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.

TODAY: ‘Kusama Infinity’ opens at the Nuart, Filmmaker Q & A Moderated by Flea of the Chili Peppers on Saturday

This story was UPDATED: 9/7/18 10:00 a.m. Best known for her polka dots, Yayoi Kusama is the “world’s best selling female artist,”  according to BBC Arts and Entertainment. Her “works have sold for over 65 million dollars… putting her 13th overall,” … Continue reading

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Scorpions Return to the U.S. to Pierce the Classic Rock Music Envelope; In Irvine for ‘Crazy World’ Tour

This time next year will be the 30th anniversary of the Music Peace Festival in Gorky Park, the festival that preceded the fall of the Berlin Wall and was the inspiration behind the Scorpions mega power ballad hit, ‘Wind of … Continue reading

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Again L.A. Brings Batmobile Creator’s Estate Sale to Barris Kustom Garage

UPDATED: 8-20-18 Photo contribution in media by Mitch Braiman. The Barris Kustom Garage Estate Sale took place this weekend at the Barris Kustom Garage and Showroom in North Hollywood. Through Again L.A. Estate Sales, the Barris family assembled a vast collection of magazines, original … Continue reading

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Hygiene Product Drive for Homeless Women at ‘Boo’s Philly’ K-Town

Boo’s Philly has teamed up to help spread the word on Pathways to Volunteering’s Feminine Hygiene Product Drive for Homeless Women.  The event is tomorrow, August 4, 2018, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Boo’s Philly Cheesesteaks in Koreatown. The … Continue reading

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LUCKYRICE Brought Heritage Recipes to Life at Vibiana

Contributions by Elise Thompson. The theme at last week’s LUCKYRICE: Breaking Bao at the gorgeous Vibiana Cathedral was Family Dinners, and they encouraged the chefs to serve their favorite family dishes. Chef Vanda Asapahu of Ayura Thai told The LA … Continue reading

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Massive ‘Surf’ Descends This Weekend To Keep So Cal Cool: Surf Guitar 101 Returns

“Do you have a love for traditional surf music played on a Fender Jaguar, straight through a 1963 Fender Reverb tank, then blasted through a blonde Fender Showman? So do the members of Surf Guitar 101!” UPDATED 8-1-2018 5 p.m. … Continue reading

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L.A. Becomes the ‘City of Gold’ in Tribute to ‘Times’ Food Writer Jonathan Gold

A citywide participation in a “City of Gold” tribute to Jonathan Gold took place on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Various government, art, entertainment, and other landmark buildings splashed their walls and fountains or gilded their crowns with gold light in honor … Continue reading

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French Fry Flashback Friday

As social media fake holidays go, none are more fun than the food-related ones. National French Fry Day is no exception. Whether with a burger, your favorite chicken sandwich, a hoagie, a steak, as a side, or as part of … Continue reading

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‘Vixen DeVille’ Reveals All, Yet Retains Mystery

Although Vixen DeVille aka Cat LaCohie is sexy, warm, welcoming, energetic and embarrassingly gifted in a wide variety of talents, she is also self-deprecating, tough-as-nails, and incredibly funny. Winner of the 2018 Best International, Soaring Solo Artist and Encore Awards, … Continue reading

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Get ‘Buzz’d’ and Splooshed in Hollywood at the Studio/Stage

For fans of trivia games, games shows, colorful game show hosts, and perhaps even “splooshing” enthusiasts, “Buzz’d Out! Live!” at the Studio/Stage in Hollywood is definitely for you! Although a family show, this immersive show is geared towards adult participants … Continue reading

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