Category Archives: Books

Producer, Singer, Vocal Coach and Actress Pepper Jay Writes Dynamic Song Performance: The Singer’s Bible For Those Who Want To Better Their Craft

Pepper Jay has been involved in music and acting her whole life, from roles on TV’s ‘The Real McCoy‘ as a child through teaching performance in the LAUSD and ultimately, her own entertainment company where she has produced as well … Continue reading

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The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas Book Signing Parties

Since the mid-1800s, Krampus, the horned beast of Alpine legend, has been carrying on the tradition of St. Nicholas’ dark companions who punish the naughty children as a counterpart to his benevolent rewards of gifts and sweets. Costumed in animal pelts and horns, villagers … Continue reading

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Bursting With Japanese Delicacies: “RISING TOHOKU” Food Fair In Torrance

“This taste warms the cockles of the heart.” So says the wrapper of a Japanese green tea cream-filled dorayaki dessert pastry from Anchindo of Iwate Prefecture, in northern Japan. And it sums up the feeling one gets after sampling northern … Continue reading

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Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy Coming to La Luz de Jesus this Sunday

This Sunday, La Luz de Jesus will be hosting a book release party for Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy. The authors will be giving a talk and demo and signing books. The event goes from 1pm – 6pm. Taxidermy … Continue reading

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G. Brian Benson’s “Steve the Alien” Arrives Just in Time to Abduct your Child’s Holidays and Inspire His or Her Mind!!!

Ever wonder if aliens travel to distant planets on scavenger hunts just because they can? Do they have an anatomy similar or different from ours, or just simply more of the appendages we currently take for granted as being enough—when … Continue reading

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Keith Morris “My Damage” All-Star Punk Rock Signing Party at La Luz de Jesus

A week ago Sunday, I attended what I like to think of as a Punk Rock “Hoedown” or “Hootenanny,” sans the dancing, for the “My Damage” All-Star Punk Rock Signing Party at La Luz de Jesus. Unlike the book signing by Keith … Continue reading

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Keith Morris Talks “My Damage”

Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski at FLAG’s maiden show. Photo by Bob Lee. In the months since its release, Keith Morris’ My Damage, written with Jim Ruland, has emerged as one of the most important, and most hilariously quotable, books … Continue reading

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Book Review/Launch Party: 111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss

Think you know Los Angeles?  Think again.  A most interesting travel book for locals and visitors alike has just been published from the international 111 Places/111 Shops series by Emons Publishers.  “111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss” … Continue reading

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Book Review: “i am Brian Wilson”

“i am Brian Wilson” has to be one of the most honest and forthcoming autobiographies ever written by a musician, but to call it simply an “autobiography” would be to sell it short. To some, it could be considered a self-help … Continue reading

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NEVERMORE METRO Immersive Arts Festival & Haunted Valley Busride

For a family-friendly, Edgar Allan Poe-themed event, you can check out the NEVERMORE METRO Immersive Arts Festival on Saturday, October 29th. The free festival will take place at the Van Nuys Courthouse West Civic Center and feature poetry readings by 35 local poets, … Continue reading

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