Love Hurts: Heartache, Jealousy, Sadness & Tragedy at LACMA

02/11/2014

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Artists have depicted everything from love and lust to heartache, jealousy, sadness, and tragedy. The following works of art are all currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)in Gallery 305 on the third floor of the Ahmanson Building.

March 22, 2014: Grill & Chill at the All-Star Chef Classic

02/09/2014

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On March 21-23, 2014, 25 chefs from across the country and around the world are gathering for the All-Star Chef Classic, a three-day modern food event taking place at L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Celebrated chefs and the rising stars they have mentored will showcase their culinary mastery in two unique venues: Restaurant Stadium™ and The Chefs’ Tasting Arena™. The former welcomes over 250 guests “kitchen-side” in an intimate VIP setting, while the latter features a more expansive layout and a market-style experience with family-style seating.

Grill & Chill presented by dineLA is an international cookout taking place on Saturday, March 22 from 7:30-10 p.m. Grill & Chill celebrates the many ways that different cultures embrace the experience of cooking over an open flame, featuring chefs Roy Choi, Michael Cimarusti, Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, Ricardo Zarate and more. Along with delicious tastings, admission includes alcoholic beverages, and recipe ideas. For those looking to beat the crowds, there is a VIP ‘Diamond’ ticket that gets guests in 60 minutes early with VIP access to the Chefs’ Tasting Arena™.

Following are Los Angeles restaurants where you can experience the acclaimed culinary creations of Grill & Chill participating chefs.

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 7-9, 2014

02/07/2014

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From a family day at the movies, to an Edwardian Ball and world-class music performances, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. 

Hollywood Bowl 2014 Season

02/04/2014

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TU1: July 8, 22 | Aug. 5, 19 | Sep. 2
The first Tuesday series for 2014 features conductors such as Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, the ever-witty Bramwell Tovey and the vivacious Nicholas McGegan, as well as soloists Joshua Bell and Jean Yves-Thibaudet.

TU2: July 15, 29 | Aug. 12, 26 | Sep. 9
This Tuesday series begins with a rare Bowl appearance by Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is joined by virtuoso pianist Yefim Bronfman. Other programs feature Dudamel and eminent American conductor Leonard Slatkin.

TH1: July 10, 24 | Aug. 7, 21 | Sep. 4
Bramwell Tovey kicks off Thursdays in 2014, followed by more crowd-pleasers such as Gustavo Dudamel and Renaud and Gautier Capuçon.

TH2: July 17, 31 | Aug. 14, 28 | Sep. 11
Esa-Pekka Salonen kicks off the second Thursday series, which also features Dudamel and the incomparable cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who joins conductor Leonard Slatkin for a very special evening.

Starline Tours LGBT Itinerary for Los Angeles

02/03/2014

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Starline Tours is featuring a new LGBT Itinerary for Los Angeles, providing an insider’s guide to experiencing the many LGBT faces of LA. Using the Starline CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off service, LGBT visitors can enjoy touring the city from the unique viewpoint of an open-top double-decker bus. With this itinerary, LGBT visitors can cover a week’s worth of excitement in 48 hours and go back home with unforgettable memories from one of the world’s most dynamic and LGBT-friendly cities.

The LGBT Itinerary features many locations of interest to LGBT travelers, along with the corresponding Hop-on Hop-off tour routes and stops numbers, and is downloadable from the Starline CitySightseeing website. Discounted 48-hour unlimited tickets may be purchased in advance at www.citysightseeingla.com.

Following are a few of the highlights featured in the Starline Tours LGBT itinerary, with stops spread out along the main Starline Hop-On Hop-Off routes.

Lucky Chinese Dishes in Los Angeles

02/02/2014

Clarissa Wei

The Chinese New Year began on Jan. 31, 2014. It’s the start of the Lunar Calendar and the onset of the agricultural season. For the Chinese, this date is single-handedly the most important holiday of the year. It’s a 15-day soiree - a time of reunion, a time for family. Each day has a new theme. The first day is for lighting fireworks and bamboo sticks, the fifth day is for dumplings, and so on. The last day of the festival is called the Yuan Xiao Festival, reserved for eating tang yuan – a sweet rice ball stuffed with sesame paste, grounded peanuts or red bean. The common link for each day is food: the half-month is filled with an abundance of dishes. After all, food is the cornerstone of Chinese culture. Traditional dishes are steeped with symbolism – many of which are homophones for lucky phrases.

Here are ten auspicious Chinese dishes and where to get them in the greater Los Angeles area.

Ten Romantic Los Angeles Movies

01/30/2014

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With LA’s sunny weather, breathtaking scenery and spectacular sunsets, it’s no wonder that romance seems to be everywhere in the City of Angels. Filmmakers have made romantic movies in Los Angeles for generations, and we’ve picked ten of the best, from the silent era to the near future.