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Be On Our Cover!

Got some free time this weekend and like the idea of spotting yourself on Los Angeles magazine? Grab some friends and head to Santa Monica’s Ocean Park Beach this...

The Unlikely Icon

It was less than an hour until showtime on March 27th. Ira Glass sat at his desk, organizing his notes and burning audio tracks from his computer, yellow bag...

A Reoccuring Dream

When they heard that The Fiddle and the Drum, a carefully crafted collaboration between the Alberta Ballet and Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, was playing at Royce Hall at the...

Dancing Ambassadors

I told my friend I was watching Ailey at the Orange County Performing Arts Center last month, and, to my surprise, he asked, “What’s Ailey?” If you don’t know...

American Idol: Elvis at 21

John Lennon once said that before Elvis, there was nothing. Indeed, no one that came before Elvis was like him—the round dark eyes, the full sensuous mouth, the deep,...

Man on a Run

The last time I saw Paul McCartney in concert, he was raising a bass guitar over his head in triumph at the end of hour, let’s say, 19 of...

Fight for the Irish

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’ve still got fight fever. Lucky for us, four rounds of Irish tradition will mark the raucous spirit of St. Patrick's Fight Night Club...

Our Guitar Hero

There’s a terrific new series at the Grammy Museum downtown called Great Guitars, and it kicked off Wednesday night. Unfortunately, it could be all down hill from here (kidding,...

For the Living

On March 13, Saturday Nights at the Getty, the museum’s series of free musical, dance, theater, and spoken word performances, featured The Living Sisters, the silken-voiced trio consisting of...

Piano Lessons

I started learning piano in the fifth grade. Every Wednesday after school, my wonderful teacher would show me how to read notes, play chord progressions, and, ultimately, perform songs....