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“Kedi” Signing & spcaLA Benefit at Amoeba Music

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“Dynamic Dames Film” Series Kicks off Inimitable Opening Night at Hollywood’s New Arena Cinelounge, with “Don’t Bother to Knock”; Marilyn’s First Starring Film!

Marilyn Monroe:  Ever hearken back to her primary starring role and what it might have been?  A Queen, a High Society Girl, A Rich Heiress?  Well guess again, then again 18 times over; If you had been at this past … Continue reading

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Matisyahu’s Broken Crowns Tour Comes to the Historic Wiltern Theatre, November 13th and You Don’t Want To Miss it.

I saw Matisyahu years ago at the Long Beach Reggae Festival. He absolutely blew me away. Here was this Hasidic Jew singing rap-reggae, fusing traditional Jamaican music with rock, hip-hop and dub, in addition to singing freely about his faith … Continue reading

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‘Honky Tonk Laundry’ is Definitely a Place You Don’t Want To Leave

‘Honkey Tonk Laundry’ is a wonderful new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’, ‘Life Could Be A Dream’, ‘The Andrew Brothers’) with choreography by James Vasquez. There are many reasons why you should see this musical, … 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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Music Review: Dawn of Ashes- “Daemonolatry Gnosis”

Everything that Hollywood produces doesn’t always shimmer like gold or sound angelic. Sometimes some of the most brilliant and creative music comes from the gutters, dark tunnels and blackened crevices of the mind. Vocalist Kristof Bathory has spent seven albums … Continue reading

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Music Review: Davey Suicide- “Made From Fire”

The five guys from Unholywood Killafornia that make Davey Suicide work have gone through their share of challenges. Countless tours, face value judgements on appearance and moniker, and a year-and-a-half litigation with their former label that brought band progress to … Continue reading

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Random L.A: “Bling Bling That Hot Street Thing”

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Wrangling Balloons in the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Filled with celebrities, balloons, and dozens of marching bands, the Hollywood Christmas Parade is one of the biggest Christmas parades in America. 2016 marked the 85th observation of this Southern California holiday tradition.

The Hollywood Hotel is among the many groups that partner with the parade to wrangle the balloons as the parade proceeds through the streets of Hollywood. This year, they extended a special offer to their guests to join the parade team as a balloon wrangler.

I was invited to join the Hollywood Hotel balloon team to get a behind the scenes look at the parade. Here’s a recollection of that experience! Continue reading

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