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Sunday, November 2

Betty Bryant’s Birthday Bash Brunch and CD Release Party with special guest vocalist Mark Christian Miller

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604


A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Betty Bryant is a revered pianist/singer who brings a solid piano technique, a light, swinging touch and a skilled vocal approach to her music.

Dubbed “Cool Miss B” by her fellow musicians, Betty’s career started in her hometown of Kansas City, where she was mentored by the great Jay McShann. A famous photograph of Betty with Jay McShann hangs in the lobby of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City.

For many years Betty was a popular regular attraction at the upscale Tableaux Lounge in Tokyo, Japan. She had a long term engagement at celebrity chef Susan Feniger’s exciting new restaurant “Street” in Hollywood in 2009, and in 2012 she was a featured performer at the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival in Boquete, Panama. Vicky’s Santa Fe in Indian Wells, where Betty is a popular attraction, says, “Not in a long time has there been such a buzz in the valley about a jazz pianist/singer.” Betty is a favorite attraction annually at the popular Music on the Main series at Descanso Gardens.

Betty has released seven critically acclaimed CDs, including 2009’s “No Regrets”, which got airplay on over 100 jazz stations nationwide. Peter Solomon, of station WCVE – FM in Richmond, Virginia wrote, ““This is a sweet little album. I was struck by her laid-back phrasing. This woman has soul.” Selections from the album were programmed onto the inflight entertainment channels of seven major airlines worldwide. Christopher Louden, writing in JazzTimes Magazine, calls 2011’s “Together” a “superlative testament to the depth and breadth of her showmanship.” Betty’s 2013 release, “iteration +” received the most radio play to date and spent four months on the JazzWeek national jazz charts. Peter Kuller, from Radio Adelaide, Australia says, “Betty Bryant is absolutely amazing and deserves worldwide recognition.” The respected jazz writer Don Heckman said of Betty’s recent performance at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato in Bel Air, “Call it a rare evening of song, performed with musical alacrity.”

Whether listening to one of Cool Miss B’s CDs at home, or catching her live, perhaps it was best expressed by Judy Jordan in a feature article in Venice Magazine – “Snuggle into a cozy ringside club chair and let Betty Bryant steal your heart….your ears will be tickled, your heart will dance, and your feet may find a will of their own, for Betty Bryant is an enchantress.”

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Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group at Z.J.U.

4850 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, 91601

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group Proudly presents the seasonal-sensation of Adam Neubauer's dark and daring sexy-comedy-Thriller, "PIECES"- The tantalizing tale of John (a hopeless romantic), and his unquenchable passion to re-create the "lost love" of his life - by any means necessary!

Written & Directed by Adam Neubauer and Produced by Zombie Joe

SUNDAYS @ 7:00pm
OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER 16, 2014

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group at Z.J.U.
4850 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood CA 91601
(Just north of 101-134 Fwys across from KFC)

Reservations: (818) 202 - 4120
Tickets $15 Cash/MC/Visa/Debit card accepted at door or BUY ONLINE at http://ZombieJoes.tix.com

- Doors open at half hour before showtime - No Late Seating
- Come relax in our lackluster lounge
- No food or drink inside
- Take the Red Line to North Hollywood Subway Station http://mta.net (Now open til 2am!)
- Plenty of street parking
- Allow 5 minutes for seating

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Tw: http://twitter.com/ZombieJoes

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Monday, November 3

Saturday, November 8

POL-ETHICALLY CORRECT solo exhibition by Fidia Falaschetti Canadians and Americans (best friends forever... its complicated) solo exhibition by Diana Thorneycroft

Fabien Castanier Gallery

2919 La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

10:00am to 1:00pm

Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present two simultaneous solo exhibitions that will both open November 8 and run until December 6. POL-ETHICALLY CORRECT from the Italian artist Fidia Falaschetti ...

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Sunday, November 9

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Friday, November 21

Sunday, November 23