Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Arts & Culture

Save The Date: Arroyo Culture is just a Gold Line ride away

The Southwest Museum Gold Line Station is only a short walk from some of cultural and historic treasures of Highland Park, Mt. Washington and Montecito Heights. On Saturday, March 8, “The Living Museum: Sycamore Grove” will showcase the architecture, culture, history and environment on both sides ... Read More »

City may offer a helping hand to fix Florence Nightingale statue


The long-neglected statue of Florence Nightingale in Lincoln Park has gotten a lot of attention in the past week.  Last Thursday, The Eastsider pointed out how the nearly 80-year-old statue that honors the champion of modern nursing remained damaged while other landmarks in the park were ... Read More »

Street Gallery: Sunset Junction features WikiLeaks founder

A mural at Sanborn Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in Silver Lake features what appear to be the face of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.   Looks like the work by the muralist  Mear One went up a few days ago, according to photographer Jesse Saucedo. Who are ... Read More »

Save The Date: “Firemen” explores an unthinkable love relationship


A different kind of love story opens at The Echo Theater Company’s 2014 season in its new home at the Atwater Village Theatre. Chris Fields directs the  Feb. 8 premiere of Firemen by Tommy Smith. 
Set in rural Washington state during the first Iraq war, Firemen explores ... Read More »

Save The Date: The plight of the uninsured serves as backdrop for healthcare-related play

There have been many heartbreaking stories about the millions of  people without health insurance in the United States,  putting them in a precarious situation when a medical emergency comes up.  That challenge  “A Cat Named Mercy,”  a new play at Boyle Height’s Casa 0101, gets its ... Read More »

Lincoln Park landmark gateway gets some TLC but what about Flo?


It was three years ago that Lincoln Heights residents celebrated the $390,000 restoration of the The Lincoln Park Gateway, an Art Deco-style ceremonial entrance on the north edge of Lincoln Park.  On Wednesday, conservation workers were back at the gateway scraping mineral deposits off the decorative tile ... Read More »

5 Questions for Echo Park choral music conductor Christian Campos


The Eastside is known widely as a musical enclave – Los Angeles’ little incubator of musical creativity. One of the  genres not widely associated with the area, however, is choral or orchestral music; the very music that Echo Park resident Christian Campos has made his life’s ... Read More »

The art of punk and the dive at Cafe NELA


Illuminated by the glow of a neon beer sign, David Travis crosses the checkered-tiled floor of Cypress Park’s Cafe NELA as a hardcore punk band plays on a modest stage. Patrons and performers come in all shapes and dress: tattered leather jackets with safety pins, women ... Read More »

Echo Park plays a supporting role in puppet productions


Puppeteer Bob Baker brought his puppet-making skills and his marionette theater to the southern edge of Echo Park more than fifty years ago. Now, a new generation of puppeteers are calling Echo Park home, making puppets for live performances as well as part of animated productions. ... Read More »

Silver Lake native leaves a colorful mark on her neighborhood


Artist Cecilia Romero – aka Cecilia Paints – has created a hard-to-ignore mural inside a Silver Lake grocery that features her trademark use of vibrant colors, energetic imagery and memorable faces. The mural of a person whose eyes are covered with orange slices was painted inside ... Read More »