Guests filled the Los Angeles Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza (the largest ballroom in Los Angeles) and rocked as Taio Cruz sang Dynamite. Elton John joyfully performed Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Your Song and many of his classic hits.
Lance Bangs spent his youth making music videos for bands such as Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Belle & Sebastian and The Shins, and, among other camera jobs, lensing episodes of Jackass.
In recent years, Baja's historic reputation for sun and surf was eclipsed by gruesome headlines including beheadings, kidnappings en masse, and frequent shoot-outs.
Good morning! And yes, we say that with an exclamation mark because we know that when today is done, there's a 3-day weekend waiting for us on the other side.
Was it a major victory that the Boy Scouts of America voted to set an age limit on its discrimination or was it an outrageously offensive compromise?
One of the joys of dining out frequently in unfamiliar neighborhoods is discovering heretofore unknown eateries that become your go-to spot whenever you're back in that part of town. Case in point: Il Capriccio in Los Feliz.
Coffee Bean's mid-life crisis.
I'm happy to report that the Aperitivo Italiano experience is alive and well in the cozy community of Brentwood.
With each pipeline that is approved, each greenlight given to coal and natural gas exports, we're putting more bullets in the chamber, and doubling down on our dangerous game of 13 Tzameti.
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BBC Radio's Gilles Peterson, who I met about 12 years ago, has been connecting musical dots for over a generation. He is now blending soul, funk, latin, house, jazz, hip-hop in an effortless manner that makes it seem like jumbling those genres is exactly how it should be.
Three days, in a desert, 90-degree-plus weather. While this sounds like complete hell to some, music lovers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to one of the biggest music festivals in all of California: Coachella.
Art has provided me with the tools to transform that pain and anguish into beauty and healing. Line and color provide a conduit through which I can reach into the deepest part of myself and share the treasures that lie within.
No conversation, no matter how meaningful and powerful, can bring back the millions we've already lost to suicide. The loved ones of these victims also have a thirst for conversation and our efforts to engage with them may very well prevent the next loss to suicide if we can all continue to break the silence and share our journeys.
ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE,COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week. SUNDAY, MAY 26 James Turrell: A Retrospective LACMA (Miracle Mile) 10am-7pm Opening day of James Turrell: A Retrospective, an exhibition exploring nearly fifty years in the...
Over the weekend, I was invited to a screening up a new, 11-part webseries, Dude, Where's My Chutzpah?, a one-woman circus (with a lot of help from her friends) by Jessie Kahnweiler, who wrote, directed, produced and stars in the series as... Jessie Kahnweiler.
I'm curious to see how this all looks in 3D, and I'm curious to know what a paying audience will think. But for now, at least, the dark rumors that World War Z would be dead-on-arrival appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
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Los Angeles may be sunny and star-studded year-round, but summer is the prime time to grab a seat and some grub outdoors in La La Land.
I am a pretty awesome person but like anyone, I have some things that I am less awesome with. Whenever I talk to my accountant sister it becomes embarrassingly clear that some things that I am "less" than good at involve numbers, subtracting, and of course, money. Whenever someone talks...
How does it feel if you beat someone who doesn't know you had the help of a computer to find your words -- words you don't even know the meaning of? How does that possibly feel good? Do you high-five yourself in the mirror after? Just you and your nasty little secret?
Where will Obama be if his administration's conventional methods are not up to the task of cutting through controversies that are engendered, at least in part, by reliance on conventional methods? That's when things could get very interesting.