Category Archives: Art

LA Through a Cracked Lens: Pride 2022

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Cynthia Plaster Caster, Super Artist and SuperGroupie! May 24, 1947 – April 21, 2022

When 21-year-old Cynthia Albritton met Jimi Hendrix on a cold Chicago night in front of the Conrad Hilton Hotel in 1968, she asked if she could plaster cast his penis. She was so nervous that she stuttered, but Jimi said … Continue reading

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The Spring Joshua Tree Music Fest returns for a more intimate festival experience

Nestled within the Joshua Tree Lake and Campgrounds, the Joshua Tree Musical Festival will feature five stages and 40 acres to fill four days and nights with soul-lifting, high-energy music, art, workshops, and more, this Thursday through Sunday, May 12-15, … Continue reading

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Opening Night of Aloha OA! at Oceanic Arts Makes us Want them to Stay Forever

Last Saturday was the opening night for a month of celebrations at Oceanic Arts in Whittier. Bob Van Oosting and LeRoy Schmaltz, the “Godfathers of Tiki” are retiring after 65 years of creating carved wood buildings, bamboo thatched huts, enormous … Continue reading

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Glen E. Friedman Book Signing for Black Flag Photo Book WHAT I SEE

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Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. at LACMA

Even if you don’t know Barbara Kruger’s name, you’ve likely seen her work, or at least some of the plethora of logos, memes, advertisements, and logos that have knocked off her style.  Immerse yourself in Kruger’s thought-provoking world at LACMA, … Continue reading

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More Events Added to Aloha OA! Celebration of Oceanic Arts

Throughout the month of April, Aloha, OA! celebrates 65 years of Oceanic Arts, the world’s leading supplier of tropical and Polynesian decor. Since they started OCEANIC ARTS in 1956, Bob Van Oosting and Leroy Schmaltz have set the tone and … Continue reading

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Haskell Wexler – Cinematographer, Director and Documentary Filmmaker Honored

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00PM, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts continues its Centenary Celebration of the life and work of legendary filmmaker Haskell Wexler. With the first Los Angeles showing of two wonderfully moving documentaries (Rebel Citizen and Shoot From … Continue reading

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Celebrate Lunar New Year all Month Long!

Gung hay fat choy! Happy lunar new year! Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. We miss the annual Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown, which is canceled again this year due to the pandemic surge. Don’t fret–there … Continue reading

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Differently this Year

Sadly, the Kingdom Day Parade, Inglewood’s Kingfest and many other annual events have been cancelled this year due to Omicron, but you can still observe the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. in the safety of your home. Celebrate Remotely … Continue reading

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