Category Archives: History

Tiki Oasis Conquers the Space Age with this Weekend’s Event “Yesterday’s Future Today” August 13-16

Tiki Oasis, the long running event built around music, rum and much much more, sets down on our planet from August 13 through August 16 with the theme of Yesterday’s Future, Today. This four-day tribute to the Space Age covers … Continue reading

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“FEMINISTS: What Were They Thinking?”: A Documentary on Second Wave Feminism Takes Form

On an evening in June a small group of film makers, artists and activists gathered in a Hollywood apartment overlooking the 101 freeway and the Capitol building to view the first 22 minutes of “FEMINISTS: What Were They Thinking?” a fund-raiser … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Meets Hollywood Billboard Queen Angelyne in a Rare VIDEO Interview

Angelyne, the infamous Hollywood Billboard Queen was one of the earliest subjects of this Offbeat L.A. column in an article called Pretty in Pink. However, catching her in a rare video interview was quite a feat. We were fortunate to … Continue reading

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Let’s Rock This Joint! The Mick Rock Interview At The Morrison Hotel Gallery

Were the earth to suddenly start spitting out creative geniuses in the world of music photography, surely they would materialize at the Morrison Hotel Gallery.  The works of some of the most seminal photographers in the annals of music photography … Continue reading

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Behind The Art Behind The Music – Conversations With Ernie Cefalu – Part I

It’s one of those rare days in Los Angeles. Rare not only because it’s July and the temps are just right, but rare because I’ve just spent the day discussing rock history, album covers, anecdotes about rock icons, and art … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Takes a Video Trip to the Historic & Cool Bob Baker Puppet Theater

Bob Baker Theater is the oldest puppet theater in the United States. Its founder Bob Baker passed away in November 2014, but the show must go on. Come on a fascinating 3-minute video journey with Offbeat L.A. host Nikki Kreuzer … Continue reading

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Interview: Farley Elliott on His New Book ‘LA Street Food’

One thing that has always impressed me about Farley Elliott is his dedication to thorough research. The first food article of his that I read was a search for the best burgers in LA back in 2010. And you can … Continue reading

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Vanguards Of History: Grand Central Air Terminal

The place abounds with the names of some of the most famous names in aviation history. Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Jack Northrop, William Boeing. If someone flew into the fledgling city of angels back in the late 1920’s, they came … Continue reading

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Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach is in Danger of Being Closed to Build High Density Residences

Sam’s Seafood was originally started in 1923 and was remodeled to it’s current look in 1962. In 2006 it closed but was reopened in 2009 as Don the Beachcomber, one of only a few with rights to that classic name. … Continue reading

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17th Annual Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Come From All Areas of Sports

Sunday’s Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 17th Annual Induction at the American Jewish University yielded some familiar names and some not quite as familiar but equally as talented. The event, with Master of Ceremonies and Los Angeles Emmy-winning sports legend … Continue reading

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