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

“Stu and the Kids” Brings Thai Flavored Fest to Vibiana

Once again “Stu and the Kids,” now dubbed the “Flavors of Asia Food Fest” will be bringing its Thai-inspired food festival to the gorgeous Vibiana event space downtown. Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 3 PM until 7:30 PM guests will … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Aeriform Arts’ ‘Cirque du Giselle’ Soars at Hollywood Fringe

“Cirque du Giselle” is a splendid, unique Fringe performance by Aeriform Arts‘ instructors and students that incorporates the tragic classic ballet “Giselle” with aerial, acrobatics, and Cirque art. The use of projection and lighting spills the colors of old world … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW – ‘Batter Up’ Not Just For Baseball Fans, Extended at Hollywood Fringe

You don’t have to love–or even like–baseball in order to love “Batter Up: My Brain on Baseball”, but it helps. “Batter Up” is an astonishing display of memory retention like no other. Highly entertaining and charismatic, self-defined “baseball savant,” Brett … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Tattered Capes’ Out From the Shadows at the Hollywood Fringe

Playwright and Producer Gregory Crafts and Theatre Unleashed production of “Tattered Capes” brings homage to prevalent and popular Marvel and DC Comic superhero films in a fresh, funny, and poignant new work after last year’s award-winning equally loving send up to the classic … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Bully Problem’ Beats Back those Bad Memories, at Hollywood Fringe

Remember how you felt the first time you performed in, or even saw, your first high school or college musical? Remember that giddy excitement that sent warm shivers down your spine, instilling a feeling that told you this is how … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Bunny the Elf LIVE!’ Spreads Cheer at Hollywood Fringe

Yep, Christmas in June. And why not? Directed by Rose London, solo show “Bunny the Elf LIVE!,” is both a funny and touching amalgamation of writer and actress Christi Pedigo‘s imaginative YouTube webisodes/Amazon Prime series, “Bunny the Elf,” with some … Continue reading

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LA’s ‘Art Beyond the Glass’ Annual Cocktail Festival to Benefit ‘Beautify’

L.A.’s premier cocktail culture festival, Art Beyond the Glass VIII, is this Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the landmark two-story nightclub Los Globos in Silver Lake. In its eighth year, the event that combines cocktails, art, painting, sculpture, photography, live music, … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Blackboxing takes an Hysterical Poke at the Craft at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

UPDATED 6/30/19 Full disclosure: this writer donated toward the making of this show without being privy to its full plot and content and has no vested interest in its box office take or success. In the play Blackboxing, actor and … Continue reading

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‘Lincoln 2020’ Asks a Pointed ‘What if,’ Offers a Choice, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Fast-paced satire “Lincoln 2020,” written and produced by Holiday Kinard, and neatly directed by Colleen Labella, hits some very sharp political notes in their first-year effort at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, now playing at the Broadwater Second Stage. Mirroring the … Continue reading

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A Winning Preview of What to Expect at Today’s ‘Masters of Taste’

UPDATED 4-7-19 12:30 a.m. This year’s Master’s of Taste preview showcased seven select Culinary Masters with paired Beverage Masters as a sampling of what’s to come for the 4th Annual Masters of Taste, Sunday, April 7, 2019. 100% of the … Continue reading

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