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  • Jan 14-20, 2010
  • Vol. 32, No. 10

News

  • Conan Says NBC Wants Custody Of 'Masturbating Bear'
  • Conan Says NBC Wants Custody Of 'Masturbating Bear'

    As the world waited this week for a conclusion to the dramatic battle between Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien and his soon-to-be ex-employer NBC, he hinted during his monologue Tuesday night that the apparent stall in severance negotiations might be over the "intellectual property" his late-night skits have amassed over...
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Music

  • Celebrate MLK Day with Mr. Fingers and "I Have a Dream"

    Nothing like dancing and preaching at the same time....Happy MLK day. To celebrate, here's some classic Chicago house for you. We're on a light posting schedule today because of the holiday, but we'll still be covering stuff as it comes up. Oh, and have you tossed $10 to Haitian relief...
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  • Legendary Singer-Songwriter Bobby Charles Dead at 71
  • Legendary Singer-Songwriter Bobby Charles Dead at 71

    Mojo and other outlets report that Louisiana singer-songwriter Bobby Charles is dead at 71. Charles was a prolific songwriter who provided material for Ray Charles, Etta James, Delbert McClinton, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Cocker and others, but was perhaps best known for a little youthful ditty recorded by Bill Haley in...
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  • Watch: Meanest Man Contest, "Partially Smart" [MP3]
  • Watch: Meanest Man Contest, "Partially Smart" [MP3]

    Thanks to brilliant cultural institutions like Garfield, Cathy, and Dilbert, we all know just how badly Mondays suck. Insert picture of a crying baby wearing a business suit here. Luckily, there are blogs, the smile-inducing time-gobbing yin to your dreary workaday yang. Below you'll find the feelgood music video of...
  • House of House at El Cit

    Club Bang! has always been a youthful romp, and after 10 years its original groovers have grown up, while a new generation thumps on. This Saturday marks the shagster happening’s big 10, and it’s sure to be a most mixed jamboree. Ten DJs will be on hand in three rooms...

Restaurants

  • Eating With the Stars at the SAG Awards
  • Eating With the Stars at the SAG Awards

    You can eat with the stars who will be attending the Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center January 23. No need to wrangle a ticket, which would probably be impossible anyway. All you have to do is order a SAG picnic box from Tavern in...
  • SpaghettiOs Inventor Dies at 83: Round Is Funny

    Donald Goerke, 83, the man responsible for Campbell's SpaghettiOs, died last Sunday. His NYT obituary lists the cause of death as heart failure. If you've ever pondered a can of SpaghettiOs and wondered just how exactly that came to be on your kid's list of favorite things to eat, it...
  • The Nose Knows: Pasadena's Hidden Wine Bar
  • The Nose Knows: Pasadena's Hidden Wine Bar

    Though the Nose Wine Cellar has been open for over five years, neighborhood folks in Pasadena are still discovering this cozy little wine bar and shop. Perhaps it's the hidden location behind a row of stores on Colorado Boulevard outside of Old Town. Or, maybe it's because the Nose's owner,...
  • Playing With Food: FungiFest at Machine Project
  • Playing With Food: FungiFest at Machine Project

    There are many things capable of filling an Echo Park art gallery on a Saturday night, namely the promise of free booze, which makes any art opening a draw for the young and perennially broke. But usually there is at least some promise of pop culture-infused paintings or gender bending...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: Trauma Dolls
  • Stage Raw: Trauma Dolls

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWS This week's Theater Feature on Camelot and Baal. TRAUMA DOLLS Photo courtesy of Highways Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, at 8:30 p.m. Highways presents (Un)Concrete Musique, a trio of of multimedia musical performance. In "Trauma Doll," Cora Ripatti employs an original electronic music...

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