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Los Angeles Zoo

By Joy Bennett

October 2, 2013 | 12:42 am

Handler and parrot at Los Angeles Zoo, September 28, 2013

Last Saturday a neighbor friend and I were happy to attend the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA's) Sunset Safari... read on

  • New York International Film Festival—LA Edition

    By Joy Bennett

    September 26, 2013 | 3:16 am

    Festival Director Rich Rossi and actress Lindsay Thomas at New York International Film Festival -- 
    LA Edition, September, 20, 2013, Los Angeles, CA, photo by Joy Bennett

    As I mentioned in my post of September 19, 2013 (scroll down), I recently was fortunate enough to attend... read on

  • Unlikely Heroes

    By Joy Bennett

    September 25, 2013 | 8:46 am

    General view of Unlikely Heroes Justice Ball, Los Angeles, CA September 24, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    Last night I was invited to the Justice Ball at Boulevard3 on Sunset Boulevard to benefit the international anti-human trafficking organization Unlikely Heroes.  This... read on

  • A Terrific New Book

    By Joy Bennett

    September 24, 2013 | 3:17 am

    Photo courtesy RITpress.com

    Jack Garner was a chief national film critic for the hundred or so newspapers and outlets of Gannett Company for twenty years, and was the film critic of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle for thirty years.  I met Mr. Garner and knew him slightly... read on

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  • NY International Film Festival—LA Edition

    By Joy Bennett

    September 20, 2013 | 4:36 am

    Opening Night of NYIFF - LA Edition, Sept. 18, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    Wednesday night I was thrilled to attend the Red Carpet Opening Night Event of the New York International Film Festival - LA Edition.  Friends invited me, and there I met lots of directors, filmmakers,... read on

  • Annenberg Space for Photography

    By Joy Bennett

    September 10, 2013 | 1:36 am

    The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, CA photo by Joy Bennett

    If you live in or visit Los Angeles, there is a breathtaking, exceptional museum for photography in Century City that I recently discovered:  The Annenberg Space for Photography.  I just visited there... read on

  • The Butler Film

    By Joy Bennett

    September 2, 2013 | 9:27 pm

    The Butler film poster

    Today we saw The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels (he also directed Precious, etc.).  It was excellent.  I've rarely been so emotionally affected by a film. 

    Forest Whitaker is the Butler, and does an outstanding job, aging through his many decades of... read on

  • KRISTIN CHENOWETH AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL!

    By Joy Bennett

    August 27, 2013 | 9:13 am

    Kristin Chenoweth at the Hollywood Bowl, August 24, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    Last Saturday night was a real treat.  I was given a press pass to see one of our favorite performers, who we've loved ever since we heard her powerful, expressive voice in the hit musical Wicked on... read on

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Joy Bennett lives in Santa Monica, California and is the author of Under a Quarter Moon, a poetry and short story collection; and a novel called Cruise.  She has also been...

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