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Scion Launches Installation 6: Video - This Weekend

Scion Launches Installation 6: Video – This Weekend

Scion kicks off the next incarnation of its  national art tour this weekend in Los Angeles. Installation 6: VIDEO features an all-video lineup which will visit several cities over the coming months. Featured artists are: Dust la Rock (Brooklyn, NY), Eric Nakamura (Los Angeles, CA), Saelee Oh (Los Angeles, CA), Funeral Fog (French + Alan...
The Holy Grail Consignment Drive and Party

The Holy Grail Consignment Drive and Party

This info comes courtesy of DJ Franchise of KnowTheLedge.com who will be spinning at this event and has been raising awareness on behalf of the Holy Grail store. Know The Ledge is hosting a special event in Los Angeles on July 19th to help LA sneaker store,The Holy Grail. As you may have seen on...

Miami Graffiti – Video Teaser

Opening this weekend at Mid-City Arts is Miami Graffiti, a celebration of Jim & Karla Murray’s book documenting the Miami graffiti scene, and an art show featuring the work of many of Miami’s top street artists. July 11, 7pm – 9pm www.midcity-arts.com
Miami Graffiti Opening This Weekend - Mid-City Arts

Miami Graffiti Opening This Weekend – Mid-City Arts

MID CITY ARTS PRESENTS: MIAMI GRAFFITI – Street Art Exhibit, Installation & Book Signing Mid-City Arts continues to bring the best of street art to Los Angeles with its latest show honoring the Miami graffiti scene. “Miami Graffiti” opens July 11, 7pm – 9pm and will be on view through July 26th. Rapidly becoming one...
Retna & El Mac - Video Preview - Mid-City Arts - This Weekend

Retna & El Mac – Video Preview – Mid-City Arts – This Weekend

Two of street art’s finest talents, Retna and El Mac, are appearing together at 33Third this Sunday, June 7 for a rare live painting collaboration. The two have worked together on several well-known street pieces, but this will be a great opportunity to watch them work their magic live before your eyes! The event will...
Lisa Shaw at Strictly Social - 05/20

Lisa Shaw at Strictly Social – 05/20

Can’t wait for this one! Lisa Shaw will be at Strictly Social this Weds! Nu-Soul Magazine & Soul Union are proud to present a very special edition of Strictly Social on Wednesday May 20, 2009. Salted Music recording artist and soulful house music legend Lisa Shaw will be gracing our stage for a very special...
Weekend Art - Graffiti Artist Chaka Opens at Mid-City Arts

Weekend Art – Graffiti Artist Chaka Opens at Mid-City Arts

I didn’t grow up in LA but for those who did, around the early 90s, Chaka was a mysterious, but ubiquitous presence in the city. He left his signature tag in literally tens of thousands of places around the LA city-scape, gaining the unwanted attention of the authorities, as well as a new level of...
Brittany Bosco Live In Los Angeles

Brittany Bosco Live In Los Angeles

Progressive soul newcomer Brittany Bosco is coming to LA! She will perform at The Dakota Lounge on April 26th, along with Mike Baker, Definite, Joe Wells, and Nola Darling. Should be a good ‘un!
Weekend Art - Cerasoli Gallery Presents: Glamour and Gloom

Weekend Art – Cerasoli Gallery Presents: Glamour and Gloom

Culver City’s art scene is burgeoning and the Cerasoli Gallery is a new, but important player in town. This weekend they present a unique opening featuring three artists: John Grande, Nick Potter and Franziska Klotz. Preview images from Glamour and Gloom here April 18  – May 13 , 2009 Opening Reception: Saturday April 18, 6...
Erik Rico + Kissey Asplund Wrap Up

Erik Rico + Kissey Asplund Wrap Up

Strictly Social was off the chain as usual last night. Excellent performances from Erik Rico and Kissey Asplund were just the beginning….an impromptu freestyle session featuring cameos from Jimi James and Babystone’s Novena Carmel, and orchestrated by fantastic beat selections from DJ Anthony Valadez, was the highlight. Their birthday serenade to organizer and Nu-Soul founder...
Papershapers Preview

Papershapers Preview

Today I had the opportunity to get a preview of the Papershapers show opening in Culver City tomorrow. The artists were in the process of getting all their pieces together so this is just a wee taste of what will be on display. The show features unique works from Ana Serrano, Annie Vought, Brian Dettmer,...
Scion's Papershapers This Weekend In Los Angeles

Scion’s Papershapers This Weekend In Los Angeles

Scion has a great show opening this weekend at their Culver City gallery. Papershapers is curated by Giant Robot and features the paper craft of Shin Tanaka, Ana Serrano, Annie Vought, Brian Dettmer, Hunter Stabler, Peter Callesen, Polly Verity, Richard Sweeney, Mu Pan and Ryohei Tanaka. The opening reception takes place April 11, 7:00 p.m....