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  • 1 month ago | Punk

    Taking equal parts R&B, soul, funk, electronica, indie and punk rock, Long Beach–based group Devil Season is an amalgam of influences and sounds that won't be stuffed into one genre box. “We have a soul influence, but there is no classification to...

  • 2 months ago | Obituary

    On Wednesday, June 27, a key figure in the Orange County punk scene was lost with the passing of Steve Soto, bassist and founding member of The Adolescents, at age 54. Soto also performed with Manic Hispanic, Agent Orange, 22 Jacks, Punk Rock...

  • 2 months ago | Conventions

    Fans, believers and truth seekers from all walks of life and from all over the globe congregated over the weekend to mingle, hear lectures and panel discussions, and meet their favorite stars and experts from the world of UFOlogy and ancient astro...

  • 3 months ago | People 2018

    L.A. native Emmanuel Masongsong knew he wanted to pursue a career in science after he got a book on his sixth birthday. But even with a full-time career in science, Masongsong finds an outlet as a musician, performing Indian music and jazz, classi...

  • 3 months ago | Dance

    Through Conga Kids, an arts-based educational nonprofit, L.A. fifth and sixth graders learn dance styles including merengue, tango, swing and salsa. More important, they learn about working toward goals, expression through movement, and the fundam...

  • 5 months ago | Animal Welfare

    Culver City resident and longtime ferret owner Megan Mitchell is one of the leaders in the fight to legalize domesticated ferrets as pets. She considers her pet ferrets, Kudzu and Krampus, to be family. “When I'm not working or advocating for ferr...


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