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“Report Finds Los Angeles at Risk of Decline”

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…

The Life Of A Los Angeles Sign Spinner

Danny Corey Signs Of Life Justin Brown

The sign spinner is no longer an obscure urban creature. Drive through any city and you’ll see one toting a pendant advertising a new apartment complex or a low-rate tax preparer: sign spinners are a specific type of person. They’re all over Los Angeles too, from Echo Park to Miracle Mile to Baldwin Hills: you can find a sign spinner in any part of town. They’ve become such a popular form of advertising that automatons have popped up on street corners lifelessly twirling signs, cheaply imitating their work.

It’s a fascinating world. It’s one that local director and editor Danny Corey was drawn into by way of a man named Justin Brown. Brown is the “self-proclaimed Godfather of the Sign Spinning Trick-tionary” and can be seen around town doing his work in front of notable places like the La Brea and Melrose Jiffy Lube. He’s passionate about his work and he—and his culture—is absolutely fascinating. Corey felt the same way and made a very special, very well executed documentary about Brown and his craft.

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Ezra Loves Los Angeles

Ezra Loves LA Ezra Horne Los Angeles

Local and Los Angeles lover Ezra Horne has started video series about great things about Los Angeles. This includes everything from architecture to biking to art and transportation. Totally great! Be sure to check it out. New videos every Thursday, too!

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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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