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ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010
Saturday Sanrio's "I Heart Nerds" Party with Hello Kitty Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica $15 Sanrio.com/smallgift A Club Called Rhonda with Tensnake, Lovefingers and Goddollars El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd., $10 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.; rhondasays.net Serenade Sunset BBQ: music, food trucks, readings and comedy Mi Alma Gardens, 4016 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. $5 Silverlakejubilee.com Sunday Madame Chou Chou, new French bistro 2518 Main St., Santa Monica (310)
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010
Saturday Sanrio's "I Heart Nerds" Party with Hello Kitty Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica $15; 8:30 p.m. Sanrio.com/smallgift A Club Called Rhonda with Lovefingers and Goddollars El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. $10 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.; rhondasays.net Serenade Sunset BBQ: music, food trucks, readings and comedy Mi Alma Gardens, 4016 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. $5; 2 to 6 p.m. Silverlakejubilee.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
A federal lawsuit to stop the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways could be good for penny-pinching fliers. The legal challenge filed in August by the U.S. Department of Justice says that the deal to create the world's largest carrier would cut competition and lead to higher fares. Until the lawsuit is settled or won by either side, don't expect the two airlines to raise fares and give federal authorities more reason to fight the merger, said Rick Seaney, chief executive of the fare monitoring site Farecompare.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2001 | JANA J. MONJI
What do you do when your parents file restraining orders against you? In the case of one 6-foot-2 redhead, you make an educational, multimedia show. In his "The Very Worst of Varla Jean Merman," at the Hudson Avenue Theatre, Jeffery Roberson gives cross-dressing and self-absorption a good name.
HOME & GARDEN
March 18, 2004 | Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
Like hip-hop and Madonna, graffiti would never last, they said. They were wrong. Spray paint, doodles and block lettering have become part of the vocabulary of contemporary art, from paintings at L.A. galleries such as New Image Art to the logo of Burbank's Urban Outfitters. These vibrant graphics are also making their way from public places to private spaces.
MAGAZINE
July 14, 2002 | GINNY CHIEN
'Eccentric' doesn't begin to describe Magic Cat, Michiko Kishimoto's 4-year-old shop in Little Tokyo. Along with nearly every conceivable cat collectible under the sun, the 67-year-old proprietor also stocks Elvis memorabilia and Kurosawa videos because, well, she can. Granted, the two entertainers had cat-related nicknames (Elvis was often referred to as the 'Hillbilly Cat,' while she says some called director Akira Kurosawa 'Kool Kat').
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2007 | Christine N. Ziemba
Say goodbye to Hello Kitty. Leave the Homies at home. Thanks to an L.A.-based toy company, there's a new world order in the collectible universe, and at least some of these characters aren't just bad -- they're pure evil. (Insert evil "hmmmwaah" laugh here.) Designed by local pop-culture artist Plasticgod for Super Rad Toys, the Axis of Evil are 5-inch, news-inspired characters: Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair, Kim Jong Il, George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1996
Coming from Compton made Monday's pop music endorsement all the more meaningful. Mayor Omar Bradley on Monday invited the rhythm and blues band Mint Condition to the de facto capital of gangsta rap to be honored for setting a good example. He said the lyrics of one of the group's pop hits, "What Kind of Man Would I Be?"--a song about marital fidelity--had struck him as a sign of hope in an industry infamous for its negative role models.
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