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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Arts & Culture

Echo Park Lake to host floating performance art on Saturday

ECHO PARK —   Pedal boats and ducks will be sharing Echo Park Lake on Saturday with a floating stage for a day-long series of performances by experimental vocalist and performance artist Carmina Escobar. The Mexico City artist has been spotted this week testing the horns placed on a ... Read More »

Alt comedy scene thrives on the Eastside

The Eastside comedy scene is drawing performers and patrons alike with its diverse lineups and DIY attitude. The shows break away from the run-of-the-mill stand-up comedy with a variety formats, including storytelling and chismes, making the Eastside a hotbed for alternative comedy. Here’s a sample of what to expect from shows in Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Silver Lake: Read More »

Steel butterflies take flight above El Sereno

El SERENO  —  A steel sculpture features a flock of butterflies was recently installed over the newly reconfigured junction of Soto Street, Mission Road and Huntington Drive. The work is by artist Michael Amescua,  who has also created decorative gates along the Los Angeles River and ... Read More »

Fans of El Chavo will love this East L.A. mural

EAST LOS ANGELES —  The characters and actors who appeared in El Chavo del Ocho are among the most beloved in Spanish-language television. While it has been decades since the last episodes were made, El Chavo, whose main character was an orphan who lived in a ... Read More »

New Shepard Fairey mural looms large over Echo Park

ECHO PARK –– Thanks to Kelly Erickson for these photos of the  new, nearly three-story high mural artist Shepard Fairey recently painted on the side of an apartment building on Sunset Boulevard near Portia Street. It’s the same spot where a French street artist had installed a ... Read More »

The oldies never went out of style at Sounds of Music in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES -- On a recent afternoon Could It Be I am Falling in Love by the Spinners played at the Sounds of Music on Whittier Boulevard. The 1973 hit was released only a couple of years after Carlos Reyes bought the record store. I remember that back then the store was filled with vinyl records. Now, most of the music sold is on CDs but he still has a great selection of original and re-issued vinyl LPs and many boxes of loosely organized 45s. Read More »