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LA Beat Interview – Rock Photographer Henry Diltz

Legendary Laurel Canyon photographer Henry Diltz has been curating the Morrison Hotel Gallery – named for one of the classic albums featuring his work on the cover – for two decades now. For the gallery’s latest exhibit, it’s returning to … Continue reading

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Rolling Stones Author To Visit Los Angeles

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here at The Los Angeles Beat, and I’ve been waiting for a local event that I think music fans in our fair city would want to know about.  And of course, there … Continue reading

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L.A. Cookbooks Every Angeleno Will Love

Are you getting tired of the same old recipes you have been cooking since the pandemic began? Looking for some cool gift ideas? Here is a list of LA-based cookbooks that have become indispensable to me as a home cook, … 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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PTSD: The Next Pandemic; A New Story From Author Jason Lee Morrison

Ed note: Jason Lee Morrison released this short story in conjunction with the new release of his first book, The Perfect Fucking Life; now at Amazon Books; and this week at Barnes and Noble. A full interview with Jason is … 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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The Hollywood Museum Honors Bob Hope and U.S. Vets on the 76th Anniversary of WWII with all the Pomp and Circumstance of the 75th!

This past November 4th, the Hollywood Museum commemorated Veteran’s Day like never before! Memorializing the 76th anniversary of WWII with all the honor and distinction of the 75th, The Hollywood Museum, made up for missing it in 2020, and then … Continue reading

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Review: “History Is Delicious” by Joshua Lurie

“History Is Delicious” is an exploration of world cuisine from a historical perspective. This new book is written by accomplished food journalist Joshua Lurie, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. One of … Continue reading

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Book Review: TCM’s “Summer Movies: 30 Sun-Drenched Classics”

The delights of summer and the transformative power of the season are explored in “Summer Movies: 30 Sun-Drenched Classics.” Authored by John Malahy, this new book is part of an ongoing partnership between Turner Classic Movies and Running Hen Press.  … Continue reading

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