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... the tires; and a broom to cover the vehicle’s tracks. The car was built and designed by Dean Jeffries, who also designed the Mantaray, which was featured in the film Bikini Beach Party. Both the Black Beauty and the Manta Ray are currently on display at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
It is anticipated that the 2010 Black Beauty will have many new high-tech, state-of-the-art features. But, right now, no one is talking. I’ve heard rumors that several car companies, including Mitsubishi, are working on possible designs to pitch to the film’s producers.... (more)
In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, on 5th and Figueroa sits a marvelous restaurant.
Ciudad, is a superb experience in dining. Its best known for its authentic Latin flavors that include succulent temptations from Cuba, South America, and Central America.
The drink menu presents a fantastic selection of mixed drinks, wines, and... very smooth, sleek, and splendid drink known as " Supremo Mojito." It is true to its name.
I'd add to this list a friendly and sensitive clientele, wonderful ambience, cool music (Wednesday... (more)
...the Celestial Seasons tea bags, and then Tea shops began springing. Something for the tea lovers who weren't Pete's or Starbucks fans. If you step foot into a tea shop the atmosphere is strangely different from the coffee shops. I drink both, so I'm not biased here.
When I moved to Los Angeles, during my exploration phase, Isaw a place called Chado Tea Room. It didn't look that interesting. In fact it looked rather old and thought it might be an Asian Tea house. I have since found out it was their first location.
A few months later I was was exploring Old Town Pasadena and ... (more)
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...was set for fixated amazement. His left hand was the one to watch as he began a series of chord progressions that invoked a sound of sheer pleasure from a few audience addicts, while the right hand kept a steady beat.
It was a Jazz heaven in the open air venue of The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. on a Sunday night, November 16, 2008.
McCoy Tyner, a connoisseur in the Jazz World from the days of when he was with the legendary John Coltrane Quartet presented the captivated crowd with a priceless array of gems.
Mr. Tyner began his set with "Spirits Talk, Spirits... (more)
...Sr., who had played in the Negro Leagues. James Oliver Field in St. Petersburg, named after Nate's father, was the first field to be refurbished under the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Field Renovation Programs. Nate's brother, Jim, also played professional baseball.
Nate was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1959. He hit just .224 for the Green Bay Blue Jays and Fox Cities Foxes that year. In 1960, he hit .329 for the Great Falls Electrics and appeared ever so briefly for the St. Paul Saints. He played in the minors for the Spokane Indians in 1961-65 and in 1967, topping .300 in... (more)
An invigorating discourse was given by Dr. Cornell West, author, activist, intellectual, and tenure professor at Princeton University spoke to a standing room only crowd at Eso Won Bookstore in Leimert Park, Los Angeles on a rainy night November 1, 2008. Just 3 days prior to Americans going to the polls. Cornell gave a luminescent message with the aroma of insight he is well known to express.
His shared bits of wisdom, perceptive thoughts, and words that would move even the most cynical soul to an awakening. This discussion was couple with what he referred to... (more)
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...Martin and Kennon B. Raines will host a poetic revival of the legendary Onyx Café, Sunday, November 9th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Echoplex in Echo Park. In the spirit of the Onyx admission is free. Often referred to as the “last true bastion of Bohemianism” in Los Angeles it has been ten years since the Onyx lost its lease on Vermont Avenue (where Café Figaro now sits), in Los Feliz Village one block down from Skylight Books. Its weekly poetry readings featuring a house percussive jazz combo were standing-room-only events hosted by Los Angeles poets... (more)
Wow, talk about a heart attack waiting to happen. On my way to the airport from Los Angeles, I had to make the obligatory journey to the ever famous Inn-N-Out Burger. Not knowing all the special codes to ordering at Inn-N-Out I was lucky to have an insider there who knew all the special handshakes, and told me to order "Animal Style". Not knowing what this meant, I worried I was about to be taken into the back room where a banjo would be playing while a red ball is shoved into my mouth with someone in the background saying "Bring out the Gimp". So assuming that only happens in the movies, I... (more)
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With the economy the way it is, where can you take your kids or yourself for some cheap clean fun?
This weekend while visiting friends in the O.C. (that’s Orange County for my non Los Angeles readers), my friend took me to a cool arcade place called Nickel, Nickel.
There is an admission price, but my friend had a coupon that gave us free admission for $7 worth of nickels, which lasted us a good 2 hours. They also have packages for birthday parties or parties. And for my Chuck Cheese fans, this is fun with out the scary costume characters.
Most of the games are... (more)
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Unless you have been living in a cave, everyone who resides in Los Angeles knows of Ryan Seacrest. You know may know him as the host of American Idol, the host of E! News, host of the American Top 40, the host of News Eve Count down with Dick Clarke, hell host of everything.
I only know him as the guy I listen to on my 45-50 minute drive to work along with Ellen K on Los Angeles' top radio station 102.5 KissFm. My secondary alarm clock.
Whether you think the man is gay, straight, or one hell of a metro-sexual, the man is magnificant in his own right. Perhaps a little... (more)