Author Archives: Monique A. LeBleu

About Monique A. LeBleu

Monique A. LeBleu is a writer, photographer, videographer, shameless foodie and wineaux. Her love of film history and a background in film production, post production and film theory give her unique insights into her movie reviews, and a brief background in technical theater fuels her passion on all-things theater and film. As a foodie, living in the ever-growing and diverse culinary landscape that is the City of Los Angeles feeds her never-ending pursuit of the perfect comfort food. She lives in the hope that someday she'll find the world's best Mac n' Cheese to pair with a saucy Malbec. ScopingLA

‘Blue Surge’ Brings a Cool Autumn Breeze to the Marilyn Monroe Theatre

UPDATED: 11/17/18 1:45 p.m. This review features the “Blue Cast” with Eddie Alfano as Curt, Hope Quattrocki as Sandy, Steve Mize as Doug, Whitney Anderson as Beth, and Rosie Koocher as Heather. Intimate relationships are tricky, especially when opposites attract. … Continue reading

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‘Doo Dah’ Returns For It’s ’41st’ This Sunday, Bringing With It A Day of Parties

With the new Pasadena Doo Dah King and Queen chosen—his lordship and unofficial Mayor of Old Town, King Earl Clayton Louckes, and Queen Classy but Sassy Jennipha, Jennipha Lauren Nielsen—, along with Grand Marshal Jamie Woolner, Owner of Pizza of … Continue reading

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High Class and Well-Appointed ‘Orient Express’ Arrives at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts

Director Sheldon Epps has brought to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts a powerful piece that invites us onto the stage and into the mystery, without grabbing us by the collar and yanking, with Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Agatha … Continue reading

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Guitar Center to Take Over Sunset for Street Concert With Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals; Sheila E ‘RockWalk’ Induction with Angela Bassett

Just announced at midnight today, Guitar Center will shut down Sunset Boulevard at their newly renovated Hollywood flagship store for a free live show hosted by radio and TV personality Zane Lowe with performances by Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, … Continue reading

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Lawrence English New Public Sound Artwork Installation ‘Seirá’ Incorporates Cold War Era Air Raid Sirens During ‘AxS Festival’

Do you remember the sound of the air raid sirens that went off like clockwork at 10:00 a.m. on the last Friday of every month during the Cold War in Los Angeles? Those of us lived at the time to hear … Continue reading

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From ‘Coco’ to Pacoima: Día de los Muertos Celebrations in L.A.

With contributions by Elise Thompson. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that is also celebrated here in Los Angeles. It brings together families in a cultural melting pot of celebrations to honor the … Continue reading

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Music For A Halloween Night In

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Rooftop Chillin: Three Fun Flicks Atop the Montalbán for Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos

If you haven’t made it to the Montalbán Theatre for a rooftop picnic of Umami Burgers, fresh popcorn, cocktails, and a tasty flick (and/or DJ) licking your ears through headphones, be sure to do so before for their Fall season … Continue reading

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Grab a Bite or Get Jug-Bitten: Best Halloween Cocktail Party Haunts for LA

Don’t have an invitation to the local Halloween Party? Who needs one!? From the best dive bar and low brow chill to the swankiest nibble shacks with saucy snacks to set your hair on fire, there is plenty a party to be … Continue reading

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TODAY! Doo Dah Queen tryouts at the American Legion Post 280

Beginning at 2:00 p.m., potential Queens today will present a line-up of entertainment as they vie for judges’ favor to become the next Doo Dah Queen. This year’s 41st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, a local spoof of The Tournament of Roses … Continue reading

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