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Where Shall We Meet? Samuel French and The Pikey

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It’s hard not to get caught up in Pilot Season when you live in this town. The overnight successes, the ingénue, the character actor, the gay best friend and the not-quite-as-pretty-as-the-lead (but works a lot more in commercials) of the next smash hit live and work among us.

It could be you. You studied acting. You do have a Scene prepared, right? No? Get thee to Samuel French!

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Fruigees, A Fruit And Veggie Vegan Pudding

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Pudding is one of the best sweet treats around. There’s something classic about it: saying the word pudding pulls up images of 1950s homemakers preparing these choclatey or vanillay desserts for guests. More recently, pudding brings up images of a brightly sweatered Bill Cosby sharing little anecdotes on the joys of eating this treat. You don’t really think of fruits or vegetables when you think of pudding, though. Sometimes fruit goes with pudding but, as mentioned, you think of chocolate and vanilla when you think of pudding. LA based food folk Fruigees are changing this image of the treat by making fruit and vegetable based vegan puddings that are just as delightful as you imagine–but they’re based in a very healthy, wholesome place.

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Keenhouse’s Where I Belong

Keenhouse's Where I Belong

It’s been more than half a year since we checked up on what Ken Rangkuty’s Keenhouse has been up to. Last we left off, he released a new album Four Dreams and is still supporting the release with various activities. Most recently, a new video for lead single “Where I Belong” has come out and it gives the song an ethereal, futuristic quality much like the Keenhouse sound. He also has a little accompanying artbook available that helps build out the world of Four Dreams beyond the audial and into the visual.

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What Is Your Los Angeles Music Video Dream? Tell Us And You Can Get LAMVF Tickets!

What Is Your Los Angeles Music Video Dream Tell Us And You Can Get LAMVF Tickets

It’s that time of year again: the Los Angeles Music Video Festival is coming! The little discipline smashing celebration returns for its third year next week with four nights of audio/video mashings, industry insider information, and lots of awards for rad new videomakers. To help get you guys excited about LAMVF’s arrival, we thought we’d poll you guys about what would make a dream Los Angeles music video and give you a chance to win tickets to the festival.

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At The Presses With Ophelia Chong

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“I found them at an estate sale for five bucks,” Ophelia Chong explains as she shuffles through newspapers marked November 23, 1963. They are mostly papers from Los Angeles and have headlines like “ASSASSIN NAMED” and “HIGHLIGHTS IN LIFE AND PRESIDENCY OF JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY.” There’s even a simple headline of “MARTYR.” The papers are deep portals into simpler times with articles on the dangers of crosswalks, the sport of cheerleading, and typewriter classes, all of which are complicated by an American tragedy: the loss of a president. Ophelia is using these newspapers as the basis for a letterpressing project that she has been working on, one that meditates on America, tragedy, conspiracy, and violence.

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Free Wifi Los Angeles Parks Beachs

This is big news that you all should hear: last week, free wifi became a thing in a few LA parks. Now you can go online at Echo Park Lake, Venice Beach, Griffith, and more!

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Nasty Neckface New Image Art

New Image Art is having a new Neck Face show that will be pretty nasty, which is great because he RULES. Catch it–and an opening–on August 22 and it runs through September 13.

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Offa Tha Hook Annual Fishing Throwback Friends Of The Los Angeles River

Friends Of The Los Angeles River are having a fishing event called Offa Tha’ Hook to kick off a new legal bill to let you fish in the LA River. Really! It’s happening on September 6.

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