By Liz Tracy
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10. Ballerina Bassers
Most excited to see: Fat Boy Slim
When you were getting dressed today, what made you put on the tutus?
It actually takes weeks of preparation. We just wan ... More >>
Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Cinderella. Venus.
None of these cultural icons escape the humorous, thoughtful hand of artist Linda Vallejo for her show "Make 'Em All Mexican" at George Lawson Gallery. Opening this past Saturday, the exhibition gives recognizable images a funny twist as Vallejo has turn ... More >>
Most cocktail jazz gigs are not particularly rewarding on an artistic level, but they aren't supposed to be. They pay well but they usually go on for too long and most people there aren't listening to you. Of course, there are benefits. I once played a solo gig on a white piano surrounded by roses w ... More >>
"A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity." --Japanese polka dot artist, Ya ... More >>
In our new column, First Person, L.A. writers tackle the good, the bad and the funny about life as they know it.
"No, you watch your fucking mouth!" Those were not words I ever imagined uttering at Disneyland, and particularly not while sporting sequined Minnie Mouse ears and clutching pink ... More >>
By Lina Lecaro and Andrea Domanick
Nothing is a more fun cultural zeitgeist indicator than what folks wear for Halloween. And, of course, musical personalities are prime fodder. So here are our predictions for what will be the most common music costumes this year.
Of course, despite the fa ... More >>
Star ForemanKreayshawnWhen we interviewed L.A.-via-The Bay rapper Kreayshawn back in May, she told us she was about to perform her fifth show ever.
Recently, after signing with Columbia, she announced a 5-city tour at the end of the summer. First, though, she jetted off to spread the swag c ... More >>
Rainforest Action Network via FlickrMinnie Mouse takes on the Burbank PDHere's one way to get half-lidded 7 a.m. commuters to notice your niche environmental campaign:
Dress up as Mickey and Mickey Mouse, chain yourself to the gaudy front gates of Walt Disney studios and force a team of loca ... More >>
Satan's little helpersWe're pretty sure we had a nightmare about this.
But for quadriplegic Jose Martinez, who made the mistake of taking a nice, relaxing trip to Disneyland in November 2009, there was no waking up from the terror: Due to a computer glitch, his "It's a Small World" boat got ... More >>
Disney ParksChampagne-colored everything, for your puking pleasuresYeah, yeah -- Vegas is pretty tops for NYE, but keep an open mind.
The Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim has unveiled a fourth *magical* suite in its new series: the 750-square-foot Fairy Tale Suite. And let us tell you -- it is fu ... More >>
Strumming a small child's guitar and tapping a giant bass drum that rattles like an earthquake, Amanda Jo Williams spins country-fried yarns about growing up in Georgia, hitchhiking to Woodstock, the men she's loved and the cosmos she abides by, with a voice somewhere between Minnie Mouse and ... More >>
Dolla Shooter: It Was Self-Defense Aubrey Louis Berry, according to his lawyer, says he shot Dolla at the Beverly Center because he felt threatened by the Atlanta rapper and his crew. L.A. TimesUCLA Prof Caught Plagiarizing School of Dentistry professor Dr. Doina Panaite resigned in February, it was ... More >>
There was an Aussie Assault at the Troubadour earlier this week, and I got hit, hard! The night started smashingly with a literal rock star parking space: none other than Seal was sitting in a Ferrari convertible outside Dan Tana's, so my uber rock chick friend Laurel chatted up the si ... More >>