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By Irv Rudman Chicago at Stardust The band that has been praying jazz, rock and blues for the past 34 years will appear in back-to-back engagements at the Stardust Resort and Casino in March at the legendary Wayne Newton Theater. The foursome that founded the band in 1967 and pioneered the conccpt of a rock band with a strong horn section is still going strong as the central core of the eight-man group. Lee Loughnana, James Pankow, Watt Parazaider and Robert Lamm say that their friendship has helped keep the band together for all the.qe years. They all met in Chicago, (my hometown,) in tile 1960s and were first known as the Chicago Transit Authority. Their first album was released in 1969. Some of their hit songs have included "Saturdays in the Park," "Just You And Me," "Hard TO say Im 5orry'" and "If You Leave Me Now." Tickets to the Chicago performances cost $59.95 and include tax, tip and one beverage. Stardust Box Office (702) 732-6325 Cesta Gift Baskets Find an exceptional gift baskets for all occasions at Cesta. They put lots of thought into the gift baskets and make sure that each one perfectly and beauti- fully suits the person who is to receive the gift. Baskets include gourmet foods, fancy bath treats and many other special goodies that can be personalized with ribbons and balloons. Cesta really knows what they're doing. They have been making quality gift baskets for 14 years and will ship the gift basket anywhere you need it to go - worldwide. Cesta 549 South Fairfax Avenue (323) 935-8973 Iris Flowers By Marl Making beautiful flowers for beautiful occasions is their specialty. Any event feels more festive and special with a gor- geous arrangement of colorful and fra- grant flowers. At Iris Flowers By Mari, they can do it all, from traditional com- binations and presentations to one-of-a- kind bouquets. They are pros at any occasion from parties to weddings to home decoration. They help you carry off any event with style - and they are stylish themselves. When you order flowers, you'll notice that you always receive more than you asked for. You can't go wrong with them or their beauti- ful creations, Iris Flowers by Mari 1981 Westwood Boulevard (310) 477-163 New Strasberg Leading Lady Lindsey and David Strasberg arc pleased to announce the birth of their beautiful new baby girl, Gwendolyn Lee Strasberg, who arrived perfectly on Dec. 11 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. She weighed ~cvcn pound~, five ounces and measured 20 inches long. Little Gwendolyn has been born onto a very famous stage. Her late grandfather is the world-renowned acting genius Lee Strasberg. Her grand- mother, Anna Strasberg, received a call to come to the hospital for her granddaugh- ter's birth while she was busy directing David L. Ray's new play "Before I Wake" at the Marilyn Monroe Theater at the Lee Strasberg Creative Center in West Hollywood. "Just call me grandma. We now have a new leading lady in the fami- ly and her name is Gwendolyn Lee Strasberg, I have to admit though, the best roles ever written anywhere are those of mother and grandmother, and now I'm both," said Strasberg. Lindsey Strasberg, the beautiful new mother, is an entertain- ment attorney at the Beverly Hills-based firm of Bloom, Hergott, Diemer & Cook. David Strasberg, the proud new father, heads The Group at Strasberg, a produc- tion company. He is also the chief execu- tive officer of the Lee Strasberg Creative Center and the New York-based Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Congratulations to the Strasberg family. lrv Rudman is the consumer affairs editor for the Beverly Hills Weekly. BALANCE- itARMONY- WELL BEING 6 Beverly Hills Weekly TLE S if Enjoy the Gentle Way to Health and Longevity Acupuncture Herbal Medicine Nutritional Counseling House Calls Available DORIS JOHNSON, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. 1273 Westwood Blvd., #205, Los Angeles (310) 475-8018 Please callJbr your FREE monthly Acupuncture & Health Newsletter