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The Hollywood & Highland Character Count: December 13

The Hollywood & Highland Character Count December 13 1

As a means by which to chronicle what is going on in the American cultural zeitgeist and how we cater to that, The Hollywood And Highland Character Count is an infrequently occurring sociological examination. Every few Fridays, we’ll share who the performers are that are clogging the Hollywood and Highland sidewalks and see how they change and shift in relationship to what is happening in the entertainment world. We’ll make predictions, keep count of who stays and goes, and log just what is happening at the best microcosm of what is on the world’s mind: Hollywood and Highland.

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The Hollywood & Highland Character Count: November 1

The Hollywood & Highland Character Count November 1 1

As a means by which to chronicle what is going on in the American cultural zeitgeist and how we cater to that, The Hollywood And Highland Character Count is an infrequently occurring sociological examination. Every few Fridays, we’ll share who the performers are that are clogging the Hollywood and Highland sidewalks and see how they change and shift in relationship to what is happening in the entertainment world. We’ll make predictions, keep count of who stays and goes, and log just what is happening at the best microcosm of what is on the world’s mind: Hollywood and Highland.

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The Hollywood & Highland Character Count: July 19

The Hollywood Highland Character Count July 19 1

As a means by which to chronicle what is going on in the American cultural zeitgeist and how we cater to that, The Hollywood And Highland Character Count is an infrequently occurring sociological examination. Every few Fridays, we’ll share who the performers are that are clogging the Hollywood and Highland sidewalks and see how they change and shift in relationship to what is happening in the entertainment world. We’ll make predictions, keep count of who stays and goes, and log just what is happening at the best microcosm of what is on the world’s mind: Hollywood and Highland.

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We Got A CD From One Of Those Hollywood CD Guys And Here Is What They Sound Like

We Got A CD From One Of Those Hollywood CD Guys And Here Is What They Sound Like 1

You know those guys on Hollywood and Highland who walk around saying things like “You like rap music?” and “You like hip hop?” and then they try to give you a CD or put some headphones in your ears for you to listen to something? You know those guys? We’re way too familiar with them as we pass them daily to get to the train station. We’ve been fascinated by them for years and have always wanted to stop and say, “Yeah, sure, I do like rap music: what you got for me?” They just always catch you at a bad time and we actually heard that they try to scam you, making you pay them, which is not how we thought it worked. We thought they were free publicity! But, like the in-real-life pop-up ads that they are, you ultimately have to pay for something.

While in the area recently to cover a Character Count (Coming up at 4PM!), we passed a sleeved CD on the ground during our walk around the block. As we headed out, we went back by the dropped CD and–thankfully–it was still there. We picked it up and it was exactly what we hoped it was: one of those “You like rap music??” guys’ CD that was left behind by someone. We snatched it up and, man, are we excited to tell you what these homemade productions sound like.

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Hollywood & Highland Character Count: April 19

Hollywood & Highland Character Count April 19 1

As a means by which to chronicle what is going on in the American cultural zeitgeist and how we cater to that, The Hollywood And Highland Character Count is an infrequently occurring sociological examination. Every few Fridays, we’ll share who the performers are that are clogging the Hollywood and Highland sidewalks and see how they change and shift in relationship to what is happening in the entertainment world. We’ll make predictions, keep count of who stays and goes, and log just what is happening at the best microcosm of what is on the world’s mind: Hollywood and Highland.

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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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June Wayne Prints Paintings Tapestries Pasadena California Museum Of Art

PMCA’s next show is a celebration of the work of painter, printmaker, and feminist activist June Wayne’s work. It opens May 4 and will be on view through August 31. Time, Space & Matter: Five Installations Exploring Natural Phenomena will run concurrently.

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