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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."

The Revivify Tour: Fanny’s 50th Anniversary Show at the Whisky a Go Go!

“If I can just make it to the show on time,” I told myself as I got ready this past Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, “if I can just make it to the show on time!” I charged my batteries … Continue reading

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Cynthia Plaster Caster, Super Artist and SuperGroupie! May 24, 1947 – April 21, 2022

When 21-year-old Cynthia Albritton met Jimi Hendrix on a cold Chicago night in front of the Conrad Hilton Hotel in 1968, she asked if she could plaster cast his penis. She was so nervous that she stuttered, but Jimi said … Continue reading

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Gallery 30 South Features the Photographs of Wyatt Doyle through March 26, 2021

I was compelled to write about “And the red death held sway over the dollar store,” a current solo show at Gallery 30 South, because a lot of photographers try to convey what artist Wyatt Doyle’s photos actually do convey: … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marlowe B. West’s “Go West: The Rock and Roll Memoir 1967-1970”

Looking for a wild ride in a psychedelic memoir? Check out Marlowe B. West’s “Go West: The Rock and Roll Memoir 1967-1970” (1986). West’s writing moves with a glittering energy, zanily poetic, as colorful and textured as the experimental fashions … Continue reading

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Mona Awad’s “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl” Challenges Fatphobia

From the moment I began reading the novel, “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl” (2016) by Mona Awad, I couldn’t stop; I read it all the way through until the last chapter, which I didn’t want to read … Continue reading

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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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