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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
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Gorky's sign on June 27, 2014. Photo: bu Helen Ly / viewfromaloft Curbed LA mapped 18 landmark signs in Los Angeles and they were all fine selections. But long time downtowners may have preferred this one made the list. When... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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The white pirate hat is very moving. Photos of Rickey's funeral service via Micheal Blaze. Related articles Rickey The Pirate, A Downtown Icon, Dies Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Sometimes a tweet just hits the mark. I sent this image out with "A random list of street art led me to this gem." It was passed around quite a bit, and with no explanation to the reference. Smart crowd. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Courtesy Billy Mize by María Margarita López Fame or family; if you could choose only one, which would that choice be? That’s a pivotal question in “Billy Mize & The Bakersfield Sound,” the William J. Saunders documentary that tells Mize’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Photo: District 14 In a ceremony last night, the Globe Theatre neon marquee was lit, the spinning globe turned on, and preservation fans cheered. Below, the Globe in 2008. LA Curbed photo: viewfromaloft Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Screen shots from The Wiz Sidney Lumet was born on this day in 1924 and the late director of “Network” and “Dog Day Afternoon” may have been the first to use graffiti as a narrative device in a movie. And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Chagall Returns to Venice Beach I MCLA Los Angeles City Council approved $750,000 for murals, reported City News Service today. The news also came via excited Facebook posts from MCLA and SPARC. City News: About $400,000 will be used for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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By María Margarita López "A Sacred Journey" is a film about a mural that comes alive as Lou Gherig’s disease takes down the man who commissioned it. Since 2008, Director Ernesto Quintero has chronicled the ambition of his brother, Juan,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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It was only a matter of time. It's the Arts District turn to be subject in a Downfall parody. Not bad. Hitler Can't Find Parking in the Arts District [view] Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at viewfromaloft
Wearing red, Clint Eastwood, tapped into his past on Thursday night as he introduced “Jersey Boys” as the last screening of the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival. “I guess ‘A Fistful Of Dollars’ closed the Cannes Film Festival this year... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at viewfromaloft