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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
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Auguste Rodin’s Figures d’ombres (Shadow Figures) will make an U.S. debut at DCA’s Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Art Park July 17. It's part of a year-long 50th Anniversary Suster City celebration between the City of Bordeaux... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Cat over Winston I DTLA. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at viewfromaloft
'This Land Is Your Land' (2013) Las Cafeteras featuring Gloria Estrada. Dir: John Cantú. Woodie Guthrie's classic get a remix by El Sereno's own Las Cafeteras, and performed in the hills above East Los Anglees. The video was released in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Sterling Davis and the U.S. Tower are determined to get downtowners in the Fourth of July spirit. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Flickr pic by Hunter DTLA via Skyscaper Forum During the excavation of the old State building site, next to Grand Park, (another) foundation was uncovered at Broadway and First. Downtown sleuths are speculating it belonged to the former LA Times... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Saber chats up about his latest piece, a collaboration with Zes, at the Arts District's newest art store, Artist & Craftsman Supply. Saber says he mostly used fat caps but the mural was was experimental as he and Zes used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at viewfromaloft