Jazz Pick of the Week – Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

When Allison Miller arrived in New York City in the mid-90s, she was looking to establish herself as a straight ahead jazz drummer with the chops and taste to accompany the city’s elite improvisers. Within a few years she attained her ambition, working regularly with singular bandleaders such as organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, reed master Marty Ehrlich and Sex Mob trumpeter Steven Bernstein. But she had also grown up loving rock, folk and funk, and her other musical passions have led her into a double musical life, touring and recording with charismatic singer/songwriters Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile and Erin McKeown.

Free Community Conversation with Tenor Ben Heppner

Seldom does the public have the opportunity to hear a leading figure in the music world speak about his or her work in person. Rarer still is the opportunity to participate in such an event at no cost, which is why our community is so fortunate that the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is presenting a free community conversation with internationally acclaimed tenor Ben Heppner.

L.A. Conservancy Holiday Matinee

Looking for something to do with your family this weekend? Want to see a movie in one of LA’s beautiful downtown theaters? Interested in exploring part of the Broadway Historic Theater District? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this event is for you.

The 2nd Los Angeles Animation Festival International Is Here!

If you’re an animation fan like me, you won’t want to miss this event. The producers of LA’s own animation festival have teamed up with The Cinefamily to bring an exceptional selection of animated films to our community.

Come See New 16mm Experimental & Animation Films from Around the World

If you enjoy going to the movies but want something other than the typical Hollywood fare, this is an event for you. Los Angeles Filmforum presents a selection of independent films from the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2010. The program will include two films by local filmmakers Alexandra Cuesta and Laida Lertxundi. Both […]

Neon Noir – Flashy and electrifying boilers from the 1980s

This weekend you can watch two more movies in the Neon Noir film series, which Cinefamily co-presents with the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) and L.A. Record.

MONA is spicing up the event with installations of neon art to transform the Silent Movie Theater’s vintage decor with 80s funk.

Joe Frank – Consummate Storyteller

Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege of seeing one of Joe Frank’s rare live performances. The event, which was sponsored by KCRW and benefited the station, took place at The Village in West LA, a renowned recording studio that in and of itself was a highlight of the show – but more on that later.