The Rise of David Bowie & Co.

The Rise of David Bowie & Co. at the Taschen Gallery

Knowing my many Labyrinth of Jareth friends will appreciate this, I made it a point to stop the other day to grab some smartphone street photography shots of this mural at the Taschen Gallery in Los Angeles. Celebrating Mick Rock's Shooting For Stardust, The Rise of David Bowie & Co. is on exhibit through October …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Saturday Finale (Part 3)

18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

As we have shown in our coverage of Part 2 "Wandering The Corridors", and Part 1 "Early Saturday Evening," the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball is nothing short of a feast for the eyes, a fantasy for the heart, and some serious dance beats to keep you moving throughout the nights. I say nights plural …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – The Spider Queen and Her Court

Actress Jen Giragos as the "Spider Queen" with her court - Tara Shannon, Meggan Amos (lower right) and Natty Kittyface

The Spider Queen and her Court were among the fantastic characters portrayed in the fianle at the 18th Annual Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball. Click the thumbnails below to view full-size photos. Leave Comments · Please Share · Don’t Alter Compliments of Roth Stock Digital Media In case you missed part of the story: Part 1 …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Wandering The Corridors (Part 2)

18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

If you were with us for the Labyrinth Of Jareth - Early Saturday Night, then you know after visiting the "Mermaid Room," we left you off while awaiting refreshments of the adult beverages nature. So now, let's go wander the corridors of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel and see what Lord Shawn Strider and his Sypher Knights have in …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Best Costumed Photographers

Photographer Violet Schrage working the 18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

One of the things emphasized most by Lord Shawn Strider, producer of the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball, is total immersion. Even for press, costumes are required. The dress code is strictly enforced, even turning away ticket holders (with refunds or vouchers for 2016) if they were not in costume as all publicity and guest materials emphasize …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Part 2 Tease

(L-R) Alivia Hunter, Catherine Madinger and Steven Wingert attend the 18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

So ... the blog for "Early Saturday" (with 160 photos) seems to have been hotly anticipated. When it was finally ready to publish, at 10:30pm Monday night, there was a serious debate about whether to publish right away, or wait for morning. From an online publisher's viewpoint, you must always take stock of the intended …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Early Saturday Night (Part 1)

Kat Sheridan, Claire Smitty, C.j. Canne and Yevgen Ivanov

[UPDATED: With a new understanding of the Zundri* - 9/7/15] The Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball (LOJ) is billed as the largest masquerade ball in the United States. In it's 18th year, the gala event has been known for flair in the historic Park Plaza Hotel Los Angeles. Due to renovations at the Plaza, with very short …

A Great Day with Life Rolls On in Huntington Beach

Life Rolls On: They Will Surf Again

From their website ... "Life Rolls On gives people the exhilaration of freedom beyond paralysis. And when we blow away physical boundaries, mental walls also fall away. ‘I can’t’ becomes ‘I DID!’ ” — Jesse Billauer, Life Rolls On Founder & Executive Director / CEO" Here is just a taste of how the day went today. All …

Labyrinth of Jareth Edit Update

18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

One of the most massively fun, colorful, fantasy-filled, elaborate costume balls you can ever imagine just happens to be held in Los Angeles every year. In it's 18th year, the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball is billed as the largest masquerade ball in the United States. However, because of it's proximity to Hollywood, the gala …