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Fine dining in a casual setting is what you will find at La Papillon which means butterfly. Everything on the menu, the presentation, the atmosphere and the flavors startled our senses into paying undivided attention to the moment.  The restaurant was a vision to behold, a symphony of harmon…

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This week, we’re touring Union Station with the Independent Shakespeare Co., learning about tarot cards in Exposition Park, seeing photographs taken by a young Stanley Kubrick on display at the Skirball, enjoying the Pumpkin Festival at Brookside Park, saluting mountain lion P-22 in Griffith…

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Cedar Street Theatre will bring Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play “Gaslight” to the Nellie and Lou Bozigian Family Theatre for two weekends, from Oct. 18-Oct. 27.

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Palmdale Repertory Theatre’s production of “Pippin” is a coming-of-age tale about a young man searching for fulfillment.

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Spawning from the streets of L.A, Aesthetic Perfection, the brainchild of Daniel Graves (vocals, programming) distinguish themselves from peers by performing heavy hitting electronic/rock music that is sourced from personal experiences and emotions.

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Grammy winner Thelma Houston maintains her powerful voice by taking care of herself and keeping busy.

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Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will kick off its 2019-20 season at 4 p.m., Oct. 20, with California State University-Northridge piano professor Jason Stoll, a former Antelope Valley resident and Antelope Valley College student.

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Millions of possibilities, endless combinations are what you will find while visiting the Lancaster BurgerIM. The name, BurgerIM, is Hebrew for “many burgers” and is traditionally pronounced “burgereem”, although most people are saying it “rim”. Either way it’s the same place with some prett…

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Musicians will perform their songs and artisans will provide live demonstrations and present their art when the City of Palmdale’s fourth annual Kaleidoscope Music and Art Festival returns to the Palmdale Amphitheater on Oct. 12.

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Will Smith is usually an asset for a movie. He’s the kind of true movie star whose charisma can elevate even the most mediocre material. You’d think then that it would be a good thing to have not just one but two Will Smiths in a movie if you can. That was at least part of the idea behind “G…

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In part two of my interview with Lee Matalon, we talked further about his life in music, growing up in Manhattan and about life.

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Ahh, Mexican food — a favorite for so many people. Luckily for us here in the Antelope Valley we have quite a few choices: from small taco stands to big beautiful restaurants, which is the case for Medrano’s Mexican Restaurant. With restaurants in Palmdale, Lancaster and Quartz Hill and have…

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This week, we’re pondering the meaning of walls at the Annenberg, saluting UCLA while traveling car-free in DTLA, screening an animated film at Union Station, checking out art along Olvera Street and celebrating Italian culture and Italian-American food in Hollywood.

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The fifth annual Antelope Valley Ukulele Festival is going back to the basics while raising money for local school music programs.

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Great tasting and high-quality new yummies to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings—Lagunitas beer-battered hand-breaded chicken and everything is better with beer! Buffalo Wild Wings is all that and so much more! As my friends, significant other and I found out while lunching there last week. Upon ente…

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After the 2009 dissolution of Oasis, an extremely successful ’90s Brit-pop band from Manchester, England, lead singer Liam Gallagher has remained in the public eye more so for his crazy rock ’n roll lifestyle than his solo ventures.

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I found my latest “Hotspot of the Week”, in a most unusual way! My friend, Ofelia had been asking me to meet her for lunch at the Café de AVPH inside her work place for quite some time. She kept insisting it was delicious and very inexpensive. So, last week we planned on meeting there so I c…

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Former Antelope Valley singer/songwriter Eric Slater will perform live, Sept. 21, at The Canyon Santa Clarita with Martha Davis and The Motels.

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Saxophonist Lee Matalon and Jazz Horizons will bring live music, at 8 p.m., Sept. 21 to the Nellie and Lou Bozigian Family Theatre at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center’s Black Box.

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The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby will perform at 4 p.m., Sept. 22, at Country Oaks Baptist Church. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Country Oaks Baptist Church is located at 20915 Schout Road.  

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Like a terrifying yet alluring ringmaster of your nightmares, whenever Alice Cooper (real name Vincent Furnier) emerges from his Arizona dwellings, you can’t help but feel excited for what kind of classic ’70s-era Shock Rock he has in store.

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This week, we’re partying ’20s style in Griffith Park, getting nerdy in Pasadena, learning about LA’s contributions to the Apollo program at the Central Library, shopping for artwork in Barnsdall Park, tasting wines and chocolate in Glendale and visiting the Vincent Price Art Museum in Monte…

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The proudest moments in life aren’t always when something is built. It’s when the canvas is blank and you have infinite directions in which to move.

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The Antelope Valley Community Concerts Association dedicates itself to promoting high-quality entertainment for residents and guests. This year, the nonprofit group will mark its 72nd season.

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Mexican-American singer/songwriter Frankie J  will make his Lancaster Performing Arts Center debut at 8 p.m., Sept. 20.

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PALMDALE — The Vets 4 Veterans 10th Anniversary Classic Car and Motorcycle Show and Poker Run offers a fun-filled day with motorcycles, hot rods and classic cars, food and entertainment for the family, and the opportunity to provide direct support the veterans of the Antelope Valley.

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Music has always had healing qualities. The ability to get lost in a song, while stress and problems melt away can be a truly therapeutic endeavor.

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On 50th Street West in downtown Quartz Hill you will not only enjoy a great juicy steak at AV’s Best Steakhouse, but you will also have the option of ordering any one of their other fabulous entrees as well! Tucked away in a small strip mall is The Broken Bit Steakhouse, which provides a uni…

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Comedian and actor Felipe Esparza will headline the inaugural Antelope Valley Comedy Festival at 8 p.m., Sept. 7, at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

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This week, we take a look at plant-inspired art and music at the Getty, take in an ancient play in Malibu, root for our favorite busking band in Long Beach, learn about Italian Americans in animation in an exhibition downtown and check out some art in Santa Monica.

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Guitarist Roby Duron will celebrate the music of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan on Sept. 14, at the Palmdale Playhouse with his show, Stevie Ray Visited.

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The inaugural Antelope Valley Comedy Festival kicks off the Lancaster Performing Arts Center’s 2019-20 season with three days of comedy, beginning Sept. 6, through Sept. 8.