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Beauty, Tiki Oasis-Style

Tiki Oasis gets bigger and better every year! Their beauty events – Beauty Bungalow and  Glamour Pin-Up Packages, respectively – are off the charts. Take a look and get your tix/make appointments before they sell out. Here’s just a few … Continue reading

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Oko Cafe: Sumo Meets Anime

Oko Cafe seems to mostly emphasize the drink options, which cover teas, milk teas, smoothies, slushies, bubble teas, mojito teas, ice milks, over their food, which tends to be snacky versions of Udon, Tempura, Hamburgers, fried potato variations, chicken wings, … Continue reading

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Fritzi Dogs: Hot Dogs? I’ll Give You Hot Dogs!

  If you want to change up your eating experience at Farmer’s Market, or in general, there’s Fritzi Dogs nestled in the northeast corner of the Market. I spent a good hour there for a special tasting a couple weeks … Continue reading

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REDCAT Premieres Fanciful ICELAND July 24-26

Next Thursday through Saturday at REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, Overtone Industries presents the first half hour of ICELAND, an upcoming musical theatre work by Overtones’ artistic director/composer/actress O-Lan Jones and singer/songwriter Emmet Tinley. ICELAND tells the story of Vaya (Cesili … Continue reading

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Stan Livingston: From “How the West was Won” to “My Three Sons”–A Life of Creativity, Production, and Direction out of Childhood Stardom

‘Scuse me, how are you with your Chipisms these days?  Are you currently up on your Chipese?  Well Stan Livingston still remembers some of his from his hazy glory days as Fred MacMurray’s youngest son Chip Douglas on “My Three … Continue reading

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Middle-Aged Rebel: Music Snobs Unite

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Southland Tales: Hit The Road, Jack

Lately, a bunch of my friends have been going through break-ups and/or divorces. For whatever reason I’m the guy they come to for advice. Now, when I was around twelve, or so I wanted to be a priest. I had … Continue reading

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Zombie Joe’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”: An Early Summer, Evening Fantasy

You know the old story: Boy meets girl…other boy meets other girl.  Boy meets boy.  Girl meets girl and all are met under the guise of the most magically misconstrued love rectangle since the Peloponnesian Wars.—[Boy gets engaged to girl … Continue reading

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Southland Tales: Fourth of July

Back in 1993 I took a trip with my dad to East Los Angeles for a fourth of July party. As it was, one of the guys my dad worked with was having a huge blow-out. The guy’s son lived … Continue reading

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Local Street Artist Skyler Grey Receives McDonald’s 365Black Award

Los Angeles Beat readers should be familiar with local street artist Skyler Grey.  This young man started drawing at age 2 after his mother died in a tragic swimming accident. His work has been seen in galleries around the work, … Continue reading

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