Category Archives: Art

Better Buy More Purple Crayons! Feral House Adds Prince to their Coloring Book Series

On April 25th, Feral House Publications released “Prince: The Coloring Book.” This third book joins the already popular Bowie and Lemmy coloring books.  I took a stab at coloring Prince with crayons, colored pencils and markers. Having not colored since … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Tower Shooter Slime Mold Saxophone SCUM

“Tower” (2016, Kino Lorber) Deeply moving and effective documentary about the 1966 mass shootings at the University of Texas at Austin, and its impact, both immediate and long-term, on its survivors and the city and country as a whole. Director … Continue reading

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The Museum of Ice Cream: Here’s the Scoop

The Museum of Ice Cream, a pop-up event in the new arts district of DTLA, is not quite a museum. It’s more of an attraction, like San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Or like Charlie’s tour in the Chocolate Factory. As the voice … Continue reading

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Dearly Departed Tours and Artifact Museum Moves to a Shiny New Space Across From The Hollywood Forever Cemetery

It’s one thing to read a book like “Hollywood Babylon” in the privacy of your own home and pore over the details of some dishy Hollywood tragedy, but to see it up close and in person and realize the human … Continue reading

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The Museum of Ice Cream is Releasing More Tickets Today!

The first round of timed tickets for the art pop-up, Museum of Ice Cream, sold out quickly, with only a week’s worth of available dates in April. Today at 9am PST (like now) they will be releasing tickets for June 2nd … Continue reading

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From Mudwimin to Intention Painting: The Abstract Artistry of S. Lee Robinson

Lee Robinson has taken quite a turn from San Francisco post-punk musician to Los Angeles-based abstract artist who has developed a style of painting she has dubbed “Intention Painting”. Robinson’s intention painting involves the writing or drawing of positive words … Continue reading

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“Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices” to Screen at Newport Beach Film Festival April 25 and 27

In 1994, at the 65th Annual Academy Awards presentation, upon receiving the Oscar for the Best Song, “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen delivered the finest acceptance speech that event has ever experienced: ‘You do your best work, and you hope … Continue reading

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Sidney and the Detours Opening at The Rose in Pasadena

Opening for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, April 21 at The Rose in Pasadena, Sidney and the Detours (FB @sidneyandthedetours) will give you the summertime blues— so deep that you’ll never get out alive Sidney Iverson, (BTW a chick), … Continue reading

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Penelope Houston’s “Muzzlers” at La Luz de Jesus

From April 7th through the 30th, La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents “Muzzlers (The Accused)” by Avengers frontwoman and solo artist, Penelope Houston. The exhibit is a series of diptych oil paintings of mugshots from the 1920s and ’30s that … Continue reading

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La La Land’s Group Art Show Opening for Charity featuring Mark Mothersbaugh’s “Pure Joy” 45 Acetate

La La Land Gallery presents “For Goodness Sake” on Saturday March 25th. Kii Arens’ is curating a group of artists for a charity fundraiser including pop artist Peter Blake (best known for his sleeve design of the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s … Continue reading

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