Category Archives: Interviews

Alison Arngrim Talks About Frazier Park’s Fiesta Days, Little House on the Prairie and Nellie Oleson, Her Book and Stage Show and Much More


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Coming up on August 4th through 6th, Frazier Park is celebrating a milestone—-their 50th Annual Fiesta Days. To celebrate this, they have put together a three-day series of events that you won’t want to miss. The Grand Marshals for Fiesta … Continue reading

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Lisa Mann Brings the Blues Home


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Lisa Mann has been playing the blues for years. Originally from West Virginia, she early on was transplanted to Portland, Oregon, where she’s been a professional musician most of her life. Her recent shows include the prestigious Waterfront Blues Festival … Continue reading

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


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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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Sitting On Top Of The World – At Capitol Records


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There are a million stories in popular music.  People have been writing about the players and the events since the first concerts were held.  Inside of those stories, there is a subset that deal specifically with the places where the … Continue reading

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Bill Bergman from Jack Mack and The Heart Attack Talks About The Blues, The Band and the Upcoming Beer BBQ and Blues Festival in Santa Clarita


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The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival returns to Central Park in Santa Clarita on May 5 through 7. The Craft Beer Festival, with over 40 beers on tap is on Friday and the BBQ Festival Saturday. On Sunday, the Blues … Continue reading

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


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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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The Phantom Blues Band Talks About Their Music and Headlining the 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival


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The 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 29. The headliner of this year’s event, the Phantom Blues Band, consists of some of the top musicians in the music industry. Playing individually on many top … Continue reading

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Peach Talks About Her New Live CD, Peach and the Almost Blues Band: A Night In Copenhagen


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In 2014, Peach Reasoner gave a concert in Venice that the LA Beat wrote about. Two years later, Peach has brought the same energy and purity of voice to a new live CD, Peach and the Almost Blues Band: A … Continue reading

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Interview: James Conlon & Lisa Sutton Discuss Pittance Chamber Music’s Program of Mozart and Mendelssohn at Zipper Hall


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Pittance Chamber Music presents its second concert of the 2016/17 season at 8pm this Friday, February 3rd, at Zipper Hall.  The program will feature Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B flat (often referred to as the “Gran Partita” after an … Continue reading

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Interview: Dennis Morris Celebrates 40 Years of Punk with “The Bollocks: A Photo Essay of the Sex Pistols”


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I had a remarkable opportunity to interview Dennis Morris at The Salon (at Automatic Sweat) a while back. The interview was coupled with large prints of his photographic work that captured the most salient and critical moments in the Punk movement. We sat … Continue reading

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