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El Velorio – Remembering the dead

It’s that time of the year when not all of the skeletons you see are for Halloween. “Dia de los Muertos” or “The Day of the Dead” is a Mexican celebration which dates back to the 16th century if not … Continue reading

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Track of the Dolls: Derby Dolls Compete

When I was a kid, we used to go to the Olympic Auditorium to see the Roller Games featuring the Los Angeles Thunderbirds aka T-Birds. It was exciting, particularly when they did “the whip” – where the team would propel … Continue reading

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Knott’s Scary Farm: Hanging with Kenzel

Out again hanging with my 13-year-old cousin, Kenzel. This time we hit Knott’s Scary Farm. Although I’ve been to the regular Farm, I had never been to Scary Farm. We started out with the “Boo Fest” buffet. We weren’t aware … Continue reading

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Obscura Society LA: Exploring DTLA’s Arts District

Live in Los Angeles long enough and you’ll get the impression that you know all there is to know about the city. Wrong!   Cindy Schwarzstein, the founder of Cartwheel Art, an Arts District resident, a Los Angeles River Artists and … Continue reading

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Soul Tasting: 9th Annual Taste of Soul

Crenshaw district is jumping again for the 9th annual “Taste of Soul”. Along with the usual politicians, several Hollywood notables showed up: Queen Latifah, Cedric the Entertainer, and Fox’s Steve Edwards. Lots of food, music and information booths. Photos by … Continue reading

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Water Heals: Mauli Ola’s Allen Sarlo Surf Exp. Day at Malibu

Most everyone is aware of the healing properties of water. The Mauli Ola Foundation began as a group of surfers seeking to introduce people with cystic fibrosis to surfing as a natural healing element. Last week, the group assisted surfing … Continue reading

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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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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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