Finally, The Oscars Awards
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by Randy Dunbar
1d ago
The strike is over and Hollywood is back to work. Turns out 2023 was a  very good year for the movies. On Sunday, March 10, the envelope will be handed out with the winners. The show, hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel and this year, the Oscars have an earlier timeslot and will kick off at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST. Prior to the awards show, a pre-show will take place at 6:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. PST. The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the aw ..read more
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Fogo de Chão: Porterhouse Cut Returns to Full Churrasco Experience
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by Dennis Richardson
4d ago
Fogo de Chão, the internationally-renowned restaurant from Brazil, invites guests to savor the exquisite Porterhouse cut as it makes a triumphant return to the Full Churrasco Experience for a limited time, starting today at all U.S. locations – including Puerto Rico. That’s right, good things don’t last forever! Fogo de Chão continues to turn up the heat with their offerings. The Porterhouse, an indulgent cut that includes both a New York Strip and Filet that is cooked bone-in, and served sliced tableside, delivering a juicy and rich flavor with every bite. Seared over an open flame and meticu ..read more
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Evolving Destinations For The Art Enthusiast: Culver City
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by Dennis Richardson
4d ago
It stirs and soothes hearts, minds, souls, and bodies across the world, all while taking on a variety of forms: silent, loud, simple, complex, bold, or abstract. In some cases, doing all of the above, all at once. That ever-changing thing that traverses mediums is art, and it is all around us. As art aficionados continue to make their pilgrimages to the iconic art meccas in a post-COVID world, Paris, Italy, Tokyo, Jakarta, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have seen renewed popularity. But for those seeking the burgeoning art scenes and creative hubs where it’s still easy to spend a day poppin ..read more
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Perfect Companions for Anaheim’s Best Experiences: The Viv Hotel & Top of the V
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by Dennis Richardson
4d ago
Cowritten by Anthony C. Stafford The best experiences are always a perfect combination of things that come together to make the end result that much sweeter – whether those combinations are duos, trifectas, or more. Combinations that may come to mind may include your favorite sandwich or a roadtrip with your favorite playlist – but think bigger! It All Comes Together Anaheim is a city that thrives on companionship – from the nearby Disneyland and California Adventure, to the famed Angel Stadium and Anaheim Packing District – and these experiences are only that much better with your own compani ..read more
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Valentine for free
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by randy dunbar
1w ago
The great thing about living in Southern California is that we have detours in every which way—to the north: Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Ventura. To the south, we encounter Long Beach, San Diego, and Laguna Beach. And to the east: Lake Arrowhead and Crestline. Let’s not forget Idylwild and Palm Springs. All can be reached by car or train within hours. Ok, Big Sur might take half a day. Santa Barbara: The American Riviera (https://santabarbaraca.com/) Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara exudes a Mediterranean charm that makes it an ideal romanti ..read more
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POP MART Opens Largest Store in Century City
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by Dennis Richardson
1w ago
POP MART, the renowned designer toy and entertainment brand, has announced the openings of two new permanent stores in Los Angeles county. The new stores are located in two of LA’s largest and most esteemed shopping centers, including the largest flagship to date in Westfield Century City Mall and Glendale Galleria. Along with the grand opening of the Westfield Century City location, which at 2,131 sq ft is POP MART’s largest flagship store to date, the new location will also debut a new collection, Peach Riot, from the brand’s first US artist, LA-native Libby Frame. With their edgy, street-sm ..read more
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High Rise Art?
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by Randy Dunbar
2w ago
In 2011, MOCA presented a show called “Art in the Streets”, it was the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. It was controversial and provoked an academic debate about the nature of graffiti. Today, one need only look up—downtown, South Park, for the moment, home to nearly 27 floors of typographical messages commonly known as graffiti. Derived from the Italian word graffio(“scratch”), graffiti (“incised inscriptions,” plural but often used as singular) has a long history. The graffiti seen here may be short lived as the the Los Angeles City Council.The buildings ..read more
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Adriana Barraza Nominated for LEJA Award: Best Supporting Actress
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by Dennis Richardson
2w ago
Los Angeles, CA – Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actress Adriana Barraza has received a 2024 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (LEJA) Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance as Nana in the successful feature film “Blue Beetle.” The film, which stars Xolo Maridueña in the lead role and directed by Angel Manuel Soto, made history as the first stand alone Latino led superhero movie in the DC franchise. “Blue Beetle” was produced by DC Studios, the Safran Company and distributed by Warner Bros.  Credit: Enrique Tubio The Latino Entertainment ..read more
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Grammy Winners
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by Randy Dunbar
3w ago
Let’s review: the Grammys took place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Despite heavy rainfall, the event started on time and proceeded at an accelerated pace. Hosted by Trevor Noah (more of him, please), there were highlights. Luke Combs duet with Tracy Chapman, singing “Fast Car” was an homage to the power of music and the longevity of song. There was a glee to this audience as they spent much of the evening in standing ovation. And it was well deserved. There were moments of historic poignancy as legendary artist Joni Mitchell took to the Grammy stage for the first time in her career ..read more
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HD Buttercup is back!
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by Randy Dunbar
1M ago
Celebrating 20 years of design excellence, HD Buttercup makes a triumphant return as they unveil the newly renovated HD Buttercup Design Center. This 100,000-square-foot space, situated in the iconic Helms Bakery, has undergone a complete transformation. The newly unveiled Design Center offers flexible shop-in-shop spaces tailored to renowned brands in its expansive layout. Featuring the flagship store of Coco Republic, the inaugural location of Fred Segal Home, Timothy Oulton’s newly reimagined space, Icon By Design’s debut store from Australia, and Vondom, a high-end outdoor furniture compan ..read more
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