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Review: Sing-Off Alums Perform at CityWalk

It seems like “a cappella” has somehow become synonymous with the words “nerdy,“ “unpopular,” and “lame”. Pentatonix and The Backbeats would have to disagree. On Sunday night, these veterans of...

Video Village With Ask Chris: Visit Al Jolson, Win A Trip To Israel

Wandering through one of L.A.’s beautiful cemeteries is a great way to spend an afternoon. You’ve probably admired the flamboyant (and freeway-friendly) tomb of Jazz Singer star Al Jolson...

We’ve Got A Question For…Ruth Coleman

Q: As the director of California State Parks, can you explain how authorities will go about closing a series of vast natural areas?  A: We’re not going to be rigid,...

Review: Milo Greene at the Troubadour

Contrary to the name, Milo Greene is not a person, it's a band -- and one with a sense of humor. The real people in this L.A.-based indie-folk quintet...

New Dishes at Beer Belly (or Why Our Lunch Now Seems Unsatisfactory)

Thanks a lot, Beer Belly, for sending us pictures of your awesome-looking new menu items while we’re eating last night’s leftovers for lunch—at our desk. The pic that had...

Long Gone Restaurants of the San Fernando Valley

Where should we go to dinner tonight? Otto’s Pink Pig? Copper Penny? The White Horse Inn? If you have any idea what I’m talking about you might want to...

Oh My Lunch: Chips n’ Guac

Date: 6/23 Time: 12:30 p.m. Place: Casita del Campo patio Dish: Chips, guacamole, and a house margarita on the rocks with salt. Verdict: Meh, though the chips were good. The margarita? Well, there...

Video Village With Ask Chris: Saying Goodbye To The Last Bar On Skid Row

Polish filmmaker Alina Skrzeszewska was born into a country that has been through wrenching transformations and has just completed two documentary films about a Los Angeles neighborhood going through...

DVD Review: The Artist

Even the snooty backlash complaining it’s too much of a crowd pleaser—as though a black-and-white silent by a French filmmaker could be anything but audacious in 2011—wasn’t enough to...

Jacaranda Mesmerizes at Pre-Season Garden Party

A garden in Mar Vista was transformed Sunday into a concert venue à la Alice in Wonderland (minus the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter) for Jacaranda’s pre-season...