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Koffeehouse announces the launch of The Koffeehouse Century City Music Series Featuring Top Names

Koffeehouse announces the launch of The Koffeehouse Century City Music Series Featuring Top Names

Wednesday, September 28 • 7:00pm – 9:00pm X Bar Patio Lounge at The Century Plaza 2025 Avenue of the Stars Century City, CA Koffeehouse is excited to announce the launch of The Koffeehouse Century City Music Series at one of LA”s most esteemed properties — the landmark Century Plaza Hotel. Our first evening on September […]

Next Up: Urban Renaissance for Chinatown LA

Next Up: Urban Renaissance for Chinatown LA

Part of LA’s true historical gems lie to the north of the 101 freeway. Unfortunately, when the 101 freeway was built–with its trench-like chasm slicing through and forming a deep scar in the landscape–it mercilessly destroyed the urban connection between … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Random Thoughts from the Dentist’s Waiting Room

Random Thoughts from the Dentist’s Waiting Room

Two cavities to fill means plenty of time to read the fantastic magazine collection at the dentist’s office. Fortunately, I’m not the patient today. Unfortunately, my son seems to have inherited my bad teeth. But as long as there’s People Magazine, Outside Magazine and Real Simple,  life can still be good. Here’s what I learned […]

1493 – When worlds collided

1493 – When worlds collided

Though populated by numerous indigenous peoples, the pre-Columbian “new world” was geographically isolated from more advanced European civilization. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

La Pintoresca Library

La Pintoresca Library

We’re visiting Pasadena libraries for Banned Books Week. Pasadena has too many libraries to visit them all in one week (and we’re all snooty-proud of that fact), but we’ll do what we can. This is the lovely La Pintoresca branch library at the corner of Washington and Fair Oaks. It’s one of the busiest of […]

The Jewels of Glendale

The Jewels of Glendale

For those you who can’t get enough of historic homes, Sunday, October 2nd is a day to set aside. The Glendale Historical Society is offering its annual fall home tour, this year entitled Glendale Gems. Five homes listed on the local Register of Historic Resources will be honored. One of these will be Castle House, […]

Supervisor District public hearing tomorrow at 11 AM downtown

Supervisor District public hearing tomorrow at 11 AM downtown

The Board of Supervisors’ noticed second public hearing on Supervisorial Boundary Redistricting will start at 11 AM Tues., Sept. 27 (that’s tomorrow) at the County’s Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, in the Board hearing room in downtown Los Angeles. You can view the three plans submitted by County Supervisors as well as related plan reports […]

Butch Hancock at the Coffee Gallery

Butch Hancock at the Coffee Gallery

Butch Hancock. What a name, right? It might give “New Art of the Orange Crate Label” a run for its money. Two halves of two classic American names, run together in the person of “a raspy-voiced West Texas mystic,” as Rolling Stone has called him. Word has it that he’s equal parts romantic balladeer and […]

New Art of the Orange Crate Label

New Art of the Orange Crate Label

Sounds kind of like a cult, doesn’t it? But no, it’s a solo art show of new citrus crate label paintings by Dennis Ziemienski. The series, you may have already gathered, draws inspiration from California’s old-timey citrus crate labels, which are quite striking. Ziemienski’s works are large-scale oil on linens—fine art reinterpretations of classic American […]

Ebène Quartet; Coleman Chamber Music at Caltech

Ebène Quartet; Coleman Chamber Music at Caltech

Every year since 1965, the Coleman Chamber Concert Series brings six outstanding ensembles to Caltech. The first Coleman concert of the season, this Sunday, features an up and coming French group, the Ebène Quartet, who are, according to London’s Daily Telegraph, “a gifted young string quartet with something urgent and individual to communicate.” The Strad […]

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