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Upcoming Lou Reed Tribute at Beyond Baroque with Warhol Superstar Mary Woronov & the Legendary Angie Bowie

An unquestionable genius, Lou Reed’s importance in rock and roll history, particularly in germinating the earliest seedlings of punk rock, cannot be denied. From the Velvet Underground, through decades of solo work, to his death in 2013, Reed’s brilliance burned … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Strange Cures by Rob Zabrecky… A Valley Boy’s Path from Burbank to Silverlake to the Magic Castle

Just over the hill, the San Fernando Valley has long had the not-quite–warranted reputation as the undesired step child of the Los Angeles basin; a necessary existence, but better not seen and not heard. In the early ’80s, in fact, … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Oldest Surviving Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles

Four years ago when I compiled The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants I had no idea the impact that it would have. I was hoping that it might reach a thousand people and make a difference. But the day it was published … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Dreaming of Wonderland- A Grace Slick Art Show at Mr Musichead Gallery, West Hollywood- October 17th

The space where music and art meet can be considered a dream zone. A hazy, crazy uber reality where anything might be possible. We are fortunate in Los Angeles to have the good fortune to view first hand works of … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Just a Few Miles Away- Snow in Los Angeles at Angeles Crest Highway

Southern California winters are very close to perfection. Sure, we grumble when the temperature dips below 65º and try to be happy when the rains come, knowing that to complain of rain during a drought is truly looking a gift horse … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Bewitching Mosaic Sculptures of Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Escondido, CA

It is not hard to enchant me. I am captivated quite easily by things of beauty, places of mystery, anything that calls to my heart, my soul and my imagination. And yet the spellbinding mosaic sculptures of French/American artist Niki … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Get on Your Pony and Ride – Sunset Ranch in Griffith Park

One of my very first adventures in sunny Los Angeles after I arrived, half a lifetime ago, from grey-skied Buffalo, NY was a horse ride up in Griffith Park at Sunset Ranch. It was the first time I said the … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Six Halloween 2015 Picks… Kitschy, Campy, Creepy, Historic, Retro & Creative

While autumn settles into the East Coast with cooler temperatures and multi-colored leaves in early September, we brave Angelenos often suffer our hottest heat waves well into early October. After a few weeks of 100 degree scorchers we are eager … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Video Explores the Technicolor Beauty of the Mosaic Tile House in Venice

The beach side neighborhood of Venice has long had a reputation as an artistic community. As a mosaic artist myself, I was intrigued by an amazing house in Venice, known as the Mosaic Tile House, fully glistening with gorgeous mosaic … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Va Va Voom… Become a Classic Hollywood Vixen! A Magical Makeover & Photo Shoot by Iconic Pinups

The beauty of Hollywood, as we know it, is in the art of self-creation. It is as much image and artifice as it is talent and grit. The key, my dears, can be found in one truly magical word, and … Continue reading

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