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Despite the Pandemic, Esotouric Still Brings Cultural Vitality to Los Angeles

  Esotouric has escorted lovers of Los Angeles history on off-the-beaten-path sightseeing tours since 2007. Focusing on such topics as Charles Bukowski, the Black Dahlia, and other true crime stories, the crime novelists that inspired film noir, sundry grifters, underappreciated … Continue reading

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Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler: Mardi Gras in Los Angeles – 2021 Quarantine Edition

Yes, everything is canceled, but you can still enjoy Mardi Gras in Los Angeles. Here are our recommendations so you can get your Ya Yas out! THE ORIGINAL FARMER’S MARKET Unfortunately, like everything else, the annual Mardi Gras event at … Continue reading

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Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year celebrations in L.A.’s Chinatown usually last for three days, but the Lunar New Year this year runs from today,¬†February 12, 2021 to February 26, 2021.¬†Chinese New Year, Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, celebrates the new … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today: The Sylmar Earthquake

The Sylmar earthquake was the first big quake in the Los Angeles earthquake since 1933, and the first of my generation. The 12 second-long 6.6 temblor hit at 6:00 a.m. in Newhall. 64 people were killed, many of them in … Continue reading

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The Descendents Send Trump off of Twitter and out of our Lives

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Make The Blues Clubs Rounds In Long Beach (Virtually) On NYE

Spend your NYE in Long Beach making the rounds of all the blues clubs, hearing all the hot local bands and with no need for Uber/Lyft or a limo as the Long Beach Blues Society presents a lockdown streamed concert … Continue reading

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Mellotron Mondays: Space Out With David Bowie

First released in 1979, “Space Oddity” was David Bowie’s first number 1 hit in the UK and the United States, and became one of the emblematic songs of his career. The main character, Major Tom, was revisited several times over … Continue reading

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Mellotron Mondays: Listen To Some Genesis And Contemplate The End Of Man’s Long Union With Earth

Hello and welcome to another edition of Mellotron Monday, where even when things appear kind of weird and desperate at the start of the week, you can always get your stresses stroked away by the dulcet sounds of the tape-based … Continue reading

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Watch Self Help Graphics’ Virtual Dia de los Muertos

Self Help Graphics¬†pioneered Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Los Angeles, and has always been the most community-oriented. There are bigger and more elaborate celebrations, like Olvera Street and Hollywood Forever Cemetery, but to me, the artist-run Self Help has … Continue reading

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Two Hours of Vintage Halloween Cartoons Especially for You

If you can’t get enough of skeletons playing the drums on other skeletons’ bony butts and the awesome music of Cab Calloway, we have assembled a collection of vintage cartoons for you to enjoy. Two hours of animation including Betty … Continue reading

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