Don't forget to check our constantly-updated Los Angeles Concert Calendar Friday, July 26 Peter Murphy THE FONDA THEATRE Of all the former members of Bauhaus, lead singer Peter Murphy has had the most inconsistently rewarding solo career, but you had to admire that, at least until lately, he seemi ... More >>
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In 2004 the L.A. Weekly examined the free-spending ways of the Department of Homeland Security, calling DHS largesse to academia and local law enforcement agencies "a 21st-century New Deal for the military-industrial complex." Now, on the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a report is ... More >>
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