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From the Archives: Sin 34 @ Liquid Kitty 2/24/08 In Memory of Phil Newman

Yesterday the LA music community lost bass player Phil Newman of Sin 34 and Painted Willie. According to friend and former bandmate Dave Markey, Phil fell and received an injury to the head, later passing away at the hospital. In memoriam we … Continue reading

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Upcoming Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival Features Celebrity Chefs, Great BBQ and Beer

Some of BBQ’s top pit masters will be in the Inland Empire town of Norco from May 29 through May 31, 2015, when Norco hosts the Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival. Debbie Yopp, coordinating the event, talked about it … Continue reading

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Festival of the Desert: March 18, 2015 in Palm Springs

Now there’s more to the Coachella cultural scene than blazing Rice Krispie squares, whirling, twirling, swirling tie-dye and rampant dehydration. Break out your tux and snap up your tix for high desert elevation of a different kind. Festival of the … Continue reading

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Deadline to Enroll in Health Care Coverage is this Sunday!

Sunday is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2015. If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to get coverage until 2016. And while you may not get sick in 2015, if you … Continue reading

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The Theme Of The 2015 Edwardian Ball Is “My Gorey Valentine!”

This year’s The Edwardian Ball theme is “My Gorey Valentine!” with a special performance of Edward Gorey’s “The Beastly Baby”. Rosin Coven and co-hosts Vau de Vire Society bring Edward Gorey’s story to life on stage with original music, theatrical choreography and narration. … Continue reading

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Frederick’s of Hollywood Closing?

I was saddened to see these signs up at Frederick’s last week. Most of their nationwide mall locations have already closed, and I wonder if Frederick’s has finally thrown in the crotchless panties. The Hollywood staff said they were “moving … Continue reading

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This Year’s “Winter Surf Fest” Blows in & Blows Up At Surf Dogs In Huntington Beach

For those of you hip to the Surf Music scene will already be well informed about the resurgence of Surf Music in Southern California. I covered Winter Surf Fest last year in my article, “Winter Surf Fest: The Surf ‘s … Continue reading

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Relax! They Can’t Take Your Milky Bar Away.

As near as I can gather among the shrieking panic of social media, Cadbury can no longer export their chocolate to the US.  It seems Cadbury licensed Hershey’s to produce American-made Cadbury. American-made Cadbury has more sugar, more emulsifiers and … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gold Drops the Pretense of Anonymity

It’s hard to remain anonymous in the age of social media. Especially when you have long red hair.

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Remembering Kim Fowley

Kim Fowley was born July 21, 1939 in Los Angeles, the son of actors Douglas Fowley and Shelby Payne. During the 60s he worked as a producer, collaborator and publicist. He co-wrote a number of fantastic songs for musicians as diverse as … Continue reading

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