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‘Kingsman’ is a fun and action-packed spy flick with little plotline

By Tim Posada, 2/26/2015

Ever wish James Bond conceived a love child with Kick-Ass? That’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, the first of — I pray to the God-saved Queen — many installments in a flashier take on English secret agents. It’s difficult not to fall in love with Colin Firth as a secret agent and Sam Jackson as a [...] [...more]

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Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern More than a Fun Gastropub

By Jill Weinlein, 2/26/2015

A full-size crocodile is just one of the many eye-catching items adorning the walls at Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern, including the signature “spare tire” art piece. Owner Paul Boettcher has collected an eclectic array of creative art pieces for the restaurant — including some of his own work. After many successful years in the [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 2/26/2015

Andaz West Hollywood Photographer Natalie Escobedo is exhibiting a series of photographs titled “Wish You Were Here”, featuring legendary rock musicians and bands on the road, at the Andaz West Hollywood. A free unveiling reception will be held tonight, Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the mezzanine level. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine [...] [...more]

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Costner lights up the screen in ‘McFarland’

2/26/2015

The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood presents a special engagement of Disney’s “McFarland, USA” running through Thursday, March 12. The film is based on the true story of a team of unlikely runners that transforms into a champion under the direction of their coach (Kevin Costner), who is new to their predominantly Latino high school. [...] [...more]

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Sword Swallowers Day celebrated in Hollywood

2/26/2015

World Sword Swallowers Day is Saturday, Feb. 28, and as they do every year, Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Hollywood will be the host of a “Sword Swallowing — Freak/Side Show” exhibition on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. and it is free and open to the public. [...] [...more]

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Tupac Shakur exhibit showcases rapper’s estate

2/26/2015

The Grammy Museum debuted its latest exhibit, “All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur “, in cooperation with the Estate of Tupac Shakur.  The exhibition will explore the Grammy-nominated artist’s songwriting talent and celebrate Shakur’s legacy as a magnetic performer, charismatic actor, heartfelt poet and outspoken social activist. “Tupac Shakur was one of [...] [...more]

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Little Lev to perform in saber-toothed cat suit

2/26/2015

Little Lev will be performing in the Ice Age Encounters program series at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits in his own homemade saber-toothed cat costume, made by his mother, on Saturday. Lev’s father and grandparents will also be in attendance. The show will take place at 11:50 a.m. The Ice Age [...] [...more]

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KLCS-TV’s director wins EDGE award

2/26/2015

The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) presented the 2015 EDGE Award to Alan Popkin, Director of Television Engineering and Technical Operations, KLCS-TV in Los Angeles on Feb. 22. The EDGE Award is given to an individual who has excelled in the use of technology, groundbreaking partnerships and other pioneering work to advance public television’s [...] [...more]

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Music Center will showcase student talent in March

2/26/2015

The Music Center named 108 of some of Southern California’s most talented high school students as semifinalists in the 27th annual “The Music Center Presents Spotlight program”, a free nationally-acclaimed scholarship and arts training program for teens. As an important part of The Music Center’s fundamental support for arts education, Spotlight provides opportunities for Southern [...] [...more]

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UCLA-USC go to Dodgers Stadium

2/26/2015

The two most recent College World Series champions will be on display in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic Sunday, March 8, when 2013 titlist UCLA meets USC and defending champion Vanderbilt faces TCU, the Dodgers announced. The TCU-Vanderbilt game is slated to begin at 11:45 a.m. and the USC-UCLA matchup is at 3:30 p.m. [...] [...more]

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