Feel the Beat at Independent Music Stores

 

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What is it about music stores that simultaneously make our heart swell like a crescendo, while soothing our souls? Perhaps it’s this heady combination: rows of glistening instruments, piles of sheet music, and the sounds of guitarists noodling out …

2.23.15

Alien She & Fred Tomasselli at the Orange County Museum of Art

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At the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) you can experience both art and politics without realizing it. The new show Alien She features the work of seven artists and highlighs  the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement …

2.23.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 3

Hollyhock House

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Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright built seven private homes in Los Angeles. Hollyhock House, constructed from 1919–21 and recently restored and reopened to the public, was his first. It was commissioned by iconoclastic heiress Aline Barnsdall, a feminist, …

2.22.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 2

Eames House

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Located on a scenic oceanfront bluff in Pacific Palisades, the Eames House was the family home of Charles and Ray Eames, celebrated for their groundbreaking, often playful contributions to furniture and industrial design, architecture, films, exhibitions, and even …

2.22.15

Bring your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 1

 Schindler House

 

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Nestled behind a thick wall of bamboo on Kings Road in West Hollywood, the Schindler House was designed by architect and Viennese émigré Rudolph Schindler and is considered one of the world’s first modern houses. You approach …

2.22.15

Glimpse of Sky-Lit at The Broad

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The Broad Museum doesn’t open until September 20, 2015 but Angelenos were offered the chance to have a sneak peak of the unfinished, unsupported third floor of the new structure today — and turned out in droves! Here we all …

2.16.15

The Taylor Swift Experience & More at the GRAMMY Museum

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Time has called her “the moment’s most successful recording artist.” Vogue described her as “full of hugs and exclamation points.”  Taylor Swift has the ability to inspire, encourage, make you feel like she’s your best friend even though millions of …

2.10.15

How To Bring Mindfulness into your Life in 2015

2015 is the year to experiment with an enduring trend in health: mindfulness. Remember Transcendental Meditation from years past? Those groovy friends who had a “mantra”‘ and talked blissfully about their mysterious meditation practice? What’s old is new again with …

2.4.15

Art, History, and a Boat Trip!

Take a trip to Alcatraz and see @Large: Ai Weiwei

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It’s a strange sight to behold an art installation that the artist will likely never see himself. Ai Weiwei’s site-specific installations at Alcatraz were conceived from his home in China …

1.21.15