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Backstage Takes Centerstage, When You’re Strange – Ray Manzarek Tribute

When you’re at the Fonda theater to see the stones, the only thing separating you from the stage is that pit filled with photographers (or one if it’s the stones). Last night however, there was nothing separating me from the … Continue reading

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PPLA’s Annual Food Fair Returns to Santa Monica March 3rd

On Thursday, March 3rd, Food Fare will celebrate its 50th anniversary at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The event, which started as a cooking demonstration with Julia Child in 1979, has become Planned Parenthood LA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. … Continue reading

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Fer Youz at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

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Pole Show LA At The Avalon: What Did That Look Like?

As a red-blooded man, I was excitedly anticipating Pole Show LA . The idea of lovely women spinning from great heights on poles filled my mind with fantasy and lascivious expectations. But it turned out that Pole Show LA was more than just a … Continue reading

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Freeze Frame Premieres February 5th – 7th at the Wallis Center for the Performing Arts

Emmy Award-winning choreographer Debbie Allan’s multimedia show, “Freeze Frame” uses a fusion of dance, music, film and theater to start a dialogue about violence in America. Art allows us to see things we tend to look away from, and the show doesn’t pull punches … Continue reading

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Pole Show LA: Expect A Heat Wave In Hollywood On Saturday!

Some of the most highly acclaimed Pole Dancers in the world will be performing in Pole Show LA at the Avalon in Hollywood on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, for a one-of-a-kind theatrical production. Pole Show LA has the energy and precision of a Cirque du Soleil … Continue reading

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Grand Arts Students Perform “Woman at the Window”

On February 5th, the Los Angeles Master Chorale presents “Woman at the Window: The Triangle Factory Fire”, an oratorio written by students of Cortines High School of Visual and Performing Arts (AKA “Grand Arts”). A free performance, held at the Cortines School … Continue reading

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The Edwardian Ball Celebrates Illustrator Edward Gorey

The 7th Annual Edwardian Ball returns to the Fonda Theatre on Saturday, February 27, 2016, re-imagining the turn-of-the-century through the sinister, yet whimsical filter of illustrator Edward Gorey. Guests will enjoy live music, theatre, art installations, fashion and cosplay, black comedy, ballroom dancing, absinthe cocktails, … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Jay Mohr Live @ The Gaslamp; Long Beach 01/23/2016

How many stand-up comics tour around performing material written by their spouse? Jay Mohr does. Having released 2015’s Happy. And a Lot. written completely by his wife, actress Nikki Cox, the release is nominated this year for a Grammy award: … Continue reading

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L.A. Witch Releases 7 Inch, Plays The Roxy January 22

Local psych-rock trio L.A. Witch, featuring Sade Sanchez, Irita Pai and Ellie English, is releasing a new single, “Drive Your Car” (live version, above) – with the B-side “Ain’t Comin Home” – in February. It’s available digitally or on 7″ “smoke-colored” vinyl … Continue reading

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