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Ansel Adams' rare LA photos to be on display at Downtown gallery

By Hayley Fox — February 13, 2012

California-born artist Ansel Adams is best known for his landscape photos of deserts, mountain ranges and forests. Now, a special series of his L.A. photos from the 1940s will be on display and available for purchase at drkrm.


Eric Richardson

LA Streetsblog releases Spanish-language CicLAvia film

By Hayley Fox — February 02, 2012

Cyclists rejoice! Although CicLAvia has grown rapidly in scope and size over the past two years, they're now making a concerted effort to target L.A.'s large Spanish-speaking population with a short film on the biking event.


artwork by Tristan Eaton

Yoda and Brisk Iced Tea? A seemingly unlikely alliance this might be

By Hayley Fox — January 31, 2012 — 1 Comment

Although "Star Wars" and Brisk Iced Tea seems like a surprising partnership, these two brands work swimmingly together at a pop-up themed art gallery on Figueroa.


Courtesy of L.A. Phil

Dudamel and LA Phil revel in 'Mahler' project

By Donna Perlmutter — January 25, 2012

Gustavo Dudamel leads two different orchestras in "The Mahler Project"; a multi-week musical event that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Mahler's death by playing nine complete symphonies.


Orpheum Marquee Eric Richardson

Mayan and Orpheum theaters benefit from recent closure of Henry Fonda

By Tony Pierce — January 18, 2012 — 2 Comments

In the wake of the sudden closure of the Henry Fonda Music Box, two February rock shows scheduled for Hollywood have now been moved to the beautiful and ornate Mayan and Orpheum.


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Public Enemy, Chuck D, Flava Flav and others rock Skid Row

By Paige Osburn — January 16, 2012 — 3 Comments

Operation Skid Row, a free block party led by Public Enemy in downtown's Skid Row was a 5 hour event and included hip hop stars like Kurupt, Nipsey Hussle, Freestyle Fellowship, YO YO, XClan, Mellow Man Ace and the ZZYZZX.


By Hayley Fox — January 13, 2012 — 1 Comment

Public Enemy will still be headlining this Sunday's Skid Row show but organizers say the event also emphasizes a "re-imagining" of some of the city's bleakest areas.


Albert Domasin

Derby Dolls take on gay footballers in Broomball Brawl

By Hayley Fox — January 10, 2012 — 6 Comments

The Broomball Brawl pits the L.A. Derby Dolls against gay flag footballers, as the teams compete on the outdoor ice rink at Pershing Square.


Million Dollar Theater - Five Easy Pieces

By Eric Richardson — November 30, 2011 — 1 Comment

Looking for something to do? Wednesday night the Million Dollar hosts a double bill of "Five Easy Pieces," and "The King of Marvin Gardens." Sunday brings "Miracle on 34th Street."


LA Opera - Roméo et Juliette Robert Millard

Star-Powered Lovers Shine in LA Opera's "Roméo et Juliette"

By Donna Perlmutter — November 08, 2011

You thought there would never be another “Roméo et Juliette” cast to equal the blazing Villazon-Netrebko duo LA Opera gave us six years ago? Meet Vittorio Grigolo and Nino Machaidze.


Music Center - Song of the Earth Andrew Ross

The Scots Bring a Ravishing Ballet to Music Center

By Donna Perlmutter — October 18, 2011 — 1 Comment

Who would have guessed it? A 63-year-old failed work was transformed into a ravishingly poetic vision this weekend as the Scottish Ballet put on Kenneth MacMillan's "Song of the Earth."