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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.

“Kurt Cobain: The Last Session” at Morrison Hotel Gallery

This Saturday, November 22nd, the Morrison Hotel Gallery in West Hollywood will host a book signing by photographer Jesse Frohman for his new book “Kurt Cobain: The Last Session” (Thames & Hudson) from 6 to 8pm. Frohman shot Nirvana for the London Observer’s Sunday … Continue reading

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Steampunk Puppets! “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”

Portland-based puppet theater Tears of Joy presents Julius Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” on November 19 at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz! The all-ages show starts at 7:30pm and is $15 for adults, $10 for students. “Discover some of the most exciting scenes from … Continue reading

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Youbloom@LA Festival Starts This Thursday!

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Movie Review: “Housebound”

“Housebound” is a very clever thriller/comedy from New Zealand written and directed by Gerard Johnstone. It stars Morgana O’Reilly as sour-faced Kylie, a thief and former addict who is sentenced to house arrest in her mother’s home, only to discover … Continue reading

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Wilmer Valderrama Introduces “Muertoons” Animated Series

A new animated series called Muertoons is being produced by Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show”), who also voices one of the characters. Created by Eric Gonzales with contributor and artist Erich Haeger, the cartoon stars five sugar skull friends and … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Raveonettes at The El Rey

On their new album, “Pe’ahi”, The Raveonettes, whose style has definitely changed a bit over the years, are masters of accessible melodies submerged in reverb and distortion. It’s a very satisfying combination of edginess and catchiness, that was only enhanced live at The … Continue reading

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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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