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Alex’s Lemonade Raised Nearly $1.5 Million Dollars with its Annual Cookout and Auction

Now in its 9th year, LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade threw the cookout to end all Cookouts on the grassy Royce Quad of UCLA last Saturday, breaking last year’s record for most funds raised for the cancer charity. More than 2,500 attendees … Continue reading

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The Brent Shapiro Foundation For Drug Prevention’s Summer Spectacular Honored Joe Manganiello

Robert and Linell Shapiro created this foundation after the tragic death of their son Brent, at age 24 on October 11, 2005, due to drug overdose. The Shapiros have established a “living legacy” of their son by starting Brent’s Club … Continue reading

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Favorites from The Taste 2018: Saturday Night

The Taste has become a favorite LA food tradition for Labor Day Weekend. Having spent so many holiday afternoons and evenings experiencing sensory overload in the artificial streets of Paramount Studios, I can now spot them in commercials and TV … Continue reading

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‘This Is (Not) L.A.’ at The Natural History Museum

If, like me, you’re a little tired of having to defend L.A. from people who like to call it shallow—and/or base their entire L.A. knowledge on one neighborhood—then you might be interested in a new book from Knock Knock called This … Continue reading

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Scorpions with Queensrÿche Rocked FivePoint in Irvine for ‘Crazy World 2018’

The best sex I never had was to the Scorpions—all in my mind—as I listened to their music on the radio when I was young. Their guitar-playing and singing sounded so much like what I had yet to experience: good … Continue reading

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TODAY: ‘Kusama Infinity’ opens at the Nuart, Filmmaker Q & A Moderated by Flea of the Chili Peppers on Saturday

This story was UPDATED: 9/7/18 10:00 a.m. Best known for her polka dots, Yayoi Kusama is the “world’s best selling female artist,”  according to BBC Arts and Entertainment. Her “works have sold for over 65 million dollars… putting her 13th overall,” … Continue reading

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Scorpions Return to the U.S. to Pierce the Classic Rock Music Envelope; In Irvine for ‘Crazy World’ Tour

This time next year will be the 30th anniversary of the Music Peace Festival in Gorky Park, the festival that preceded the fall of the Berlin Wall and was the inspiration behind the Scorpions mega power ballad hit, ‘Wind of … Continue reading

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Nude Art LA: Exploring the Nude!

It’s time to take it off, I mean, all off! Nude Art LA (NALA) is exploring nudity and “The Nude,” not only in form, but in performance in their second exhibition to be held at Art Share LA in downtown … Continue reading

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LA Food and Wine: Favorites from Ultimate Bites of LA

Thursday night, “Ultimate Bites of LA” was the first marquee event of the eighth annual LA Food and Wine festival. Grand Avenue was closed off at first street, with a red carpet spread from sidewalk to sidewalk. With the Walt Disney Hall and … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Flies Into the ‘Ford’ with ‘Carmen’

Pacific Opera Project takes over the Ford Amphitheater this Saturday, September 1, 2018, with its most ambitious project to date: a staging of Bizet’s “Carmen” with a full cast, two choruses, and a 31 piece orchestra. Nora Graham-Smith will portray the … Continue reading

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