Category Archives: Miscellanious

Carol Marie’s “Magic Castle: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors” Clears Miasma of Mystery Surrounding Milt Larsen’s Magic Castle!

Conjure, if you will, divining all the secrets to the History of Hogwarts before Hogwarts (minus the nightly spectacles and dinner service) was even a speck in some imaginative Muggle’s eye!  Then, take these secrets, set them in the heart … Continue reading

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Lilly Hiatt’s “Trinity Lane”

Nashville artist Lilly Hiatt has released an endearing video for her uplifting new single “Trinity Lane.” Set in her comfortable-looking, messy apartment, and featuring several shots of her cute cat, the video and song are about being content on one’s own, … Continue reading

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Lisa Mann Brings the Blues Home

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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Movie Review: “The Incomparable Rose Hartman”

Opening this Friday at the Laemmle Monica Film Center is “The Incomparable Rose Hartman,” a short documentary about the notorious NYC fashion/celebrity photographer. Directed by Øtis Mass, who is yelled at several times on camera by his feisty subject, the film is a humorous … Continue reading

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Charming L.A. Kids’ Book: “Los Angeles 1 to 10”

Need a cute gift for a little one? How about this 5″ x 5″ board book that’s all about L.A.? It’s called “Los Angeles 1 to Ten,” written by Sara Beth Greene and illustrated by Jimmy Thompson. It’s lightweight with … Continue reading

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RANDOM LA: Ugly American in Hollywood

@Photo by Judy Ornelas Sisneros.  All rights reserved.

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King Crimson at the Greek Theater – Live Review

Even as it approaches fifty years in business, King Crimson remains an ever-shifting organism. Its shiftiness has been proven by history to be more asset than weakness, and fans have come to accept that sometimes, they may have to get … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Museum Celebrates 4th Annual Unveiling of “Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood” Prior to Marching in Protest and Pride to Protect National Progress!

What if I told you that one of the very first successful drag queens made quite a name for herself in the 1950s, all the while preferring the term “Male Actress”, leaving the expression “drag” to something one might take … Continue reading

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Queer LA: Shout It Out At the West Hollywood Dyke March!

  It’s pride month so naturally queers take to the streets to show off the pride we actually sustain 24/7 and 365 days of the year. On Friday June 9th in West Hollywood, it was the night for dykes to … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery – The Week In LA Rock

The LA Beat welcomes Deb Frazin to our esteemed group of contributors! Deb makes her debut with a photo gallery documenting eleven bands shot in nine days, June 2 through 11. Feast your eyes on a tableau of exciting shots … Continue reading

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