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,...
The first in an occasional series. In 1985, a luminescent Michelle Pfeiffer was fresh from playing the coke-addled love interest in Al Pacino’s iconic “Scarface.” Her next project was the sleeper “Into the Night,” in which Pfieffer was able to...
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...
And, it’s time for the summer blockbusters. Do you go to the movies more in the summer? Here are some brief bits for films current theatrical releases. The theme for these reviews is … not for everyone. While this reviewer...
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...
Boulevard Music not only keeps musicians supplied with strings, picks, and reeds, it offers a place to perform, network and train the next generation. Located south of Culver on Sepulveda, Boulevard Music (www.boulevardmusic.com) offers instrument sales, rentals, and repairs, books...
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...
The Sinner - Season One - Netflix These days, the troubled, haunted and often tormented lead character is at the forefront of a lot of bingeable television series, and this describes USA Network’s now-in-its-second-season series, “The Sinner;” the first season...
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...
It’s no surprise with today’s volatile climate that political discussion, review and comedy seems to have surpassed all other television genres, still expected in the 24-hour news cycle, but now dominating morning shows, and eclipsing any other topical subjects...

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