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No April Fools in this show. Just real good stuff.

Published March 29, 2017 at 4:57 PM PDT
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"The Family Group," 1955, by Tony Rosenthal. At Parker Center in downtown LA.
John Rabe
"The Family Group," 1955, by Tony Rosenthal. At Parker Center in downtown LA.

The Long Beach Grand Prix is next weekend, so veteran driver Tommy Kendall takes us through the twists and turns, and give us his top five tips and peeves about driving in LA. ... We talk with a first-time film director who says he learned a ton about making films working as a valet car parker at a Sunset Strip hotel. ... Former Mythbuster Adam Savage on his his new stage show, Brain Candy, which comes to the OC Tuesday, which makes learning about science fun and immersive. … We go to Parker Center in downtown LA. It’s a graceful and architecturally significant building, but its connection to the bad old days of the LAPD makes it hard to love.

"Well, this is awkward," he says. "Not at all, Mr. Depp," I say. "Welcome to the hotel." And it does get a little awkward when the person I'm welcoming to the hotel I work at is the same person I pitched a project to that morning.
"Brain Candy" is "a little like a science lesson if you gathered Eisenstein and Walt Disney together. It’s Blue Man Group meets the TED Talk."
We talked with veteran driver Tommy Kendall about his biggest pet peeves about L.A. drivers and asked him for tips for driving better.
We get a preview of the Grand Prix from veteran driver Tommy Kendall. He’ll take us through the twists and turns of the urban race.
Proust wrote that there is no such thing as a beautiful prison. And so it is with Parker Center. It exactly represents a miserable policing policy that twice in 27 years caused the policed population to rise up and burn the city.
Go to SaMo to see the original "2001: A Space Odyssey" in a brand new 70mm print, then hit Lincoln Heights to walk through the bedroom in the movie's final scene.
Meet Offramp producer Taylor Orci's abuelo. A few years ago, Taylor brought her recorder to her grandfather's house, plunked down a few old pictures, and hit record.
While I can't deny that I never learned to respect the product Chuck Barris offered, I learned to respect the man. He was an intelligent, kind gentleman. And, what the hell, he did write the song "Palisades Park."
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