Monday, June 17, 2019

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In Los Angeles, the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza was sizzling on a recent cool evening. I’m not referring to the various delicious, spicy dishes available in the International Food Court.

Turning up the heat for mall shoppers were The Latin Jazz Syndicate. This tight ensemble is heating up the sizzling hot Los Angeles Latin Jazz scene and going for global exposure in the future.

This concert was part of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Live concert series. This is a free monthly series of FREE!!!! Entertainment held in Sears Court in the evening. The Latin Jazz Syndicate was making... Read More

Brian Wood’s vision of a modern civil war in the United States takes shape in the form of DMZ, a DC comics Vertigo title that has received much acclaim. The story is set against a backdrop of division and ideological conflict that sees the USA as we know it split into two factions: The United States, consisting of the original federal government and the Free States, a movement intent on re-instigating the basic ideals of America. When the story starts the two forces have been in conflict for years and the USA is in tatters. The Free States were able to get a foothold in the heartland of... Read More

Last night I had the privilege of seeing Eddie Izzard perform his latest tour, Stripped, live in Brighton. The Brighton Centre was an excellent venue for such a popular and well liked comedian and it was filled. As the crowd waited for show to start random images of people in the audience were shown on the big screen whilst Twitter messages to @eddieizzard scrolled up the screen (I even tweeted myself and saw my message appear).

Izzard appeared on-stage to the tune of “let me entertain you” and he certainly did from the outset. Dressed in jeans and a tailcoat, rather than his usual... Read More

C’est contre toute attente que Susan Boyle est devenue le sujet de conversation sur la planète entière ! Elle est devenue célèbre grâce à son incroyable prestation dans l’émission “Britain’s Got Talent” (« La Grande-Bretagne a du talent ») sur la chaîne privée britannique ITV1. Et la Reine Elizabeth II serait bien inspirée si elle venait à lui remettre une quelconque médaille, tant l’histoire de sa vie est surprenante et tant Susan pourrait encourager tous ceux qui, après avoir vécu l’impossible, essayent de s’en sortir.


A sa naissance, Susan Boyle a souffert... Read More

Bunny Bravo is a burlesque dancer and producer of the Shimmy and Shake burlesque shows in southern California. She has been selected to perform at the burlesque contest at Viva Las Vegas in April. At her home, she discussed her burlesque beginnings and the differences between burlesque and stripping.

What drew you to burlesque?Lucha VaVoom, we started going to those shows. Kitten Deville was in a lot of the shows that we went to at first. Then she quit doing them and when we went back we noticed we didn’t enjoy the shows as much. It was really her that was pulling us there. She is the... Read More

If you dig astrology; or gazing up at the night sky; or just like catching an early evening buzz and staring at big, bright, shiny shit, then you need to check out Tuesdays In The Dome at the Hayden Planetarium (the butch lil' sister of The American Museum of Natural History). Just about every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm the good folks at the planetarium put on an hour long lecture and star show under the dome for a paltry $12 (or $10 if your a member, a student or a senior citizen.) Check prices before you go as they may of course change. Me, my girlfriend and a fifth of Jack went to review the... Read More

By V

It was sometime in 1996 and I was having coffee back home in Australia, with a friend who had just returned from a trip to Los Angeles. As we flipped through what would now almost be considered retro her photo album, I came across a shot of a tall, striking-looking man dressed in a white robe, wearing a white turban, broad smile and an electric guitar. "Who's that?:, I inquired. "Oh, this famous, street performer guy on the Venice Beach boardwalk," she said. For years afterward, I would come across photos of him in the photo albums of friends as far away as London, Tokyo, Stockholm and Paris,... Read More

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