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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, 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.

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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Outrageous Tour With a GTO: Pamela Des Barres Rock Tour 2018

Like any engaging rock star, Pamela Des Barres goes on tour. Author of the bestselling memoir, “I’m With The Band” (1987), the book that alt-rocker, Kim Gordon, calls the best book about music that she’s ever read, Des Barres tours as … Continue reading

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