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Photo Essay: The 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

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Presenting: Glare, a New Collection by Kevin A. Short

Peek through the window of Kevin Short’s studio on a weekday afternoon, and you will find the artist covered in paint, probably sandy, likely singing, maybe dancing, and possibly trying to wrap up early for the day in anticipation of … Continue reading

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“All For The Love Animal Rescue” Charity Cabaret Event Brings A Splash of Broadway to NoHo

“All For The Love Animal Rescue” put one a special Musical Theater “Broadway” flavored event at Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal Bar that echoes one of my favorite annual events, The Actors Fund Tony Awards® Viewing Party. The All For The Love Animal Rescue … Continue reading

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Go With Le Flo: Los Angeles World Theatrical Premiere at the Downtown Independent

I had the pleasure of being invited to a special screening to see “Go With Le Flo” at The Goethe Institute and was hosted by Stefan Biedermann of the German Consulate. There was a meet and greet before the screening where Harrison and I … Continue reading

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So, About Black Flag In 2014

Once again, the internet is buzzing with news about Black Flag. This has been happening every couple of months for a year now, and it’s become disquieting. For twenty-five years, there was no news, because there was no Black Flag. … Continue reading

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CD Review: Flaming Lips – The Terror (Warner Bros.)

Give the Flaming Lips credit for this; after thirty years in business, at the height of their commercial stature on a major label, they’re not afraid to keep it weird. During my twenty years as a fan (I can point … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: John “Drumbo” French

The name of John French is rarely if ever seen among those polls naming “best” – aka most famous – rock drummers of all time. But to the musicians who have had their world upended by the music of Captain … Continue reading

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The LA Beat Presents At The Redwood: Sassafras, Youthbitch, Boom! on Sunday August 26

We’re continuing our series of free, all-ages afternoon shows at the Redwood Bar and Grill this weekend with appearances from one of our favorite San Pedro bands of the moment and a couple of visitors from Portland, Oregon. Sassafras have … Continue reading

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Live Review: Neville Bros., Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., Roddie Romero & The Hub City All Stars – Hollywood Bowl

These roughly annual New Orleans nights at the Bowl are becoming one of my favorite LA traditions, an opportunity to see an Angeleno crowd get off its collective behind and wave some handkerchiefs in the air. Classic Louisiana music typically … Continue reading

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Strawberry Alarm Clock: Iconic 60s Psychedelic Band Talks with Los Angeles Beat About its New Album and July 19 Whisky A Go-Go Concert

Strawberry Alarm Clock, a quintessential Los Angeles psychedelic band, has released a new album “Wake Up Where You Are,” the band’s first record since 1969.  Known for its #1 1967 hit “Incense and Peppermints,” the band’s history includes numerous members … Continue reading

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