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|Sunday, July 7th, 2013|
|Saturday, April 20th, 2013|
I'm still here! I read LJ frequently, but I never seem to post anymore... perhaps I will try to remedy that.
|Monday, April 11th, 2011|
I just wanted to post to say that I am still here! LJ is becoming more a ghost town, but I still check my Friends list just about every day. In lieu of a real update, here is a picture of me from last week-end serving up some Joan Crawford attitude. ;) Current Mood: sleepy
|Thursday, March 5th, 2009|
|RED LIGHT DISTRICT at The Knitting Factory TONIGHT
Red Light District
will be playing tonight with The Unextraordinary Gentlemen and Jill Tracy. We go on at 9:00PM. This will be our last show for a while, maybe ever, so if you've always wanted to check us out, tonight's the night.
The Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)
7021 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
|Thursday, February 19th, 2009|
Last Friday, Red Light District
played a short set at the Black Heart Masque at Club Ruin. The club was packed with pretty people, and we all had a lot of fun.
This week-end, we will be playing at the beautiful Bordello as a part of The Devil's Playground's monthly burlesque event. If you go, I suggest getting there early, because the last time we were their musical guest, the venue filled up quickly and a lot of people were turned away.
|Friday, February 13th, 2009|
|Black Heart Masque TONIGHT
Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, this event on VD eve promises to be a wonderful night. I've posted the official info below:
P.S. We (Red Light District
) go on at midnight.
Join us this Friday at RUIN HOLLYWOOD for our Deadly and Divine
engagement, THE BLACK HEART MASQUE. This year marks an especially
exciting match made in heaven (or hell) as we find ourselves falling
on Friday the 13th! For the occasion, guests are highly encouraged to
wear BLACK and CRIMSON Elegance and Extravagence with masks (giveaways
upon entry for those in masks till supplies run out, courtesy of
Panpipes: Magickal Marketplace) , and of course we would love to see a
few black cats running around, as well~
Several delightful performances are in store for you this evening, as
we are joined for a couple songs is world renowned theraminist, Armen
Ra, and for a short set the very sexy cabaret-style group, Red Light
District, celebrating their debut release, "Smoke & Mirrors"! As our
special guest and master of ceremonies, The Vampire Don returns back
from the grave. Additionally we will be joined by the pryomaniac
himself, Sockmonke, featuring all manner of exciting fire play on the
patio throughout the night, and Nui Cobalt will be in attendance
offering wandering psychic readings, compliments of The Psychic Eye!
~*~ $5 ENTRY BEFORE 11:00PM
~*~ (printout not required this week)
~*~ $5 WELL DRINKS TILL 10:30PM!!!
In The Parlour, our esteemed sponsors, The Broken Door (L.A.'s
Premiere Dungeon) showcases the finest dark and sensual Erotica and
Fetish performances, featuring performances this week by our hostess,
Mistress Shae, along with Mistress Ice and Master D. from the Broken
Door. In this realm you may also discover our Authentic Absinthe Bar
hosted by Erika (of Glamour Lush Absinthe).
The ever-evolving Monte Cristo Nightclub serves as the canvas on which
we paint a new masterpiece in nightclubbing, offering brand new sound
and lighting, an expansive smoking patio, valet and street parking,
vast wooden dancefloor, the beautiful new loft-style layout,
coatcheck, and complimentary candid photography with by our special
guests photographers, Violet Photography and Eric Charles photography.
Warming your Black Hearts with a little Dance of the Damned is DJ Xian
spinning a wicked game of Darkwave, Ethereal, Dark 80's, Goth,
Synthpop, Dark Indie, Trip Hop and all manner of your favorite Danse
Macabre melodies, and as ever, prepare for late night because we are
open till 2:30AM~
Dress to kill, dress to die for~
Dresscode: Dark club or upscale attire required.
~*~ RUIN HOLLYWOOD
~*~ Friday Night @ The Monte Cristo
~*~ Doors 10PM-2:30AM Â· $10 Entry Â· 21+
~*~ 3100 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90005
~*~ Entrance & $5 Valet down S. Westmoreland, East of Vermont
. com/RuinHollywoo d
~*~ Join our email list for better discounts!
. com/list/ sub.php
~*~ LADEAD: LOS ANGELES DARKSIDE
~*~ THE BROKEN DOOR
|Thursday, January 15th, 2009|
Neat-o mosquit0! Warren Ellis
put one of our songs on his "4AM" music podcast
. It's brought us several new listeners already. :) And it's cool for me to know that he likes our music, especially since I just saw him perform with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds a few months ago.
|Wednesday, November 5th, 2008|
|Obligatory Cheesy Election Entry
Yesterday was a long, tiring day. I worked overnight, and then went to an audition for the musical "Man of La Mancha" (attention LA Trekkies: Brent Spiner is playing the lead role in this production).
After that I headed over to my local polling place, and for the first time I started to get choked up, thinking about the very likely possibility that Obama would be elected. And I couldn't help thinking about the most famous song from Man of La Mancha, "The Impossible Dream". If you've never heard it, here is the original Broadway Don Quixote, the amazing Richard Kiley, singing that song:
The lyrics:To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star
This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause
And I know if I'll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star
Current Mood: optimistic
|Saturday, November 1st, 2008|
|Attention LA Artsy Folks
Want to see the new show at the Mark Taper Forum, "The School of Night" for only 20 bucks?
Oct. 30 through Nov. 14
Any available seat.
Promotion code STONE (when bought online)
Not valid for previously purchased tickets. Cannot be combined with any other offer. No Saturday Evenings.http://www.centertheatregroup.org/
|Thursday, October 2nd, 2008|
|Friday, September 26th, 2008|
|Tuesday, September 16th, 2008|
|Friday, August 15th, 2008|
|Thursday, June 26th, 2008|
|Red Light District Show Tomorrow Night!
Come hear me sing tomorrow (Friday) night! Red Light District
will be the musical entertainment in a night of debauchery at the Bordello, LA's oldest bar still in operation.
We are special guests at the Devil's Playground burlesque show. This time, the ladies of the Devil's Playground have chosen the world of COMICS as their inspiration. Details below:
THE TWO LADIES
COURTNEY CRUZ AND SHELBY JONES
"THE DEVILS PLAYGROUND"
" A DARK NIGHT "
A BURLESQUE INTERPRETATION OF TRAGIC AND TERRIFYING COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS
INSPIRED BY THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED "THE DARK KNIGHT " FEATURE FILM
SHELBY "BELFAST JONES"
AND VIXEN MAGDALENE
LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE:
RED LIGHT DISTRICT
FRIDAY JUNE 27TH
THE BORDELLO BAR
901 EAST 1ST STREET , LA, CA 90012
DOORS OPEN @ 9PM
SHOW STARTS @ 10PM
$10.00 ALL NIGHT
|Thursday, June 19th, 2008|
|This Story Warms My Heart
Beaten-down dog from Vick case has his day
Pit bull rescued from famous dogfighting ring now helps cancer patients
NBC News and MSNBC
updated 1:44 p.m. PT, Tues., June. 17, 2008
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - It’s a dog’s life. And for Leo it couldn’t be better.
Leo — rescued from heavy chains that confined him as one of the pit bulls in former NFL quarterback Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring — is a lover, not a fighter. He now happily frolics in a clown collar as he makes the rounds at the Camino Infusion Center, where he brings comfort to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Despite his training as a killer, Leo is a sweetheart as he visits his friends on the ward.
“He is wonderful, and all the patients love Leo,” said Paula Reed, the facility’s oncology director. “They really love his eyes and gentleness.”
Six months ago, Leo should have been dead.
When officers raided Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels in Smithfield, Va., last year, they found dogs, some injured and scarred, chained to buried car axles. Forensic experts discovered remains of dogs that had been shot with a .22-caliber pistol, electrocuted, drowned, hanged or slammed to the ground for lacking a desire to fight.
Vick, an All-Pro quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, was suspended indefinitely and is serving 23 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in August to bankrolling the dogfighting operation and helping to kill as many as eight dogs. Three co-defendants also pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison.
About 50 dogs were rescued.
Animal advocates are divided over whether fighting dogs can be trusted to have new lives as pets or working dogs. One of the dogs seized at Bad Newz was put down as too aggressive, but the others were dispersed to sanctuaries and training facilities across the country.
An ‘incredible’ difference with patients
One of them was Leo, who ended up in the care of Marthina McClay, a certified trainer and counselor in Los Gatos, near San Francisco. McClay is president of Our Pack, an advocacy group for pit bulls.
“He was a little like a caveman at a tea party,” McClay said. “He didn’t have a lot of training.”
But after five weeks of intense instruction and supervision, and more weeks of acclimation, Leo is now — with all due respect —a pussy cat. He loves putting his head on a patient’s lap and batting his big brown eyes.
“The difference that he’s had with our patients has been incredible — the smiles on their faces, the joy when they see him,” said Reed of the cancer center.
“Leo is a survivor and our patients are survivors, and I think they can relate to each other,” she said.
Leo also touches young people on probation at the Alternative Placement Academy in San Jose, where the young men seem to identify with the former tough guy.
“I think they saw this dog’s awful background, and it communicates to the kids that you can end up being what you want to be,” McClay said.
It’s the age-old story of second chances. By living his, Leo helps tear down entrenched stereotypes that pit bulls are irredeemable killers.
“Leo is definitely an ambassador to the breed,” McClay said. “The staff at various facilities will say, ‘I will never see pit bulls the same again.’”
By Marianne Favro of NBC affiliate KNTV of San Francisco and Alex Johnson of msnbc.com. NBC affiliate WAVY of Hampton Roads, Va., contributed to this report.
If you go to the original story
, you can watch a video of him! Current Mood: touched
|Thursday, June 12th, 2008|
Sooo... I have an audition for a stage production of Frank Zappa's rock opera, Joe's Garage
, and I'm trying to decide what to sing... at first I thought that Heart's "Magic Man" might work, but then I thought maybe I should have more fun with it and just do Queen's "Fat Bottom Girls". What do you think?
|Friday, May 23rd, 2008|
|Hear (and See) Me Sing This Week-End! RED LIGHT DISTRICT
I'm singing! Come See Red Light District
Red Light District is performing this Friday and Saturday evening! It is very exciting and that is why there are a lot of exclamation points!
We will be playing three BRAND NEW SONGS never heard before by a live audience, including "Adrift", which can be heard on our MySpace page.
We will also be unveiling our new line up with Detective Jack Archer on the big strings and Ms. Abby Markson on the six-string twanger. The rest of the live show is rounded by Alex "Mallets" Burke on the vibraphone and accordion, Dr. Naren Renz on keys, me (Juliette) on vocals, percussion and theremin ,and Shok on drums and percussion.
The performance is part of a cool theatre event with various acts held at the Elephant Theatre. (6324 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood 90038, near Vine St.)
The silent comedic duo, Ten West
, is also performing on the bill!
Doors are at 7:30 for the full event, however if you come just before 9pm and mention either Ten West or Red Light District, you will get in half price @ $10
We hit the stage 10pm sharp on Friday and 11pm, Saturday evening.
If you have not yet heard our music, it is a blend of 1920s, 30s, neo-vaudevillian sinister cabaret, set in the future with dusty circus-hop, trip hop, using voice, accordian, vibraphone, guitar, bass, synthesziers, odd sounds, found percussion, trumpet, cello and chance happenings. Current Mood: excited
|Monday, April 21st, 2008|
|Everything Old is New Again
This is from 1933. In this big closing number from "Gold Diggers of 1933", a war widow sings about how America sends off its young men to war and "glory" yet doesn't give them the help they need when they return.
|Thursday, January 31st, 2008|
|Europe is Weird
Well then again, maybe not... *here*, celebrities appear on awards show and pretend to sing live while actually lip-syncing, so maybe it's more honest when some "singer" doesn't even come out holding a microphone. Even so, the mind boggles... check out this clip of Vanessa Paradis (better known as the woman who goes to bed with Johnny Depp every night) "performing" at a European music awards show: Current Mood: confused
|Friday, January 25th, 2008|
|New Red Light District Song
We recently posted a new song, "Adrift" on the Red Light District
MySpace page. It's a bit of a departure from the jazz-meets-trip hop feel we often traffic in, and reflects some of our other influences. Check it out and let me know what you think. Current Mood: pleased