Archive for Entertainment

Is Los Angeles Really Laid Back?

Dec 10, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles and California in general, have a reputation for being laid back.
Wearing shorts, walking around in flip flops all day, or just sitting by the beach on a warm afternoon, are all common [...]

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Don’t Miss the Holiday Boat Parade at the Venice Canals

Dec 09, 2010 by Lisa Newton

In case you didn’t know it, I’m a huge admirer and aficionado of our Venice Canals.
I originally visited them while I visited and wrote the small map, and now I’m in the process of [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday–The Ventures, Wipe Out and Hawaii Five-0

Dec 04, 2010 by Lisa Newton

In last week’s Sing-a-long Saturday, we featured the Surfaris’ Wipe Out. However, another band, The Ventures, also recorded Wipe Out, and many think and feel that their version is much better.
In fact, the Ventures, (although [...]

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Film Review of Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child – an Artistic Genius

Dec 03, 2010 by D. J. Schwartz

Radiant Child is a documentary movie about the rapid rise and epic fall of one of the most important modern artists of the late 20th century–Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Filmmaker Tamra Davis, a close friend of Basquiat, conducted [...]

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The Festival of Lights Parade is this Weekend in Palm Springs

Dec 01, 2010

It’s been pretty cold in the LA area this past week, getting down into the 40s pretty regularly.
But, while LA is only reaching into the 60s during the day, Palm Springs is in the [...]

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Enjoy some cool Jazz for the Holidays

Nov 29, 2010

If you’re anywhere near 7th and Figueroa Streets during the next three Tuesdays, be sure to stop by the Ernest & Young Plaza to listen to some jazz.
"Jazz for the Holidays", is a lunchtime music [...]

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AMC’s “The Walking Dead” – an Apocalyptic Series about Zombie Dead Walkers

Nov 28, 2010

Not much of a fan of the zombie movie and storytelling genre, I was a bit skeptical if and why this particular AMC new series might hold my attention.
Well, after watching several episodes, I’m a [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Surfaris “Wipe Out”

Nov 27, 2010

The closest thing to surfing has always been the song, Wipe Out, by The Surfaris, which was formed in Glendale, CA. Millions of surfers and others around the world immediately recognize the song for both [...]

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Travelin’ Local Walking Tours are on Sale for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Even with the smell of turkey in the air, thoughts might be leaning toward tomorrow.
Unless you live under a rock, you know that this Friday is commonly known as Black Friday, [...]

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Walk my World

Nov 23, 2010

Over the almost two years I’ve been working on Travelin’ Local, I’ve chronicled many local places, and have also created many maps, city maps, dog park maps, artistic maps, swimming pool maps, and many, many [...]

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A Holiday Shopping Guide for Los Angeles

Nov 22, 2010

With Black Friday right around the corner, holiday decorations popping up everywhere, and the frenzy December is so well known for, I thought a quick list of some of the best holiday shopping in the [...]

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Mark your Calendars – The Hollywood Christmas Parade is Coming

Nov 22, 2010

On Sunday, November 28th, at 6:00pm, the streets of Hollywood play will play host to the 2010 Hollywood Christmas Parade.
Benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots, the Parade is in its 80th, this year promises [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – It Never Rains (in Southern California)

Nov 20, 2010

With the weather a bit less sunny than usual for the weekend, I thought the perfect song for today’s Sing-a-Long Saturday is It Never Rains (in Southern California).
After doing a bit of research, though, I [...]

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The Los Angeles Auto Show Opens Today

Nov 19, 2010

If you haven’t heard already, today is the opening day for the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show which will feature 20 new world debuts, including 30 new North American brands not yet seen.
This year’s [...]

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