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DotDotDash: Random Edition

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at 05:30PM

Some Downtown Art Walk, studio mysteries, and random mutations are waiting for you after the jump.

TAPE ON MAIN ST: A ceremony will be held July 12 at 5th and Main to inaugurate the Art Walk DASH. Speeches at 6pm. The bus will arrive 30 minutes later (Insert your own joke there). No truth to my rumor that LACAN will resume taping at 7pm..— Chen Wei and Jin Shan bring New Photography from China with an opening reception July 12 from 5 to 9pm at Morono Kang Gallery (218 W 3rd St)..— Random Mutation Performative Art Since 1989: Bert Green Fine Art (5th and Main) will have the first gallery exhibition and survey of osseus labyrint with Trace Evidence. Opening reception is Thursday, July 12, from 6-9pm.

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FIRST PHOTOS. NOW ART: New Angeleno Armando Torres, who co-curated Xhican@Demiurge at Pharmaka, is having his inaugural gallery exhibit Friday the 13th at Underground Gallery (1612 Waterloo Street) in Echo Park..— The show will have a Sandy Rodriguez installation that chronicles the fires that raged in the hills this past spring. It's called Burn Hollywood Burn.

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ADD ECHO, ECHO, ECHO: The story goes that the Mack Sennett Keystone Studio monument at Glendale and Allesandro Street was presented on a 1954 installment of This is Your Life by Ralph Edwards to mark the location of the silent film studio..—According to film historian Richard S. Birchard, who recently wrote an article on Edendale's film history for Statement magazine, the marker is indeed on a former Selig tract, however the Keystone Studio was 'actually two blocks south and across the street."..— Closer to Downtown: Some of the first silent shorts were shot in Downtown around 1906 by Biograph who used an empty lot on land now occupied by the LA Convention Center. Hence the name "Movie Lot"..— Last Shot at Lot: Felix the Cat at Jeff and Fig is waiting to hear if he will become a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, or be forced to leave town.

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MORE SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN: Eastside Lifestyle Pub New Angeles Monthly crosses into the Westside of Downtown with an article on South Park (So-Pa) _..— Added are pics of the launch party at Bordello, and Gary Leonard's pics of Grand Performances and LA Live.

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HOTEL LIVES AGAIN: Nico Bella is holding The Ballroom Blitz, an indie swap meet and art fair..— It will be in the Palm Court at the Alexandria Hotel on Sunday, July 29 (Elizabeth Short's birthday)..— More Esotoric Lore: Another showbiz myth was Jack Webb's use of the HerEx as a location for -30-, the film of a newspaper desk covering a girl stuck in a well. According to Larry Harnisch of the LATimes, it's all myth encouraged by former Herald scribes. Even Webb's Dragnet were detailed set pieces.

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REAL COPS: LAPD Central Division, along with community members, will host a National Night Out in the Arts District with booths and music in August. ..—The PR release says "for several years, the Arts District has had one of the most successful & consistent Neighborhood walks in the Downtown area."

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ONLY ADD MAYOR: Recent pulp pub has the Mayor looking to be on the good side of the public op, so look for many potholes to be covered up..— Pray for one more fling so Downtown sidewalks can be repaired.

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