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Photo Essay: LA Times Festival of Books

The sun was shining mightily on the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend. There were countless interviews and panels to attend, but that wasn’t the whole show. Writers signed books, vendors plied their wares, and chefs demonstrated their specialties. Oh, … Continue reading

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LA Times Festival Of Books: Emerging from the Underground: Surviving Punk Rock

The LA Times Festival Of Books is a highly anticipated event for this town’s literary types, but this year’s edition brought an onslaught from a strange new subgenre of author – the punk rock memoirist. While Dave Grohl interviewed his … Continue reading

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Upcoming Meat Street Meat Festival Allows You to Unleash Your Inner Carnivore

Everyone is invited to ‘meat up’ at the Meat Street Meat Festival at the Marketplace this Saturday, April 22, from 11am to 11pm at Santa Ana’s Main Place Mall. Food trucks and restaurant chefs will showcase their meatiest creations for … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Masters of Taste Happens Sunday May 7th in the Rose Bowl!

This year’s Masters of Taste is one of a kind outdoor luxury food and beverage festival set to happen on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the Pasadena Rose Bowl! I was fortunate enough to experience a … Continue reading

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Celebrate The Aquarium Of The Pacific’s 7th Annual Urban Ocean Festival With Style

The press was gathered for a special preview of the art, fashion and food that will be part of the 7th Annual Urban Ocean Festival starting Saturday of next week. Dr. Jerry Schubel, President of and CEO of Aquarium of the Pacific, … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival: Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Red Carpet Gala Honoring “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker”

By all accounts last year’s 9th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival was a howling success honoring the legendary Carl Reiner. The evening red carpet was a notable crew that included: Francine York, Doris Roberts, Kat Kramer, Karen Sharpe Kramer, Lainie Kazan, Lorraine Newman and Jon … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Violet” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

Violet is an interesting film that straddles the razors edge of student film and art film. The first thing that struck me regarding the film was its aspect ratio. It abandoned the conventional anamorphic or 16 by 9 ratio in … Continue reading

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The Duck Stops Here!

The Port of Los Angeles host the west coast debut The Netherlands’ artist Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck at Tall Ships® Festival L.A. The Duck made its entrance to the Port of Los Angeles on August 20th and will remained docked in the … Continue reading

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Sunset Strip Music Festival: Saturday with Cherry Bomb, Black Label Society, The Offspring and Marilyn Manson

All photos by Billy Bennight for The Los Angeles Beat  I happened on to the Strip in the mid-afternoon among many eager participants who were hitting either the Jack Daniel drinking area, cruising the boulevard or seeking another club to … Continue reading

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Tarfest Music Festival: This Sunday, Free!

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