Author Archives: Simone Snaith

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

Book Review: “The Bone Clocks”

“The Bone Clocks”, by David Mitchell, is a massive, well-constructed world, in which the story unfolds through the voices of several fascinating characters. Far from a regular historical or family saga, however, these characters are all either knowingly or unknowingly involved … Continue reading

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YouBloom L.A. 2015: Music Conference & Fest in Highland Park

YouBloom L.A. is back next month! The conference takes place on December 12th at the Highland Park Ebell Club, and this year’s keynote speaker is Tom Sturges, former music executive who signed such artists as The Smashing Pumpkins and Foo … Continue reading

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“Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” Celebrates The Iroquois Nationals

“Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” is a documentary about the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team‘s competition in the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championships, which were held for the first time on a reservation, in Onondaga in New York. Long before it became … Continue reading

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JC Backings’ Movie Backdrops at Sony Studios

Last Friday, the Art Directors Guild hosted an exhibit of gorgeous film backdrops by JC Backings at Sony Studios. In a large warehouse that must house thousands of rolled-up canvases, two rooms were set up with the enormous background paintings … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “All Things Must Pass: The Rise & Fall of Tower Records”

“All Things Must Pass” is a documentary directed by actor Colin Hanks that tells the story of beloved giant Tower Records. The saga of charismatic founder Russ Solomon’s meteoric rise can obviously be read in many places online, but what the well-paced “All Things … Continue reading

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“ROW”: Reggae-Themed Roller Disco This Saturday

Re/Creation Cafe will transform the nightclub Circus Disco into a roller rink this Saturday for its monthly event, “ROW – Rave on Wheels”. Attendees can either skate or dance among costumed characters, performance artists, hula hoopers, magicians and more. This month’s theme is “One Love”, … Continue reading

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Engadget and AOL Originals Presents “Citizen Mars”

Beginning September 1st, Engadget will release an AOL Original series of short webisodes about five of the current candidates for the controversial Mars One project. Entitled “Citizen Mars”, the show interviews these five individuals and their family members, with a focus on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Call Me Lucky”

“Call Me Lucky” is an award-winning documentary on influential comedian and political activist Barry Crimmins, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. The movie follows the life of the famously grumpy, often abrasive comedian who played a critical role in establishing the 1980s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Dark Was The Night”

“Dark Was The Night” is a thriller directed by Jack Heller, starring Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas. The movie, shot mostly in cold, blue lighting, is the story of a small town called Maiden Woods that is suddenly plagued by a … Continue reading

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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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