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Lucretia Tye Jasmine

About Lucretia Tye Jasmine

Wild interests and an inclination to rage against the machine with a flair that could equal the groupies and rock stars who fascinate her, writer and artist from Kentucky, Lucretia Tye Jasmine, earned an MFA from CalArts (2006), and a BFA from Tisch (University Honors Scholar, 1988). Alien She, the Museum of Broken Relationships Hollywood, the Fales Special Collections Library at NYU, the Getty Center, Joanie 4 Jackie, MoPOP, the New York Times, and The Punk Museum Los Angeles have featured her work. Recent publications include essays in "Women Who Rock: From Bessie to Beyoncé, Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl," edited by Evelyn McDonnell (2018), and "Let It Bleed: How To Write A Rockin' Memoir," edited by Pamela Des Barres (2017), with online writing for Please Kill Me, Medium, and PRISM international. Current projects are the oral history mixtape zines: "riot grrrl Los Angeles 1992-1995," and "The Groupie Gospels."

Vicarious Living During Covid: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Digital Exhibition ‘Endless Summer’ Online Now

Rock stars, movie stars, and sports stars. Hotel pools, fancy cars, and beaches. Concerts, speedways, and bedrooms. The Morrison Hotel Gallery opened its “Endless Summer” photographic exhibition on June 20, 2020, featuring work by photographers as legendary and talented as … Continue reading

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TODAY! (DE)TOUR, Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Virtual Charity Festival, NOW Streaming Live for COVID relief

The Morrison Hotel Gallery and Rolling Live Studios, in association with NIVA and MusiCares, are hosting (De)Tour, a day-long virtual charity festival. This is a free event, however, all donations will be matched by Spotify for COVID-19 relief are welcome. … Continue reading

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“Miss Mercy” Fontenot February 15, 1949 – July 27, 2020

Miss Mercy, an original member of 60s rock legends the GTOs, died Monday, July 27, at the age of 71. SuperGroupie, bestselling author, and BFF Pamela Des Barres made the announcement last night via social media. Originally from Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Quarantine Goals to Learn French or Finally Read Anna Karenina? LA Public Libraries Can Help

The City of Los Angeles Public Libraries are here for you! With a calendar of remote events that encompass yoga, meditation, exercise classes, gardening, language learning, knitting, and writing classes, plus a film series, story time, and world sing-alongs for … Continue reading

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Underage Sex: Kate Elizabeth Russell’s “My Dark Vanessa” Tells it from the Underage Girl’s Point-of View

“My Dark Vanessa,” written by Kate Elizabeth Russell and published by HarperCollins in 2020, is an effectively written story about an affair between a fifteen-year-old student and her forty-two-year-old English teacher. Clear and precise writing describes the variations of violation. I’m … Continue reading

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Pretty Dope Fiends and After School Specials

Thinking about the pretty dope fiends I’ve known after watching the riveting and very sad documentary, “Who Killed Nancy?” (2009). One I met while walking somewhere near ABC No Rio in NYC, he asked me if I was ok because … Continue reading

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Cult Classic ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Lush Restoration and Interviews with the Filmmakers

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” (1979) is a movie about a teen-aged songwriter absolutely determined to meet her favorite band so they can play her songs. She cuts school and camps out in front of the venue to get concert tickets … Continue reading

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Queen of Acid Rock, Grace Slick, Shows Her Art and Speaks Her Mind at Mr Musichead Gallery

Grace Slick, famously known for her role as a singer-songwriter in the bands Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, made a rare public appearance for a Q & A at Mr Musichead Gallery on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in Hollywood, where … Continue reading

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Showbiz Royalty Lorna Luft and Barry Manilow Sing All the Hits at the Hollywood Bowl September 6 and 7

Barry Manilow and Lorna Luft were at the Hollywood Bowl last weekend for two nights only, playing the hits for over two and half hours under the open sky and on the big stage, backed up by the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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The Beat Recommends: Turn It Up! All-Star Girl Power Concert at the Echoplex this Sunday

Turn It UP! This new women’s collective hosts its first public event, a fundraising concert on Sunday, July 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Echoplex. The line-up includes Solvej Schou, Phranc, and The Groans. It will also be the … Continue reading

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