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...
It’s been quite a while since we offered up suggestions and commentary for (real) “Netflix and Chill.” I legit find myself spending up to an hour scrolling through the sites looking for something to watch. There have...
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...
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),...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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