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Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

L. A. and magic realism. “A place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.” Francesca Lia Block‘s Weetzie Bat series has been called a “sophisticated, slinkster-cool love song to L. A., the book that […]

Patti Wells McMillan

Patti Wells McMillan

We are quite happy that Patti Wells McMillan has been enthusiastic about sharing her photos. Have you enjoyed her love of cars? If you missed it, take a look at “Strike of Lightning.” This time, we’ve perused Patti’s volume of images and selected what struck our fancy. Hope you fancy them as well…   Copyright […]

Corima: Rock in Opposition

Corima: Rock in Opposition

Zeuhl: A music genre that is a mix of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modernism, and Fusion. “Common elements: oppressive or discipline-conveying feel, marching themes, throbbing bass, and ethereal piano or Rhodes piano, and brass instruments” (progarchives.com).   The Zeuhl and Rock in Opposition band Corima formed in 2005 in El Paso, Texas by four high school friends. […]

Winter

Winter

  Ralph Defelice of Day Trips L. A. is off with his kids again—to snow, to the mountains, among rocks and cliffs…         Mammoth…       Mammoth Lake…         A place to stretch one’s legs on the drive to Mammoth: Red Rock Canyon State Park (30 minutes north […]

QuiltCon West

QuiltCon West

Modern quilts, lectures on quilting, workshops on quilting, and purchasing quilts – it’s quilt nirvana at QuiltCon, February 18-21 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Vendors include Cherrywood Fabrics with hand-dyed cotton “that has the look of suede” and Baby Lock that for 50 years has created machines for quilting, sewing, embroidery, and serging. Momen Plus […]

34th Black History Parade: Footsteps & Stepping Stones

34th Black History Parade: Footsteps & Stepping Stones

This year’s theme of the 34th Annual Black History Parade—one of the biggest and longest-running in California—is “Footprints in the Past – Stepping Stones to Our Future.” Following the parade will be the annual festival at Robinson’s Park. (Below, official text) On February 20, more than 80 entries will be featured in this celebration of […]

Moustafa, Montgomery, Aimée, Tim & Bock

Moustafa, Montgomery, Aimée, Tim & Bock

We know the known names: Janet Fitch, Naomi Hirahara, Denise Hamilton, Michelle Huneven, Ron Koertge, and Attica Locke—just to name a few of the acclaimed local authors in our midst. On February 21, Vroman’s Local Author day introduces us to five authors we may know nothing about, but maybe should. Kevin Montgomery was born and […]

Artists Selling Art to Support LACHSA

Artists Selling Art to Support LACHSA

Armory Center for the Arts is hosting “Tight Squeeze,” an exhibit—and sale—by 60+ local and Los Angeles artists to support LACHSA, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. We and our HP teenage contributor know quite a few talented young men and women who have attended and currently attend this unique facility for […]

Habitat for Humanity: New Homes in Glendale

Habitat for Humanity: New Homes in Glendale

Seeking: Low-income, first-time home buyers. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is planning six new single family homes. The renderings look sleek and modern, rather like townhouses, and they will be located in Glendale. The Housing Authority has appropriated $1.4 million to the $2.8 million project, which includes the land purchase of $980,000, according to […]

Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena has grown from a handful of participants to more than 50 artists in 25 locations, from home studios to galleries. From exploring the wild wonders and jumble of Zorithian Ranch to enjoying a glass of wine and sitting in a sunny backyard while browsing art, Open Studios is a 2-day event for […]

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