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Psycho-Noir Audiodrama Asks “What’s The Frequency?”

No Comments 13 September 2017

Creator James Oliva discusses the conception and influences behind his new psycho-noir audiodrama series What’s The Frequency?. by Daniel Barron     Just as collector culture has applied a new coat of varnish to antiquated formats like the cassette tape, the ease and ubiquity of podcasts have revived that old-timey format of the radio drama. […]

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The Urban Odyssey of Audio Drama Greater Boston

No Comments 27 September 2016

Authors and playwrights Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason discuss the execution behind their serialized audio drama Greater Boston. By Daniel Barron   It begins when Leon Stamatis, a man known for his clockwork-precise management of life, dies on a roller coaster, seemingly willing himself to death under the weight of his situation’s uncertainty. This sudden tragedy will send ripples […]

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OdDancity Embraces The Madness with ScalDead

No Comments 19 May 2016

Preview of the experimental modern dance company OdDancity’s latest showcase, ScalDead, opening this weekend at the Pieter Space in Lincoln Heights. By Daniel Barron   The body becomes an arena where dark forces struggle for dominion under the command of choreographer Alex Floyd. Since its formation in 2012, her experimental modern dance company known as […]

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Roxanna Walitzki Brings Opera Into the 21st Century

No Comments 18 May 2016

Opera singer Roxanna Walitzki’s speaks about bringing the form into the 21st century and the themes behind her debut EP Exquisite Corpse. By Daniel Barron     Roxanna Walitzki first left an impression on me at an art opening in Culver City this past February. It was sort of hard for her not to. Her sinewy frame asserted […]

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Women Artists Get Empowered at Bunny Urick’s Wet Silk

No Comments 11 May 2016

Bunny Urick speaks about her ongoing women and queer-friendly multimedia event series Wet Silk. By Daniel Barron   Since last summer, Bunny Urick has programmed and networked with an diverse range of creatives across Los Angeles as the Operations Manager for the DTLA space Basic Flowers. Urick reflects that she was “always part of the arts scene,” […]

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Brenda Carsey’s Open Mic Finds Passion at The Lost Knight

No Comments 06 May 2016

Spotlight on Brenda Carsey’s Weekly Musicians Open Mic at The Lost Knight pub in Echo Park. By Chris Camargo   Generally the phrase “open mic” is met with a glazed over look or a quick text saying, “Sorry I can’t make it,” but this is Los Angeles and this open mic brings talent. Music tastes […]

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Yay! LA Embraces the Madness at Monsterpalooza 2016

No Comments 18 April 2016

Preview of the Monsterpalooza horror con at the Pasadena Convention Center, which runs April 22nd thru the 24th. By Daniel Barron   Halloween is cool and all, but for dedicated goths, metalheads, horror fiends, and gorehounds you don’t need an excuse to embrace the dark side. For masters of the macabre it’s a lifestyle, not […]

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80s TV Meets Storytelling w/ A Very Special Episode

No Comments 07 January 2016

Comedian Jonathan Bradley Welch talks his 80s TV themed monthly storytelling series A Very Special Episode. By Daniel Barron   In a city saturated with open mics and standup comedy it’s ironic that the next live show that should be on your list is devoted to the so-called Decade of Excess.  For two years, comics […]

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Taking Back ‘Terrified’ with Dave Ross & Anna Seregina

No Comments 03 September 2015

The hilarious podcast Terrified is raising awareness toward mental health awareness in the geek and comedy community, and we love it. By Steven Ray Morris   Shit gets real, as they say, on the Terrified podcast. Comedians, musicians, and other performers open up about their fears and doubts, ranging from literal to existential, and even […]

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Cabaret Con-Sensual Promotes Sex Positivity

No Comments 13 August 2015

Comedy and cabaret meet with Cabaret Con-Sensual, a sexy showcase promoting consent and sex positivity. by Daniel Barron   [UPDATE: This post from August has been amended to include the info for December’s event, “Winter Is Cumming.”] Nearly three months ago, actress and performance artist Madeline Harris stood before a packed audience of the Art […]

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