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Local Street Artist Skyler Grey Receives McDonald’s 365Black Award

Los Angeles Beat readers should be familiar with local street artist Skyler Grey.  This young man started drawing at age 2 after his mother died in a tragic swimming accident. His work has been seen in galleries around the work, … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Penguin Walk Everyday at 10am during June

The Penguin Walk is included with Aquarium admission along with all of the new Summer of Wonder programming, which includes the opportunity to make and drive an underwater submarine and new exhibits about Southern California steelhead (a local endangered fish), … Continue reading

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The Los Angeles Beat is a group blog with over 30 contributors. The Beat focuses on Entertainment – especially food and music. We also feature beauty, theater, film and art. We take the road less traveled, featuring alternative local bands … Continue reading

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Lydia Emily’s “Bound” at the Garboushian Gallery Beverly Hills

Bound! At first blush this latest Lydia Emily show appears to be a homage to Bondage and Discipline. But the pieces are really symbolism for other ties that bind: medical pain, food, pills, money and even children (although Lydia’s daughter … Continue reading

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Test Drive and Dine: The Lincoln Motor Company hooks up with Post and Beam!!

Back when I was in high school my dad had a Lincoln Continental. I have memories of flying in that car down the highway to Las Vegas. And fly we did, my Dad a former Air Force pilot drove fast. … Continue reading

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Richard Corman: Madonna NYC 83 @LabArtGalleryLA

Madonna NYC 83 is now open to the public with the hours of 11 AM – 5 PM at LAB ART located at 217 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles. For more information, please visit or on Facebook:  

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Los Angeles City Budget 101: What this great city can look like!

Politics are normally not referenced as a part of entertainment or dining, but Los Angeles’ Mayor Eric Garcetti’s pending budget will influence what the future of this city will look like. Mayor Garcetti is seeking a “return to basics”  by … Continue reading

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Living in the Material World: Kai Aspire’s “Lost Values” Show

Street Artist, Kai Aspire’s solo art show “Lost Values” opened October 24, 2013 at Lab Art Gallery, Los Angeles.  Growing up in a Los Angeles household void of televisions, radios and other brain washing devices, Kai uses his art to rail … Continue reading

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SKYLER GREY, the Fresh Prince of Street Art, September 19

Some of you might remember a ’90s comedy sitcom called “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. In a nutshell, a goofy rapper gets in trouble in his rough west Philadelphia neighborhood and is sent to live with relatives in Bel Air, … Continue reading

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Returned to the Sea

Back in January 2013, an olive ridley sea turtle beached itself at Venice Beach. Concerned beach goers called it in to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (aka NOAA) for rescue. The sea turtle was severely … Continue reading

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