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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. She also writes for the L.A. Weekly and Oddee.com and has been published in Twist Magazine, Strobe and Not For Hire. Nikki is also is a mosaic artist, actor and as a photographer documents Offbeat things in L.A. on Instagram (username Lunabeat, please follow her!). She is currently working on her first novel. Please "like" the Offbeat L.A. Facebook page!

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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Offbeat L.A.: Harry Perry- The Guitar Playing, Rollerskating, Turban Wearing Kosmic Krusader of Venice Beach

This April marked the 40th anniversary that Harry Perry, the legendary Kama Kosmic Krusader has been performing his lovingly bizarre feedback-filled songs to tourists and locals alike on the Venice Boardwalk. At first mention of his name, many scratch their … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.Video : The Magical Folk Art of Tio’s Tacos in Riverside

Join Offbeat L.A. host Nikki Kreuzer on a video adventure to an enchanted taco shop in Riverside, CA. Located down the street from the incredible Mission Inn, Tio’s Tacos is a folk art wonderland and a place to get in touch with your inner … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Go Hug a Cow! The Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita

Ever have one of those days (or months) where clouds of grey seem to follow overhead and nothing seems to be going right? Or maybe some real life drama has got you singing the blues and you need a little … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Takes a Video Trip to Velveteria, the Velvet Painting Museum

A few months ago Offbeat L.A. for the LA Beat was fortunate to get the first scoop on writing about Velveteria, the newly opened velvet painting museum in Chinatown. Read the article here: offbeat-l-a-some-velvet-morning. The owners, Caren & Carl were so interesting … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Upcoming Event- Groupies Galore! Meet Pamela Des Barres, Miss Mercy & Catherine James

Here in Los Angeles, although we are known for our earthquakes, we are lucky to be the main epicenter of something else. We are known worldwide for being the center of celebrity sightings- in film and TV, music, sports, art … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Miley Cyrus as Surrealist Muse- Bangerz 2014 Tour

I have to admit, the last thing I thought I’d be writing about for this Offbeat L.A. column was good girl gone so very, very wrong, pop icon Miley Cyrus. I guess I’d always had some awareness of her existence. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls – Angel’s Attic Dollhouse Museum

Los Angeles, land of make believe; a town that weaves the magical into the fabric of the commonplace. In our multi-faceted city dreamers may be a dime a dozen, but the dreams they emanate linger on as an invisible mist. … Continue reading

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