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KCRW And The Moth Mainstage Take Hollywood

KCRW And The Moth Mainstage Take Hollywood 2

Last Wednesday the literary folk took over Hollywood. Fans and supporters of The Moth and KCRW gathered at the Avalon for The Moth’s Mainstage event, Carpe Diem: Stories of Our Most Vital Moments. Five storytellers hosted by comic Brian Finkelstein and accompanied by violinist Andrea Baker took the stage, bringing the audience from astonishment, to tears, laughter and back again.

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Fishing in DTLA’s Arts District

FISHING in DTLA's Arts District

It’s a scene familiar to anyone with experience in the restaurant industry: late afternoon, two sassy servers bantering about menu changes, comparing notes from the previous evening and preparing for the long shift ahead. Hilarious and all too real, playwright David J. Duman‘s Fishing brings the foodie culture to an intimate stage in Downtown Los Angeles. The cast of six, directed (and co-stared, on the night I attended) by David Marmor brings everything–from the self-important but emotionally clueless chef to the bickering between servers–to life. The performance is only enhanced by the intimate setting at the Archway Theater, where the front row is just a breath away from the restaurant’s table settings.

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The Art of Cooking at Royal/T

The Art of Cooking at Royal/T

This past Friday night art and food lovers gathered at Culver City’s Royal/T for the opening of The Art of Cooking, an exhibition rooted in the celebration of food: gourmet food to fast food, homemade meals to TV dinners. The opening was a delicious affair sponsored by Jarlsberg cheese, POM Wonderful, Kirin Ichiban, and Haribo Gummi Bears. POMojitos and POMtinis flowed like water while guests admired work by Laura Owens and Yoshitomo Nara and munched on hamburger sliders, spring rolls, and Jarlsberg croquettes.

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Questions with a Visitor: Emma Koenig of “Fuck! I’m In My Twenties”

Questions With A Visitor Emma Koenig

Emma Koenig is an actor/writer/creative-type-extraordinaire and mastermind behind the super popular blog FUCK! I’m In My Twenties. Emma was born and raised on the East Coast, and since graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2010 she has become an expert in the  insecurities of twenty-somethings – but you’d never know it to talk to her. In addition managing her adorable and often too-close-to-home-but-in-a-good-way Tumblr, Emma acts, sings and makes videos. Recently, she has been in Los Angeles working on a book adaptation of her blog.

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Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder At MOCA This Saturday

Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder At MOCA This Saturday

This weekend will be a very bright one for the art world in Downtown Los Angeles, with Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang in town for the opening of his first solo museum exhibition on the West Coast. The artist is known for his projects using explosions and gunpowder, and “Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder” at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will not disappoint. The show features three gunpowder paintings commissioned for MOCA, a large hanging installation and, the main event this Saturday: Mystery Circle: Explosion Project for MOCA, Los Angeles, an explosion scheduled to take place along the exterior wall of the museum facing Temple and Alameda. We were lucky enough to check out the show installation this week – so here’s a preview of what’s to come.
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Trust Los Angeles Los Globos

Robert Alfons’ Trust, his amazing electro goth act, is coming to Los Globos on April 24. This will be good. Do NOT miss this, people.

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New York Times Los Angeles Risk Of Decline

Here is some New York City sensationalism: the New York Times published and article titled “Report Finds Los Angeles at Risk of Decline.” Okay, dudes. But, truth telling: most of the article is bogus but our “expanding” so quickly from outsider money is something to be concerned about. Who is really in control of LA? Do those people actually care about the city? That’s where we see the imminent decline coming from…

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Bleeding Rainbow Los Angeles

Musical act Bleeding Rainbow is on tour now and is making a few Southern Californian pit stops: catch them at the Church On York on April 30.

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Moderns Los Angeles Synth Pop Sub Urban

Local synth pop act Moderns have recently hit the scene with their totally jam-able song “Sub Urban.” Quite nice: catch it below!

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Cinco De Mayo Party El Conjunto Nueva Ola Echoplex

The Echoplex is welcoming a (pre) Cinco De Mayo bash with El Conjunto Nueva Ola on May 4. Someone named “Skapeche Mode” will be performing as well.

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