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Sips, Savors, Shopping and Singing at the Tiki Oasis

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Rolly Crump Brings the ‘Enchanted Tiki Room’ to Life at the Tiki Oasis in San Diego this Weekend

Roland Crump was always interested in cartoons. “I was always a cartoonist”, said Rolly. “I always, from the very beginning, everything little thing I drew basically was a cartoon, or in the style of a cartoon, because I was influenced … Continue reading

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Tiki Drinks and Culture Make for a Fun Weekend at San Diego’s Upcoming Tiki Oasis

Rum has been a big part of several cultures for many years. Starting in the 1600′s, rum was a regular part of any sailor’s ration in both Navy and merchant vessels. By the 1900′s, songs had been written about rum, … Continue reading

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Antiques Row: Bearded Lady Vintage

This little cottage in Burbank holds big surprises. Bearded Lady Vintage set up shop on the edge of Magnolia’s antiques row about a year ago. It is not your average grandma’s pearls and doll shop. Kiko and Erick, who are … Continue reading

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Lethal Lunch

  Lydia Lunch, writer and musician, flew to Los Angeles last week to read at Lethal Amounts Gallery’s FRICTION: literary crimes by mutated minds event which took place Friday night (May 30).  Lunch came to support the  impending (next year?) Harper’s release of Jonathan … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Louder Than Hell Book Signing This Thursday At Book Soup

Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, authors of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal, will be at Book Soup this Thursday, May 1, “presenting and signing” their voluminous and immensely readable tome, which is now available in paperback … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Help For The Haunted”

Help For The Haunted by John Searles begins with the murder of Rose and Sylvester Mason in a church, partially witnessed by their daughter Sylvie who was sitting outside in the car. The three of them had set out for … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Slam Dancing No Stage Diving No Spikes: An Oral History Of The Legendary City Gardens

While the So Cal punk scene has inspired enough publications to fill a shelf, it’s rare that I’ve heard about any serious attempts to recollect what was going on in my neck of the woods, New Jersey, back in the … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Remember book fairs from elementary school?  Well the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is nothing like that. The two day event is one of the largest book festivals in the country.  While the focus is on books, their authors, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Alien: Out of the Shadows”

Alien: Out of the Shadows is an “official” new novel by Tim Lebbon that is set between the movies Alien and Aliens. The teaser on the back of the book, however, reveals that the crew in the story meets the … Continue reading

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