Author Archives: Christy Kane

Ellen Reid’s SOUNDWALK at Griffith Park Now Through 2023

Ellen Reid is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer whose opera p r i s m was performed here in 2018  at Redcat to great reception.  We can now enjoy another of her works, pandemic-style, with SOUNDWALK. SOUNDWALK is enjoyed via a free app … Continue reading

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LA Native and National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Steals the Show

As if the relief and joy surrounding the Biden inauguration today wasn’t enough, the world got to experience the wise words of the first (she was chosen in 2017) National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, as she delivered her poem … Continue reading

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RIP Embers Lounge

Coronavirus has taken another beloved greater Los Angeles institution – the Embers Lounge in Whittier. A venerable southeast LA dive bar, this 1950’s/60’s era (nobody is quite sure exactly what year it opened) watering hole was home to countless nights … Continue reading

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The LA Beat Remembers Spaceland

One month ago, The Satellite announced they would no longer be doing live shows, dismantling the stage and turning the room into a restaurant in order to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.  While nobody can fault them for it, the announcement … Continue reading

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You Can Still See Movies During the ‘Rona – at the Drive-In!

If you are of a certain age, you will certainly remember drive-in theaters. The drive-in, as in, “Let’s go to the drive-in!” and “What’s playing at the drive-in?” You and a buddy (and possibly 3 or 4 more in the … Continue reading

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Gardening in the Time of Corona

You may have noticed that Spring has sprung, even if it feels like summer. If you have cabin fever and no more appetite for puzzles, series bingeing, quarantine cooking and Zoom happy hours, the good news is that your backyard … Continue reading

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Jazz Fest 2020, “Jazz Festing in Place” on WWOZ, New Orleans

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities, but I’ve never been to Jazz Fest (and now who knows when the hell I’ll be able to?).  Fortunately, venerable NOLA radio station WWOZ is in the midst of “Jazz Festing in … Continue reading

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6th Annual Princegiving, a Long Beach Dance Party the Night Before Thanksgiving

Everyone knows the night before Thanksgiving is an even better party night than New Year’s Eve. What better way to start your long weekend’s hangover than shaking your tailfeather to Prince and Prince-related tunes at the 6th annual Princegiving, a … Continue reading

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Found LA: Street Feasts this weekend

  Found L.A. is a relatively new organization that was founded to connect local entrepreneurs and small businesses with consumers through free, citywide events that showcase many of our smaller, culturally diverse neighborhoods that might not get much attention. This weekend, … Continue reading

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Überfest, a New Rock and Roll Oktoberfest is Coming to Brouwerij West in San Pedro

With the future of Torrance’s Alpine Village uncertain, the time is ripe for an evolution in Oktoberfest celebrations. Brouwerij West in San Pedro, already a destination for craft beer and live music, is poised to fit the bill with its … Continue reading

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