Satchmo in Screenland--Louis Armstrong: History and Legends Mythmaker Louis Armstrong claimed to have been born July 4, 1900, a date which suits his colossal stature in 20th Century American culture. However, recent research found a baptismal record with an August 4,...
It has been an extraordinary few weeks for Carlson Park bassist Steuart Liebig.* On September 18 Liebig, Arts District guitarist G.E. Stinson, Oakland saxophonist Phillip Greenlief, and New York drummer Jim Black gave an intense performance at the Blue...
By Spencer L. - Age 11 Kid Scoop Media Correspondent On July 31, I saw the musical “Hamilton,” on Broadway in New York City. I fell in love with this musical since I first heard the soundtrack a year ago. I...
If there’s one thing that U.K. novelist Nick Hornby knows, it’s all-encompassing obsessiveness. The most recent of his books to be turned into a film is “Juliet, Naked.” Both novel and movie cover the lamentations of Annie (Rose Byrne),...
AMC’s 10-episode series “Dietland” inexplicably shows up under the genre “comedy,” and make no mistake, this not a comedy. It’s not even that popular mashup genre, a “drama-dy.” Based on the well-received 2015 novel by Sarai Walker, “Dietland” follows...
Eighth Grade Can a movie about what is arguably the worst year of school be delightful, insightful and impactful? The answer is a resounding yes. Comedian Bo Burnham (find his stand-ups “Make Happy” and “What” on Netflix), writer and director,...
It might be inconceivable to an adult, encountering this very successful franchise for the first time, with this the third installment of just why the “Hotel Transylvania” feature films have been so successful; and the first film was the...
Culver City's Veterans' Auditorium has hosted events ranging from bodybuilding competitions, basketball, and roller derby to orchestra concerts, musical theater, and the annual rock and mineral show. It has also occasionally hosted other kinds of rock. One especially notable performance...
American Animals, currently playing at the Landmark Theaters, just over the Culver City border in West Los Angeles, is the best kind of “based-on-a-true-story” movie. It provides backstory, the “actual” story, as well as a glimpse of the real...
By Miranda Myers & Jamison Province Nathan’s Kingdom debuted at the Dances With Films festival on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, held at Hollywood’s famed Chinese Theater. Directed by Olicer Muñoz and starring Culver City High School alumnus, Jacob Lince, Nathan’s...

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