Author Archives: Christy Kane

RIP Embers Lounge

Coronavirus has taken another beloved greater Los Angeles institution – the Embers Lounge in Whittier. A venerable southeast LA dive bar, this 1950’s/60’s era (nobody is quite sure exactly what year it opened) watering hole was home to countless nights … Continue reading

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The LA Beat Remembers Spaceland

One month ago, The Satellite announced they would no longer be doing live shows, dismantling the stage and turning the room into a restaurant in order to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.  While nobody can fault them for it, the announcement … Continue reading

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You Can Still See Movies During the ‘Rona – at the Drive-In!

If you are of a certain age, you will certainly remember drive-in theaters. The drive-in, as in, “Let’s go to the drive-in!” and “What’s playing at the drive-in?” You and a buddy (and possibly 3 or 4 more in the … Continue reading

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Gardening in the Time of Corona

You may have noticed that Spring has sprung, even if it feels like summer. If you have cabin fever and no more appetite for puzzles, series bingeing, quarantine cooking and Zoom happy hours, the good news is that your backyard … Continue reading

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Jazz Fest 2020, “Jazz Festing in Place” on WWOZ, New Orleans

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities, but I’ve never been to Jazz Fest (and now who knows when the hell I’ll be able to?).  Fortunately, venerable NOLA radio station WWOZ is in the midst of “Jazz Festing in … Continue reading

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6th Annual Princegiving, a Long Beach Dance Party the Night Before Thanksgiving

Everyone knows the night before Thanksgiving is an even better party night than New Year’s Eve. What better way to start your long weekend’s hangover than shaking your tailfeather to Prince and Prince-related tunes at the 6th annual Princegiving, a … Continue reading

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Found LA: Street Feasts this weekend

  Found L.A. is a relatively new organization that was founded to connect local entrepreneurs and small businesses with consumers through free, citywide events that showcase many of our smaller, culturally diverse neighborhoods that might not get much attention. This weekend, … Continue reading

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Überfest, a New Rock and Roll Oktoberfest is Coming to Brouwerij West in San Pedro

With the future of Torrance’s Alpine Village uncertain, the time is ripe for an evolution in Oktoberfest celebrations. Brouwerij West in San Pedro, already a destination for craft beer and live music, is poised to fit the bill with its … Continue reading

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Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Celebrates 10 Years!

Halloween is some folks’ favorite time of year, better than Christmas. They may spend all year thinking about and planning their costume, or collecting decorations for their house and trick or treaters. I am not one of those people.  I … Continue reading

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The Formosa Cafe reopens, and it’s BEAUTIFUL

Have you been to the newly remodeled Formosa Cafe yet? Reopened at the end of June after extensive work by the 1933 Group (responsible for such venues as the Highland Park Bowl, Tail o’ the Pup and Idle Hour), the … Continue reading

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