Author Archives: Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the indie rock duo Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at simonesnaith.com.

“Eyvinde Earle: An Exhibit of a Disney Legend”

Beginning May 20th, Forest Lawn will host “Eyvinde Earle: An Exhibit of a Disney Legend”, featuring paintings and drawings by the artist celebrated for creating the magnificent look of “Sleeping Beauty”. During his time at Disney, Eyvinde Earle (1916-2000) also painted backgrounds for movies … Continue reading

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Bats Day’s Happy Haunts Swinging Wake

Disneyland’s Bats Day weekend kicked off last Friday with the Happy Haunts Swinging Wake, a Haunted Mansion-themed costume ball at the DoubleTree Suites near the park. The event featured live music by local electro-swing band Red Light District (above) and the folky Windows to … Continue reading

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Barry Kleven’s “School Days” at Lethal Amounts

“School Days”, featuring the recently discovered photos of the late Barry Kleven, kicked off last Friday at Lethal Amounts downtown. Kleven was a talented teenager who took some impressive pictures at L.A. rock and punk shows in the 1970s, but … Continue reading

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Live Review: Ex Hex and Sheer Mag at The Echo

Last week, Ex Hex sold out The Echo, playing tunes from their truly enjoyable, upbeat album Rips. Described by some as power pop, the band frequently reminds me of The Cars, sans keyboards and with more guitar solos. The group’s three members – singer/guitarist … Continue reading

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Sci-Fest L.A. Returns to Hollywood in May

Sci-Fest L.A. returns this year on May 5th through 29th at the Acme Theatre in Hollywood. Now in its third year, the festival features one-act science fiction plays, often starring actors from well-known sci-fi and fantasy franchises. (Wil Wheaton, Armin … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Vigils at The Redwood Bar

The Vigils are one local band that really have that “It” factor. Thanks to an exciting stage presence and great songs with a nostalgic punk & Goth vibe, their next show is always something to look forward to. Maintaining “the … Continue reading

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“School Days” at Lethal Amounts: The Nearly Lost Photos of Barry Kleven

On April 22nd, downtown rock & roll gallery Lethal Amounts presents “School Days”, featuring photography from 1970s punk and rock concerts in Los Angeles, taken by an unknown but talented photographer named Barry Kleven. As a teenager, the late Kleven borrowed cameras on the … Continue reading

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Alejandro Amenábar’s “Regression” with Ethan Hawke, Emma Watson Comes Out on DVD in May

Check out the trailer for “Regression” by Alejandro Amenábar, who directed one of my favorite ghost thrillers, “The Others”. “Regression” stars Ethan Hawke as a detective investigating what appears to be a satanic cult, with Emma Watson as one of the member’s … Continue reading

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The Ripped Bodice Bookstore Opens in Culver City

The Ripped Bodice is a brand new bookstore in Culver City, and in case you can’t tell by the name, it specializes in Romance novels. It’s the first all-Romance bookstore I’ve heard of, and it cleverly sorts the books into … Continue reading

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Terrine Introduces Their Spring Cocktails

On Wednesday night, Terrine hosted a cocktail party to debut their new spring cocktails. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, casual but chic, and we love their famous patio. Head Bartender Ryan Wainwright has divided his menu into five cocktail categories: Bubbly and Refreshing; Crisp … Continue reading

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