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December 15, 1996 | Robert Hilburn
The glory days of rock 'n' roll on the Strip weren't confined to the '60s, when the Doors, Byrds and the Buffalo Springfield were at work and at play. It was during the '70s that Los Angeles' clubs became the absolute center of American pop music, when the latest hopefuls--from Elton John and Tom Petty to Bette Midler and the Police--were served up to taste-maker audiences and often overnight stardom.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1995 | Associated Press
With comedy clubs strewn from one end of Los Angeles County to the other, it's easy to test your skills as a talent scout against the pros. Here's where you can go to see and predict who will be the stars of the future: Comedy and Magic Club, 1018 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, (310) 372-1193. A bit removed from the talent scout trail (Kato Kaelin was able to labor in relative obscurity there for a while) but a nice venue nonetheless. Occasional special shows. Comedy Store, 8433 Sunset Blvd.
NEWS
May 10, 1992 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Like my new coat? Sharp, huh? Got a great deal too. Had to let it air out a bit--get that smoky smell out. . . ." It was the first weekend in post-curfew Los Angeles, and comic George Lopez was doing the topical thing at the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip. The joke went over big in the early show--like a sigh of relief, Lopez said--and now a line of Angelenos was stretching around the corner, waiting to get in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1995 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Business at the House of Blues is booming these days. In less than 18 months, the juke joint on the Sunset Strip has become one of music's trendiest hot spots, not to mention a watering hole for celebrities such as Dan Aykroyd, an early investor. But some West Hollywood officials are calling the nightclub too much of a good thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2000 | DIANNE BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The lights are down, but the audience at the Knitting Factory is still talking and ordering drinks. Onstage, the Dark Bob is dressed in a skirt, curled toe shoes and a black veil. He is ready to emcee the evening's show. But wait. His prerecorded announcements boom over the sound system while he struggles in vain to lip-sync. The small crowd quiets down, embarrassed that he apparently is messing up. He paces. He gestures. Then his own thoughts come through the speakers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990
The owner of a Hollywood dance club has agreed to apologize to a group of Asian college students who allege that they were denied entry to the establishment on several occasions because of their race, their attorney said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER. Reporter John Johnson is walking Ventura Boulevard--exploring the slick and the schlock from Studio City to Woodland Hills
The melting pot was bubbling at Moscow Nights, a Studio City restaurant and nightclub catering to the growing Soviet immigrant community. The crowd of 300 hoisted full glasses of vodka and toasted America, freedom and the health of Valery Moiseyev. A former Moscow Circus comedian, Moiseyev was celebrating his birthday by ridiculing the communist system from which he escaped 12 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1998 | PATRICK KERKSTRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On any given evening at the Duet restaurant and nightclub in Westwood Village, patrons are inspired by the live salsa music or the sounds of a deejay's rhythm and blues records to get up and form an impromptu dance floor next to the stage. But the dancing doesn't last long. "We have to interrupt them and ask them to stop," said Duet co-owner Chris Mallick. "It can get very awkward and embarrassing." Mallick has little choice if he wants to avoid citations and possibly even jail time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1994
The 5-4 Ballroom and Supper Club, a historic jazz club considered by some to be the Apollo Theater of South-Central Los Angeles, reopened Friday. The club, a cultural landmark that originally featured big bands, was built in 1922. The club had been idle for 25 years until Oliver W. Wilson, a professor in the department of political science at Cal State Dominguez Hills, bought it in 1980 and began the restoration project.
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