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Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith is a young adult author and a singer-songwriter who goes by Turning Violet. She dyes her hair rainbow colors and enjoys reviewing live shows, books and movies. You can read about her own music and books at www.simonesnaith.com.

Album Review: Jessica Lee Wilkes’s “Lone Wolf” EP

Jessica Lee Wilkes is a singer/songwriter and bassist from Paducah, KY who plays “raw, rhythm & blues-tinged rock & roll from a bygone era yet to come”, according to her website. Well-known as the upright bassist and co-vocalist for JD Wilkes … Continue reading

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The Art Directors Guild Screens “Robin Hood” in Honor of Carl Jules Weyl

The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque presents a June 28th screening of the 1938 classic “The Adventures of Robin Hood” at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre, to celebrate Academy Award-winning production designer Carl Jules Weyl. Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia De … Continue reading

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Live Review: Rose’s Pawn Shop, Tommy Ash & More at Grand Ole Echo

The Echo’s weekly country rock series called the Grand Ole Echo is a breath of fresh air (despite a lot of patio smokers) on Sunday afternoons. The all-ages shows last from 4 to 8pm, and are free before 6pm or $5 … Continue reading

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EPIC: Blockbuster Music from Video Games & Film

Angel City Chorale presents EPIC: Blockbuster Music from Video Games & Film next weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7. Starting at 7pm, the Los Angeles-based, multi-cultural choir and instrumental ensemble will perform imaginative arrangements of music from an exciting … Continue reading

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The Art Directors Guild Presents Eagle-Con 2015

The second annual Eagle-Con will be held at Cal State L.A. on May 14 and 15, presented by the Art Directors Guild. A convention designed to “explore issues of race, gender, orientation, identity, and representation in comic books”, Eagle-Con 2015 follows the theme … Continue reading

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Live Review: Benjamin Booker at The Santa Ana Observatory

Raspy-voiced rocker Benjamin Booker played the Santa Ana Observatory two weeks ago, after selling out The Roxy. Local band Small Wigs opened for him, playing to a tightly packed, enthusiastic crowd, in which I spotted (and mildly accosted, sorry) actor … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story”

“I Am Big Bird” is a documentary about 81-year-old Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” since 1969. While it is as nostalgic and heartwarming as you’d imagine, it’s also an intriguing look into the … Continue reading

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Community Writers’ Space “The Hatchery” Grand Opening

The Hatchery is a new communal workspace for writers that provides its members 24/7 quiet studio access, a communal kitchen, wifi, free printing and copies, a library, free tea and coffee, and much more. Located off of Larchmont, the space … Continue reading

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Album Review: Purity Ring’s “Another Eternity”

To say that Purity Ring has avoided the “sophomore slump” with their new album Another Eternity would be a massive understatement. The quirky electronic duo’s debut Shrines (reviewed here) is an impeccable collection of tightly-constructed songs that blend beats, synths and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Cobbler”

“The Cobbler”, in theaters now, tells the story of a magical shoe-stitching machine that upends the life of a downtrodden cobbler named Max Simkin (Adam Sandler). Written and directed by Thomas McCarthy (“The Station Agent”), it features a strong cast, including Steve Buscemi, … Continue reading

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