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Hollywood & Highland Character Count: April 19

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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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Jeff Speetjens, Puppeteer

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This month is Puppetfest in Los Angeles which means there are a lot of puppet happenings in and around the city. This means comedy shows with puppets for adults and fairy tale puppet shows for kids and much, much more. You know where it’s actually always a puppet celebration? Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood, a nightclub that regularly features puppets and puppeteers interacting with patrons. We got a tip from artsy person Joelle McTigue about a video on puppeteer Jeff Speetjens, one of Bootsy’s puppet masters. He’s the subject of a mini-documentary that gives a peek inside what it’s like to be a puppeteer in Los Angeles.

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A Peek At Brendan Lott At TENOVERSIX

A Peek At Brendan Lott At TENOVERSIX 1

There are lots of cool stores in Los Angeles, sure, but few are consistently stellar again and again and again. Melrose’s TENOVERSIX has done an excellent job of rising to the challenge of doing a good job of sharing interesting products and keeping their store looking great. They always have something interesting going on over there, too. Most recently? They’re having a little art show featuring Brendan Lott‘s culture smashing collages. The show is curated by Yaoska Davila and, although we haven’t gotten to visit the showing ourselves, she sent us a note with photos of the show. You’re going to want to stop by and see it!

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LA20150 2014

Remember last year’s Westwood Arts ReSTORE event? Well, it was one of the many LA2050 efforts to push the city forward. Guess what? It’s back! The reviewing phase is happening now and you’ll be able to vote on projects from September 2 through September 16. Winners are announced September 30!

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Bettina Hubby 8th Hope Hubby Ground Floor Project Side Street Projects

Bettina Hubby is teaming up with Side Street Projects for a show from September 5 through September 30. It’s called 8th + Hope + Hubby and is a group show that reflects on a new development—and those who are building it.

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HOUR OF POWER HOUR August 2014 The Devastator Lee Keeler

Thursday, August 28, is the next Hour Of Power Hour at The Improv. This is always funny and this incarnation will feature Kevin Pollack, Kyle Kinane, and Kate Berlant.

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100 Percent Silk The Chase Magi Touch

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