Monthly Archives: June 2012

Holy Mole! A Sneak Peek at East LA Meets Napa

Playa played host this week to three chefs and four vineyards offering a preview of what is to come at the seventh annual East LA Meets Napa at Union Station. The event, to be held July 20 2012, “celebrates the richness of fine … Continue reading

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Sarah Silverman joins Voices United at the El Rey

The nonpartisan watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State is hosting a concert called Voices United at the El Rey on October 1st. Comedian Sarah Silverman has just joined the line-up, which so far includes singer/songwriter Catie … Continue reading

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Disc Junkie: DVD and Blu-ray New Releases, June 26-July 2, 2012

Please note: titles released solely in DVD format are listed in italics, while Blu-ray/DVD combos or Blu-ray only releases are listed in italics and bold font. MULTIPLEX It’s easy to see why Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist swept the Academy Awards … Continue reading

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TV Favorite Doris Singleton Isaacs Dies

Written by Harrison Held Hollywood has lost another of it’s favorites…  I Love Lucy’s Doris Singleton Isaacs died Tuesday at age 92.  Dorothea Singleton began her career as a dancer singer in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She met Lucille Ball in the … Continue reading

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The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) will be presenting two evenings of “Music in the Zoo” during the month of July.  First, one Friday July 13, 2012, 6 p.m. the BEST OF MUSIC IN THE L.A. ZOO (An Eclectic Mix of … Continue reading

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Constructing Fantasy opens Saturday, June 30 and runs through August 5, 2012. Exhibition special events include an opening reception on Saturday, June 30, 6:00 –  9:00pm and a closing reception on Sunday, August 5, 1:00 – 4:00pm, which will include a conversation with … Continue reading

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Live Review: A Celebration of Miles Davis At The Hollywood Bowl

The Bowl’s 2012 jazz season kicked off on Wednesday with a tribute to the work of Miles Davis, presenting three contrasting yet complementary sets performed by at least five generations of musicians. Some were Davis’ former band members, the others … Continue reading

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Jimmy Cliff at the Troubador, June 27, 2012

                                I confess I didn’t know much about Jimmy Cliff’s life or career going into Wednesday night’s gig at the legendary Troubador outside of the … Continue reading

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NSFW: This One Goes to 10.5 – Vanity by Jopen

I will admit that I am frightened. I just opened the Jopen Vr 10.5 and it seems huge. Having already experienced the intensity of the Vr 6, it is humbling to realize that this one is 4.5 more. In reality, … Continue reading

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