Category Archives: News & Sports

Chef Neal Fraser of Redbird/Vibiana Hosts All-Star Celebrity Chef “Full Circle” Dinner Benefiting C-CAP

On Friday, Feb. 9th, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Redbird in Downtown Los Angeles Chef Neal Fraser (Redbird – Vibiana) Hosts All-Star Celebrity Chef “Full Circle” Dinner!  The Full Circle dinner will raise funds to benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and … Continue reading

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Heroes and Legends: Joe Perry and Friends debut “Sweetzerland Manifesto” Live at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, Jan. 16, 2018

It’s Tuesday January 16, and the lineup outside LA’s Roxy Theatre is long, shivering and buzzing in anticipation of seeing, hearing, and rocking out to Joe Perry and Friends’ tracks from his new album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, which was released on … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Women’s March 2018

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Here Comes The Sun – The Return of Peace, Love, and Sundays

There are a few things that the city of Los Angeles just cannot function without; The 405, eternal sunshine, and the voice of Mimi Chen coming out of the radio on Sundays.  Fortunately, we don’t have to live without them … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Mourns Kevin Short, aka Hollywood Jesus

Hollywood Jesus, aka WeHo Jesus, aka Kevin Short, aka Kevin Lee Light, passed away on December 13, 2017, at Cedar Sinai in Los Angeles. He was a regular at the Comedy Store, YouTube’s “WeHoans,” The annual Pride March, and was often … Continue reading

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From the Archives, In Memory of John Fleck: Larry Tamblyn Talks About The Standells

Note: I’m republishing this interview I did in 2014 with Larry Tamblyn, one of the original founders of the Standells. John Fleck, one of the key members of the Standells for many years, has died of AML Leukemia this past … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Flander’s Fields

While considering Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, the first thing that always comes to mind is a poem my mother had hanging inside of a cupboard door when I was growing up. “In Flander’s Fields,” by physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Think Link Edition)

“A Fish Called Wanda” (1988, Arrow) A mismatched trio of thieves (Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Palin) attempt to retrieve a stolen cache of diamonds, but a lovelorn barrister (John Cleese, who also co-wrote the script) and their … Continue reading

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Don’t It Always Seem To Go, That You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone?

Great words by Joni Mitchell.  I think the lyrics of her 1970’s hit “Big Yellow Taxi” are both poignant and a little sad, especially in this case because I’m referring to the sale of one of  Los Angeles’ most cherished … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Declares “X Day” at City Hall

Yesterday, the city of Los Angeles proclaimed October 11th as “X Day” in honor of the band’s 40th anniversary. I first met Exene and John at a store called Raconteur on Santa Monica Blvd. It was next door to the … Continue reading

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