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The Ivy Substation
at Culver Blvd. 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
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EXPO line is across the street-plentiful parking at the City structure across the street is $1
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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"All Cake, No File"
31 ratings
4.3 average rating
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168 events
118 reviews
498 stars
attended Oct 30 2009

Jewell Rae Jeffers molds a cooking show into a vehicle for standup comedy and social commentary. Ripped directly from her actual Big House Prison Shows, the evening is complete with a dead on Johnny Cash tribute band "With a Bible and a...continued

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81 events
16 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 13 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed this event -- wacky comedy, liberal politics, Johnny Cash tribute band, yummy cake, and all. Jewel Rae is just adorable. We were thrilled to win the Amoeba Music gift package, and already blew the $40 gift certificate that...continued

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38 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

The show was entertaining and Ms. Jeffers was sincere in presenting her points about the CA prison system. The Johnny Cash tribute band really did sound like him.

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Quotes & Highlights

Watch Jewell Rae Jeffers in action in videos of her live cooking show “Tastes Like Home.”
“Go!”—LA Weekly
“Rocks the house!”—Los Angeles Times


A Johnny Cash prison tribute cooking show-concert! Jailbreak cakes every night backed up by With a Bible and a Gun, a Johnny Cash tribute band. Jewell Rae (Gilkerson) Jeffers is a Celebrity Chef, Home Economist, and the host of the “Tastes Like Home” live cooking show. She is thrilled to cook live for guests of the California state prison system, where she performs her Johnny Cash Tribute Show. Her political culinary blog appears on The Huffington Post.

Jewell Rae Jeffers is the right-wing alter-ego of Actors’ Gang company member Donna Jo Thorndale. Originally from Kentucky, Ms. Jeffers began her formal culinary training at her grandmother’s apron strings on a tobacco farm in Woodford County. It was there that she learned the guiding philosophy of her life, “If you cook it, they will come.” Her passion for cooking and connecting with people has taken her from coast to coast and transformed her life.

An ardent fan of music and flawed men, she is married to the world’s finest mandolin player, Brick Jeffers. They live with their dog, Ham Sandwich, in Los Angeles and Nashvegas. Jewell Rae, Brick, and Ham Sandwich are American by birth and Southern by the grace of God.