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That's The Way We Like It

7 years ago by Libby Molyneaux
Okay people, this is where you want to be today. K-EARTH's California Music Festival AIDS Walk has fun in spades. The afternoon festival in the park is bursting with bands covering the Beatles, Beach Boys, disco, a Latin Explosion, plus a comedy stage. Carnival rides, including a zip line, bungee...

19 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

4 years ago by LA Weekly
fri 11/6 Instead of the dark, depressed modern-dance stereotype, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago takes a lighter approach with help from comedy powerhouse the Second City. In The Art of Falling, the two acclaimed Chicago performance groups bring to life three storylines involving a same-sex relationship, using an innovative blend of...

The Trip to Bountiful Stops in L.A. With a Stellar Cast Led by Cicely Tyson (GO!)

5 years ago by Mayank Keshaviah
Like other American masterworks such as Our Town and Buried Child, Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful finds universal profundity in the goings on of small town life. But unlike the original 1953 teleplay, or the many revivals since, this touring production of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival features an African-American...


10 years ago by Lina Lecaro
LOST IN TRANSPLOITATIONAsk any drag hag (girls who love boys who dress up like girls) why we’re so enthralled by the queens, and most will tell ya it’s about the fun, fearlessness, and yes, fierceness they convey. Nightranger has always supported transgendered/cross-dressing/poly-sexual party peeps and entertainers, especially when it comes...

Music Picks: Evelyn Evelyn, Booker T. Jones, Kaki King, Pete Rock

9 years ago by LA Weekly
FRIDAY/MAY/21 PETE ROCK AT THE KEY CLUBBronx-born DJ and rapper Pete Rock came into his own as hip-hop was coming into existence. It was old-school originator Marley Marl who gave Rock his first audience — in 1987 on the pioneering WBLS station — and three years later, the young producer...

Assimilation Strategies

16 years ago by Ernest Hardy
AMERICA SO BEAUTIFUL BEGINS SANS IMAGE, with a darkened screen and the voices of two network anchors, Sam Donaldson and Ted Koppel, taken from a newscast in 1979. The men are discussing the Americans who were then being held hostage in Tehran. "It seems to me," says Donaldson, "that this...

Crown Jewel

16 years ago by Erin Aubry Kaplan
Photos by Ted Soqui When I was in college in the early ’80s and still yearning to be the dance-floor queen I never got to be in high school, my good friend Duane and I routinely took to the streets on a Friday or Saturday night in search of the...


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