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Treefort Music Fest: Venture Up North To Boise For Over 400 Bands, Plus Storyfort, Foodfort And Many Other Forts Too

Treefort is Back! Boise’, and the Pacific North West’s most popular event has returned after the unplanned ‘hiatus’ that was called 2020. All the top ‘Forts’ will be there, including Foodfort, Alefort, Comedyfort, Kidfort, Hackfort, Filmfort, Dragfort, Yogafort and Storyfort. … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis is Now A Town and Country Affair in San Diego

San Diego will be a not-so-quiet village as Tiki Oasis celebrates 20 years of all-things-tiki this week, from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, August 1, 2021. Billed as the “largest Tiki event in the world,” this year will be five … Continue reading

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Fighting to Preserve the Googie Architectural Features of Covina Bowl

Preservation of our historic buildings, including Googie-style buildings from the mid-century, can be a huge challenge/ The need for housing in Los Angeles may also worsen the problem. If it were not for architectural preservationists like Adriene Biondo, who has … Continue reading

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Queer Communion: Ron Athey – A Richly Transgressive Career on View at The ICA LA

A retrospective look at the fascinating and prolific career of LA-based performance artist Ron Athey through film & videos, writings, portraits, props, costumes, photographs and more! Curated by USC Roski School of Art and Design’s Amelia Jones, taking place at … Continue reading

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Lethal Amounts Reopens this Weekend with Works by Legendary Punk Photographer Ed Colver

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Marry Me, Molly! And Screw You, Joe Rogan!

A number of friends have posted pictures of a marriage proposal over the skies of Los Angeles today. We have Mark Blackwell to thank for this awesome shot. After someone named Mike secured Molly Pratt’s hand in marriage, he seemed … Continue reading

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A New Photography Exhibit Focused on Mid-Century African-American Life in the South is Coming to LA in June

A new exhibition of the work of pioneering African American photojournalist Ernest C. Withers is coming to Fahey/Klein Gallery on June 24. Focusing on the lives of African Americans in the South during the mid-20th century, the photos depict the rise … Continue reading

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Gallery 30 South Features the Photographs of Wyatt Doyle through March 26, 2021

I was compelled to write about “And the red death held sway over the dollar store,” a current solo show at Gallery 30 South, because a lot of photographers try to convey what artist Wyatt Doyle’s photos actually do convey: … Continue reading

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Michael Grecco’s “Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978–1991”

“Every picture tells a story, don’t it?” as Rod Stewart would intone from the mic. There’s also the adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words” and it holds true. Rocker, author, director and photographer Michael Grecco started out his … Continue reading

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Black Artists Honoring Black Icons — A Free Virtual Art Roundtable

Celebrate Black History Month during a free Zoom event focused on black artists paying homage to black icons on Thursday, February 25. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Muhammad Ali, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hustle are just a few of the legendary figures honored … Continue reading

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