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Billy Bennight

About Billy Bennight

Billy Bennight is a writer, photographer and wardrobe stylist with expertise and years of experience in these disciplines. His musical youth started as a Punk Rocker and has expanded into exploring many genres of music, with an keen interest in art, fashion, photography and writing. He shoots celebrity events and red carpets for The Photo Access and ZUMA Press. He is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association. His images have been published in The Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair. He's very engaged in life. You can follow him on his Facebook page at: and on Instagram and Twitter @billybennight

The 42nd Occasional Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena: What Did That Look Like?

On November 24th, a glorious Sunday in East Pasadena, folks gathered with high expectations dressed in street clothes and ludicrous costumes. They were waiting in anticipation of the 42nd running of The Pasadena Occasional Doo Dah Parade. The crowd was a … Continue reading

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Preux and Proper: It’s a Chicken Thing!

The LA Beat, along with some 20ish other media folks was invited to an afternoon feast last week upstairs at Preux & Proper to explore the “Southside Fried Chicken” pop-up menu. It was a glorious way to introduce Preux and Proper’s … Continue reading

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Patrón’s Día de los Muertos Celebration was Excelente!

When Patrón throws a party you know it’s going to be a party! My first experience with Patron was in Austin Texas for the introduction of their coffee tequila lacquers. Patrón always sets the atmosphere and provided excellent entertainment. The Patron … Continue reading

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A Look in Pictures at Lucha VaVOOM’s Halloween Spectacular

We arrived at The Mayan not long before the theater opened for the first night’s performance of Lucha VaVOOM’s Halloween Spectacular. We then ascended to the balcony seeking a perfect site to enjoy the show and nest for photos. The … Continue reading

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Deirdre Sullivan-Berman’s “Heavy Water” at La Luz de Jesus

Deirdre Sullivan-Berman’s “Heavy Water” recently opened last week at La Luz de Jesus. The exhibition will be open to the public through October 27th,with a special artist’s talk and walkthrough with Genie Davis, who will be moderating on Sunday, October … Continue reading

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Face It: An Evening of Memories with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

The excitement was palpable at this Live Talks Los Angeles event neat Little Toyko. Lines outside the Aratani Theatre for the snaked through the courtyard, past the steps and onto the sidewalk, in anticipation of seeing Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, co-founders … Continue reading

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Douglas Tausik Ryder’s ‘Body Language’ On View at Jason Vass Gallery through October 19, 2019

Douglas Tausik Ryder‘s exhibition, “Body Language,” opened at Jason Vass Gallery on Saturday, September 7th, and the exhibition will continue through October 19th. Taisik Ryder‘s work is a conversation about fluid organic interpretations of form that evoke and integrate both … Continue reading

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‘Monty’s Good Burger’ Opens in Echo Park!

With huge crowds and long lines, Monty’s Good Burger landed its third location in Echo Park last week to service Millennials’ ever-growing desire for excellent and nutritious plant-based food. At the friends and family soft opening of Monty’s a little over … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis: Poolside on Sunday

Sunday at Tiki Oasis was a lazy one. The early afternoon was spent lounging and cruising the marketplace where we sampled another one of Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice’s treats with a shot of rum. I ran into Lee Joseph at … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis 19: Saturday Night Rockin’ and the Tiki-Stardust Party

After a short recharging session, Pete and I met up with his sister, Liz H., at the pool as the early part of the concert had just begun. We grabbed some alcohol and soaked up the atmosphere. The sun was … Continue reading

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