Have you hugged a jazz musician today? You should. For the second year in a row, April 30th has been declared International Jazz Day by no less a reputable organization than the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. This year's host city is Istanbul.
But why not L.A.? A ... More >>
From the Department of Tell Us Something We Don't Already Know we bring you Tom Tom's latest "congestion index" data.
This particular breaking news involves the GPS company's round-up of North American cities with the absolute worst traffic at the end of 2012. And you know who the wiener is:
Mary Sue Milliken, as always, is in the midst of a zillion things. The food activist, TV personality and chef-owner with Susan Feniger of Border Grill has been a vocal advocate of passing Proposition 37, the ballot initiative that would make the labeling of GMO products law in California.
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Peter Murphy plays here tomorrow, but the location is top secret. And only 125 guests will have the chance to join the singer -- whose husky voice and dramatic performance style first made waves during his time with Dark Wave act Bauhaus -- for two shows.
One will be his 1989 solo album Deep perfo ... More >>
This past weekend's Art Platform Los Angeles art fair turned out pretty well, despite some trepidation that its move from last year's popular inauguration at Downtown's LA Mart to the usual art-fair suspect of Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar would render it indistinguishable from the others.
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Liz OhanesianThey Might Be Giants at Royce HallThey Might Be Giants 30th Anniversary Show, Jonathan Coulton
UCLA Royce Hall
Better than... watching a Clarissa Explains It All marathon.
Royce Hall isn't the sort of venue where you dance and stand on your toes to see during a concert. ... More >>
Paul T. BradleyTake THAT, British archers, er, Amtrak...
There's an annual Orange County wildlife spectacle rife with enough tradition, mystery, and lore to intrigue even the most seasoned of naturalists. Swallows be damned, we're actually talking about the Annual Mooning of the Amtrak in La ... More >>
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Stage FEATURE on The Chinese Massacre and House of the Rising Son
â€‹Maia MadisonAaron Sorkin's first stage play, Hidden in This Picture, is reviewed by Amy Nicholson; Neal Weaver was taken with the collection of theater-celeb-scribed gay-theme ... More >>
Indonesian street bike, via Marc on KCRW's Good Food blog.Kind of like an advent calendar leading up to the big day, KCRW's Good Food blog will be posting a daily photo (or photos) of street food from around the world everyday now through May 1st, when the station's Global Street Food event h ... More >>
Photos by Gendy Alimurung
Why is Kobe Bryant banging on this drum?
He's the "global brand ambassador" for Turkish Airlines now. He was at the inaugural flight ceremony launch not too long ago. He appeared onstage at the Paramount Studios lot. He shook hands with the chairman of the airlines ... More >>
Kobe has an Armenian problem.L.A.'s sizable Armenian American community hasn't been too happy with Kobe Bryant's endorsement of Turkish Airlines. Something about the Armenian Genocide and not turning off one of the most influential ethnic demographics in town.
Well, if they have a bone to pi ... More >>
J. RitzSon Cengiz Karachua at Papa's Place.
Where there was an outstanding tailor shop for over 20 years called the Golden Needle, now there's Papa's Place. Many Los Feliz locals miss this source of meticulous handiwork, yet Papa's Place, owned by Cengiz Karachua, son of the aforementioned t ... More >>
When human civilization eventually breaks down, dies out, and the amoebas take over, you have to wonder if the people of the future--aliens, or new species, or what have you--will have anything left to remember us by. So much of what we do these days as a species is rooted in the virtual. Sure, they ... More >>