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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.

LA Beat Contest: Win Tix to the YouBloom Music Conference!

Want a free pair of tickets to the music conference at the YouBloom Festival? The conference takes place at The Ebell Club in Highland Park on Saturday November 15th, and the program includes masterclasses on the economics of DIY production, as … Continue reading

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YouBloom Festival Comes to L.A.!

Coming November 13-15 is the first YouBloom Festival in Los Angeles, or YouBloom@LA! The festival consists of a music conference at The Ebell Club in Highland Park, featuring industry experts and veterans, as well as concerts at the following venues: La Cuevita … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Kelly & Cal”

Kelly & Cal, directed by Jen McGowan, is about the unlikely friendship between unhappy new mom Kelly (Juliette Lewis) and depressed teen in a wheelchair Cal (Jonny Weston) that takes a few turns in the wrong direction, even as it helps … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Monstrous Bodies”

Monstrous Bodies, subtitled “Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction”, is an academic work by June Pulliam, published by McFarland. When I first saw the cover, I immediately thought of the Ginger Snaps movie trilogy, because the first movie especially … Continue reading

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Random LA: Nothing but Class

A daily eyesore on my commute.

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Random LA: “A mannequin in a bikini will bring ‘em in!”

I can only hope she comes alive at night and fights the patriarchy.

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Live Review: Bonnie Montgomery at Grand Ole Echo

Last Sunday, Bonnie Montgomery headlined at the Grand Ole Echo, the weekly country music/Americana night at The Echo. The Arkansas-based singer/songwriter is classically trained in opera but plays country rock mixed with Americana and folk. Her training was especially noticeable … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Frank”

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, out on August 22, is the bizarre and funny tale of a young English musician’s adventures joining an absolutely crazy – but talented – American band. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the film was inspired by journalist/filmmaker Jon … Continue reading

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NOW Festival at REDCAT: ICELAND & More

Last Friday, REDCAT kicked off Program One of its New Original Works (NOW) Festival with three performances: Wilfried Souly’s Saana/The Foreigner, Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide’s Still and a preview of ICELAND from Overtone Industries. The evening opened with Saana/The Foreigner, which was … Continue reading

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REDCAT Premieres Fanciful ICELAND July 24-26

Next Thursday through Saturday at REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, Overtone Industries presents the first half hour of ICELAND, an upcoming musical theatre work by Overtones’ artistic director/composer/actress O-Lan Jones and singer/songwriter Emmet Tinley. ICELAND tells the story of Vaya (Cesili … Continue reading

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