Author Archives: Monique A. LeBleu

About Monique A. LeBleu

Monique A. LeBleu is a writer, photographer, videographer, shameless foodie and wineaux. Her love of film history and a background in film production, post production and film theory give her unique insights into her movie reviews, and a brief background in technical theater fuels her passion on all-things theater and film. As a foodie, living in the ever-growing and diverse culinary landscape that is the City of Los Angeles feeds her never-ending pursuit of the perfect comfort food. She lives in the hope that someday she'll find the world's best Mac n' Cheese to pair with a saucy Malbec.

Off-Broadway Pulitzer Winning ‘Talley’s Folly’ Makes It to Hollywood’s Hudson

Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson, winner of Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York drama critics Circle award in 1980, has been brought to the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood by Bright Eyes Productions. The 90-minute play (as you will … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras 2018: ‘Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler’ in L.A.

Let the good times roll, Los Angeles! Time to purge your sins by getting them out of your proverbial system on Fat Tuesday, or make it just another reason to celebrate the good life while the gettin’s still good. Here’s a … Continue reading

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The Kids Ain’t Just Alright in “Nothing Is The Same” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse

Four youngsters in Hawaii enjoy the simple pleasures that only childhood can afford – the unbridled joy of innocent play and friendship without serious judgment – until an act of war changes their lives forever. “Nothing is the Same” by … Continue reading

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The C-word Shouldn’t Mean Being Serious as a Heart Attack, ‘Chemo Barbie’ Returns to the Whitefire

Told that she had a 98% chance of a cure rate, as of December 2017, actress Heather Keller was given a cancer-free diagnosis after a near two-year battle. And she’s so excited, she’ll even show you her breasts! Keller’s Hollywood … Continue reading

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Not Just for the Barista: A Con of Every Coffee Lover’s Dream

CoffeeCon’s 4th Southern California event will be at The Reef on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4, 2018 in downtown Los Angeles. The event, designed for the specialty coffee enthusiast, is open to the consumer public with 40 plus exhibitors and … Continue reading

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In a Bittersweet Reprieve, the ‘Stinko’ Gets a New Home in Neighboring South Pasadena

After announcing the close of their Alhambra restaurant last month, the original Twohey’s Restaurant will now be moving to South Pasadena in the Spring of 2018. With recent negotiations to renew their lease in Alhambra unsuccessful, the original Twohey’s Restaurant … Continue reading

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Face Time with Face to Face: Gallery and Book Signing to Celebrate 25 Years of So Cal Punk

“Face to Face: 25 Years of So Cal Punk,” an art exhibit, book signing and reception, will be at The Last Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, from 7 – 9 pm. The collaborative event by Sugar Press and book … Continue reading

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Pasadena Restaurants Honor Invention of the Cheeseburger in 5th Annual Week-Long Challenge

From vintage burger shacks to fine dining, from taverns to turnkeys, from all beef to 50/50, or from turkey to vegetarian—and everything in between—cheeseburger lovers will be able to vote for their favorites in a number of categories from now … Continue reading

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Glitter, Glitz, and Girl Power Dominate 29Rooms

Digital-media and entertainment company Refinery29‘s 29Rooms’ tented immersive art experience is at the ROW DTLA until Sunday, December 17, 2017. A large tent adjacent to the former L.A. Terminal that is now ROW DTLA houses the self-guided walk-through tour. As titled, … Continue reading

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One Door Opens but Another Closes: Original Twohey’s in Alhambra to Close in February 2018

UPDATED 12-16-2017: Legendary Twohey’s of Alhambra will permanently close its doors at the beginning of the year as the restaurant’s lease was not renewed. The restaurant and its mid-century modern styled building and interior ceiling lamp decor, cozy beige circular booths, … Continue reading

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