Category Archives: Photo Essays

Stiff Little Fingers at The El Rey: Live Review And Photo Gallery

The sound of Stiff Little Fingers, forged in Northern Ireland at the height of that country’s Troubles, is an unmistakable rebuke to authority, and if some of the specific authorities mentioned in “Alternative Ulster” have changed face and name over … Continue reading

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Nightshift 2017 With Grace Potter, The Revolution, Big Sam’s Funky Nation – Live Review And Photo Gallery

Nightshift is an annual Labor Day party thrown by the heads of local labor groups under the banner of Working Californians for several years now, and with its customary $20 price for general admission, it’s become one of the best … Continue reading

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The Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Was Awesome in Sweet, Idaho

Taken by Ed Simon for the Los Angeles Beat around 11:25am in Sweet, Idaho. What an amazing experience!

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Hanging With the ‘In’ Crowd at 30th Long Beach Jazz Festival

The 30th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival was held August 11th-13th, 2017, delivering a weekend of good times and great musicianship to Rainbow Lagoon in downtown Long Beach. The festival draws thousands of loyal fans every year to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Disneyland’s Main Street Electrical Parade Turns Out the Lights on August 20

After a 20 year hiatus, Disneyland brought their fabled Electrical Parade back for another stroll down Main Street. This Sunday, August 20, the show will head back to the warehouse again. Continue reading

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PB&J LA Opens at the Grand Central Market

Bonnie and I had a chance to be a part of a special preview and presser for the hottest new ticket in LA for the opening of “PB&J.LA” in DTLA’s Grand Central Market. On Friday a good size crowd had … Continue reading

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ScareLA at The Los Angeles Convention Center

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Marilyn Monroe’s 55th Annual Memorial and Celebrity Soiree

It was a wonderful 55th Marilyn Monroe Memorial that took place on Saturday hosted by “Marilyn Remembered” President Greg Schreiner in Westwood. This is an annual event and this year marked the 55th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s passing. Devoted fans … Continue reading

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American Horror Story at The Paley Center

The Paley Center in Beverly Hills is presenting a free exhibit, “American Horror Story: The Style of Scare” through August 13th. The exhibit, featuring the work of writer-director-producer Ryan Murphy and award-winning costume designer Lou Eyrichis encompasses nearly 4000 square … Continue reading

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Stu and the Kids Benefit Brought Thailand to DTLA!

It was a hot summer’s day as guests arrived at last Sunday’s benefit for Stu and the Kids. The inside of the Vibiana cathedral was cool and welcoming, tables laden with fresh salads, icy cocktails and handmade ice cream. The … Continue reading

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