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More Than A Cone hosts its 3rd annual animal charity art auction gala with live bands, live painting, a runway cone fashion show, a short film fest, and pet adoptions on Saturday, September 10th, from 7 pm to 11 pm at The Autry in Griffith Park. Read More »

Artists raise concerns about completion of East L.A. mural project

Murals at former First Street Store in East Los Angeles nearly completed 8-12-2016 11-13-16 AM

EAST LOS ANGELES -- It’s been three years since a charter school planning to replace the former First Street Store with a new campus agreed agreed to preserve the tiled mural that adorned the front of the former department store. The new school recently welcomed its first students and the installation of the mural .... Read More »

Will ‘Glassellland’ become a hit in Australia?

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GLASSELL PARK — A mysterious and somewhat beleaguered Eastside landmark is about to be immortalized as an album title as Australian songwriter Jordie Lane releases his first album in five years, according to Noise11. The title: Glassellland. With that distinctive spelling, this could only refer to the ... Read More »

Headed to the Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday? Here’s what you need to know

Band performing at previous Eagle Rock Music Festival

After being postponed last year, the 17th annual Eagle Rock Music Festival returns with new vigor and purpose on Saturday, August 20 as the largest free music festival in the Los Angeles area. Organizers have taken the criticism of past festivals and have worked with the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, community leaders and local businesses to tailor the festival to be less of a full-out party scene, and more of family-friendly and neighborhood vibe. Read More »

Artist returns to repair and reveal Echo Park mural

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ECHO PARK — La Ofrenda is one of the neighborhood’s most striking murals. Rendered in bold and bright colors, the 36-foot-wide artwork about Latino farmworkers brightens up the gloomy underpass at Glendale Boulevard and First Street.  But for the past several years, La Ofrenda has been hidden under ... Read More »

76 Years Celebrating Nisei Week

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Since the 1880s, Little Tokyo has been a cultural and civic center for Japanese Americans in Southern California. It’s a community anchored by multi-generational family businesses, churches, and temples. One of the neighborhood’s oldest traditions is the annual Nisei Week festival, first celebrated in 1934. Read More »

Vandals bring Echo Park mini-golf exhibit to an end

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ECHO PARK — A “ridiculous bout of vandalism” forced the organizers of an exhibit that resembled a mini-golf course to close the show and cancel a finale that had  been scheduled for today. TURF: A Mini-Golf Project,  a temporary exhibit and mini-golf course organized by Materials ... Read More »

Eagle Rock Music Festival to showcase neighborhood vibe

EAGLE ROCK -- The 17th annual Eagle Rock Music Festival is making its comeback on August 20 after being postponed last year. The event, which has booked 35 acts, is among the largest free music festivals in Los Angeles and is expected to attract 70,000 people. But the community didn’t want it growing so large that the festival lost its neighborhood feel. Read More »

The Arch of Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — We got several emails over the weekend asking what that “arch” or “structure” is rising next to Echo Park Lake. “Seems like it went up really quickly, is it permanent?” asked one reader. Turns out this mystery structure is a temporary art project ... Read More »