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  • Issue Archive for
  • Feb 20-26, 2014
  • Vol. 36, No. 14
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News

  • Trader Joe's Says No to Downtown L.A. (For Now)
  • Trader Joe's Says No to Downtown L.A. (For Now)

    A Trader Joe's in downtown Los Angeles? Hipters haven't been this excited since Dumb Starbucks opened in Los Feliz. See also: Dumb Starbucks is a Comedy Central Show Backdrop In both cases, however, it would seem that their enthusiasm has been misplaced. As the company has said previously - and hindsight proves...
  • Effort to Kill Law Protecting California Transgender Kids Fails
  • Effort to Kill Law Protecting California Transgender Kids Fails

    A lot can happen in more than five years. In 2008 a Mormon church-led ballot proposition to ban same-sex marriage was approved by California voters. Last year Prop. 8 was essentially dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court, making gay marriage legal again in the Golden State. And now an effort...
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Film

Music

  • The Egyptian Lover On the Time He Met the Devil
  • The Egyptian Lover On the Time He Met the Devil

    There was no such thing as a West Coast hip-hop scene in the early '80s. But that's when the L.A. DJ group Uncle Jamm's Army ruled the land, led by The Egyptian Lover. The dynamic mixer joined the electro crew after winning a DJ battle put together by Uncle Jamm's Army founder...

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  • 5 Artistic Things to Do in L.A. This Week for $20 or Less
  • 5 Artistic Things to Do in L.A. This Week for $20 or Less

    This week, we're bringing you a variety of choices - and one of our picks is sure to be up your artistic alley. L.A. is a treasure trove of talent waiting to be discovered, and this week's events showcase dance, music, film and photography. Now, if artistic beauty doesn't intrigue you, the...
  • How <i>The Sound of Music</i> Killed the Movie Musical
  • How The Sound of Music Killed the Movie Musical

    From the earliest days of "talkies" through the 1960s, musicals were a huge part of Hollywood. The Academy's first-ever Best Picture Oscar given to a film with sound, in 1929, went to a musical, the now-forgotten The Broadway Melody. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers became box-office champs by singing and...