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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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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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