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Frog’s Leap Comes to Dinner

Frog’s Leap Comes to Dinner

Before the Pond, 1972: As an undergraduate at Cornell, John Williams obtains an internship at Taylor Wine Company, and discovers that a winery is full of tanks of booze, pretty girls giving tours, and absolutely no cows unlike the dairy farm he grew up on. falls in love with wine. This is the introduction to […]

Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams in Happy Days

Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams in Happy Days

His head shrinks until he’s just two googly eyes in Men in Black. As Alexander Minion in Spy Kids, he was adorned with three extra heads. He played a chef and donned an Italian accent (despite being first generation American; his father emigrating from Lebanon) in Big Night. And, of course, he known for Monk, […]

Frogtown Artwalk 2014

Frogtown Artwalk 2014

Envision the flight of 60 birds along the L.A. River. So it has been by the team of artists behind “River of Wings” project. Sixty “kinetic, avian-inspired sculptures” have been built and decorated and will be installed along a half mile section of the bike path along the L.A. River. These birds will “fly” down […]

Celebrating Women in Jazz

Celebrating Women in Jazz

“…Determination, persistence, and the audacity of women living their dreams…out loud.” This is the premise behind But Can She Play?: Blowin’ the Roof Off Women Horn Players and Jazz, “the first full-length feature chronicling the stories of jazz women horn players,” produced and directed by journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn. On September 24th, a special benefit […]

Step on Up! Get Your Rain Barrel!

Step on Up! Get Your Rain Barrel!

The Arroyo Seco Foundation presents the “Rain Barrel and Drought-Tolerant Landscape Event” at Descanso Gardens on September 14th. Pre-order a rain barrel for $85 and pick it up the day of the event. The Metropolitan Water District will also be on hand to offer $75 rebates. RSVP to Foothill MWD at 818.790.4036 if served by […]

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers

Since graduating from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2013, with an impressively precocious and polished sound and wisdom, singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has performed and recorded her own brand of folk rock in Los Angeles and Nashville. She’s already banked gigs at LA’s best music go-to spots, including the Troubadour, El Rey, Roxy, […]

Where Butterflies Sleep

Where Butterflies Sleep

Poems by Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral   Where Butterflies Sleep This night of all nights I wish to sleep where the butterflies sleep I need to rest with them… So I, too, may awake joyous with a boisterous fluttering of my wings And chase the summer morning light Through the lacy green shawl of the passionflower leaves […]

Dog Haus Dogs

Dog Haus Dogs

The first decision is fingers or fork, because we can tell just by looking at them that this is going to get messy. (Which is probably why a package of Uline Kraft Single-Fold towels are sitting in a cardboard box on every table.) We’re sampling dogs at the Dog Haus on Main Street in Alhambra. […]

Ballroom

Ballroom

Alice Simpson’s unique art book Marc Ballroom, which she created while attending a workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, has a hardcover that includes carved feet. Actually, they’re feet wearing dancing shoes; his and hers, which were carved by a local wood worker then painted. The book pages are watercolors of various […]

Alice Simpson: Masterpieces & Ballrooms

Alice Simpson: Masterpieces & Ballrooms

The first thought that comes to mind upon meeting Alice Simpson is she’s got style, which we admire since linen or khaki pants and white button down shirts are primarily what inhabit our closet. Upon our first introduction, we saw a wide brim fedora straw hat with a wide ribbon tilted at a slight angle, […]

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