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Project Bronzeville: Remembering a Forgotten Era in Little Tokyo

Using art, theater, and music to explore a bygone period in downtown L.A.

Under the Bottle Tree

What do a Japanese butoh master and a free-jazz trumpeter have in common? Confusion, deliverance, and fundamental human emotions.

Sing the Blues: redwhite+bluezz to Close

It’s official: Pasadena jazz club redwhite+bluezz is closing its doors next Sunday, Feb. 24, after seven years. What rotten luck that most of those years fell during the financial crisis.

Haden Family Honors

Two adoring crowds on two separate nights saw that talent (and a cheeky sense of humor) didn't skip a generation.

Venice Says Goodbye to Austin Peralta

"I've never seen a line like this here before," said one early arrival to Venice's Del Monte Speakeasy last Thursday night. He, like so many others, had come for a tribute to late jazz pianist Austin Peralta.

Bucket List Cabaret, or How to Do Your Seventies

Having held down a regular gig at Thursday Night Jazz, Sydney Weisman wanted to do something special for her 70th birthday, "to show off a little." But there's an altruistic bent to Saturday's celebration.

Hands on the Hard & Hollow

An evening featuring the intricate guitar interplay of Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuária.

Eric McFadden Gets By With a Little Help From His Friends

In mid-city, the 43-year-old New York-born, L.A.-based guitarist Eric McFadden's five night residency at The Mint continued this week with a loud and loose jam session featuring McFadden's bluesy, Hendrixian hard rock. And a few friends.

Nightlife: The RG Club

Rising from the ashes of beloved dive bar the Red Garter, this space feels like Little Tokyo’s Blue Whale jazz club brought west.

America’s Fully Loaded Baked Potato Alive & Well in Latin America

Spotting a baked potato stand in Brazil reminds Bill Esparza of just how great this distinctly American treat is, especially at Studio City's famed The Baked Potato.