Category Archives: News & Sports

LA Through a Cracked Lens: December 8, 1980

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The 42nd Occasional Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena: What Did That Look Like?

On November 24th, a glorious Sunday in East Pasadena, folks gathered with high expectations dressed in street clothes and ludicrous costumes. They were waiting in anticipation of the 42nd running of The Pasadena Occasional Doo Dah Parade. The crowd was a … Continue reading

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What to do on Black Friday Instead of Fighting over a Big Screen TV

Black Friday has a reputation for being one big, grabby, greedfest. Nowadays with early Black Friday prices and Cyber Monday, you don’t have to fight the crowds unless you get off on the madness. For those of you looking for … Continue reading

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Bowl for Ronnie at Pinz in Studio City Nov. 7 to Benefit Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

It goes without saying that Ronnie James Dio is a legendary figure in heavy metal. Not only did he have one of the most powerful voices in the genre, he also fronted four incredible bands, namely Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, … Continue reading

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A Look in Pictures at Lucha VaVOOM’s Halloween Spectacular

We arrived at The Mayan not long before the theater opened for the first night’s performance of Lucha VaVOOM’s Halloween Spectacular. We then ascended to the balcony seeking a perfect site to enjoy the show and nest for photos. The … Continue reading

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Face It: An Evening of Memories with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

The excitement was palpable at this Live Talks Los Angeles event neat Little Toyko. Lines outside the Aratani Theatre for the snaked through the courtyard, past the steps and onto the sidewalk, in anticipation of seeing Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, co-founders … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Kim Shattuck

The following story appeared on this blog [There’s Something Hard in There] on July 13, 2014 and we are reposting it in honor of Kim Shattuck, who passed away October 2, 2019 at age 56 due to complications from ALS. … Continue reading

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Mattel Releases a Line of Gender Neutral Dolls

In a surprisingly progressive move, Mattel, the LA-based company that gave us Barbies, has just released a new line of dolls called Creatable World™. The six dolls come in a variety of skin tones and do not have gender markers … Continue reading

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Memories of Cafe NELA from Hope Urban and The LA Beat Photographers

For six long years, my Saturdays followed a quixotic routine: a 2-3 – ‘disco’ nap, only to awake from my peaceful cocoon to fancy up for a night bartending as some of the most relevant underground musical performers in Los … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Cafe NELA’s Last Shows!

Come rock out at Café NELA’s last shows before it’s too late. Thursday, September 9/19/19 Dave Travis will celebrate his 52nd birthday with The Mormons, Turds of Misery, and Sinful Nature. On September 21, 2019, Cafe NELA will be celebrating … Continue reading

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