Dine L.A. Taco Trek Oct 4 – Oct 31

Dine L.A. Taco Trek Oct 4 – Oct 31

dineL.A. TAKES A BITE OUT OF NATIONAL TACO DAY AND LAUNCHES dineL.A. TACO TREK ON OCTOBER 4, 2018

Foodies Are Invited to a dineL.A. Taco Party at Guisados Burbank and to Join in the dineL.A. Taco Trek Challenge for a Chance to Win Prizes from American Airlines

LOS ANGELES, Calif. –– dineL.A., a Discover Los Angeles program that exists to discover, support, and promote L.A.’s culinary scene, launches dineL.A. Taco Trek on National Taco Day (October 4) with a taco party at Guisados Burbank. Throughout the day, beginning at 8:30 a.m., diners who go to Guisados Burbank and say, “dineL.A. Taco Trek” at the counter, will receive one free Bistek an Salsa Roja taco each, courtesy of dineL.A. while supplies last.

The dineL.A. Taco Trek features a guide to the 25 best taco spots and must-order items at each location across the city from The Valley to San Pedro and LAX to Downtown L.A.

“In Los Angeles, the taco is king,” said Stacey Sun, dineL.A. Director. “What better way to honor one of our favorite food items than launching the dineL.A. Taco Trek during Latino Heritage Month to shine a spotlight on 25 locations – including taco stands, trucks and shops – that do them best. Through the dineL.A. Taco Trek, we look forward to inspiring excitement about L.A.’s dining scene year-round, while encouraging locals and visitors to explore L.A.’s diverse neighborhoods.”

To encourage foodies to participate in the dineL.A. Taco Trek, dineL.A. and American Airlines are hosting a Taco Trek Challenge from October 4 to October 31, 2018, exclusively on the webby-honoree DiscoverLA app from Discover Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Participants simply download the app for free on Android or iPhone and click on the scavenger hunt icon to check in to as many taco spots during the Taco Trek Challenge. Participants can check in to each location once. Each check-in will serve as one entry for a chance to win 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles. Two winners will be selected after October 31, 2018. The Taco Trek Challenge is open to U.S. residents only

dineL.A. enlisted L.A. artist Luke Pelletier to illustrate the dineL.A. Taco Trek map and L.A. Taco to select the must-order menu item at each location.

For more information on the dineL.A. Taco Trek, please visit www.dineLATacoTrek.com.

About dineL.A.

dineL.A. exists to discover, support and promote Los Angeles’s dynamic culinary scene. As part of Discover Los Angeles, dineL.A. produces its eponymous dining event that takes place twice a year and showcases the city as a premier dining destination. dineL.A.’s programs are designed to stimulate business and introduce new customers to restaurants located in the many neighborhoods throughout L.A. County. For more information, news, and updates, visit dineLA.com and follow dineL.A. on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Gary Numan

Gary Numan

Gary Numan at BLUE DOT FESTIVAL UK: Photo LEANNE BOLGER LEANNEBOLGER.COM

Gary Numan – Iconic British new wave singer/songwriter/recording artist and record producer, has had a career spanning 5 decades, and he’s still going strong.

Numan recently released “Savage: Songs from a Broken World” – a new album contemplating a world devastated by climate change.

Catch him in concert during his  “Savage European/US Autumn Tour”.

If you reside in Los Angeles, you can see Gary Numan perform at the Fonda Theatre on October 6th.
Visit his website for more info, or buy tickets here.

 

SoCal Magazine’s Niki Smart caught up with Gary Numan for a quick interview.

  1. Dennis Morris told me that you were once detained in Russia for accidentally flying over military airspace (or something along those lines) – can you tell us a little more about that experience?

GN: It was in India actually. I was put under house arrest in India on suspicion of smuggling and spying in 1981 when flying around the world in my own little airplane. The smuggling charge was based on the fact that I was wearing two watches at the time. I did try to point out that flying my own airplane all the way to India to smuggle one cheap watch was a bit pointless, they didn’t seem to get that unfortunately. The spying charge came about because apparently we had flown over a Russian submarine base North of where we landed, which we had no idea existed until they told us. They then kept us for four days in a place on the beach (not as nice as it sounds) and the other rooms were all filled with Russian families, presumably from the base we’d supposedly been spying on. It was like being in a Keystone Cops movie but for real. They then blamed me for the rules they were following as they said they were left over from the days of the British Empire. So it was all my fault apparently

  1. Your career has impressive longevity with numerous hit songs. Do you have a favorite—and why?

GN: Favorites change depending on mood to be honest but a song on the new Savage album called My Name Is Ruin is a big favorite because my daughter Persia sings on it with me. She joins us on stage when school allows and sings with us all over the world as well. I love that.

  1. What’s the best thing about being Gary Numan?

GN: I get to do live my life the way I choose to for the most part, not the way I have to. If I wake up and it’s a beautiful day, I don’t have to work, it’s up to me. That freedom is very special to me.

  1. What’s the worst thing about being Gary Numan?

GN: My touring work takes me away from my children for months at a time. That’s a real problem for me. Apart from that though there is no ‘worst’ thing. I love my life. I love living in Los Angeles, being in a band, I’ve been happily married to Gemma for 21 years and my children are all healthy. I have no complaints.

  1. What do you have coming up that you’d like our readers to know about?

GN: I have a show at The Fonda on October 6th, which I’m very excited about, plus a special edition version of the Savage album coming out in late October

  1. And I know this is a bit of a curve ball but…do you have any thoughts on climate change?

GN: The Savage album is all about a world devastated by climate change, so yes, I have lots of thoughts about it. I believe it’s very real, very dangerous and I could hardly believe it when Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Accord. It was a level of ignorance that was hard to fathom.

 

Featured photo credit to LEANNE BOLGER www.LEANNEBOLGER.COM

Game of Thrones Live Experience

Game of Thrones Live Experience

GAME OF THRONES at the Forum – Sept 9th

You may not have heard of Ramin Djawadi, but I’ll guarantee you’ve heard his music, because this 44-year-old, German/Iranian composer has produced over a hundred soundtracks and scores for major films and TV shows, including HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for which he recently won an Emmy.

Following the smash success of their TV series, HBO launched the ‘Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience’ with Djawadi performing his masterpieces in massive arenas throughout Europe and America. The show features a live orchestra & a 20-piece choir (all dressed for the part), giant screens with stunning visuals, pyrotechnics, changing stage design, and a plethora of unusual instruments, all serving to give the audience an immersive musical experience of all seven seasons of Game of Thrones.

On the screen, horses charge and dragons shoot out fire, while above the stage, real fire blasts out, and on the stage, musicians build to a heart-pumping climax. You can’t help but get Goosebumps all over your body. It’s a thrill, and judging by the roar of the audience, they all feel it.

The music breathes life into the characters –  as Djawadi says: “The White Walkers have a mysterious, icy sound from a glass harmonica. The cello and violin for the Starks and the Lannisters. The Dothraki have the duduk – an Armenian ethnic wood wind instrument. Arya has a hammered dulcimer.” And Djawadi not only conducts his talented orchestra, but also, at various points, plays piano, the hammered dulcimer and electric guitar, each with impressive prowess. It’s as if the music has become a character of the series – I mean, what GoT fan can’t hum the theme tune?

It’s more than a performance, it really is an experience. A thrilling ride to Westeros, King’s landing, or the Wall. It’s a visit with your favorites – Jon Snow and Egret, the Starks, the Lannisters, and Daenerys, plus, half the fun is hearing the audience scream every time Jon Snow appears. Even if you are not a huge GoT fan, this show might make you one. It made me want to go home and re-watch all 7 seasons of Game of Thrones. “Music is Coming” and you should absolutely go hear it.

End note: There was a downside that had nothing to do with the show, only the venue, which was the Forum. I arrived 10 minutes early in my car, but the utter chaos that the parking created, meant it took almost 45 minutes to get into an actual parking spot. I was made to weave around several blocks, in a snail-paced, endless line that was excruciating, and was then directed to park in a dirt lot, far away from the entrance. This resulted in hiking through thick dust, missing the beginning of the show and paying $25 on top of it. I can’t find enough swear words in my vocabulary to express the annoyance I feel at the Forum’s lack of parking organization and unholy price. Shame on you Forum – Shame! Shame! Shame!

(photo credit – Ralph Larmann)

SEVENTH ANNUAL “SUNSET & DINE” SEPTEMBER 27 

SEVENTH ANNUAL “SUNSET & DINE” SEPTEMBER 27 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR SEVENTH ANNUAL “SUNSET & DINE” SEPTEMBER 27 PRESENTED BY KILROY

Food festival to feature 20+ Hollywood restaurants and concert; event previously sold out 

WHAT: Guests to the seventh annual Sunset & Dine food festival will sample food, wine and beer from more than 20 restaurants located near the famed intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street. A wide variety of cuisines will be featured, from chef-driven menus to local favorites, alongside entertainment curated by Amoeba Music.   The event regularly sells out.  The $40 tickets include food, beverages and entertainment. Children under 12 attend free of charge. Proceeds benefit The Center at Blessed Sacrament.
WHO: Participating restaurants include:

WHERE: Columbia Square, located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street, 1538 N El Centro Avenue, Hollywood, Calif.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, 6-9 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION:   Visit www.SunsetAndDine.org for tickets and an up-to-date list of restaurants.
SOCIAL: #SunsetAndDine
 
ABOUT: The Central Hollywood Coalition, the nonprofit board that manages the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District, hosts Sunset & Dine to shine a spotlight on the vibrant creative community in Hollywood.
Pop Art Photo Show

Pop Art Photo Show

Opening Night Premiere & Collector Preview:

 

Thursday, September 27th6pm-10pm

Marilyn Monroe by Mischa Pelz (1953)

General Show Hours:
Friday, September 28th3pm-10pm
Saturday, September 29th11am-10pm
Sunday, September 30th11am-6pm
Barker Hangar Santa Monica
(LOS ANGELES, CA.)  May 30, 2018— Limited Runs, one of the largest independent sellers of vintage posters, photography and other pop culture art, announced today the inaugural Pop Art Photo Show will take place September 27-30, 2018 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The show, produced by Limited Runs, is a four-day celebration of 70+ years of pop culture-influenced expression. The show will feature an interactive space showcasing rare and vintage images bridging all varieties of pop culture, including movies, music, celebrity, fashion, and more. Pop Art Photo Show offers everyone from car enthusiasts, classic movie lovers, and music aficionados, a space to explore and purchase their favorite rare and vintage art.

Vintage Movie Poster Collection by Zach Merck

Pop Art Photo Show will showcase a wide range of rare and vintage art, photography, and posters that span eight decades of pop culture, including:

CELEBRITY, FASHION, AUTOMOTIVE
  • Original American concept car art will be on display by Ken VendleyDon ButlerBill Schmidt, and a host of other designers that worked for the major Detroit automakers during the 1940s through the 1970s.
  • Famed fashion photographer Len Steckler’s estate will release “Mad to Mod”, a collection of rare and never before seen photographs from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, which he shot for Vogue and Cosmopolitan that include top models WilhelminaSuzy ParkerBarbara Bach, and Lauren Hutton.
  • Unpublished celebrity photos from Milton H. Greene (March 14, 1922 -August 8, 1985) including John WayneMarilyn MonroeGene Kelly, and Paul Newman.
FILM & MUSIC
  • Rare Vintage and Original Movie Posters, featuring a French Casablanca poster which is one of very few that exist today, in addition to classics such as the 1950s sci-fi Creature From The Black Lagoon, groundbreaking drama On The Waterfront, 1960s James BondJawsIndiana Jones, and a collection of rare vintage and original Star Wars posters from around the world spanning from the original film to the latest release The Last Jedi.
  • Photographs from the vault of Ray Gun and Bikini Magazine photographer/photo editor Stephen Stickler, which feature the famous faces of Iggy PopCharlize TheronChris CornellStevie Ray VaughnKate WinsletFoo FightersVin Diesel, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Work by famed Rock Photographer Neil Zlozower will be on display, with never before seen fine art photography featuring David BowieTom PettyVan HalenPrince, and more.
  • A classic collection of fine art photography documenting the early history of pop music by photographers Bill SpilkaFred W. McDarrah, Maurice SeymourJames KriegsmannFrank KuchirchukRobert AldersonMichael MontfortSkippy AdelmanTed WilliamsHerb SnitzerDavid B. Hecht who shot classic images of the great American Jazz artists Miles DavisLouis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday, to the psychedelic rock era of Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, and The Beatles.
  • Contemporary rock and roll fine art photographers include Jay Blakesberg’s seminal images of the Grateful DeadU2Led ZeppelinSnoop Dogg and Green Day; Dennis Morris who shot British punk rockers the Sex Pistols and reggae legend Bob MarleyEddie Malluk worked with the premier figures of 1980’s metal such as MotorheadMötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses; and Joe Giron who shot grunge artist royalty Nirvana and Soundgarden.
  • A unique collection of art by famed rock and movie poster artist T.A.Z. (aka Jim Evans), including Jim’s collaboration with street artist RISK, as well as unpublished rock posters, a series of super stylized pop icons art pieces in collaboration with Richard Duardo, the inventive printmaker referenced as “the Warhol of the West,” commissioned in the 1980’s which feature Frank SinatraMarilyn MonroeElvisJames DeanMadonnaSylvester StalloneMarlon BrandoSean Connery, and more.

    Sean Connery by Jim Evans/Richard Duardo (1986)

“We are proud to debut the show and bring this unique experience to Los Angeles, with a thoughtfully curated environment that makes discovering and purchasing art enjoyable” said Pierre Vudrag, Founder of Limited Runs and creator of the Pop Art Photo Show.  “We scour the globe working with the top sellers, artists and photographers to find the rarest and most valuable art.  Included in the installations will be several unpublished or never before seen collections including the concept car art, the Milton Green, Stephen Stickler and Len Steckler images. There really is something for everyone.”
For more information on the show and to purchase tickets, visit Pop Art Photo Show
A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the music industry, that has been supporting innovative cancer research since 1975.
About Limited Runs
Launched in 2014, Limited Runs is one of the largest independent sellers of original vintage posters, photography and other pop culture art.  Through partnerships with the most reputable and trusted art dealers, artists and photographers in the world, Limited Runs provides the best selection of high quality and original vintage posters, as well as limited edition print art and photography.  For more information, visit Limited Runs.
SPONSORED BY:
T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage translational research projects which otherwise might not be funded.  A potion of proceeds from the event will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the music industry, that has been supporting innovative cancer research since 1975.
KCRW
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Founded in 1978 by an investment group that included actor Michael Douglas, L.A. Weekly offers hard-hitting investigative stories, spirited criticism and provocative cultural coverage in America’s second-largest city. That combination has made us the nation’s mostly widely read alt-weekly, with well over 3 million active users visiting laweekly.com each month.
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