Witness Uganda

Friday evening, I had the pleasure of seeing Witness Uganda at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Not knowing anything about the play going in, I had no idea what I was about to witness with this self-described “documentary musical.” I had no idea what that entailed, and that was the first time I ever saw those two words together. I immediately thought this would either be a snooze fest or the best thing ever. It turned out to be the latter.

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“Jones” and the Alcoholic Millennial

It’s no secret that young people like to drink. A lot. At the peak, about 80% of millennials drink.  And why not? In the age of stress, “wokeness,” and living in Trump’s America, can you blame them? Unfortunately, those problems and issues are masks for deeper issues: alcoholism and drug addiction.

Enter, “Jones,” a very honest short film about a young woman’s (Jones) journey of breaking her alcohol addiction and getting help. It has been reported that over 10 million young Americans need treatment for addictions, and a lot of us just aren’t getting the help. Whether it’s stigma, self-doubt, funding, or just straight up denial, we just aren’t asking for help.

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My Album’s of the Year 2018

I love music.  I’ve listened to sooo many albums this year, been to sooo many concerts (including Beychella), and just had so many moments surrounding music.  2018 has brought in a lot of groundbreaking albums, surprise drops, and a lot of good auditory vibes.  There were a lot of solid albums this year, but these are the ones the I revisited the most throughout the year.

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Coco And The Meaning Of Legacy

I know, I'm late to the party.  With the release of The Incredibles 2, I was in the mood for more deep, animated films.  Coco was a good movie, it was deep, it had layers. But I know if I was younger, I would’ve been scared with all these ghosts and spirits (I know that is the whole point of Dia de los Muertos). But it really made me think about legacy and how you would want to have a lasting legacy and the gift and desire to give yourself and give your all. And because the ultimate legacy is living on, even in death…

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