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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."

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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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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