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Arts District mural by Fin Dac, Christina Angelina, and Gianni Arone of DTOR, which was recently tagged. Taken July 4, 2015. Photo: Helen Ly / vfal View From a Loft started on July 4, 2006 to find stories about downtown... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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By María Margarita López Yes. The 4th of July Block Party at Grand Park is an option for the weekend. There's also a plethora of artistic destinations nearby. Here are some art events worth seeing-- and these are free. CALIFORNIA... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at viewfromaloft
Tales of the American (Extended Teaser) from Pamela Wilson on Vimeo. ALMOST SHOWTIME: Seemayer Studios releases a trailer for "Tales of the American," the documentary filled with interviews with long time Downtowners . . . The doc is in final... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Muralist Kent Twitchell in downtown Los Angeles Arts District June 11, 2015. Photo: Helen Ly / viewfromaloft BACK TO THE WALL: Kent Twitchell points to the Arts District wall that will be home to an updated "Ed Ruscha Moument." In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Brett Reichman Courtesy CB1 Gallery NOVEMBER PLANS:CB1 Gallery posts a 2009 gouache and watercolor painting by Brett Reichman now on exhibition. "We're excited to announce that we'll be doing a solo show of new work" in November and December in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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The Los Angeles International Film Festival identity features artist Noah Davis. LAFF: The Los Angeles International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night with director Paul Weitz’ film "Grandma," starring Lily Tomlin. LAFF continues through June 18 with extensive film premieres,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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The late Bob Mitchell playing the Orpheum's Mighty Wurlitzer in May, 2009. At LA Observed, Kevin Roderick posted "Your fashion and dining guidance for Last Remaining Seats 2015," the sixth post offering ideas on what to wear, and where to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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From a 2013 posting at Melrose and Fairfax. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at viewfromaloft
"He more or less invented, on the fly, live television coverage of breaking news," says Olbermann, on what becomes an emotional remembrance. Chambers was 91. More at LAO. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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STAPLES Center Executive Chef Joseph Martin at GRAMMY VIP preview. By María Margarita López Fresh. Savory. Bacon-y. Tender. Hearty. Spicy. Sweet. The tastes hit 11, if Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel were to report from the VIP suite on GRAMMY night.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Cindy Schwarzstein posts a progress shot taken on Tuesday. A "new mural collaboration with ElMac, Kofie and Nuke at American Hotel" in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Kofie is in the photo by Schwarzstein @cartwheel_art. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Just in time for the big block party on Broadway, the Clifton's sign was just lit. A VFaL operative was standing by with a Mini iPad. Except to see more tonight from Bringing Back Broadway, and anyone with a sense... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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Levi Fonz Ponce nearing completion of his new mural in Venice, California. Pacoima Represented: Venice-based photographer Jonathan Alcorn sends along his shot of this new mural on Ocean Front Walk and South Venice Blvd by Levi Fonz Ponce sponsored by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at viewfromaloft
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It’s been quiet here while I travel around the west exploring public art and learn how artists are listening to the desert as a muse. At home I’ve been authoring and adapting and and new art writing to work as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Shady Lane Mural "There's a street in Coachella that uses a long set of murals as a cultural beacon that rose from a neighborhood. Its origin dates back to the beginning of the California mural movement, and conceivably sends a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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My Artbound post on Alex “Man One” Poli went up in July. Soon after he fell ill, and then recovered. Now he's back working on commissions and giving tours. SoCalConnected looked at the mural ordinance September 10. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at viewfromaloft
Bloomfest 2014 is this Saturday, November 8. Full details about KCRW DJs and events at Art Share-LA, Angel City Brewery on the Facebook page BloomFestLA. Cartwheel also has more. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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"Los Angeles, California. The evacuation of the Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Waiting with their luggage at the old Santa Fe station for a train to take them to Owens Valley" I Russell Lee... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Catalog cards becomes public art at Los Angeles Central Library. Photo via Lybrarian. Things have changed. Libraries have shifted to a variety of e-things: e-books, e-audiobooks, e-music, and downloadable e-videos. This makes items accesible without ever having to step inside a library. While techonology has changed the library experience, there's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at test--
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Aug 28, 2014
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ADD AUGUST 19: Grand Central Market listed at Number Ten. Andrew Knowlton account for the decision: Let me explain. Over the past year, Grand Central Market, much like the rest of downtown L.A., has seen a remarkable renaissance. When I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at viewfromaloft
"Strawberry Fields Forever" (2014) La Santa Cecilia There are clips of La Santa Cecilia singing ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ floating around, but now we have this. The band's cover of the Lennon-McCartney classic is now animated and dedicated to migrant agricultural... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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"Tacky" (2014) "Weird Al" Yankovic I'm late to this party, but since "Weird Al" Yankovic hit the number one spot on Billboard 200 with "Mandatory Fun," we must give give a nod to the king of pop culture appropriation. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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By Helen Ly The opening week of RECAT’s 11th annual New Original Works Festival spin in with eclectic dance that merge music and movement with artists pushing format, something that for a city that relies on creative formula, it is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at viewfromaloft
Downtown Los Angeles from Ian Wood on Vimeo. 'Downtown Los Angeles' (2014) Dir. Ian Wood "Every familiar building, landmark, roofline and mural is photographed by Ian Wood. This is good: the challenge has been thrown down for quad-flying urban videographers.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at viewfromaloft