Category Archives: Music

Last Weekend’s Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival was a Feast for All the Senses

One of the best events of the fall season occurred this past weekend when the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival brought together major local and national chefs along with top sommeliers and mixologists for a multi-day event that was … Continue reading

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Beat Review – Shannon and the Clams @ El Rey Theater 09/23/2015

Shannon and the Clams played their biggest headlining show to date on September 23rd.  Coinciding with the release of their fourth album Gone By the Dawn (out now on Hardly Art), their set was tight and the sound system gave … Continue reading

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Family Band – Van Halen Burns Down Hollywood

I’m not supposed to be here tonight, I’m supposed to be at the Lisa Fischer show over at the opposite end of the city, but as fate would have it, I’m at The Bowl instead, making that long climb up to … Continue reading

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The Legendary Smokehouse in Burbank Celebrates its Anniversary with Amazing Deals

The Smokehouse, across the street from Warner Brothers in Burbank, opened in 1946 at Pass and Riverside. It was so successful that in 1948 it moved to its current, larger location. The restaurant was later expanded by Wayne McCallister, who also built Bob’s … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry Headline Supergroup “Hollywood Vampires”

The lair of the original “Hollywood Vampires” lay at the top of the stairs of the Sunset Strip’s venerable Rainbow Room, in a loft where a plaque is bolted to the wall identifying those legendary rock stars, many of whom … Continue reading

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Fifteen By Two: The Lisa Fischer Interview

Recently I had the opportunity to ask Grammy award-winning singer, Lisa Fischer, a few questions.  Fifteen, actually. Ms. Fischer who is currently on tour with her band Grand Baton was kind enough to provide some insights into her career as … Continue reading

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Abbot Kinney Fest 2015

A blisteringly hot and sticky Sunday in Venice Beach brought out thousands for the 31st annual Abbot Kinney Fest along the mile long stretch of boutiques and eateries along the now gentrified, some would call hip, boulevard of the same … Continue reading

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One Weekend Left! 20 Pointers to Help You Maximize Your Fun at the LA County Fair

Fair time is excitement time. It is shebang time. It’s let’s wear out the kids time. It’s past 6:00p.m. and it’s “let’s get  rowdy here” time. The L.A. County Fair starts small and winds up big. Did I mention that … Continue reading

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“ROW”: Reggae-Themed Roller Disco This Saturday

Re/Creation Cafe will transform the nightclub Circus Disco into a roller rink this Saturday for its monthly event, “ROW – Rave on Wheels”. Attendees can either skate or dance among costumed characters, performance artists, hula hoopers, magicians and more. This month’s theme is “One Love”, … Continue reading

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Kick Up Your Heels with The Big Band Alumni

Johnny Vana and the Big Band Alumni have been serenading the local senior citizens every Tuesday morning from 10:30am until 12:30pm at Las Hadas Mexican Restaurant in Northridge for the last seven years. The youngest member of the band is … Continue reading

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