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Music Pick: The Dead Boys

5 hours ago by Brett Callwood
With every passing gig, it becomes more and more clear that this current version of The Dead Boys, with original members Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz joined by Jason Kottwitz, Jake Hout, and Ricky Rat (the latter of awesome Detroit band the Trash Brats — check them out), is here to stay and for good reason.
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Music Picks: Killing Joke

6 hours ago by Brett Callwood
The music world is full of oddball characters — deviants, miscreants and all manner of wonderful freaks. But there’s nobody out there quite like Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman.
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Onch Movement's Dream of Pink Fried Chicken Comes to Fruition at SaMo Pride

8 hours ago by Michele Stueven
Taiwanese designer Nelson Chung (aka Onch Movement) has teamed up with popular Hong Kong-inspired sando spot BOLO for an edible version of his trendy food-themed jewelry. It will make its debut June 1 at Smorgasburg on the Santa Monica Pier to kick off SaMo Pride, the city's first official pride celebration.
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Movie Pick: Booksmart Gets Real About Adolescent Rebellion

9 hours ago by Nathaniel Bell
Booksmart, the feature directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde, is a snarky coming-of-age comedy about two high school seniors (Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein) who decide to rebel against their bookish personae and party hardy on their last day of classes. The four-person writing team consists of Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay serve as executive producers. The film has accrued almost unanimous positive reviews since its premiere at South by Southwest in March.
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Movie Pick: Brightburn Explores Power of Being Bad

9 hours ago by Nathaniel Bell
In Brightburn, a pubescent boy (Jackson A. Dunn) comes into the knowledge that he is in fact an alien from outer space with spectacular abilities. But what if instead of using those powers for good he is tempted in the opposite direction? The movie is being sold as a superhero-horror hybrid, and it's a family affair: James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) produced from a screenplay by his brother Brian Gunn and cousin Mark Gunn. David Yarovesky, whose only previous feature is a 2014 sci-fi freakout called The Hive, directed. The film stars Elizabeth Banks and David Denman as the rightfully concerned parents.
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As It Turns 21, Art Share L.A. Is Keeping Art — and Artists — in the Arts District

12 hours ago by Lisa Beebe
The old factory building on the corner of E. 4th Place and S. Hewitt Street in the Arts District is covered in a dynamic angular mural by Danish artist Mikael B. that resembles neon-colored crystals. The Arts District is home to plenty of vibrant street art, but in this case, the building’s exterior reflects the creative people and programming found inside. The 21st Anniversary Gala takes place on May 30.
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88Glam Celebrates the Outlandish Side of Hip-Hop

14 hours ago by Brett Callwood
Things seem to be happening fast for Toronto rap duo 88Glam. They only formed in the middle of 2017, the brainchild of Derek Wise and 88 Camino (formerly known as Drew Howard), but they’ve already released a self-titled mixtape and then, in November, the 88Glam 2 album. It all saw them nominated for “Breakthrough Group Of the Year” and “Rap Recording Of the Year” at this year’s JUNO awards.
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Film Pick: "Chasing Portraits" in Theaters Now

1 day ago by Shana Nys Dambrot
Part “Woman in Gold” and part family home movie, with shades of “Everything Is Illuminated” and Antiques Roadshow, the documentary “Chasing Portraits” is both funnier and deeper than even its compelling premise suggests.
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Light of Regeneration Gala Hosted at Cal State LA

1 day ago by Nick Walker
The Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Los Angeles celebrated its 2nd Annual Light of Regeneration Gala last Saturday.
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Music Pick: Lil Pump, Lil Skies

1 day ago by Shirley Ju
Lil Pump and Lil Skies on a headlining tour? ESSKEETIT! When Pump released “Gucci Gang,” the Florida rapper left the rap game in a frenzy.

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