Kathy A. McDonaldTelegenic chef Ashley James with hotel garden-grown tomatoesYou've heard of the casting couch, how about the casting kitchen? Fresh from behind the stove, L.A. chefs, with their proximity to TV producers, seem to have a lock on new TV food shows this year. Ludo and Krissy Lef ... More >>
After the madness of Coachella and Record Store Day, DJ of the week is back. This time, it's DJ De Kutt, a formidable DJ, producer, and promoter who originally hails from Nice (that's in France). At the age of 20 she headed to London, working as a manager for one of London's most notorious ... More >>
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Nice Jewish Guys CalendarDavid, Mr. SeptemberTonight Silverlake Wine will be hosting a wine and cheese tasting event for, get this, the Nice Jewish Guys Calendar 2010. Yes, that's a real calendar, and yes, those are real nice Jewish guys. Apparently a longtime wine shop customer is also a nic ... More >>
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