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Art, donuts, Cheech, La Santa Cecilia, and a cool new bar.

Published February 16, 2017 at 2:35 PM PST
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Portrait of a Rabe as a sleepy man
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Portrait of a Rabe as a sleepy man

Director Ava Duvernay on her new documentary, “13th,” as in the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which banned slavery ... Backstage with La Santa Cecelia, a Grammy-winning LA band that tells modern stories with traditional music ... Frank Romero finally has his first major museum retrospective, and he's interviewed by Cheech Marin ... Another “date which lives in infamy” is the day FDR ordered the imprisonment of 120-thousand Japanese-Americans, and it happened 75 years ago this weekend ... We get a sneak peek at “Girl at the White Horse,” a brand new cocktail bar at Sunset and Western, owned by the son of the Shah of Iran’s social secretary.

The production of "Zoot Suit" at the Mark Taper Forum blends fact and fiction to tell the story of contentious trail of the Sleepy Lagoon murder. The library has the original story!
On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, LA City Archivist Michael Holland tells us the story of Mayor Fletcher Bowron's support for the criminal mistreatment of his city's Japanese-American citizens.
After their most recent Grammy nomination for their album "Buenaventura," the band decided it was time to get back to basics. "Amar y Vivir" will drop this spring.
"The systems of oppression have made black people terrified of their own selves is one of the saddest statements in the film."
What might you find in a Jason Rhoades installation? Bongs, a stuffed snake riding an electric train, an entire room laid out like an Ikea showroom, neon signs spelling out nicknames for the vulva, orange extension cords, restaurant shelving.
LA Cookie Con has sweet bites for everyone: traditional, sweet, savory, salty, and – of course, because this is L.A. -- plenty of vegan and gluten-free treats, too.
"What we wanted to do was make it as simplified as possible. You can call your spirit and we’ll probably have one mixer with it. Almost the way you’d come home from work and just pour something."
The audience for LA Opera’s “Abduction from the Seraglio’’ had been treated to a perfect, yet not-overly-familiar, necklace of Mozart arias and ensembles. It was a great night for our local opera company. And yet…
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