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Hansel and Gretel Storybook Architecture: The Witch’s House of Beverly Hills

I like to show people this house. It is known as the Spadena House, but more commonly referred to as the Witch’s House, and as of late, Beverly Hills Landmark #8. It was originally built in Culver City in 1921. … Continue reading

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Theatre West and Storybook Theatre’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes”: Has Them—and Some Gosh Darned Smashing Ones to Boot!

Imagine if you will, all the giddiness of Sesame Street, the didactic intent of Mister Rogers with a dash of imagined cartoonishness of The Electric Company’s Letterman (minus the voice of Gene Wilder, but replaced by the buoyant, lilting cadence … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Storybook Architecture in Los Angeles

  We’ve established again and again that Los Angeles is a city of dreams and dreamers. A city where the yellow brick road does lead to the sparkling city of Oz for many. It is a city of recreated realities. That … Continue reading

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Celebrate Winter Cheer at LA Zoo Lights

The sixth annual LA Zoo Lights is happening nightly now through January 5, 2020 at Griffith Park. The winter wonderland dazzles with a disco ball forest, a water-laser show, the ever-popular 225 foot-long twinkle tunnel, dynamic lights and projections, the world’s … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Oldest Surviving Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles

Four years ago when I compiled The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants I had no idea the impact that it would have. I was hoping that it might reach a thousand people and make a difference. But the day it was published … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Museum Unveils The Bathing Suits Behind the Mouse Ears in LAtest Exhibit, Annette: America’s Girl Next Door and the Teen of Queen

The old Max Factor Building was decked out with all things Disney just about a week past Valentine’s Day for the purposes of honoring an exhibit opening pertaining to one of America’s favorite sweethearts in kind, as stars the city … Continue reading

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The Phantom Blues Band Talks About Their Music and Headlining the 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival

The 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 29. The headliner of this year’s event, the Phantom Blues Band, consists of some of the top musicians in the music industry. Playing individually on many top … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants… A Master List of the Vintage, Historic and Old School

We are lucky in Los Angeles to have a lot of spectacular vintage restaurants, but we are still losing many every year to owners who retire, sell out for money or lose their long-held lease to nasty gentrification. I’m a … Continue reading

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The LA Beat’s Top 5 Stories of 2014

1. The Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque Tour Returned to LA for Another Bangerz Night Out! Billy Bennight “This year’s Suicide Girls’ Blackheart Burlesque Tour comes with new faces and a slightly revamped set of songs and choreography. The heat was on Friday … Continue reading

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Antiques Row: Bearded Lady Vintage

This little cottage in Burbank holds big surprises. Bearded Lady Vintage set up shop on the edge of Magnolia’s antiques row about a year ago. It is not your average grandma’s pearls and doll shop. Kiko and Erick, who are … Continue reading

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