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Hipster children. Save us all.; Credit: Andrea Domanick

Five Reasons Why Silver Lake Jubilee Is Not Just for Hipsters

The Silver Lake Jubilee is back again in its full glory, with an impressive roster of bands, comedians, artists and writers performing to benefit a variety of local causes. Think it's just for hipsters? Think again. 1. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Arts and Athletics Alliance. Hipsters hate sports. 2......
Hipster children. Save us all.; Credit: Andrea Domanick

Five Reasons Why Silver Lake Jubilee Is Not Just for Hipsters

The Silver Lake Jubilee is back again in its full glory, with an impressive roster of bands, comedians, artists and writers performing to benefit a variety of local causes. Think it's just for hipsters? Think again. 1. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Arts and Athletics Alliance. Hipsters hate sports. 2......
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Inside Seal's Rich and Famous Life: House For Sale

Celebrities--they're just like us! Living at the mercy of the real estate market, subject to the whims of the Kuznet cycle, only at a higher plateau. Seal and Heidi Klum bought a foreclosed home at an auction for $14.9 million back in December of 2010. Now they're listing their Beverly......
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Chicano Batman: Los Superheroes

Chicano Batman is not just another band from L.A. The tropicalismo-influenced ensemble is composed of three guys, an ironing board (which may be the perfect keyboard stand) and a fictional cartoon character — named, natch, Chicano Batman — a superhero who spends his days rescuing fruit and ice cream vendors......
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Five Things You Didn't Know About the B-52s

When most people think about early punk bands, they do not think of the B-52s. But before the band made such floor-fillers as Love Shack" and "Roam," and before Kate Pierson joined REM to sing about "Shiny Happy People," the B-52s were playing at CBGBs and churning out garagey tunes......
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Top 5 Things to do for Cinco de Mayo in L.A.

Is it already time to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, where Mexican forces soundly defeated the French under the direction of General Zaragoza? It certainly is (tomorrow)! What follows is a list of the best street parties, musical events, and other such activities in and around Los......
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Royal Harpist Gears Up for Royal Wedding

Pictured here is royal harpist Claire Jones, along with her harp. Claire Jones is from Crymych, which--for those of you who aren't in the know-- is a small village of around 400 inhabitants in the north of Pembrokeshire, Wales. She became the official harpist to the Prince of Wales in......
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Lollapalooza Lineup: L.A. Bands Make a Strong Showing

Is it already time to think about summer music festivals? Indeed, with SXSW and Coachella firmly behind us, we must now turn to the upcoming festival of festivals that has come to mark every summer. First major fest to reveal its lineup is Lollapalooza, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this......