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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

Movie Review: “A Perfect Day”

“A Perfect Day”, in theaters January 15th, is based on the book “Dejarse Llover” by Paula Farias, (which I now want to read), and is the English-language debut of director Fernando León de Aranoa. Fueled by an excellent soundtrack (X, … Continue reading

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Live Review: White Reaper at The Echoplex

White Reaper hail from Louisville, KY and consist of singer/guitarist Tony Esposito, the Wilkerson twins Nick (drums) and Sam (bass), and keyboardist (and “bosstone” – he dances when there are no keyboard parts) Ryan Hater. The Polyvinyl Records website calls them “garage punk” … Continue reading

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Album Review: Brothertiger’s “Out of Touch”

Brothertiger is the project of electronic/synth-pop artist John Jagos from Brooklyn, NY. His previous albums are out on Mush Records, but Out of Touch is a new independent release, available digitally or on transparent green vinyl, with cover art by Jagos’s father, painted in … Continue reading

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“Photographing The Cosmos” at The Annenberg Space for Photography

Calling all space geeks and photography fans: On Saturday, December 12th, the Annenberg Space for Photography presents “Photographing The Cosmos”, a panel discussion on astrophotography. The event’s speakers will include Garrett Reisman, former NASA astronaut and current SpaceX Director of Crew … Continue reading

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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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