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theater Ed Fuentes

Orpheum Theatre Organ Provides a Show, but Future Players Needed

By Ed Fuentes — September 22, 2008 — 3 Comments

On Saturday, organist Steve Asimow carefully stood next to the Wurlitzer, then sat down to deftly flip the switches that control air flow to leather lungs connected...


LA at Night Ed Fuentes

On Park(ing) Day, Pershing Square Hosts First Night of Movie Series

By Ed Fuentes — September 22, 2008 — 4 Comments

On Friday, grassroots teams joined with civic and company groups for Park(ing) Day LA, making dry urban space into spots where people could picnic, park bikes, and...


Orpheum Sign Ed Fuentes

Saturday: Learn "All About the Orpheum"

By Eric Richardson — September 18, 2008 — 3 Comments

On Saturday, fans of historic theaters get a chance to get up close and personal with one of Broadway's great venues as the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation...


Mindshare Flyer: September 2008

By Dave Bullock — September 16, 2008 — 2 Comments

Since 2006, people from all walks of life gather to meet, greet and hear various interesting speakers at a monthly event called Mindshare. This Thursday at Lacy...


Music Center Ed Fuentes

Stage and Screens Offer Week of Choices

By Ed Fuentes — September 16, 2008

Downtown is a cultural hotspot, offering quite the varied range of choices. A number of new openings look to make that decision even tougher. Is it a good time...


DSC00163

By Samantha Page — September 15, 2008 — 1 Comment

Saturday night saw Chinatown celebrate its 70th annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with contortionists, Shaolin martial arts, storytelling and, of course, mooncakes...


LATC/ArtWalk Ed Fuentes

Around Art Walk: September, 2008

By Ed Fuentes — September 12, 2008 — 2 Comments

Swatches of irony unfolded at the September Art Walk as Downtown provided content for several galleries. A developer became a gallerist, one homeless activist group...


Scott Siedman

By Ed Fuentes — September 10, 2008

It's that time of the month again. Thursday brings the 49th edition of the Downtown Art Walk, and momentum for the monthly event continues to build. 2008 has been...


Fifth Floor

By Ed Fuentes — September 06, 2008

Robert Apodaca's Fifth Floor Gallery sits on Chung King Court, off the 500-foot alley known as Chung King Road that headlines Chinatown's nationally recognized art...


cake cutting

By Ed Fuentes — September 02, 2008 — 1 Comment

A sparse crowd welcomed the contingent of Labor Day walkers reenacting the Pobladores original journey from San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Booths...


drum and court Ed Fuentes

Nisei Week Makes for Community, Offers Suggestions on Centering a City

By Ed Fuentes — August 30, 2008 — 2 Comments

The graceful movements of Japanese-American dancers display a resilient Little Tokyo tradition. They also represent a culture that, were it not for a strong community...