Author Archives: Else Evil E Duff

Ain’t No Party Like a Socialist Party! The Stripper Strike NoHo’s Yuletide Union Fundraiser

“Be happy. Be well.” Those are a couple of the last lines of the 1979 movie “Norma Rae” and they were delivered by a union organizer to the title character after they work together to unionize a textile factory in … Continue reading

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Bound for Hell – The Most Aptly Named Record Of The Sunset Strip

The Sunset Strip always seemed like such a mysterious place to me. I heard about it, read about it, saw pictures of it, but that was far from experiencing it. I was no stranger to bar hopping but my main … Continue reading

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Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt – Maneskin at the Hollywood Palladium

When an opportunity to do something comes up at the last minute, there’s certain things in Los Angeles that make you pause. Like it’s a Monday, it’s raining, it’s at the Palladium. So when a friend texted me that she had an extra ticket … Continue reading

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Daddy Issues or How I Attempted to Learn Pole Dancing

When I go to a new town on vacation, I try to visit the most famous church, the oldest graveyard, and a strip club. I believe that’s how you get the feel of a town: How they worship their god, how they … Continue reading

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The High Priestess Stevie Nicks at the Hollywood Bowl – Live Review

“I have always been a storm.”– The High Priestess Stevie Nicks at the Hollywood Bowl, October 3, 2022 I spent countless hours singing along to Stevie Nicks’ music in my childhood bedroom in Las Cruces, NM. I had a perfect … Continue reading

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FIRE! FIRE! And more FIRE! With Rammstein at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

One night my husband was at band practice, and I was just scrolling thru The Facebook when I saw a friend post a news headline about how Rammstein’s show in England could be heard over ten miles away. I went … Continue reading

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Honoring a Queen: Kelly Clarkson Gets Her Star Near a Walgreens

Guest Post and Photos by Else “Evil E” Duff I can walk pretty quickly down to Hollywood Blvd, yet I rarely catch the Walk of Fame star presentation ceremonies. For one, it’s almost always impossible to see. But it’s really … Continue reading

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Wet and Mild: Duran Duran with Nile Rodgers and Chic at the Hollywood Bowl

Guest Post and Photos By Else “Evil E” Duff I never bought a Duran Duran record but do I remember when “Rio” came out, my friends were losing their minds. I certainly liked it but not enough to buy it. I … Continue reading

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