Category Archives: Miscellanious

Redd Kross and The Side Eyes at The Echoplex

Another Father’s Day had arrived, and I had nothing to do, so I decided to head down to The Echoplex and check out the “Punk is Dad” show featuring The Side Eyes and Redd Kross. When I walked into The Echoplex, … 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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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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Alison Arngrim to Host First “Indomitable Spirit” Panel, Featuring Special Guests Reverend Steve Pieters and Jody Vaclav

Ever wonder after the meaning of the word “Indomitable”? Ever muse as to whether or not you are, or could become such a superlative? Well on Saturday, June 24th, you may just have the opportunity to divine the answer to … Continue reading

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Papermoon Gypsys, Winners of Two Awards, to Headline L.A. Music Critics Awards Showcase in Hollywood

Papermoon Gypsys, the Orange County-based blues/rock band, recently took home two L.A. Music Critics Awards, ‘Best Blues Artist’ and ‘Fan Favorite’. Several of the winners of this year’s awards will be featured at the L.A. Music Critics Awards Winners Showcase, … Continue reading

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CD Review: Peter Lewis – Just Like Jack

When one of your favorite musicians from a bygone era emerges from semi-retirement with a new album, you can find yourself with mixed feelings. Part of you is glad to see they’re still out there, but another part of you … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Delightfully Silly “Lost In Paris”

“Lost In Paris” is a whimsical new film from Oscilloscope Pictures, starring married comedians Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon. The couple portrays Dom, a (sort of) lovable French tramp, and Fiona, an awkward but sweet Canadian librarian. The movie blends Buster Keaton-style … Continue reading

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