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LA NBA All-Star Events 150 150 admin

LA NBA All-Star Events

Feb. 18–21. The ultimate battle for basketball bragging rights, the 60th NBA All-Star Game, returns Feb. 20 to L.A. for the fifth time and ushers in with it a host of NBA-related events.  Special events include the Jam Session (Feb. 18–21), which invites fans to play the massive court and meet NBA players and legends,…

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The Cheese Store 150 150 admin

The Cheese Store

When I think of cheese, well.. I really can’t picture much other than a square block of a, you know, cheese lookin’ thing. So, this little Cheese store is a godsend when adding some variety to my choices. It’s just unmatched. The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills is an essential resource for serious home cooks,…

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All of this and Nothing More 150 150 admin

All of this and Nothing More

The sixth in the UCLA Hammer Museum’s Invitational Series, All of This and Nothing presents works by local and international artists in a range of media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, sound, performance and the moving image. The artists explore philosophical questions about being in the world, heightening awareness of the mysteries that surround us…

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Everything According to Wikipedia 150 150 admin

Everything According to Wikipedia

If you know anything about the internet, then you probably already know that collaborative resource sites should always be sourced/quoted with a giant grain of salt. Truth In Numbers?: Everything, According to Wikipedia seeks not only to explain why — vast and comprehensive on subject matter though it is — the free online encyclopedia site shouldn’t…

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Pasadena Dance Festival 150 150 admin

Pasadena Dance Festival

American composer George Gershwin and American choreographer Mark Morris are in the spotlight as the Pasadena Dance Festival 2011 offers three days of performances ranging from emerging choreographers (Thurs.) to an impressive line-up of professional companies (Fri.) and high school and college performers (Sat.). The growing stature of the festival is reflected in the Friday…

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Swingin’ Symphony

Feb. 12-13. One of the most recognizable trumpeters in the world, Wynton Marsalis has received innumerable accolades and awards (including a Pulitzer and multiple Grammys). His new work, Swing Symphony, debuts on the West Coast this weekend. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its…

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Hammer Museum 150 150 admin

Hammer Museum

Entering public consciousness in the ’90s as the noisy experimental outfit known as Noisegate, artist Trevor Paglen has diversified his field of vision to encompass a world of black hats and blue corpses: that of the military and intelligence agencies and these here United States. As such, over eight years he’s gathered a book of…

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Nasty Nellie Tour 150 150 admin

Nasty Nellie Tour

In my opinion, there was no bigger show in the 1970s and early 1980s than Little House on the Prairie. The resident bully, Nellie Oleson, is still considered a “Character Most in Need of a Time-out.” Allison Arngrim, the actress who played Nellie, described her role as “having PMS for seven years.” In addition to…

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Hometown Heroes 150 150 admin

Hometown Heroes

2010 saw the buzz about Silver Lake-based indie rock quintet Local Natives reverberate beyond the L.A. music scene to the national level: After the band debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s New Artist Chart with its first full-length album, Gorilla Manor, the musicians quickly earned a spot on the bill of the Coachella music festival and…

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Valentine’s Day Dining 150 150 admin

Valentine’s Day Dining

In a town filled with hot tables, the competition for dining reservations on Valentine’s Day hits fever pitch. So, which newcomers will be the hot picks for Feb. 14? Vu, with its expansive marina views and ambitious, molecular gastronomy-influenced menu, should be a popular choice for Westsiders. While there’s no ocean view at Paul Shoemaker’s acclaimed Savory,…

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