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Nearby Black-owned restaurants worth supporting post-BLM protests

Nearby Black-owned restaurants worth supporting post-BLM protests

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The recent protests have sparked a nationwide conversation about the meaning of Black Lives Matter and how best to move forward and effect change. One recommended action is to support Black-owned businesses, and an enjoyable way to do that is to eat one’s way through the varied cuisines found in our city’s myriad Black-owned restaurants, […]

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Westlake Theatre’s crown jewels were talk of Foundation

Westlake Theatre’s crown jewels were talk of Foundation

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The morning of July 11, the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation (LAHTF) hosted “Coffee and Conversation” (online, of course). The subject was the Westlake Theatre, located on Alvarado St. at the edge of MacArthur Park. LAHTF members Tiffany Mitsche, David Saffer, Mike Hume and Anthony Caldwell highlighted the crown jewels of the property that include […]

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‘Local’s’ new guidebook to our enormous and wild park

‘Local’s’ new guidebook to our enormous and wild park

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’re a local, you will learn a lot by reading Casey Schreiner’s “Griffith Park: A Local’s Guide.” Certainly not limited to “locals” however, this guidebook is a great read for an out-of-towner with even a vague interest in our city’s enormous and wild municipal park. Personally, I first learned about Griffith Park growing up […]

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On-screen local arts and culture

On-screen local arts and culture

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Activity in the local art scene is ongoing despite the coronavirus pandemic. Community television station KCET and local arts organization leaders have teamed up to bring to our home screens a season of sessions with art makers for the coming months. KCET says of its new program that, “from drive-by art shows to all-girl mariachi […]

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Boulevard stores gingerly step into reopening

Boulevard stores gingerly step into reopening

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

In late June, as I spoke with storeowner after storeowner on Larchmont between Beverly Blvd. and First St. about their plans for operation throughout this COVID-19 summer, one theme seemed to dominate: “We’ll play it by ear.” Many businesses have reopened with shortened hours, while some doors have remained closed. Back in late May, businesses […]

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Time to bring anger in streets to theaters?

Time to bring anger in streets to theaters?

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

I had planned to focus this month’s column on summer Shakespeare festivals devastated by COVID-19. They are at great financial risk because their income is earned between May and September, with opportunity to make up ticket sales in the fall and winter. Theaters from the London Globe and Royal Shakespeare Company to our own local […]

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