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Shepard Fairey in the spotlight; “Poetry Brothel” makes one-night stand in Lincoln Heights

Shepard Fairey in the spotlight;  “Poetry Brothel” makes one-night stand in Lincoln Heights

  Artist Showcase: A documentary about Shepard Fairey, the Echo Park-based artist who created the Barack Obama “Hope Poster, will debut next month as the artist is the subject of a major solo exhibition. KPCC Poetry: The “Poetry Brothel,” a traveling poetry performance called inspired classic cabaret shows and bordellos, will be staged for one […]

Week of South Pasadena Noir #7

Week of South Pasadena Noir #7

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.” –Carl Jung I’ve had fun looking through my lens darkly this week!  Tomorrow I’ll repost my favorite South Pasadena Halloween video.  Want to leave a comment or start a conversation?  I’d love to hear from you.    Read the Full […]

Halloween Happenings Around Pasadena!

Halloween Happenings Around Pasadena!

Spooky haunts and special treats all around Pasadena! Bring the kiddos for some Halloween fun! Tuesday, October 31 4pm – 6pm Celebrate Halloween in the Playhouse District! Vroman’s Bookstore and a bunch of our neighbors will be celebrating this Halloween with activities, games and lots of candy! Trick-or-Treat at the following participating business: Vroman’s Bookstore […]

What’s next for Catalonia as the region declares independence?

What’s next for Catalonia as the region declares independence?

People holding Esteladas (Pro-independence Catalan flag) gather outside the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on October 27, 2017.; Credit: PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After a disputed independence vote earlier this month, the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain. As reported by The Washington Post, just minutes after the parliament vote on Friday, the Spanish Senate […]

Silver Lake’s hullabaloo and costume contest for dogs; Chinatown’s mini marathon; Echo’s Park’s Tales from the Crypt

Silver Lake’s hullabaloo and costume contest for dogs; Chinatown’s mini marathon; Echo’s Park’s Tales from the Crypt

For Halloween weekend, Silver Lake has a doggy costume contest, as well as Rose Scharlin’s 15th annual family-friendly Hullabaloo. In Chinatown – and not much beyond that – 826LA holds its inaugural “Half Half Half Half Half Marathon” (0.826 miles) at Los Angeles State Historic Park. In Echo Park, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater hosts […]

Week of South Pasadena Noir #6

Week of South Pasadena Noir #6

“Deep into that darkness peering, long ago I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before…” –Edgar Allen PoeStill feeling a Halloween vibe?  I’m wrapping up my latest noir week tomorrow.Quote the raven: Nevermore!  Quote you?  Go here and say what you will. Read the Full Story at Glimpses […]

University of California launches center to study the 1st Amendment

University of California launches center to study the 1st Amendment

Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, listens to a speaker during a discussion at The University of California Washington Center on September 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® As debates rage on college campuses over free speech and hate speech, the UC is launching a new center to study […]

Northeast L.A. conductor connects community and classical music

Northeast L.A. conductor connects community and classical music

Conductor Sonia Marie de León de Vega | Rodolfo Vega By NESTOR CASTIGLIONE Classical music is often considered by many as being of interest only to old and monied white elites. But nobody is perhaps more aware of how false such assertions ring than conductor Sonia Marie de León de Vega. She herself has enjoyed […]

Week of South Pasadena Noir #5

Week of South Pasadena Noir #5

The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm.  Geometry and anguish.  –Federico Garcia Lorca Feeling dark and mysterious yet?  I’m heading into Halloween with some noirish delights this week. Have something to add?  Leave a comment here. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South […]

With Flake, Corker’s criticism of Trump, what’s next for the GOP

With Flake, Corker’s criticism of Trump, what’s next for the GOP

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Flake announced that he will not be seeking re-election and he will leave the Senate after his term ends in 14 months. ; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® Arizona Senator […]

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