Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti paid tribute to firefighters as he was honored himself Wednesday, March 25, at the second annual Fire Foundation Gala at the Avalon in Hollywood.   Read More...
 
In recent years, many orchestras have used Jet Propulsion Laboratory images of outer space to illustrate performances of Gustav Holst's "The Planets," despite the fact that the English composer was thinking astrology, not astronomy, when he created the work during the World War I years.   Read More...
 
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Melissa Clark first realized her eighth-grade daughter was a celebrity the day they arrived at her new school in Santa Clarita, and students surrounded her car and begged her daughter to take pictures with them.   Read More...
 
The late Lithuanian-Israeli artist David Labkovski survived a Siberian prison for eight years by becoming the resident tattoo and sketch artist for extra scraps of food.   Read More...
 
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Its days may be numbered but it looks as if LA's seedy, long-abandoned Sunset Pacific Hotel may be going out in style.   Read More...
 
On any given Sunday, Los Angeles-based photographer Robert Landau can be found walking the Sunset Strip pointing his camera at billboards.   Read More...
 
The scheduling guide for WonderCon 2015 has gone live and it looks like it's going to be a TV watchers kind of convention.   Read More...
 
Rethinking your landscape? Whether the plan is to replace a thirsty lawn with an English cottage-style garden using California native plants or to introduce water features, chances are there's a stop on a tour in Southern California to inspire that design - whatever your budget.   Read More...
 
The madness began on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the QART.COM Gallery in Marina del Rey, California, as artist Jules Muck thrilled guests with an on-the-spot creation during her Muck Madness Exhibit opening reception.   Read More...
 
The Pacific Design Center's 40th Anniversary -- launch of a series of exhibitions kicking off PDC's art season.   Read More...
 
From towering basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain's hillside home to downtown's towering US Bank building, Los Angeles is putting all its landmarks online.   Read More...
 
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The Edwardian Ball was an epic and elegant yet seductively dark affair that enchants all of the senses   Read More...
 
Photos: Revolutions 2 Exhibit at Forest Lawn Museum   Read More...
 
"All You Need Is Love: The Artwork of John Lennon," a traveling exhibit, will be in Pasadena on Feb. 13-15. It features nearly 100 limited edition lithographs and copper etchings, as well as serigraphs reproduced from the former Beatles' member's original handwritten lyric sheets.   Read More...
 
Andrew Martin Scott wants to encourage creativity and self-expression in the form of zines, something he's been doing since he was a teen in suburban Chicago.   Read More...
 
Many of Los Angeles' best restaurants are located in strip malls. L.A.'s publishing scene is equally hidden and surprising; most people don't even know it exists   Read More...
 
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If you can't be a pro skateboarder, the next best thing may be photographing them.   Read More...
 
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Dr. Mae Jemison, Space Shuttle astronaut - Black History Month lecture: The first African American woman in space discusses her career including experiences as a NASA astronaut on the Space Shuttle Endeavour   Read More...
 
The Guerrilla Girls have worked to uncover sexism in pop culture, the art world and politics since the 1980s and they're not planning to stop anytime soon.   Read More...
 
Charles Sykes

He gave us one of the most lovable dogs in children's literature.

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