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This week's dance events include speed dating musicians and dancers, the latest from Ryan Heffington and Los Angeles Ballet continues to paint the town Bal ... More >>
Need a break from all the credit card-maxing, house-lighting, bad party-attending and general seasonal stressing? Why not try something outside of the gift box this year? Here, five festive, somewhat freaky holiday haps in town that are anything but cookie-cutter Christmas confections.
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Kelly McKayMerry XXX-Mas from Actually Huizenga
I saw strippers blowing Santa Claus, under the dance pole Saturday night!
Sir Ryan Heffington -- MOCA performer, TED talker, and choreographer of Ke$ha's "Take It Off" video -- curated an evening of dance, music and performance at Cheetahs Hol ... More >>
Lina LecaroChloe and Nao at Night Moves. Outfest concluded in a suitably outlandish way this weekend: with a sweaty, crafty and homo-sexy happening called Night Moves at the Alexandria Hotel downtown, courtesy of Platinum, the performance-based offshoot series created 10 years ago by art pion ... More >>
DROP THE LIME photo from topbillinmusic.comAnother worry this weekend: Will DJs get stuck in traffic going to gigs? It's unavoidable: This weekend marks the loudly and terrifyingly touted CARMAGEDDON in Los Angeles. The 405 freeway will be shut down, and chaos will ensue on surrounding freewa ... More >>
Carol ChehAsher Hartman's play The All Stars of Nonviolet Communication
Saturday night was the grand re-opening of Human Resources, an eclectic collective of artists, musicians and aficionados who organize one of the few spaces in L.A. dedicated to showcasing performative art practices (they ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Rebel's a hot trampIn this week's Nightranger column (out tomorrow), we cover some of LA's most flamboyant polysexual characters and performers (nothing new), but ya know what is? Many of them are suddenly infiltrating the national pop mainstream in a big way.
Ryan Heffington -a ... More >>
Margaret Cho's sassy humor often veers on the nasty, even the scandalous, but what's really shocking about her new CD, Cho Dependent, out next week, isn't the explicitness of tunes like "Your Dick," "My Puss," and "Gimme Your Seed," or even the super-stellar list of musicians who join her on each tr ... More >>
Heffington's We Are the WorldThose two points of comparison make for a more apt amalgam than one might imagine.
At first glance, Echo Park-based dance.music project We Are the World is a thing of high art -- costumed and cryptic, much like the work of filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (Holy Mou ... More >>
No matter how indier than thou you think you are music-wise, uber pop hits can make it into your consciousness, whether you like it or not. Unless you make an adamant point of blocking them, these ubiquitous confections need not be heard on mainstream radio like KIIS FM, either. They will seep in vi ... More >>
Eastsider eccentric dance/performance troupe We Are The World, whose new album was just released on Manimal Vinyl, are getting props from very unlikely quarters.
First Perez Hilton tweeted that he thinks M.I.A. is ripping them off:
Then the Lady Gaga herself tweeted that they are her favo ... More >>
In honor of, err, it being Thursday, West Coast Sound has rounded up a spate of newly released videos from around the L.A. underground -- and the Ugandan one as well, as the first clip illustrates.
Need a feel-good moment? Look no further than this video, which shows the Gulu Widows Group of Ugand ... More >>
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