Category Archives: Miscellanious

Gallery 30 South Features the Photographs of Wyatt Doyle through March 26, 2021

I was compelled to write about “And the red death held sway over the dollar store,” a current solo show at Gallery 30 South, because a lot of photographers try to convey what artist Wyatt Doyle’s photos actually do convey: … Continue reading

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Michael Grecco’s “Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978–1991”

“Every picture tells a story, don’t it?” as Rod Stewart would intone from the mic. There’s also the adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words” and it holds true. Rocker, author, director and photographer Michael Grecco started out his … Continue reading

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Fortress Reflects on ’80s Rock In LA: Releasing ‘Waiting for the Night’ 31 Years After

Fortress formed as a band of friends—talented friends who had a vision of becoming one of the stars of the 80’s rock scene. Hard work brought them to a point where Fortress, consisting of Ted Heath, vocals; Chris Turbis, keyboards/vocals; … Continue reading

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Glamour Ghoul: The Story of Maila Nurmi and Vampira

“Glamour Ghoul: The Passions and Pain of the Real Vampira, Maila Nurmi” is an absorbing look at the woman behind the enduring character of Vampira. Based on journal entries, letters and oral testimony gathered by Nurmi’s niece, Sandra Neimi, the book … Continue reading

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Where Mardi Gras is 365

Mardi Gras World, located in New Orleans and opened in 1984 to the public, is a 300,000 square foot “working” warehouse where Kern Studios has made floats for the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans since 1947. The enormous warehouse … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Woman In Motion – Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek, and The Remaking of NASA

Here’s a great film to make you feel good about where we are all going as a race, the human race.  “Woman In Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek, and The Remaking of NASA,” released yesterday, is a close look at … Continue reading

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“Asperfell” by Jamie Thomas: A Light, Gothic Fantasy Tale

“Asperfell,” the first of a new trilogy by Jamie Thomas, is an enjoyable fantasy about a young woman who must rescue a prince from a prison for mages (wizards), after the king has condemned magic and divided the kingdom of Tiralaen … Continue reading

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The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is a masterclass organization named after the Miskatonic University in H.P. Lovecraft’s stories (first appearing in “Herbert West – Reanimator”). Mostly run by volunteers, the classes are created and taught by writers, scholars, directors, … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Tipitina’s Livestreamed Fundraiser Tonight!

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New Blues Revolution Brings Live Show To Harvelles In Santa Monica Plus Livestreaming

New Blues Revolution and Bill Grisolia are no strangers to the LA Beat. Bill is not only known as the singer/pianist/frontman of the powerful New Blues Revolution, the blues based group that’s been a fixture in Southern California for years, … Continue reading

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