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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Arts & Culture

Close Encounters of the Echo Park Kind: Artist connects with community while making a mural

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ECHO PARK -- Skateboarders. Grandmothers. Musicians. They have all stopped by as artist Katrina Alexy has spent the past five months transforming a 40-foot long cinderblock wall next to a public parking lot into whimsical mosaic artwork. She could have completed the bulk of the work more quickly in her Highland Park studio – but what fun is that compared to the countless encounters she had with the people from all corners of Echo Park?

Beware of Isaac Rother and The Phantoms

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Think of Isaac Rother and The Phantoms as that warm sounding tune emanating from a juke box in a Tiki bar catching fire on the Fourth of July. The sound is knee-buckling simple. Take some 1950’s roadhouse blues and let it yellow in the sun for a few decades, soaking up the years on the windowsill like sun tea.

Lummis Day Festival honors a master printmaker

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MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Lummis Day Festival celebrates features numerous artists as it celebrates the arts and culture of Northeast L.A. But on Saturday, the festival focused its attention on honoring the legacy of one artist, print maker Richard Duardo, who died last year at age 62. Read More »