Jewish Journal

LA Jewish Film Festival

By Joy Bennett

April 17, 2015 | 11:38 am

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is starting soon!  It runs from April 30th to May 7th at various venues around LA, and it's an excellently curated... More.

  • Mikky Ekko

    By Joy Bennett

    April 3, 2015 | 12:25 pm

    Last night I was happy to see Mikky Ekko at SONOS Studio -- he's a talented singer/songwriter who really gives every song his all.  Good show!  Visit mikkyekko.com for more information.

  • Live Music at The Mint

    By Joy Bennett

    April 1, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    Last night I went to one of my favorite clubs to see and hear live music, The Mint in West Los Angeles.  They had an interesting mix of up-and-coming musicians, including the bands Young Pandas, Ships Have Sailed, Bakkuda, Rosechild and Tiny Deaths.  Excellent sounds, a cozy and comfortable place to enjoy live music.  The Mint also serves food and a wide variety of drinks.  For more information, visit themintla.com.

  • Crave Expo

    By Joy Bennett

    March 22, 2015 | 7:26 pm

    This evening I was happy to attend Crave Expo, a food event featuring outstanding local chefs, caterers, bakers, etc.  It was a lovely event, free to... More.

  • Music and Fashion

    By Joy Bennett

    February 21, 2015 | 7:56 pm

    Last night I went to a very cool event at DNM BAR: LA pictured above.  This is the studio space of DSTLD premium jeans and fashion, a very nice line... More.

  • Cage the Elephant

    By Joy Bennett

    February 4, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Last night I went to Sonos Studio in Los Angeles for a performance by Cage the Elephant.  This popular alternative band has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.  Very interesting sound!  For more information visit cagetheelephant.com.

  • New Documentary

    By Joy Bennett

    January 16, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    Filmmaker Fraser C. Heston

    Last night I attended a special screening of the documentary The Search for Michael Rockefeller by Fraser C. Heston, pictured above.  This film explores the unsolved mystery of Michael Rockefeller's disappearance, and tells a fascinating story with film footage never before seen.  It will be available on Netflix on February 1.

  • Young Hollywood Roundtable

    By Joy Bennett

    November 8, 2014 | 11:38 am

    Yesterday I went to the Young Hollywood Roundtable at AFI Fest in Hollywood, it had some up and coming stars discuss their work and life in the industry.  Pictured above from the left, it featured Jena Malone, Logan Lerman, Joey King and Jenny Slate.  All were focused, articulate and bright, and it was a fascinating discussion aptly moderated by Amy Kaufman.  The excellent AFI Fest continues through November 13th, for tickets and more information visit afi.com.

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