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AvLA Celebrates Avant-Garde Art and Music

No Comments 22 April 2015

International public relations firm Pazos Media brings together a night of avant-garde art, dance, and music at Club Monte Cristo in Koreatown. By Daniel Barron   Pazos Media is a public relations firm based out of Los Angeles and Madrid that represents an eclectic variety of creatives, among them past featured artist Xhico. On Wednesday, […]

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Get in the Flow of Andrew Winghart’s “Emergence”

No Comments 21 April 2015

Video performance of the dance showcase “Emergence,” choreographed by Andrew Winghart. by Daniel Barron   Andrew Winghart is a young choreographer known internationally for his unique and high-energy music compositions. He began dancing art the age of six seriously pursued it starting at age nine. After training and competing at conventions nationwide through high school, […]

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Stories: David Vines

No Comments 20 April 2015

Brittanie Renoj aka LA Fotografa profiles R7B/hip-hop artist David Vines in this video interview as part of her “Stories” series. By Daniel Barron   Recently, Yay! LA has begun collaborating with LA photographer/filmmaker Brittanie Renoj. Also known by her handle LA Fotografa, Renoj possesses an artist’s eye and shares our passion for telling stories. We’re […]

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Superhero Soundtracks Soar at the Warner Grand Theatre

No Comments 15 April 2015

The Golden State Pops Orchestra presents iconic selections from the film scores to superhero films such as The Avengers, Superman, Batman, and more. By Daniel Barron   Superman. Batman. Spider-Man. The Avengers. Blessed with incredible gifts but weighted with heavy burdens, they are legendary titans fated to protect mankind, and for the past decade-and-a-half they […]

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Charles Evered Brings “Class” to the Falcon Theatre

No Comments 26 March 2015

Playwright and filmmaker Charles Evered talks mentors, the acting profession, and his play “Class,” opening late March at the Falcon Theater. by Daniel Barron   At first, Elliott can’t place her as she invades his dreary New York acting studio. Disguised under big sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat, she says her name is Sarah and […]

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“The Other Beverly: Wood That Is” by Zac Locke

No Comments 25 February 2015

Author Zac Locke sheds light on the history and charms of a less recognized part of Los Angeles. By Zac Locke   Beverly Hills is for lounging, shoulder blades pressing warmly against wicker chair-backs, watching the beautiful, lavender-scented world go by. Santa Monica is for stretching solar plexuses toward the sun, encouraging its rays to […]

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Natashia Deón’s Dirty Laundry Lit

No Comments 22 August 2014

Author Natashia Deon talks her quarterly reading series centered around that-which-should-not-be-said, Dirty Laundry Lit. by Daniel Barron   From her gentle demeanor to her librarian’s specs to the candy red Orphan Annie dress she wears, nothing about Zoe Ruiz prepares the audience for what they are about to hear. “In my fantasies, when Donna fucked […]

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Calgary Roommates Cut Back With “Buy Nothing Year”

No Comments 10 June 2014

The story of two Calgary roommates whose trivial plan to change their spending habits became national attention. by Daniel Barron      Julie Phillips knew it was against the rules.  It was just a pizza, after all.  Most people would understand.  But she knew the terms of the agreement: no public transportation, no haircuts, no eating […]

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Balls Out: Kevin Allison’s RISK Show

No Comments 24 April 2014

Kevin Allison talks about his frank podcast and storytelling series he founded, RISK! by Daniel Barron   RISK is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share public.”  Be forewarned, this is not NPR.  Is it oversharing to talk about the time you threw up into […]

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A Simple Act- “The Bravery Tapes”

No Comments 20 December 2013

     As a print and radio journalist, Jens Erik Gould has seen it all.  He spent three years in Venezuela covering President Hugo Chávez as a contributor to The New York Times and NPR.  For three more years, he was Bloomberg’s political and economy correspondent in Mexico City, reporting on the drug war.   He has […]

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