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John Cale and Cass McCombs – The El Rey – 12-11-12

John Cale and Cass McCombs The El Rey 12-11-12 Better than... The absolutely sad shitshow that a Velvet Underground reunion tour would be. Legacy is probably one of those good problems. For John Cale, this means struggling to do something new when you'll always be the guy who propelled The......
Mark Horvath at the Ascencia homeless shelter where he works.; Credit: Nanette Gonzales

LA Weekly Web Awards 2012: Mark Horvath, Best Online Do-Gooder

Best Online Do-Gooder Mark Horvath invisiblepeople.tv By 1995, Mark Horvath's L.A. dream life as a successful TV executive had turned sour. He was broke and homeless, living on Hollywood Boulevard. With the help of the Los Angeles Dream Center, Horvath managed to leave the streets, start a flourishing second career......
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Andrew Bird – The Greek Theatre – 8-12-12

Andrew Bird The Greek Theatre 8-12-12 Better than... a Sunday evening on the couch watching Breaking Bad. SIKE NOTHING IS BETTER THAN WATCHING BREAKING BAD. The tagline on Andrew Bird is always gonna be he's that guy who whistles. Which is a shame, because starting with 2005's Mysterious Production of......

Marvin Hamlisch's Last Performance at the Pasadena Pops

Marvin Hamlisch, the film and stage composer best known for his work on Chorus Line, died Aug. 6 after a brief illness at the age of 68. During his career, Hamlisch won nearly every award possible, including the Pulitzer Prize for drama, a Tony Award, three Academy Awards and four......
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Scott Aukerman Talks Taking Comedy Bang! Bang! on Tour

See also: *Scott Aukerman Asks: Can an Intelligent Person Can Like Phish? *10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2012 While most fans know Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! from his loopily inspired weekly podcast or aggressively absurd IFC faux-talk show, the franchise formerly known as Comedy Death Ray actually got......
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Our New Commenting System

The march of progress continues apace here at LA Weekly, meaning we've got a brand new commenting system in place. What does it mean for our readers?......
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New Commenting System!

The march of progress continues apace here at LA Weekly, meaning we've got a brand new commenting system in place. What does it mean for our readers? Real Time Conversations You can see who is listening to a conversation and read comments in real time, making it easier to jump......