Author Archives: James Eliopulos

“Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices” to Screen at Newport Beach Film Festival April 25 and 27

In 1994, at the 65th Annual Academy Awards presentation, upon receiving the Oscar for the Best Song, “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen delivered the finest acceptance speech that event has ever experienced: ‘You do your best work, and you hope … Continue reading

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“Projections of America” Premieres at International Film Festival North Hollywood

As with the best films about filmmaking and filmmakers the pleasures of “Projections of America”, Peter Miller’s wonderful addition to what is becoming one of the preeminent bodies of work in current documentary cinema, are multi-layered. And as the narrative … Continue reading

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Gurf Morlix Debuts His New Album ‘Eatin’ At Me’ Tonight at McCabe’s

A new album from Gurf Morlix is always a challenge. I never know if I’m going to like the writing, the playing, the singing or the sound design/recording best. Listening to Gurf’s newest release, Eatin’ At Me, the past couple … Continue reading

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Syd Straw: Saturday, April 11 (Yes, Tonight) at McCabe’s in Santa Monica

There is probably no artist I have found out the next morning had done a show that I would have made but missed the night before more often than the talented, the wonderful and the of late east coast domiciled, … Continue reading

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Martha Davis – Motels, Jazz and Two LA Shows in One Great Week

Some artists hit your radar like a meteor and just as quickly veer off into the void. Others craft ‘hits’ that become mainstays of media and memory, and so remain, ever fixated, tied to a time and place, maybe even … Continue reading

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The Dream Syndicate at The Echoplex Saturday 11/22 – Language, Logic and Punk

So here we are, over halfway through November. Less than six weeks left in 2014. With the looming arrival of Hanukkah and Christmas, perhaps some druid ceremony or another, or simply the turning of the last page on the calendar … Continue reading

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BETTER by Jessica Goldberg at The Echo Theater

I have an acquaintance, a screenwriter oddly enough, who claims she finds it impossible to enjoy live theater. Her explanation is that it feels, ‘. . . disturbing, just sitting there; with conversations, and arguments, accusations and confessions; crying and … Continue reading

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‘THE ECHO ONE ACTS’ Extended Through August 31

The Echo Theater Company’s world premier presentation of 6 commissioned one act plays (which were reviewed by the LA Beat on August 16 and were originally scheduled to run through August 23) has been extended to run through August 31. … Continue reading

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The Echo One Acts. The World Premiere of Six New Plays at the Atwater Village Theater – Through August 23rd

Cutting to the chase because I am late with this review and don’t want anyone to miss an opportunity for some truly wonderful local theater due to my slacking – I highly recommend The Echo One Acts playing this weekend … Continue reading

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X’s and ARROWs at The House of Blues Saturday 2/8

  The Foundation Room upstairs at The House of Blues on Sunset continues to provide a terrific venue for up and coming bands. A couple of Saturdays back I dropped in with friends to see what was new and interesting and … Continue reading

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