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October's Featured Contributor - Bill Friday

By Digidave, published on Oct 6, 2008

...when I finally do it, will leave me with nothing left to do. Then there’s that Fool Waha interview with you

What artist (musician, author, painter etc) inspires you?

I’ve been planning. And seriously, I’m developing a TV pilot. So what if nobody in Hollywood knows me. With 5,611 independent production companies in Greater Los Angeles, anything’s possible.

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Particularly Boy and Dog and later Ten Punching Bags (with Warhol). His unintentional example of expression through graffiti should be used as motivation ... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, manhattan, journalism, citizen journalism, san francisco, movie, hollywood, tarantino, broowaha, marina del rey

Actoberfest Returns!

By secretrose, published on Oct 1, 2008

North Hollywood/Santa Monica, CA – Fire Rose Productions will once again present “ACToberFest” in October 2008. This festival includes a “Ten-Minute Play Competition”, “Solo Factor,” and “Melt in Your Mouth” – Fire Rose’s much touted spoken word series.

This is the sixth time this 10-Minute Play Festival will be held. The festival has become so popular that it outgrew the Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood, so this year, the Ten Minute Plays will be shown at the 110 seat Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. Sixteen... (more)

Tags: environment, hollywood, santa monica

32nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 30, 2008

...Charles Mingus “Son of Watts” Musical Caravan, there will be three major jazz concerts in Los Angeles focusing on the music of Charles Mingus. Mingus Big Band Concerts, October 3 at Madrid Theater and October 4, at Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro. Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Hollywood will host a symposium on April 18, 2009. A Gala Night-Tribute to Mingus Concert is scheduled for May 1, 2009 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. The concert performances, part of a year-long Los Angeles tribute to MINGUS is made in part through a grant from the National Endowment for... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, hollywood, music

After Getting Laid Last Friday, I Realize, No Big Deal...

By Geoffrey A. Citron, published on Sep 20, 2008

...I'm so bored I don't know what to do with myself. I want the insanity over with. Added to this let's not forget as a human being I'm extremely lazy, (sometimes) alcoholic, and I absolutely never exercise. To demand twenty minutes of pumping and sweating from me is like asking most to Jog from Hollywood to Santa Monica... just not happening.

Now at the same time there is a flipside to the coin. I can see enjoying endless hours of pelvis bumping if the partner is someone truly special. But this of course means dropping ‘The L Bomb': Love. And I don't mean telling your partner you... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, music, sex, santa monica

Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Sep 14, 2008

On September 2nd, Brian Wilson's new album was released and was having a signing at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. I couldn't miss the opportunity to meet a musical legend from the glory days of Rock & Roll. This was my first time going to a signing that I can remember, and I thought there was going to be a huge line wrapped around the building. I was impressed how the folks at Amoeba Records handled this event. They held the line inside the store and it was zig-zagging through each isle of the west side of the building. The staff was really nice and professional and you had to purchase the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, hollywood, music

Happy Endings

By tmoya, published on Sep 12, 2008

...crap, what have I done.”

Happy endings sooth the uncertainty of reality for sure, but they also touch our humanity. Happy endings remind us of what hope feels like even when hope is the last thing our mind can see. While I’m not so far gone to think there will be a Hollywood-like happy ending for me, I hang to a hope that things will at least end happily for me. Until then I will continue to work towards my new goals (groovy), and when things go dark I’ll be back at the video store looking for my next happy ending fix. Because as Andy Dufresne, in The... (more)

Tags: movie, california, hollywood, restaurant, brazil

Here's One Marriage He Can't Fix

By Ed Attanasio, published on Sep 10, 2008

...of Dr. Phil's marriage crisis."

About.com's Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw Divorce Rumors report fueled the speculation:

"Could the self help guru need a little romantic assistance of his own? Following recent whispers that Dr. Phil and Robin's marriage could be in trouble, Access Hollywood did a little investigating into the matter.

When they checked in with Oprah Winfrey's BFF for a response to the gossip, they were given the standard "no comment" and sent on their way. Interestingly enough, this week's episodes revolve mostly around marital issues. Maybe Dr. Phil... (more)

Tags: san francisco, hollywood

Mo' Than A Cup Of Joe...

By Kim, published on Sep 5, 2008

...manner.

What a cool way to spend part of the day on my birthday - September 3rd. presenting opportunity to write, relax, have a "red eye" and listen to the bass work over the intercom of a great artist to my heart's content.

Oh yeah, I highly recommend Groundwork for just unwinding and a great cup of Joe.

There are a few other locations in the Los Angeles, Hollywood and Santa Monica area. Check it out.

811 Traction Ave Los Angeles, CA 90189 (213) 626-8650

www.groundworkcoffee.com  (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, music, fashion, santa monica

Fighting Cancer With Celebrity Telethons

By AmyO, published on Sep 1, 2008

...I chose to be involved with the The Avon Foundation because it has been instrumental in raising awareness and extremely effective at raising money for a cure and other programs for people battling cancer.

It is great that so much attention is being given to cancer by the media and the Hollywood community, however, I do find these telethons to be somewhat patronizing. It's just hard for me to be asked by somebody that is making $5 million a movie to give money. I obviously don't know if all of these celebrities are donating themselves, and I seriously hope that they are. Regardless... (more)

Tags: san francisco, movie, hollywood

Duh Na. Duh Na.

By slowasigo, published on Aug 31, 2008

... Goodbye Mr. Chips, Fiddler on the Roof, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, Harry Potter series, E.T., and Superman represent only a fraction of his work.

On the 29th of August I attended the John Williams: A Hollywood Legend performance at the Hollywood Bowl. As I walked the two blocks up from Hollywood Blvd to the venue I half expected to see a Star Trek convention hodge-podge of costumed wookies and storm troopers. What I found was hundreds of people munching on picnic basket cheese, wine and chocolate... (more)

Tags: basketball, harry potter, disney, movie, california, superman, hollywood, music

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