnie would like to extend an invitation to y'all. "Jesse
Winchester has always been one of my favorite songwriter
performers forever. It is an honor to warm the stage up for
him! My set will be short and sweet, 'cause I just want to
sit back and listen to the master do it! Can't wait to take
my Dove on the road again!"
Oct. 9, 2010
will be joining some of his TWIN PEAKS co-stars for
a special reunion at the Hollywood Show on Oct. 9,
2010 in Burbank, California. For more information,
please visit them online at
The June Lake Loop Second Annual Mountain Music Festival will take place Aug.19-21, 2010. The three day festival includes bluegrass and folk music, a songwriter's showcase, wine tasting, outdoor concert featuring The Standells, dancing and an indie night featuirng hot new alternative acts. Among the celebrity guests are Amber Tamblyn. For more information, please visit www.junelakemusic.com.
Amber stars in the new ABC series THE UNUSUALS, which premieres on Wed., April 8 at 10pm. It's never business as usual for the officers of New York's 2nd Precinct on the series premiere of THE UNUSUALS.
Russ to Join the D'Amboise Family and Mann
to Participate in Jerry Robbins Tribute
Former New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques
d'Amboise will be joined by son Christopher, daughter
Charlotte, son-in-law Terrence Mann, and Russ Tamblyn for
Dancing for Jerry: Memories of Jerome Robbins, to be
held at Symphony Space, Monday, December 1 at 7:30pm. The
event will celebrate, through song, dance and reminiscences,
their encounters over many years with the legendary
choreographer. It will include rare film footage of Robbins
dances, including "Afternoon of a Faun" with Jacques
d'Amboise and Tanaquil LeClerq, "Peter Pan," revived for
Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise in Jerome Robbins'
Broadway, and performed to honor Mary Martin at the
Kennedy Center, and "Fancy Free," revived for former New
York City Ballet principal dancer Christopher d'Amboise and
Mikhail Baryshnikov at New York City Ballet. For more
information, please visit
While in New York, Russ will be visiting his daughter
Amber, on the set of the new ABC series THE UNUSUALS.
Russ was among the celebrity guests at the "Starfair"
Palm Springs Classic Film Festival the weekend of Dec. 7, 8
and 9, 2007 in Palm Springs, California. The festival took place at the Palm Springs Convention Center, where they
will also screened "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers".
For more information, please visit them online at
BONNIE TAMBLYN, SARAH PIERCE,
and special guest star AMBER TAMBLYN
PERFORED IN LOUISIANA
May 18, 2007 at 307 Club in Lafayette
307 Downtown Lafayette
307 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 262-0307 www.307downtown.com
May 19, 2007 at Phil Brady’s in Baton Rouge
Phil Brady's Bar & Grill
4848 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 927-3786 www.philbradys.org
Bonnie is a singer/songwriter, and just recently performed with “The Evergreen All Stars.” LSU Tiger Weekly
states, "Bonnie Tamblyn is Rock'n'Roll's Hidden Heart of Gold.”Sarah Pierce, also a singer/songwriter, is a veteran favorite of the Southern circuit.
Her recent album, “Love’s The Only Way” title track hit number 25 on the adult contemporary music charts. The Los Angeles Times stated,
“Sarah Pierce…a likely candidate for contemporary music fame.” Bonnie’s finest work, her daughter Amber Tamblyn, is an accomplished poet
and actress and is best know for her Golden Globe and Emmy nominated role in Joan of Arcadia.
The Tamblyn's celebrated Mardis Gras in Baton Rouge this year with Russ' wife
Bonnie, performing some damn fine folk/rock'nblues with old musical friends.