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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…

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Moderns

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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June Wayne AT PMCA

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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Museums Of The Arroyo Day

Museums Of The Arroyo Day

May 18 is Museum Of The Arroyo Day, where you can visit six “East” LA museums for free. They include The Gamble House, Heritage Square, LA Police Museum, Lummis House, Pasadena Museum Of History, and The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum. Take advantage of this!

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P.Morris Does Fact

P.Morris Fact Mix

Local music maker P.Morris recently did a great mix for Fact. It includes everything from vintage likables like Craig David to pop acts like Katy Perry to modern divas like Beyonce. Qutite a mix! Catch it below.

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Patricia Fernández At 18th Street

Patricia Fernández Points Of Departure Between Spain And Frace 18th Street Arts Center

Made In L.A. alumn Patricia Fernández is currently the focus of a big showing at Santa Monica’s 18th Street Art Center. The show is called Points of Departure (between Spain and France) and is currently on view now through June 28.

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Bold LA

Bold LA Downtown Los Angeles

To add to the bubbling activity of who knows what on Broadway is Bold Room LA, a multi-purpose creative space hosting pop-ups and art. Sounds interesting!

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Features

The Recap: What's Happening In Los Angeles This Weekend, 4.18 - 4.20

Another *quiet* weekend—but is it? It’s actually the opposite of last: everything last weekend and now everything is opening. It’s also 4.20. What does that mean? CHECK THE RECAP!!

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Pyramid Vritra Spool Indra 2014 Hal Williams

It’s easy to be fascinated by Pyramid Vritra. According to his bio, the young LA musician has had successes via MySpace with the Odd Future crew and works part time driving a forklift in a South Los Angeles home improvement store. He’s a quiet, contemplative dude which is why his drawn out, almost spoken work song “Spool” feels very emblematic of his true self. He positions himself as a bit of a cosmic deity.

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Dorian Wood O Rattle Rattle 2014

Dorian Wood is basically a young Antony Hegarty. They have a similar vocal range and style and both identify as queer musicians. Both artists are incredibly creative and pursue parallel tracks in visual and performance arts. While Hegarty comes from South England, Wood comes from Echo Park: they’re very different artists but share a similar sensibility.

Wood is still very much coming into his own too. He’s not content releasing music and letting it travel where it goes but instead uses his music as a means to ignite further artistic work. His latest album Rattle Rattle was released over a year ago yet there is still juicy media springing out from it. The latest example of this is the video for the album’s closer “O” which is more than a performance document or music video: it’s a collaborative art project.

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Napolian DARPA Incursio Software Recording 2014

Napolian is one of those Los Angeles musicians who you don’t believe is actually Angeleno. The musician (Real name: Ian Evans) is a Software artist, which basically means he’s on the cutting edge of electronic music right now. He attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills (which is where Ice Cube went) and is coming out with a unique, young, yet brightly cynical view of sound and the current state of the world. The single for his upcoming album Incursio is “DARPA” and it very much fills out his point of view: a digitized, warping of the potentially doomed future.

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Della Los Angeles 5

LA people are way, way, way conscious of the world. They want to connect with all those around them and do things that better our surroundings. Della is a conscious creator in Los Angeles that works directly with a West African community to provide jobs, education, and skill trainings for those who help them make their textiles. It’s a homegrown effort to make cool fashions with heart.

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