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Andrew McGregor: From Journalism to Chessboxing

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue. How Andrew "the Fighting Philanthropist" McGregor founded the Los Angeles Chessboxing Club is "kind of this magical story," he says. In 2009, the photojournalist/filmmaker emailed heavyweight champ George Foreman, asking for......

Arianna Huffington

Reigning media queen Arianna Huffington come to Live Talks L.A. to discuss her latest book, THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder. The first two metrics? Money and power, which are both pretty great but, Huffington reports, temporary unless you also......
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Wyland Opens His First L.A. Gallery. Should We Take Him Seriously?

If you're into abstract art and kale salad, this event is not for you. Hollywood and Highland's candy store on steroids, Sweet!, and marine life artist and conservationist Wyland will launch his first L.A. gallery located inside Sweet! this Saturday, April 12, in an event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m......

Nowruz Celebration

Yes, Los Angeles is beautiful year-round, but spring still deserves a welcome bash. LACMA and Farhang Foundation have collaborated for the sixth annual Nowruz Celebration, welcoming spring with the proper pomp. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the LACMA grounds will be transformed into an exotic jubilee of music, food and nonstop......
Lorenzo in his lucky jacket; Credit: TLC

Once Upon a Time, a Prince and I Rode a TMZ Bus Tour

My fantasy of riding into the sunset with a handsome European prince finally came true. Except instead of riding on a magical pumpkin carriage through an enchanted forest, Prince Lorenzo de' Medici and I hopped on a TMZ bus between a Hooters and a puppy humping a 10-foot plastic Shrek......
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Super Old Songs About L.A. Are What's Up

Before Tupac vowed to live and die in L.A. there was "Angeltown" a wistful ballad that was considered by some to be the official anthem of Los Angeles. It was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans in 1959. This track will be resurrected on Friday when multicultural fusion band......
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