OUT ON THE TOWN: Halloween Edition

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) October is one of the most festive months of the year in L.A., filled with fashionable fun, frights, and foodie-friendly events taking place throughout the city. Sure,...

OUT ON THE TOWN: Summer Edition

by Hiko Mitsuzuka @TheFirstEcho Summer is just getting started, and we're already filling up our calendar with a bunch of events happening on both coasts... A DRAGTACULAR BRUNCH The...

Pasek & Paul’s “Dogfight” Opens in L.A.

by Hiko Mitsuzuka @TheFirstEcho PHOTO CREDIT: Nicole Priest Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting team behind the Academy Award-winning La La Land and the Tony-nominated Dear Evan Hansen, are...

It’s a ‘Moulin Rouge’ Reunion!

by Hiko Mitsuzuka @TheFirstEcho It's hard to imagine that Baz Luhrmann's groundbreaking musical, Moulin Rouge, opened in theaters 16 years ago. The film's stars, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor,...

10 Things We Learned at RuPaul’s DragCon 2017

by Hiko Mitsuzuka @TheFirstEcho Last weekend, for the third year in a row, the Los Angeles Convention Center was taken over by glitter, big heels, and even bigger hair as RuPaul's DragCon treated...

REVIEW: ‘The Lost City of Z’

by Adrienne McIlvaine @mizocty Though it’s often hard to recognize in the moment, so much of our lives is determined not by careful planning or conscious deliberation but by pure chance. A missed...