Los Angeles 2014 Election Blog

Los Angeles 2014 Election Blog

  • SWEENEY TODD @ Long Beach Playhouse

    Stephen Sondheim is a genius. We all know it, so there’s no point in saying it again. But Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is such a showy, awe-inspiring of his considerable talents that every time you see/hear it the first thing off the top of your head is: “Stephen Sondheim is a … Read more…

  • Judy Wexler Jazzes Up Alvas

    Oct. 22
    Judy Wexler
    Jazz meets the Summer of Love when Judy Wexler play with Back to the Garden at Alvas Showroom.
    Time: 8 p.m. Oct. 22
    Cost: $20
    Details: (310) 519-1314; www.alvasshowroom.com
    Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro
    Oct. 23
    The Richard Sherman Trio
    The Richard Sherman Trio is a piano, bass, and drums trio with humor by Richard Sherman … Read more…

  • Salt 101: The Salty Truth

    By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine & Restaurant Writer
    I have several girlfriends in Weight Watchers. I’ve never participated in any weight loss program, so I don’t really know how they actually work. But I do know that food is tracked on a point scale. And that things you can eat have a lower number on the point … Read more…

  • Judy Wexler’s Jazz Infused Summer of Love

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist
    Culturally and politically, today has much in common with the Summer of Love 1967. The scent of rebellion was thick as the crowds of demonstrators that filled the streets. The music of that time, from the likes of Richie Havens, Paul Simon, Carole King and recent Nobel Prize in Literature recipient, … Read more…

  • Wilmington Takes Back Its Neighborhood Council

    The Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment hosted a candidate forum and selection to enable the Wilmington Neighborhood Council to continue to function. This action of “exhaustive measures” was taken because of the Wilmington council’s inability to approve expenditures or host meetings due to lack of quorums within the past several months.
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  • SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT @ International City Theatre

    With Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe may have invented the genre of “realistic fiction,” wherein a fabricated author delivers his autobiography. His work may have inspired real-life Louis de Rougemont to relate the Crusoean tale he published serially in The Wide World Magazine beginning in 1898 under the title “The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont As Told By Himself.” … Read more…

  • Kahnweiler Finds the Humor in Heartache

    Jessie Kahnweiler has some serious chutzpah. Or, as the goyim might call it: guts. The Los Angeles-based 30-year-old writes, directs and acts in Web shorts and series. She has been making a name for herself the past few years with her special brand of comedy.
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  • Markus Carlton Jams Jazz, Blues

    Oct. 15
    Markus Carlton
    Markus Carlton is a lifelong musician who has worn out many guitars playing gigs, writing and recording. He will entertain you with new material, and jazz and blues standards.
    Time: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15
    Cost: Free
    Details: (310) 832-0363; whaleandale.com
    Venue: The Whale & Ale, 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro
    Oct. 15
    Wolfgang Schalk Quartet
    Alva’s Showroom is excited … Read more…

  • The New Gap Band Fills The Gap

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist
    For a couple generations of folk, it’s simply not a party—be it a birthday party, family reunion, house party, dance club—without the celebrative funk and rhythm and blues of  The Gap Band. Formed by and around the Wilson brothers—Charlie, Ronnie and Robert—in their hometown of Tulsa, Okla.  Named after streets in … Read more…

  • Propaganda, Censorship, Transparency

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher
    As we watch the bizarre and animated implosion of Donald J. Trump’s campaign tweeting itself into a never-ending spiral of defeat, there is something to be learned from this historic  unraveling of a presidential campaign.
    The weaponizing of social media through political disinformation, the slow response of major media corporations to fact … Read more…

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