Author Archives: Laurel Haberman

Laurel Haberman

About Laurel Haberman

Laurel Haberman is an authentic native Valley Girl, who finds observations and paradoxes down L.A's hottest rabbit holes. She has worn many hats, including work in show biz news, and the detective and travel industries. Currently a digital editor and spinner of stories by day, Laurel loves Fellini flicks, the smell of old books and long walks on the beach. As a rocker-at-large, she would do almost anything for a cool blues jam and a front-row ticket to the Rolling Stones.

Remembering Charlie Watts

For all the obits I’ve written over the years, this one eludes me, because it transcends the others by light years. My beat is erratic; my rhythm is off. My palpitating heart is broken. The kindly gentleman with the ferocious … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being: a Modern-day Classic in Review

Photo by Laurel Haberman for the Los Angeles Beat As I revisited the rarely screened 1988 drama “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” flashes of the film I had seen only once came back to me, in a montage of stunning, … Continue reading

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Fright Farms and Not So Spooky Farm

DEED Entertainment, whose founders were involved in the cool experientials at Coachella, have created two exciting drive-through experiences for Halloween! Located in SilverLakes Park in Norco, Fright Farms and Not So Spooky will open Monday, October 26th, and run through November 29th, … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration in Black and White

“Every time.” Behind me and to my left, in the darkened theater, a voice says these words aloud. Remarking on the gut-wrenching exasperation and hopelessness of the infamous ending to Rod Serling’s masterful 1959 episode “Time Enough at Last,” one … Continue reading

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Ringo Starr Spreads The Message of Peace and Love as He Celebrates His Birthday in Grand Los Angeles Style

I love L.A. And so does Ringo Starr. Every year on July 7, Ringo, or Sir Richard Starkey as he is now properly known, celebrates his birthday in a different locale, such as Chicago, Hamburg or Nice, France. This year, … Continue reading

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