August 18 – 20, 2011 brings the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, which celebrates the music and icons that have made an impact on the legacy of The Strip. The event debuted in 2008 .
MÖTLEY CRÜE is the 2011 recipient of the “Elmer Valentine Award” for their contributions to the history of The Sunset Strip. The Thursday, Aug. 18 award ceremony at House of Blues Sunset Strip will kick off the fourth annual event.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Sunset Strip Music Festival,” said MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee. “It means a lot to us that we are recognized for our contribution to this historic place.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE got their start on The Sunset Strip, as they performed many nights at the Whisky A Go-Go and The Roxy Theatre. The band also filmed their “Kickstart My Heart” video at the Whisky and for a while lived just up the street from the venue on Clark Street, making The Sunset Strip their official home.
For complete information – SSMF
Yes, people here read. On Sunday, September 26, West Hollywood hosts its 9th Annual Book Fair. Every year this event gets better. Local authors, international authors, celebrity authors, poets, mystery writers, children’s books and our LOCAL bookstores (my fav – Book Soup) participate in this expanding community event. Last year, even the Sprinkles Cupcake Truck showed up. Click the image below for all of the details.
40 years ago in June, 1970, brave souls in the LA LGBT community took to the streets to have a parade to mark the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in NYC. Christopher Street West, the Proud producers of LA PRIDE, will once again bring the celebration to the community. With Headline Performers Kelis, En Vogue and Kelly Rowland, and the now announced Parade Grand Marshals, Sharon & Kelly Osbourne, it is sure to be a banner year to celebrate your Pride. And I say your Pride intentionally, CSW is a non-profit community organization tasked with producing one of the largest Pride celebrations in the country. It takes us all to make it great. See you there!
Fantasia, Chelsea Handler, Silent Celebration and an amazing Pride Finale…
LAPRIDE.org for details.
Friday, June 5th. THE COMMUNE – opening night of the Dances With Films Festival 6/5/09 midnight at Laemmle Sunset 5!!!
Check out the new ah-mazing trailer: http://www.TheCommuneMovie.com/trailer.html
THE COMMUNE MOVIE.com is…
“Disturbing. Unconventional. Raw. Reminds me of Larry Cohen’s work.”
– Katt Shea, writer/director, POISON IVY
“In the footsteps of classic 70s thrillers.”
– Paul W.S. Anderson, writer/director, RESIDENT EVIL, DEATH RACE
The first Celebrity Swine Flu Fatality…
And we all know who gave it to him….
So Alaska Gov Sara Palin is defending the (so-called) Miss California‘s stance against Marriage Equality. According to the statement released on her website (please don’t go there, it only gives them traffic):
I applaud Donald Trump for standing with Carrie during this time. And I respect Carrie for standing strong and staying true to herself, and for not letting those who disagree with her deny her protection under the nation’s First Amendment Rights.
I’m sorry? What? So let me get this “straight”, Palin & Prejean want protection under their First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech while standing on a platform to deny others their Constitutional rights? Ah, you got to love the hypocrisy! Don’t take away my guaranteed right while I am denying yours!