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    Sunday, July 7th, 2013
    6:36 pm
    My Newest Song!
    My band, Red Light District, has a new song, called "Miao"! Czech it out and tell me what you think.
    Saturday, April 20th, 2013
    12:25 pm
    b00!
    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
    12:18 am
    Boo!
    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. ;)


    No wire hangers!!!

    Current Mood: sleepy
    Thursday, March 5th, 2009
    11:55 am
    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
    323-463-0204
    Thursday, February 19th, 2009
    10:09 am
    Saturday Night
    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
    11:04 am
    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 · $10 Entry · 21+
    ~*~ 3100 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90005
    ~*~ Entrance & $5 Valet down S. Westmoreland, East of Vermont
    ~*~ http://www.myspace. com/RuinHollywoo d
    ~*~
    ~*~ Join our email list for better discounts!
    ~*~ http://www.ladead. com/list/ sub.php
    ~*~
    ~*~ LADEAD: LOS ANGELES DARKSIDE
    ~*~ http://www.ladead. com
    ~*~
    ~*~ THE BROKEN DOOR
    ~*~ http://www.thebrokendoor-la.com
    Thursday, January 15th, 2009
    10:37 am
    Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesten
    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
    10:50 pm
    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
    7:50 pm
    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
    11:17 am
    Friday, September 26th, 2008
    3:09 pm
    Red Light District Live at The Knitting Factory Thursday Night
    Red Light District will be playing in the Alterknit Lounge at the Knitting Factory next Thursday night with New World Revolution. Stay tuned for more details!
    Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
    6:51 am
    Red Light District at the CIA this Saturday!
    Red Light District is playing at the California Institute of Abnormal Arts this Saturday night! We go on at 10:30PM.

    11334 Burbank Blvd
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
    (818) 506-6353




    Current Mood: quixotic
    Friday, August 15th, 2008
    4:40 pm
    Red Light District TONIGHT!
    08/15/2008 11:00PM

    Red Light District at The Santa Monica Pier (ALL AGES SHOW)
    Joined on stage by Brother Daniel of
    The FreakShow Deluxe


    Rusty's Surf Ranch
    256 SANTA MONICA PIER
    Santa Monica,, California 90401
    310 393 7437
    http://www.rustyssurfranch.com
    Thursday, June 26th, 2008
    11:44 am
    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

    PRESENT
    "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

    BURLESQUE PERFORMANCES:
    COURTNEY CRUZ
    SHELBY "BELFAST JONES"
    DIAMONDBACK ANNIE
    DOT TODDY
    KITTY CADILLAC
    AND VIXEN MAGDALENE

    LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE:
    RED LIGHT DISTRICT
    WWW.MYSPACE.COM/REDLIGHTDISTRICTX

    SONGS SPUN
    DJ SATOKI

    FRIDAY JUNE 27TH
    THE BORDELLO BAR
    901 EAST 1ST STREET , LA, CA 90012

    DOORS OPEN @ 9PM
    SHOW STARTS @ 10PM
    $10.00 ALL NIGHT
    21 +
    Thursday, June 19th, 2008
    8:52 pm
    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
    9:09 pm
    Song Ideas?
    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
    8:46 am
    Hear (and See) Me Sing This Week-End! RED LIGHT DISTRICT
    I'm singing! Come See Red Light District this Week-End!
    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
    7:09 pm
    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
    7:54 am
    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
    11:28 am
    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
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