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Pause. Do: Beckett, Justice and “Happy Days” – A Conversation with Actress Monica Horan

On Saturday, June 8, the Independent Shakespeare Company in Atwater Village will feature the final performance (to date) of a remarkable production of Samuel Beckett’s 1961 two-act play “Happy Days.” The production, which is part of the 2024 Samuel Beckett … Continue reading

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Eno Plays LA? Almost – His AI Assisted Documentary Screens At The Alex

To the best of my knowledge, Brian Eno has appeared in person in LA just a couple of times; at the Roxy Music debut American tour when it hit the Whisky in 1972, and for a lecture he gave at … Continue reading

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Tequila’s Punk Museum Comes to Joshua Tree

Last month, the LA Beat’s own Tequila Mockingbird joined forces with graphic artist, Rolo Castillo, and AI artist and inventor, Phil Bosua, to bring “the past, present, and future of Punk” through the art of AI and the Punk Museum … Continue reading

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LA Opera’s La Traviata Premieres This Weekend – Don’t Miss Rachel Willis-Sorenson

Rachel Willis-Sorenson in the LA Opera production of La Traviata. Photo by Cory Weaver for the LA Opera, used with permission. This weekend sees the LA premiere of a new production of Verdi’s classic opera La Traviata. The miraculous Rachel … Continue reading

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Nite of a 1,000 Slutty Bass Players – My Slutty Valentine at The Echo

A week ago Saturday, we celebrated the birth of one of the greatest men in the history of music – Cliff Burton. Like most, I usually spend the day in both quiet reflection of “what if” and in joyful bliss … Continue reading

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The Jim Irsay Collection Gives L.A. A Rock And Roll History Lesson…With Guitar

L-R Harmonica player Billy Branch, keyboardist Michael Ramos, lead singer Kevin Cronin, guitarists Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Mike Wanchic (hidden) at the Jim Irsay Collection. All photos by Bob Lee for the LA Beat.  Jim Irsay, to answer a question … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, it’s Capitalism. “Economics of Suffering: Part IV” by Linda Sibio

It’s not often that you get a press release that so completely connects your main interests – wealth disparities and crafts – but I’ll be damned if that didn’t happen. Her name is Linda Sibio, her work is “Economics of … Continue reading

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Festive Santa and Krampus Crawls, Stumbles, and Runs Across LA

This weekend and beyond, the winter holiday season truly begins within Greater Los Angeles when the city’s streets fill with both the most wicked and the most festive of revelers, celebrating in a style that can only be found in … Continue reading

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Sarah Squirm at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Belated Live Review

I’ve had many opportunities to meet Saturday Night Live cast members. Chatted with Dan Ackroyd about roller derby at the Velvet Margarita. Listened to Chevy Chase try to impress his kids by pointing out filming locations for “Fletch” while I was escorting … Continue reading

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Tony Pierce’s Sneak Preview of The Vista Re-Opening!

The beloved Los Feliz landmark, The Vista Theater, was sadly shuttered in 2020 during the Pandemic. Like he did with The New Beverley Cinema, Quentin Tarantino rode in like the Cavalry to rescue and revive the ornate but cozy movie … Continue reading

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