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By Ed Fuentes — April 08, 2008 — 5 Comments

ForYourArt (FYA) and Black Frame's first annual Los Angeles Art Weekend will be held Thursday, April 10th, to Sunday, April 13th, giving cultural explorers the chance...


By Ed Fuentes — April 08, 2008

This weekend the ImaginAsian Center will play opening venue for the 2008 Japan Film Festival. The theater plays festival host from Friday, April 11th to Thursday...

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'Konnichiwa' – and 'Aloha' – From Little Tokyo

By Ed Fuentes — April 07, 2008

This weekend marked the 7th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival of Southern California's second year in Little Tokyo. Like all young trees in early growth, the bloom...

Music Center

By Ed Fuentes — April 04, 2008

As part of the redesign for blogdowntown, Arts and Culture Editor is the heady title Mr. Richardson has bestowed upon this contributor. The position conjures up...


By Ed Fuentes — April 04, 2008

This weekend brings the Cherry Blossom Festival to Little Tokyo and an Art Walk to the Brewery. It's a weekend to get out and just enjoy Downtown.


Clifton's Slide

By Eric Richardson — April 03, 2008 — 2 Comments

Charles Phoenix is no ordinary historian. It stands to reason, then, that his tour of Downtown L.A. is no ordinary tour.

This Sunday, Phoenix is giving what is...


By Eric Richardson — March 28, 2008 — 2 Comments

The Regent Theatre's location and size speak well for its potential return as a vital part of the Historic Core's entertainment lineup. For the moment, though,...

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Diving into the Neon Buzz of Downtown

By Ed Fuentes — March 26, 2008 — 2 Comments

Through the windows of a 4th Street Gilville outpost, glass tubes filled with neon gas are lit documents to lost commercial venues. Like paintings and sculptures...

Blessing of the Animals

By Ed Fuentes — March 23, 2008 — 2 Comments

Saturday marked the 78th Blessing of the Animals at Olvera Street. The procession from the plaza to a Los Angeles street stage was led by a single cow. Once there...

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Good Friday Brings the Crowds to Get Their Seafood

By Ed Fuentes — March 21, 2008 — 4 Comments

Fisherman's Outlet is hidden away in the industrial area just off Skid Row, but on this Good Friday afternoon it was anything but empty. Patrons of all types and...


By Ed Fuentes — March 20, 2008 — 1 Comment

Edgar Varela joined the Downtown art scene a few years ago and since then he’s been the multi-tasking man about town. “I started out with a few parties that had...