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Month: June 2017

Morally gray areas explored in ‘Darks Arts’

Morally gray areas explored in ‘Darks Arts’

Moral ambiguity gray area, dubious side-taking, and where the ends justifies the means … maybe. These are the themes addressed in Dark Arts. Would you hire someone who you thought might be morally corrupt if you knew they’d get the job done when your life’s-blood […]

Art under glass: fundraiser tips to future storytellers

Art under glass: fundraiser tips to future storytellers

Photo by Tatsu Oiye ~ Anna Knudson at Art Beyond the Glass II, 2013.  Originally published on Hollywood Patch Art of the Patch coming to Los Globos Thirty of L.A.’s top bartenders will be showcasing their artistry, from painting to photography, live music and, of […]

‘Target’ actors want you to put a sock in it at Hollywood Fringe

‘Target’ actors want you to put a sock in it at Hollywood Fringe

Photos by Monique A. LeBleu ~ “Town Hall” with Scott Golden performing his political interpretive dance in the Easy Targets male solo quad piece “America First” during the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Sacred Fools Theater, Hollywood, June 9, 2017.  Tired of all the political rhetoric emanating […]

‘Lyla’ charms in two part solo comedy, confronts adult bullying head-on

‘Lyla’ charms in two part solo comedy, confronts adult bullying head-on

Actor and social activist Jeffrey Wylie returns to Hollywood Fringe Festival (HFF) 2017 as Lyla KaRug with his award-winning original “Texas Loves Lyla” and its sequel “Lights, Camera, Lyla!” Lyla KaRug, with her Lucy-red coiffure and bubbly social media personality, enters the interweb spotlight in […]

GALLERY: LA Food Bowl Night Market 2017

GALLERY: LA Food Bowl Night Market 2017

L.A. Food Bowl Night Market 2017   Video by Monique A. LeBleu ~ Maestro Vito Iacopelli of Prova Pizzaria two Neopolitan-style pizza on-the-street, the Bancarella pizza: Margherita with San Marzano tomato sauce, organic basil, parmesan and fresh mozzarella; The Carbonara, also with mozzarella, bacon, basil and a […]

Gallery: The 128th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade presented by Honda 2017

Gallery: The 128th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade presented by Honda 2017

Parked on Orange Grove awaiting the 128th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Parade presented by Honda in Pasadena, January 2, 2017, dozens of rose floats await their day in the sun. Decorations featured: bark covered barrels of over flowing vegetables, spheres of red roses, and […]

Long ‘Nights’ for noirish comedy at Hollywood Fringe

Long ‘Nights’ for noirish comedy at Hollywood Fringe

Because the Three Clubs lends the perfect intimate speakeasy atmosphere for a show like Nights at the Algonquin Round Table, it would have been fairly safe to assume that such a show would fit well, at least in style and cast. Unfortunately, there is a […]

‘Legends’ at Fringe: the antidote to that long work week

‘Legends’ at Fringe: the antidote to that long work week

Fruit punch, projectiles and slime. Even at the risk of giving too much away, anyone attending this show might be clued in immediately upon seeing a stage covered in plastic. And by design—at least during this show—nothing wet traveled passed the stage that wasn’t governed […]