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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, the Getty Center, Joanie 4 Jackie, MoPOP, and The Punk Museum Los Angeles have featured her work. Recent publications include essays in Women Who Rock: From Bessie to Beyonce, 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, and The Groupie Gospels.

80th Anniversary of “Gone With the Wind” Brought the Epic Film Onto the Big Screen Once Again

The LA Beat was lucky enough to catch one of only four screenings of 1939’s legendary “Gone With the Wind” on the big screen last week. In celebration of its 80th anniversary, Fathom films presented the historic movie and its … Continue reading

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‘Leaving Neverland’ Documentary Might Dethrone ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson

After seeing “Leaving Neverland,” I find that I am mourning. I think of lot of us are–as Wade Robson and James Safechuck must have been all these years, as Jackson himself may have also been. And some of that reaction … Continue reading

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Dolly Parton Beguiles at Grammy Museum with Sparkling Conversation and Bedazzling Costumes

Dolly Parton!, the Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist astounds with her music, movies, business acumen—and sparkly clothes! The LA Beat was lucky enough to catch a sneak preview of “Diamonds in a Rhinestone World: The Costumes of Dolly Parton” at … Continue reading

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Self-Identified Mermaid Publishes Memoir

Dame Darcy‘s latest art project, a soft cover over-sized book published this month by Feral House, “Hi-Jax and Hi-Jinx:  Life’s a Pitch – and Then You Live Forever,” feels like the friend you always wanted to have: creative, bold, and … Continue reading

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Tiny Shoulders: Fascinating Documentary About Barbie Examines Feminist Possibilities

Barbie! Model, Astronaut, Mermaid, President. The blonde-tressed plastic doll with the tiny waist and golden-white skin simultaneously conjures images of freedom and oppression, beauty tyranny and career-girl freedom. In the new Hulu documentary, “Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie,” writer/director Andrea Blaugrund … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Play About Marilyn Monroe Bares All

“But I’m the blonde!” announced Marilyn Monroe logically, when comparing her much lower pay to that of her brunette co-star, Jane Russell, for their smash hit, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” (1953). Details such as that quote intriguingly flesh out the one-woman show … Continue reading

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Christie’s Announces West Coast Tour of Great Works from the Barney A. Ebsworth and Mary Tyler Moore Collections

Christie’s requested the pleasure of The LA Beat’s company for a recent art show and cocktail gala which featured mega art by mega artists, with work valued at over $200 million dollars! That’s so much money I don’t even know … Continue reading

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Scorpions with Queensrÿche Rocked FivePoint in Irvine for ‘Crazy World 2018’

The best sex I never had was to the Scorpions—all in my mind—as I listened to their music on the radio when I was young. Their guitar-playing and singing sounded so much like what I had yet to experience: good … Continue reading

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‘Nico, 1988’ Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Film about Iconic Musician Presents a New Kind of Model

Why make a movie about old Nico? Why not make a movie about young Nico? Such were some of the reactions when writer and director, Susanna Nicchiarelli, sought funding for her film, “Nico, 1988.” Early in the film, Nico says … Continue reading

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Mae West’s ‘Sex’ at the Hudson in Hollywood

“Looking for Sex?”  “Why yes!”  Such was the dialogue–ah!–with a playfully cute man at the Hollywood box office on Theatre Row as he asked me, and I replied, with a fun-loving and carefree bawdiness that felt fresh and surreptitious, as … Continue reading

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