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Nikki Kreuzer

About Nikki Kreuzer

Nikki Kreuzer has been a Los Angeles resident for more than half of her life. When not working insane hours in the film & TV industry, she spends her time over many obsessions, mainly music, art and exploring the oddities of the city she calls home. As a writer she has also been published in the LA Weekly, Oddee.com, Twist Magazine, Strobe and Not For Hire. Nikki is also is a mosaic artist and actor. As a photographer she documents Offbeat things in L.A. on Instagram (username Lunabeat, please follow her!). She is currently working on her first novel and in the process of recording a dozen original songs with a songwriting partner under the name Nikki & Candy. Please "like" the Offbeat L.A. Facebook page!

Offbeat L.A.: Like Totally Rad- The San Fernando Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth

“On Ventura, there she goes She just bought some bitchin’ clothes Tosses her head and flips her hair… Valley Girl, She’s a Valley Girl”- (1982) Frank Zappa The San Fernando Valley, or just the Valley for short, really came into … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: A Loving Goodbye to Marionette Master Bob Baker

Los Angeles sadly lost an offbeat legend today, Friday November 28th. Bob Baker, the magical maestro of the oldest puppet theater in the United States, passed away at age 90. Baker had been in hospice recently, so the news was … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Fall is in the Air- Apple Picking in Oak Glen

Those on the other coast like to tell us we don’t have seasons here in Southern California. They romanticize images of red and golden leaves, bright orange pumpkins on the vine and the sudden nippiness of the weather after a humid summer. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Event: Sign Geeks- Vintage Neon Photography Exhibit

Lovers of vintage signage, road trips, artful photography and the eclectic are sure to get some visual satisfaction out of a new photo exhibit opening Saturday July 12th in Pomona. Sign Geeks Vintage Neon Photography Exhibit features 40 different shutterbugs from … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Kitsch Overload – Charlie Brown Farms in Littlerock, CA

The Antelope Valley, an hour or so east on the 14 freeway in northern Los Angeles County, can be a bizarre place. Sundried mile upon sundried mile of pale desert, prickly and forlorn joshua trees, strange little towns and wide open vistas. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Get Your Kicks! The Route 66 exhibit at the Autry Museum

  “If you ever plan to motor west Travel my way, Take the highway that’s the best Get your kicks on Route 66 It winds from Chicago to LA More than two thousand miles all the way, Get your kicks … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Cherry Oh Baby- It’s Cherry Picking Season in Leona Valley

We are long blessed in Southern California to be considered a land of plenty and abundance. Sweetly enticing fresh fruit and produce grown under our baby blue skies has long been a draw to the area surrounding Los Angeles. Sadly, orange … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: It’s A New Orleans Thing- Allen Toussaint Gives Goosebumps at voila!’s Lyric Theatre

It was a magical night for the first ever voila! Session, a newly created concert series taking place at The Lyric Theatre in West Hollywood. New Orleans legendary music man Allen Toussaint took to the stage in an intimate and spellbinding … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: It’s Time to Roller Boogie – Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale

I have always found something synonymous about roller skating and Southern California. Maybe it’s because so much of the last big skating trend of the late ’70’s to early ’80’s was immortalized on film & TV taking place here. Maybe … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Sunken City- 20th Century Ruins in San Pedro

Ghosts of a former hillside housing community that slid into the sparkling Pacific way back in 1929 still haunt the sunny cliffs of San Pedro. Now known as Sunken City, the broken foundations and shards of concrete have been covered and … Continue reading

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