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 … [Continue reading]

Discovering The William Andrews Clark Library – A Genuine LA Treasure

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Last month I attended a SurveyLA presentation at The William Andrews Clark Library and wrote about the event. In that October 12th post, I promised to write a follow-up piece about the library itself because it made such an impression on me. As … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

The NY Times Frugal Traveler Explores LA by Bike

Seth Kugel, The New York Times' Frugal Traveler, recently set out to spend one week in Los Angeles on $100 per day. To meet this objective, he had to forgo renting a car and instead got around by bike and public transportation. He also saved money by … [Continue reading]

Follow the beat: Three jazz drummers play LA

If you missed Andrew Gilbert's most recent Los Angeles Times article, which appeared in today's Arts & Books Section (p. E12), check it out if you enjoy live Jazz. Andy profiles three drummer-bandleaders (Brian Blade, Steve Smith and Allison … [Continue reading]

One Weekend – Three Great Events

If you're looking for things to do this weekend, I have three suggestions.  1. Attend the California State Parks 2nd Annual Film Series The California State Parks 2nd Annual Film Series, which is hosted at both Paramount Studios and 20th … [Continue reading]

Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood

Monday, November 1st marks the premier of a new documentary on Turner Classic Movies called Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood. While I have not seen this seven part series myself, writer and producer Jon Wilkman is a highly regarded LA … [Continue reading]