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A Visual Spin Around the May Art Walk

By Dave Bullock — May 13, 2008 — 2 Comments

Downtown residents and non-residents alike come out in droves every month for the Downtown Art Walk. This month was no exception, and continued a two-month trend...


Life as a poet Ed Fuentes

Art Walk Preview for May, 2008

By Ed Fuentes — May 07, 2008 — 8 Comments

The spoken word of Downtown Poets joins the visual display of art, video and comedy. It's Downtown Art Walk for May, 2008, and the streets are ready for you. Reminders...


Alan Abel

By Ed Fuentes — May 06, 2008

Before we start loading up on Downtown Art Walk Previews, I wanted to note Old Bank DVD’s Saturday night screening of the documentary “Abel Raises Cain” being held...


muralist at work

By Ed Fuentes — May 05, 2008 — 4 Comments

Late Friday afternoon and later into the evening, graffiti artist Thomas Burns painted this street style Mona Lisa on Rose between Traction and East 3rd – the far...


LATC

By Ed Fuentes — May 03, 2008 — 5 Comments

Andrew Shafer is the new director of the Los Angeles Theatre Initiative at the NEW LATC, the reborn Los Angeles Theatre Center. He has his sights set on bringing...


waiting for the night air

By Jeannine Denholm — April 25, 2008 — 6 Comments

Last year, Pras of the Fugees came Downtown and spent nine days living on the streets, creating a documentary titled Skid Row. I had wanted to see it when it was...


Closing Doors Ed Fuentes

Last Dangerous Curve Exhibition to be 'For Mike'

By Ed Fuentes — April 24, 2008 — 7 Comments

Dangerous Curve will be closing its gallery doors with a final exhibition April 26 – May 17. Unfortunately, that’s not the sad part.

The final show for the experimental...


'My Fair Lady'

By Ed Fuentes — April 23, 2008 — 1 Comment

In a city that's in the middle of it's own revival, a musical that cannot falter is being performed at the Ahmanson Theatre. Cameron Mackintosh/National Theatre...


City Council

By Ed Fuentes — April 21, 2008 — 2 Comments

Last Friday saw David Hiller, publisher of the Los Angeles Times, join Councilman Richard Alarcón, Councilman José Huizar and members of Ruben Salazar family to...


That's the Spirit Ed Fuentes

As It Turns Four, Art Walk is Still Growing

By Ed Fuentes — April 13, 2008 — 39 Comments

"This is amazing," said Tom Gilmore, looking at the 9:30 PM crowd still swirling around GilVille as he held a rolled up poster. "There's going to be a time, years...


Downtown Film Festival Gets a Home Base

By Jeannine Denholm — April 12, 2008

The Barker Block lofts will soon become the official home of the Downtown Film Festival. According to founder Greg Ptacek, a 2-story loft is being transformed into...