Category Archives: Interviews

Moscow Mules and the Ginger Beer Revolution, as Explained By Chris Reed

  Ginger beer is one of the upcoming drinks around, both as a refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage by itself or in one of the most popular cocktails currently, the Moscow Mule. Not only did I have a chance to talk to … Continue reading

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Cruise On Down the Coast to San Juan Capistrano This Weekend for the We Olive & Wine Bar Grand Opening

San Juan Capistrano’s shining star on the culinary scene gets even brighter starting tomorrow as We Olive begins their Grand Opening Weekend for the We Olive & Wine Bar. Starting tomorrow, May 1, a full weekend of informative seminars and … Continue reading

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See! Hear! Read! Local Author Desiree Zamorano at LitFest Pasadena, Saturday, May 9

Novelist Desiree Zamorano may be una bruja—though definitely of the glistening, Glinda good-witch variety. Her luminous writing reminds us that the shoes we are wearing right now are in fact the ruby slippers that will take us home—not necessarily where … Continue reading

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LA Asian Pacific Film Festival: Interview with Justin Chon

I was able to speak with Justin Chon on Friday, April 24th to discuss his upcoming comedic film Man Up.  Justin is known for his appearances in multiple Twilight movies, 21 and Over, and Revenge of the Green Dragon.  He is also constantly uploading new material such … Continue reading

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LA Asian Pacific Film Festival: Interview with Wong Fu Productions

On Friday April 24th, I was able to sit down with the Wong Fu Productions team (missing Ted Fu and Phillip Wang) to discuss the recent world premiere of their movie Everything Before Us.  Director Wesley Chan and producers Christine Chen and Chris … Continue reading

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Defending Grand Champions ‘Jet Coatings Monkey Style’ Get Ready for the West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary

Coming up on May 9th, the Queen Mary in Long Beach will host the 4th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic. Coming back to Long Beach are the 2014 West Coast BBQ Classic Grand Champions, Jet Coatings Monkey Style. I caught … Continue reading

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Mad Parade Belts out New Single on Hostage Records/Interview

Written by Andy Nystrom. Originally posted on There’s Something Hard in There As a teen in 1985, I’d been a fan of Mad Parade’s debut album, but had never seen the band play live. However, that doesn’t mean I didn’t … Continue reading

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Coco Montoya Talks About the Blues, His Story and The Upcoming Ventura County Blues Festival

Blues guitar great Coco Montoya didn’t start out as a great guitarist. In fact, he didn’t start out as a guitarist at all. He instead was a talented drummer whose first major gig was as a drummer with blues great … Continue reading

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Upcoming 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival a Treat for Both Film Fans and Industry Professionals

Newport Beach has long been associated with the film industry, from the movies filmed there such as ‘Beaches’ and ‘Jerry Maguire’ and in TV as well, using Newport Harbor as the departing harbor in the opening scene of ‘Gilligan’s Island’ … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: Arthur Luhn, Director of “The House Across the Street”

Saturday, April 18, the psychological thriller, “The House Across the Street” will make its Los Angeles debut at the Montalban Theatre. The film stars Eric Roberts, Ethan Embry (Harold & Kumar), Jessica Sonneborn (Alice D, Money Shot), and Alex Rocco (The Godfather … Continue reading

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