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Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 26-Dec. 3

  Leon Keer’s “In Case of Lost Childhood,” acrylic on hand cut wood panel, is part of the “Nexus Three” online exhibit from Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale. (Photo courtesy of Leon Keer/Brand Library and Art Center)   Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Nov. 26-Dec. 3   EVENTS   Los Angeles Christmas Market: A pop-up shopping experience, opens 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 27. Check website on Covid-19 precautions. Photo with Santa Claus — in a sleigh with non-reflective...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Comedy, Movies, Abc, California, La, Israel, Christmas, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Dance


Dark Side of Light's "bummer summer" breeze

I was sitting on my couch fretting over the state of our country, scrolling through my Instagram feed, when I came upon a post by Valley Relics Museum, the nonprofit organization passionate about preserving and protecting historical and cultural artifacts from Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley and its surrounding areas. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Valley Relics Museum


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 27-Sept. 3

  Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys is taking reservations for “An Open Air Museum Experience” this weekend and upcoming dates. The museum houses nostalgia from the San Fernando Valley’s past. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, Aug. 27-Sept. 3   EVENTS   Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board: The non-profit marketing tourism board has launched their “LA Love (heart)” campaign to interest local residents into p...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Politics, Comedy, New York, Movies, Minneapolis, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Dance, Homelessness, Radio


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, July 30-Aug. 6

    Dance instructor Leslie Ferreira teaches how to perform the Cumbia dance style. The online event is part of the Music Center’s summertime Digital Dance DTLA series. (Photo courtesy of the Music Center)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, July 30-Aug. 6.   EVENTS   Drive ‘N Drag: Winners from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and more fan-favorite drag queens entertain, July 31- Aug. 2 (change from previous dates; show times vary). Check website for participating personalit...
Tags: Food, Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Politics, New York, Movies, Congress, La, Restaurants, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago


See what concerts at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium will be like in 2021

Though SoFi Stadium in Inglewood will be home base for both the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, there’s an even bigger vision for the sprawling 298-acre Hollywood Park than football. SoFi Stadium, the new 3-million-square-foot centerpiece of Hollywood Park, was slated to open July 25th with two sold-out shows by singer-songwriter Taylor Swift; the rest of the summer was scheduled to be stacked with massive concerts by Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Guns N’ Roses and The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe,...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, La, Office, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chargers, Pasadena, Orange County, NFL Network, SoFi


Things to do – in-person and online – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 9-16

  Hikari Shimoda’s “Whereabouts of God, No. 39” is part of her “Silence and Affirmation” exhibit at Corey Helford Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)   Take a chance on new cultural experiences online and in-person, July 9-16.   EVENTS   Cultural Traditions from Black Communities Around the World – Connecting Community Art Workshops: Free, virtual workshops that explore creativity of the countries represented by African diaspora artists. “Mask Making,” with Maria Elena Cruz...
Tags: Facebook, California, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Senegal, Sport, Pop, West, Soccer, South Africa, Middle East, San Diego, Long Beach, Beethoven, Amy Winehouse


Cherie Currie talks new music, reviving ‘Queens of Noise’ and how wielding chainsaws is therapeutic

Though the coronavirus global pandemic put a pause on live concerts as well as most planned album releases, rocker and ex-Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie just wanted to let her latest solo album rip. Currie’s “Blvds of Splendor” had been a decade in the making, but finally dropped digitally back in April via Runaways guitarist Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna’s Blackheart Records. Though the album was originally put out as a very limited edition red-vinyl on Record Store Day in 2019, the digital rel...
Tags: Music, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Juliette Lewis, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Kristen Stewart, Chatsworth, Billy Corgan, Concerts, Motley Crue, Duff Mckagan, Guns N Roses, Tommy Lee


Tommy Lee talks Tik Tok fame, new music and Mötley Crüe’s postponed comeback

After Mötley Crüe agreed to permanently retire following a farewell tour in 2015, Tommy Lee promised himself he’d take a full year off. He’d spent more than three decades playing and partying hard on tour with bandmates bassist Nikki Sixx, vocalist Vince Neil and guitarist Mick Mars, so spending time at home with family and friends sounded like a good deal. He nearly made it, but his basement recording studio ultimately beckoned him and before he knew it he was deep into making an eclectic mix o...
Tags: Music, London, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, John, Marilyn Manson, Bay Area, Southern California, Concerts, Trump, Motley Crue, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars


Author Jim Ruland’s ‘Do What You Want’ offers all-access look at punk band Bad Religion

Author Jim Ruland is fascinated by the history of punk rock in Southern California. The area is the birthplace of noteworthy acts including X, Minutemen, Descendents, Social Distortion, Adolescents, The Germs, The Vandals, Black Flag, Circle Jerks and Bad Religion. “The story of Southern California punk rock and the way that it took hold here in ways that it maybe didn’t in other places like New York or London that have more infamous scenes … it’s interesting,” Ruland said during a recent phone ...
Tags: Books, Music, New York, London, Navy, California, La, Virginia, Spain, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Bentley, Los Angeles Times, Southern California


Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin talks about the band’s 40 years of punk rock

This was set to be a big year for Bad Religion. The San Fernando Valley-based punk rock band had plans to commemorate its 40th anniversary, but the coronavirus global pandemic forced the cancellation of its 2020 global jaunt. As well, this year marks anniversaries for three of Bad Religion’s biggest albums: Its 1990 album “Against the Grain” turns 30, 2000’s “The New America” turns 20 and 2010’s “The Dissent of Man” celebrates its 10th anniversary. “We’ve always done something important in the y...
Tags: Music, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Neil Young, Things To Do, Soccer, Jesus, Elvis Costello, Cornell University, Ucla, Epitaph Records, Concerts, Todd Rundgren, Peter, Greg


Mit diesen Songs von Never Have I Ever fühlst du dich wieder wie ein Teenie

Achtung: Der Artikel enthält kleine Spoiler zur Netflix-Serie Never Have I Ever (Noch nie in meinem Leben). Klischeemäßig werden Nerds in Filmen und Serien immer als sehr schüchterne, aber extrem schlaue Außenseiter dargestellt. Im Handlungsverlauf lernen wir sie dann schätzen und merken, das sie überraschend liebenswert sind – und manchmal lustig, hilfsbereit oder auch hoffnungslos romantisch. Etwas, das allerdings so gut wie nie mit den Geeks in Verbindung gebracht wird, ist sexuelles Verlange...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Anna, Erinnerungen, De Lux, Robyn, Don, Patty, Ben, Heidi, Redwood, Paxton, Luft, Deutsch, Billy Crystal, Ganesh


Things to do – online – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 23-30

  Keep your camera ready this weekend to participate in the fifth annual City Nature Challenge. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of online happenings, April 23-30.   EVENTS   Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s Fifth Annual City Nature Challenge: Community scientists in Los Angeles County are invited to observe and take photos of wild animals and plants and fungi, April 24-27. Upload observations and photos on the free, mobile app i...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Events, Sport, Paypal, Things To Do, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, California Academy of Sciences, Ucla, Southern California, Supremes, Los Angeles County, Rachmaninoff


Los Angeles-based Americana rock band Mustangs of the West reunites to ride again

With strong harmonies driving their rocking country music, the Mustangs were boot-deep into the Los Angeles cowpunk scene in the 1980s and early 90s. They were regulars at the Palomino club in the San Fernando Valley, the epicenter of the movement, and performed at festivals like SXSW and alongside bands such as The Stray Cats and Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. While the Mustangs fizzled out in the mid ’90s the band is back with a new name — the Mustangs...
Tags: Music, Virginia, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Denmark, Coachella, Orange County, Barnett, Elvis, Sxsw, Bay Area, Edie Brickell, Palomino


Coronavirus closure is just another bump in Kulak’s Woodshed’s financially rocky road

Like every other entertainment venue in L.A., California and beyond, Kulak’s Woodshed is closed indefinitely due to coronavirus crisis restrictions. This has been especially tragic for the region’s mostly amateur, aspiring musicians and singers, who loved the free weekly open mic nights the eclectic and funky, North Hollywood sound recording/video broadcasting studio has hosted for 21 years. Sansa and Andrew wait for open mic night at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood as other musicians come...
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, California, Washington, Sport, Paypal, Fox, Soccer, PAUL, Andrew, San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, Kulak, LA Convention Center, Top Stories LADN


Johnny Ramone’s widow Linda talks new line of Happy Socks and band’s punk rock legacy

Johnny Ramone, like all of the Ramones, shared an instantly recognizable sense of style: Black leather jacket, T-shirt, ripped jeans, sneakers. With that, you had a look as important to punk fashion as the Ramones’ ferocious music was to the punk rock sound. But Johnny did have a bit of flash and flair at times, his widow Linda Ramone says. “As the years went on, he incorporated different colored T-shirts,” she says from the backyard of the San Fernando Valley home she shared with Johnny from 19...
Tags: Music, Beach Boys, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Justin Bieber, Metallica, Beverly Hills Hotel, Elvis, Kevin Cronin, Southern California, Phil Spector, Margaritaville, Happy Socks


YG Arrested On Robbery Charges

The California rapper YG has been arrested and charged with robbery. According to TMZ, LA County Sheriff deputies raided YG's San Fernando Valley home early this morning, before sunrise. YG is currently in custody and being booked on robbery charges. Right now, we don't know anything else about his case. More »
Tags: Music, News, California, Yg, San Fernando Valley, TMZ LA County Sheriff


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 3-10

    Olga Kaczmar’s “I Apologize” is part of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association’s “Time to Reflect” exhibit from Jan. 10-Feb. 16. (Photo by Olga Kaczmar)   There’s always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Oshogatsu Family Festival: A new year celebration, with a preview of the upcoming Year of the Rat, includes craft activit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


From Cuban jazz to West African dance, LA’s musical tapestry shines at annual Christmas celebration

LOS ANGELES – The 60th annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion provided a soundtrack of sorts to usher in Christmas in the Southland. And its lineup was as diverse as LA itself. Billed by organizers as Los Angeles County’s largest multicultural holiday celebration, the musical lineup included legendary Cuban jazz trumpet player Arturo Sandoval and his band performing a medley of holiday songs. Related Articles First night ...
Tags: Music, News, La, Christmas, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Guinea, Bethlehem, Los Angeles County, Southland, Acton, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, City News Service


My Chemical Romance comes roaring back for first reunion show at The Shrine in LA

At long last, the wait is over. Emo rock band My Chemical Romance has been teasing fans for years now and its long-awaited reunion finally came to fruition Friday night at The Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Fans began lining up and camping out earlier this week just to get inside first and squish their bodies up against the barrier to be as close as humanly possible to the band. The hardcore devotees that braved the cold were even given custom blankets by Gerard Way & Co. as a tok...
Tags: Music, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Jersey, Island Of Misfit Toys, Southern California, Concerts, Los Lobos, Helena, San Fernando Valley, Frank Iero, Sara Taylor


From combat to concerts, Los Angeles-based composer John Beal has seen (and done) it all

John Beal has had a unique life. The 72-year-old Southern California native is an award-winning and world renowned film composer and conductor and a decorated combat U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran. He’s composed the music for more than 2,000 movie trailers, worked with EDM artist Deadmau5 on his 2018 album, “Where’s the Drop?,” and the unlikely duo presented those songs live during a pair of shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles last year. One of the biggest moments in his life and career c...
Tags: Music, California, Disney, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Taiwan, Marine, Things To Do, Soccer, Oscar, Elton John, Harry Potter, John Muir, John, John Wayne


Los Lobos will play Christmas tunes off first-ever holiday album at 4 Southern California shows

For Los Lobos, the legendary band from East L.A., the road map to their first-ever holiday album “Llegó Navidad” started with a list of 150 or so Christmas songs from across the Latin music diaspora. “There were a couple of provisos,” says Steve Berlin, Los Lobos’ saxophonist and keyboard player. “One was something that we could pull off. A lot of the stuff, oddly enough, was pretty complex and had a lot of moving parts, and quite frankly we didn’t really have time for because we were touring pr...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Texas, California, Berlin, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Southern California, Los Lobos, Canyon Club, Montclair, Cesar Rosas, San Fernando Valley, Boyle Heights


‘Piano man’ knows how to work a San Fernando Valley waiting room

Paul “The Piano Man” Martin changed up his weekly volunteer visit with a Holiday Carol Singalong at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. Paul “The Piano Man” Martin leads a Holiday Carol Singalong at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 with volunteer David Perlin, as Santa. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Nurses Carmen Salvador, Rosalie Diaz and Beverly Foronda sing Christmas songs as Paul “The Piano Ma...
Tags: Music, Christmas, Sport, Hospital, Hospitals, Things To Do, Soccer, Santa, Local News, Providence, San Fernando Valley, Perlin, Mission Hills, Mancia, Dennis McCarthy, David Perlin


12 of the biggest acts and surprises to happen at KROQ’s Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

KROQ/106.7 FM’s Almost Acoustic Christmas turns 30 this year and the Los Angeles area rock station is celebrating the occasion with two nights at Honda Center in Anaheim Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8. Night one will include sets by Beck, Cage the Elephant, Jimmy Eat Word, Young the Giant, Angels and Airwaves, Cold War Kids, The Head and the Heart and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Night two features Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975, The Raconteurs, Of Monsters and Men, The Interrupt...
Tags: Music, Holidays, California, Bono, Beck, Los Angeles, Sport, Rome, Kanye West, Radiohead, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Gwen Stefani, Long Beach


KIIS 102.7/FM and iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball is sold out, but here’s how you can still join in on the fun for free

The 20th Annual KIIS 102.7/FM and iHeartRadio Jingle Ball featuring performances by Katy Perry, BTS, Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, Camila Cabello, Halsey, French Montana, Lizzo and Normani at The Forum in Inglewood on Friday, Dec. 6 has been sold out for weeks. It’s a bummer for those who couldn’t get in, however KIIS FM has put just as much effort into creating a free fan event in The Forum parking lot as it has the main event inside the venue. With the holiday season in full swing, not everyone ca...
Tags: Music, Holidays, Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Forum, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Tyga, Stubhub, Ticketmaster


20 holiday-themed concerts to check out in Southern California this season

It’s that time of year again where some of our favorite musical acts come to town to spread a little holiday cheer. Venues throughout Southern California are transformed into winter wonderlands with flurries of snow, festive sweaters, candy canes and all of the bright lights and over-the-top seasonal décor. From big-sounding musical holiday extravaganzas with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller and more wild, punk rock fare with X, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and The Vandals ...
Tags: Music, Holidays, California, Montana, Beach Boys, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Broadway, Santa Claus, West Coast, Honda, Orange County, Garth Brooks


French Montana Rushed to the Hospital With Elevated Heart Rate & Severe Nausea

French Montana was hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering alarming cardiac issues and severe nausea, TMZ reports. According to the gossip site, Montana was rushed to the hospital by ambulance Thursday afternoon (Nov. 21) around 1:30 p.m local time after police called to his Calabasas home for a possible robbery became concerned with French’s health. While the robbery turned out to be a false alarm, the responding officers felt as though French was acting out of the ordinary and called for a...
Tags: Europe, Celebs, Montana, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Middle East, Hospitalized, Pop Culture, Jazz, San Fernando Valley, French Montana, Calabasas, Health Scare


Sherman Oaks Street Fair looks to put Valley at ‘center of pop culture discussion again’  

The Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce will hold its 29th annual street fair on Sunday, Oct. 20th, closing down a stretch of Ventura Boulevard for a day of entertainment, food, music and crafts. This year’s festival, to take place between Van Nuys Boulevard and Kester Avenue, will feature a pop culture and comics convention dubbed ‘SOPOPCON’ along with a headliner performance by Andy Vargas, vocalist from the band Santana. Other live concerts, carnival rides, a community stage with school performa...
Tags: La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pop Culture, Local News, Valley, Zappa, Phelps, San Fernando Valley, Fast Times, Sherman Oaks, Ventura Boulevard, David Phelps, Manu Fernández, Top Stories LADN


Porn Star Jessica Jaymes Found Dead at 43

Jessica Jaymes, an award-winning adult film entertainer, was found dead at her home, TMZ reports. She was 43 years old. Police said a male friend went to check on Jessica Tuesday afternoon after he hadn’t heard from her in a while, and when he arrived at her San Fernando Valley home, Jaymes was found unconscious. EMS and the fire department were called for cardiac arrest for a female and Jaymes was pronounced dead upon their arrival. As of now, her cause of death is unknown and the Los Angeles C...
Tags: Showtime, Pop Culture, Jazz, EMS, Trending, Jessica, San Fernando Valley, R.I.P, Jaymes, Jessica Jaymes, Los Angeles County Corner s Office, AVN Adult Video Network Hall of Fame Jessica, Howard Stern Show VH1


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 12-19

    Pastel artist Otto Sturcke demonstrates using pastels on April 15 in Santa Clarita. (Photo of ‘El Musico’ courtesy of Otto Sturcke)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Spring Sky” show, 7:30, and “Protoplanetary Discs – Nursery of Exoplanets,” 8:30 p.m. April 12. ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Egg Hunt, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Soulja Boy Arrested for Violating Probation, Held Without Bail Until Next Court Date

Soulja Boy will be spending the next couple of weeks in jail after a judge determined he violated his probation in more ways than one during a court appearance today.TMZ reports:Soulja walked into an L.A. courtroom Thursday for his hearing, but was taken into custody at the end. The judge said the rapper had failed to do his court-ordered community service … and even conspired to falsify evidence that he had completed it.But, the big no-no came during a raid at Soulja’s San Fernando Valley home ...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Tennessee, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Arrested, Ohio, San Fernando Valley, Soulja Boy, Soulja, Probation Violation



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