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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Playhouse, located at 38334 10th St. East in Palmdale, will present a “Spring Fling” recital by the West Coast Classical Orchestras at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 29.

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English Heavy Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne reflects on his life, unapologetically rocks gloom away and even finds room for humor on his newly released album, “Ordinary Man.”

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will host a meet and greet and book signing with local author Willie Sangster for his book “Before You Say, ‘I Do,’” from 2-3:30 p.m., Feb. 29.

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This week, we’re honoring marionette maker Bob Baker, admiring LEGO art, catching a play premiere, partying at the Norton Simon and watching cat videos.

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As The Righteous Brothers co-founder Bill Medley tells it, he was not interested in reforming the chart-topping duo after the death of Bobby Hatfield.

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Where can you get the tantalizing flavors of Chinese, Italian, Mexican and American cuisine all at the same place? Well, Wence’s Bistro in Acton of course! A cute, quaint and very rustic bistro with interesting art adorning the walls, lots of windows, wood benches and pretty lamps hanging al…

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High Desert Theatrical will present “The President’s Little Angel” at the Arbor Court Antelope Valley Entertainment Center at 8 p.m., Feb. 21 and 22 and 2 p.m., Feb. 23.

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This week, we’re eating chocolate while viewing art, admiring cars created by a heavy metal vocalist/guitarist, reliving the Great LA Air Raid, checking out the Afro-Latinx Festival in Long Beach, screening a documentary on a major force in LA architecture and being dazzled by a multimedia d…

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There’s beauty to spare in the new screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” from its palatial country estates with their art-filled galleries and manicured lawns, to the exquisitely detailed costumes (those feathered bonnets!), to star Anya Taylor-Joy, whose porcelain skin and blonde ringl…

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Riders in the Sky’s first official public performance was Nov. 11, 1977.  The two-time Grammy Award-winning comedy cowboys have racked up more than 7,500 shows  since then.

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Every once in a while, a weekend in the AV is chockablock with good shows. This weekend is shaping up to be no different. 

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Antelope Valley Community Concerts will present its third concert of the season with the return of organist David Hegarty at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26 at Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

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Kevin Parker, the multi-instrumentalist behind Psychedelic Rock act Tame Impala, returns with his band’s latest LP, “The Slow Rush” to cogitate and reflect on universal themes such as love, negative emotions uncertainty and the passing of time.

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One of the great things about living here in the Antelope Valley is the dining experiences. We have an abundance of assorted ethnic eateries and Mexican food is no exception. The Antelope Valley has choices from small taco stands to big beautiful restaurants with food from all the different …

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Not too deep into the Netflix film “The Last Thing He Wanted,” the spunky heroine is given a warning: “Buckle up. It’s gonna be bananas.” It’s advice that checks out. It’s definitely bananas, but not in a pleasant way.

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Comedian Rex Havens will bring his Valentine’s Day gender relationship comedy “Women and Children First” to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14.

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PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale is accepting applications for participation in the fifth annual Kaleidoscope Art & Music Festival, a unique event dedicated to the arts, coming to the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 3. Admission and parking are free.

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This week, we’re learning about travel opportunities at the Convention Center, getting cuddly for Valentine’s Day in Grand Park, celebrating Black History Month in Hollywood and taking in art exhibitions in Santa Monica, Griffith Park, the Arts District and at LACMA. 

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Cirque Éloize will perform “Hotel” at 8 p.m., Feb 15 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. “Hotel” is a story of a place and its travelers, a stop-over where lives intersect briefly, just long enough for tales and memories to be forged. Step in the grandiose universe of this new creation …

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If ’70s nostalgia with an updated twist sounds interesting, check out English Rock band The Heavy, touring in support of their latest album on an eight-date leg that zig-zags across the U.S. 

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The Palmdale Playhouse’s latest art exhibit, “Africa Moves: The Legacy of Vernon Charles Lawhorn,” features art from the late artist, who died at 48 years old of a heart attack, in August 1996.

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Hill Station is a local treasure. Charming and authentic, old-style wainscoting and sturdy Windsor chairs and tables return the diner to an era of cross-country train journeys and en- route dinner stops. Refurbished and enlarged, the building has been Vincent Hill Station restaurant and salo…

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will host the next meeting of the African American Authors Book Club to discuss the novel “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, at 6:45 p.m., Feb. 18.

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Dustbowl Revival, an Americana roots band bent on sonic exploration and societal liberation, turn introspective on their latest album, “Is It You, Is It Me,” to create an album that’s meant to empower people through hard times.

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This week, we’re checking out photographs from Vanity Fair on Hollywood glitz and glamour, viewing movie costumes up-close and browsing art in DTLA, learning about rare books in Pasadena, listening to the next generation of musical talent at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and admiring art from…

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When singer and weirdo in chief Tom Waits was describing the talent of the legendary Louis Armstrong, he said “He’s like a potato. He just comes out of the Earth.” 

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Cedar Street Theatre’s production of “Crimes of the Heart” will conclude its two-weekend run with three performances Feb. 7-9 at the Nellie and Lou Bozigian Family Theatre.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble is withdrawing a planned line of famous literature reissued with multicultural cover images that has been met with widespread criticism on social media. 

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will hold a Perler beads craft program for teens from 4-5 p.m., Feb. 13.

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In her third novel, British author C.J. Tudor takes a darker, more sinister riff on the “Strangers on a Train” motif. Deliciously creepy, “The Other People” tackles grief, obsession, justice and revenge in a tight, solid plot that is full of realistic twists, melding the mystery with aspects…

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Cast as a leading man from early in his career, Kirk Douglas, who died Wednesday at 103, commanded the screen with a booming voice and chiseled physique, but he also showed enough humility to allow for more complicated heroes — and even a couple of outright heels. At the height of his powers…

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A couple of weeks ago, during all the crazy snow, my companion and I were in the mood for Fish and Chips. The York Shore House seemed the perfect spot for this great English classic flavor we were craving. As we walked in, I saw a sign on the wall which told their story, which is pretty amazing…

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Antelope Valley College’s Theatre Arts Department will present “Eldritch the Invincible” at the AVC Performing Arts Theatre at 8 p.m., Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2 p.m., Feb. 2. Eldritch is a student at Dr. Gantt’s Academy for Extraordinary Youngsters and Skilled Persons, an elite super hero aca…

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The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m., Feb. 13 at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 West Ave. K, Lancaster. Featuring 23 active duty Airmen musicians, the Singing Sergeants perform a wide range of music…

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Cedar Street Theatre will present American playwright Beth Henley’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize winning play “Crimes of the Heart,” over two weekends at the Nellie and Lou Bozigian Family Theatre from Jan. 31 through Feb. 9.

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Until my last breath leaves my lungs and I toddle of this mortal coil, I will continue to sing the praises of the Antelope Valley College Commercial Music Program.

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Steeped in traditional Americana, with a penchant for adding a flair of abstraction, Nashville, Tenn. trio The Wood Brothers reflect on the nature of humanity, mortality and the duality of circumstance on their latest album, “Kingdom in My Mind.”

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., continues its Mid-Week Movies program with a showing of the movie “Harriet” (2019), rated PG-13, at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 5, in honor of Black History Month. Admission and popcorn are free.