Archive for Entertainment

Today’s “Man on the Street” Interview

Apr 06, 2011 by Miles Villalon

As diverse as Los Angeles’ population and demographics are, not surprisingly our views on topics as varied as relationships, politics and favorite activities, are equally as opinionated.
At Travelin’ Local, we started this new [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Go-Go’s

Mar 26, 2011 by Lisa Newton

We previously wrote that all girl Rock N Roll bands are rare, and rarer are those that become international sensations.
Around 1980, an all girl music group from L.A., named the Go-Go’s was formed consisting of [...]

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Black Ace Books Paperback Collectors Show & Sale Sunday at the Valley Inn & Conference Center

Mar 23, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Pulp magazines were very popular in the 1930s, particularly dealing with detectives, The Shadow, and different types of spy thrillers. It was a different format when the original days of the comic book publishers were [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – 13 songs entitled “Los Angeles”

Mar 19, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles has long been known for its central role and contributions to the music industry. From the Capitol Records building to Charlie Chaplin’s A&M Records, and the fact that we’re the perennial home to [...]

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Film “Presumed Guilty” causes Furor in Mexico

Mar 18, 2011

At last year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, I reviewed the documentary film, Presumed Guilty, which also was last season’s LAFF Audience Award for Best International Feature.
In Mexico, where 92% of convictions are not based on [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – Incubus and a Road Trip

Mar 12, 2011

In last week’s Sing-a-Long Saturday, I brought back memories of music and my kids, featuring Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
This week I’m also bringing back more fond memories, but featuring a California born and bred band–Incubus.
When [...]

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The Belamar Hotel – An Oasis in the Middle of Los Angeles

Mar 07, 2011

Frequently, I just want to get away from the stress, hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, and go somewhere where I can relax, indulge a bit, have some good meals, and refresh and rejuvenate my [...]

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Sing-a Long Saturday – Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Mar 05, 2011

Almost everyone has a genre of music that they love. In fact, many people have more than one.
Growing up, we’re influenced by what’s popular, what’s playing on the radio and most importantly what our [...]

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What’s the best way to visit and experience Los Angeles?

Feb 25, 2011

I recently read an article by Nomadic Matt, a world traveler who writes about his adventures and gives travel advice to his readers.
He hates LA–which is a strong word–due to issues including our urban [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Feb 19, 2011

Of all the songs that have been written and sung about Los Angeles and California, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the few bands that have more than one. In fact, this seven [...]

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Taking a Dive in the LA River

Feb 17, 2011

Tony Diaz had just finished an acoustic set. He’s standing in the middle of The Den Bar waiting for the next act to perform.
It’s a typical looking dive bar in Hawthorne, Hipsters crowd around [...]

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Hattie McDaniel – A Hollywood Pioneer

Feb 15, 2011

When I’m doing research for an article, I learn.
Take yesterday.
Now, I know everyone isn’t into cemeteries, but I gained my interest honestly, from my Mother. She liked to poke around old cemeteries, read the headstones. [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Doors – One of Los Angeles’ Most famous Bands

Feb 12, 2011

After a chance meeting in 1965 at Venice Beach, between two UCLA Film School Alumni, Jim Morrison, and Ray Manzarek, was the benign and unbeknown beginning of the formation of the musical group, The Doors.
Morrison [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – “The Cat in the Hat: Slash” – A Los Angeles and World Guitar Icon

Jan 29, 2011

The very first time I knew about the band “Guns N’ Roses,” is actually quite benign.
One day I happened to be watching a video on MTV and there was a band I had never [...]

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