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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ surpasses its predecessor

By Tim Posada, 7/17/2014

In a sea of franchises that drown thanks to the dead weight of each passing sequel, few stay afloat, let alone rise above. Thanks to the strategic opposable thumbs of some splendid filmmakers, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is more than a watered-down sequel/prequel in a franchise dating back to the 1968 film [...] [...more]

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Mixin’ it up at Ca’Brea

7/17/2014

The Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce recently held an evening social mixer at Ca’Brea Restaurant on La Brea. The group, including from left, Jonathan Engel, D.D.S., Meg McComb from the Chamber enjoyed wine and hors d’ouervres prepared by George Sarkis, executive chef and owner of Ca’ Brea, center. Ca’Brea serves authentic Nothern Italian cuisine and [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 7/17/2014

Tonight at Andaz Andaz West Hollywood is offering a complimentary wine tasting this evening, July 17, at 5 p.m. The V Wine Room’s sommeliers will lead the tasting of curated wines from boutique California wineries in the Andaz lounge on the first level. Self parking and valet is available for a fee. 8401 Sunset Blvd. [...] [...more]

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House of Blues: Groovy Blues with Southern Cuisine

By Jill Weinlein, 7/17/2014

I recently visited the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip to try celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez’s new menu. You may know Sanchez from Food Network’s hit series, “Chopped”, or from “Aaron Loves NY” and “Motochefs”. Ashton Spatz, the new senior marketing and promotions manager of House of Blues, invited me to experience the new “Summertime Blues” program on Mondays [...] [...more]

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Get ready for Roaring Nights at the L.A. Zoo

7/17/2014

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens presents a performance by the multi-faceted rock band Kiven, and DJ Caroline D’Amore, on Friday, July 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. as part of the “Roaring Nights” summer music series. Guests can also enjoy a dance party, food trucks, full-service bars, pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters and [...] [...more]

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Terranea’s mar’sel hosts cooking series dinner

7/17/2014

On Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m., Terranea Resort will hold its fourth dinner in their Chef’s Cooking Series led by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. The dinner, themed “Fire and Water”, will feature dishes crafted to emphasize the best of what land and sea have to offer. Ibarra and his team have put together a [...] [...more]

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Pirates Invade Ventura Village

7/17/2014

The 9th annual “Pirate Days Festival” will be held on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ventura Harbor Village. The free festival attracts “pirates” of all ages who dress up for swashbuckling fun. This year’s theme is “Hook, Jack and Tinker”, with the introduction of a Tinker [...] [...more]

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Pantages presents the premiere of ‘Once’

7/17/2014

The Hollywood Pantages presents the premiere of “Once”, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, running through Aug. 10. The new musical tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course [...] [...more]

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New Disney movie flies into El Capitan Theatre

7/17/2014

The El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” in 3D running from Friday, July 18 through Wednesday, Aug. 20. Each screening will be accompanied by “Summer Beach Party” live, and the classic 1935 Disney animated short, “Mickey’s Fire Brigade”. On Saturdays and Sundays, guests may also enjoy a character [...] [...more]

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Palihouse Courtyard Brasserie: Food fit for a Queen

By Jill Weinlein, 7/10/2014

After Gordon Ramsey’s Fat Cow restaurant at The Grove closed, I was curious where the talented executive chef Mathew Woolf would land. He is now the executive chef of the Paligroup, which includes Palihouse, a boutique hotel in Santa Monica, Palihouse West Hollywood and Palihotel on Melrose. At Palihouse Courtyard Brasserie in WeHo, Woolf is [...] [...more]

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