April 16, 2013 |
The 50th anniversary of t he Rolling Stones' birth in 1962 has had no shortage of commemorative activities: Last year the group was the subject of a retrospective film documentary, a triple CD survey of their recorded output and a handful of celebratory concerts in England and northeastern U.S. The celebration extends into 2013 with a slate of shows on the 50 and Counting tour due to get underway May 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles -...
April 10, 2013 |
Although Los Angeles' attempts at an organized, cohesive fashion week have yet to come to fruition, we're occasionally reminded that the city and its environs have a deep bench of talent in the style arena -- one that includes retailers as well as designers. Two in the retail category are Jack's Eyewear (120 S. La Brea Ave., L.A.) and Deus Ex Machina (1001 Venice Blvd., Venice), local boutiques named to GQ magazine's list of "25 Shops Worth Traveling For," which appears in the style bible's April fashion-focused issue currently on newsstands. Another menswear purveyor, luxury e-commerce site Mr. Porter , is also currently paying homage to West Coast cool via a California-themed edition of its weekly journal , which includes visits to (and product from)
April 9, 2013 |
Federal budget cutters are merging the two West Coast administrative regions of the National Marine Fisheries Service, a move that could leave California at a disadvantage. The merger will create one administrative region for the West Coast, saving an estimated $3 million in management costs. Currently the agency has two West Coast regions: The Southwest, headquartered in Long Beach, oversees California. The Northwest, based in Washington state, covers Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
March 21, 2013 |
You saw him allegedly smash a Roots member's guitar this month on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. " And you no doubt heard about his stunning late-night concert at South by Southwest last weekend. Now Prince is taking his revitalized live show on the road for a West Coast club tour set to launch in mid-April. Appearing Wednesday night in a video chat with the blogger Dr. Funkenberry , the members of Prince's new backing band 3rd Eye Girl said the trek will kick off April 15 in Vancouver and wrap up with gigs May 7 and 8 at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
March 14, 2013
As if the weather weren't enough for Angelenos to gloat about, jazz fans got yet another reason when Ambrose Akinmusire returned to his West Coast roots as an instructor at USC's Thornton School of Music. That means more opportunities to catch a unique, restless talent, including this residency, which should hint toward his next moves following his justly celebrated Blue Note debut, "When the Heart Emerges Glistening. " The Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, L.A. Fri.-Sun., 9 p.m. $15. http://www.bluewhalemusic.com.
February 27, 2013 |
A fascinating standoff between realism and stylization underpins “What May Fall” at Theatre of NOTE. Peter Gil-Sheridan's worthy, albeit quirky drama, in which a fatal plunge from a high-rise carries significant consequences for those who witnessed it, receives an inventive West Coast premiere. Inspired by an actual event in Minneapolis, the narrative frames realistic exchanges between some well-drawn characters with third-person commentaries amid the vignettes. There's hangdog Mercy (Christopher Nieman)
February 24, 2013
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February 15, 2013 |
Star sightings are common at the Grove, but on Thursday the breathless anticipation was for the grand opening of fashion retailer Topshop and its men's brand, Topman. The long-awaited debut marked the British brands' first West Coast store and brought out hordes of shoppers, some of whom stood in line for hours. "I'm pumped. We've been waiting for so long and now it's finally getting close," said Sydney Nassiri, 17, who arrived at the Grove at 9 a.m. with her friend Laurel Bylin.
February 13, 2013 |
Topshop , the global fashion juggernaut with more than 400 stores operating in 38 countries, finally arrives on the West Coast on Thursday, opening day for its new Topshop Topman store at The Grove in Los Angeles. To celebrate the opening, the retailer is throwing what it is calling the “Topshop Topman Takeover,” an event inspired by British street fairs, from 3 to 9 p.m. on Thursday featuring food, live music and special guests. Demi Lovato and Blood Orange are scheduled to perform, and DJ Eve Speciall will be on hand, too. At 25,000-square-feet with nearly 40-foot ceilings, the London-based brand's new flagship boasts the grandiose size and presence common to its other properties, with multilevels housing the various collections under the Topshop and Topman umbrella.
January 28, 2013 |
Andy Warhol's 1968 movie "San Diego Surf," an unfinished work that had been locked away for more than 40 years, has been making waves in recent months after the Andy Warhol Museum released the 90-minute film for the first time at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011 and then last year at New York's Museum of Modern Art. The movie will make its much belated West Coast premiere on March 16 close to where it was shot. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will host one screening of the film that will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the museum's La Jolla location.