Author Archives: Monique A. LeBleu

About Monique A. LeBleu

Monique A. LeBleu is a writer, photographer, videographer, and shameless foodie and wineaux. A love of film history and a background in film production, post-production, and film theory provide unique insights into her movie reviews. As well, a background in technical theater fuels her passion on all-things theater. 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—the world's best Mac n' Cheese!

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Pit of Goblins’ Comically Scares Up From Deep Within

The scariest of things is not that which slinks behind walls, lurks in the dark, or hides deep within a dark and ominous pit. It is that which stands before us, in plain sight, and often without giving us the … Continue reading

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Intimate, Intense, Visceral: ‘Nocturnal Fandango’ Brings Interactive Immersive Theatrical Halloween Experience

Non-profit theatre company, Nocturnal Fandango, will bring their long-form, two-hour solo audience experience, “Take Me,” Friday, October 18, 2019, through October 27, 2019, and festival of short-form immersive theatre pieces, “Dr. Rocket’s Twilight Carnival,” Friday, November 15, through Sunday, November 17, … Continue reading

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‘Dia de los Muertos’ 2019 Celebrates Throughout the Southland: Your Guide

The 24th Street Theatre Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party. (Photo by Cindy Marie Jenkins, courtesy of the 24th Street Theatre) UPDATES: 10-21-19***, 10-19-19**, 10-16-19* All events listed are gathered in the spirit of cultural awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of … Continue reading

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‘San Gabriel Valley Pride’ Returns to Central Park with ‘Stonewall 50!’, Car Show, Entertainment and Food

“San Gabriel Valley Pride: Stonewall 50!” 18th Annual LGBTQ Pride Event and Car Show will present their 18th annual LGBTQ Pride celebration on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from noon to 10 p.m. in Pasadena’s Central Park. What makes the SGVPride … Continue reading

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Mongolian Rock to Electro-pop: The ‘Joshua Tree Music Fest’ is Back for Fall 2019

The 14th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival, which is opening this weekend, October 10-13, 2019, at the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground, will feature a line-up of over 30 bands, songwriters, and entertainers on five stages, along with … Continue reading

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‘Stu and the Kids’ Fundraiser at ‘Vibiana’ Presented a Variety of Asian Flavors and Star Chefs

Each year, Chef Stuart Skversky’s fundraising effort “Stu and the Kids” brings the best of Los Angeles hospitality together to create an exemplary and abundant sampling feast of Asian and Asian-inspired flavors. This year’s Stu and the Kids–now called Flavors of Asia–held in … Continue reading

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Taste of Farmers Market Heats Up the Summer with Firehouse Chili Fundraiser

The 11th Annual Taste of Farmers Market at the iconic Third & Fairfax destination is happening Tuesday, July 23, 2019, from 5-9 p.m. Admission includes an evening of delicious bites, live entertainment, and activities for the entire family. There will be plentiful food sampling from … 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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