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This week, we’re getting our Bach on at Union Station, checking out new photo exhibitions at the Getty, experiencing nature in LA at the Natural History Museum, learning the science of our canine friends at the California Science Center and seeing a work in progress at the Skirball.

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Recently, while I’m out and about, I’ve been getting more questions about what playing in a band is like.

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Look up sex, drugs and rock ’n roll in the dictionary around 1988 and you’d likely find a reference to Faster Pussycat next to each word. The Hollywood band was notorious for living life on the edge.

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Art in Residence, founded by artists Nathaniel Ancheta and David Edward Martin, is an open-air alternative exhibition space for site-specific installations.

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The winners of Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will present the winners of the 2019 Music Compet

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The pounding of drums echoes through the halls of the seemingly deserted rehearsal studio in North Hollywood.

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Lemon Leaf is one of the AV's destination restaurants and a really nice dining choice when you are out and about on the BLVD in downtown Lancaster. The food is Greek with some Italian undertones, trendy and just plain delicious — which is not plain at all.

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This week, we’re hitting Pasadena’s art scene for free, visiting the Central Library for a photo exhibition and a look back at Ralph Story’s Los Angeles, seeing a juried art show at the wacko complex, checking out a new play at The Autry and getting a trippy tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” (abridged) (revised) features men in tights and Chuck Taylors.

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Making its start 15 years ago as a small event in the Palmdale Senior Center, the High Desert Dance Classic has blossomed into a national dance convention registered with the World Swing Dance Council and the Country Two Step Dance Tour event.

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The rumble of the highway provides a nice bed of white noise as I write this article.  

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. have been forced to abandon productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird” under legal threat by Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. The combative move has prompted calls for a boycott of Rudin’s work.

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This week, we’re admiring digital art at the arboretum, seeing some dark humor toys, biking car-free streets in Culver City, learning about how fire is shaping California at the Natural History Museum and wrapping up the Lunar New Year at the Chinese American Museum.

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BURBANK (BUSINESS WIRE) Music mogul DJ Khaled is set to host Nickelodeon’sKids’ Choice Awards 2019, the biggest, slimiest party of the year for kids, broadcasting live Saturday, March 23, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) from the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The news, which also included this yea…

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No one going to see “The Wedding Guest” should expect a rom-com. The always-likable Dev Patel does star in it as a hunky guy who travels to a wedding party but he’s not been invited and he really ruins the wedding.

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“Hunting LeRoux: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire” by Elaine Shannon (Morrow).

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Born in the 3-D land rush, “How to Train Your Dragon” has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it from the start. But almost a decade since taking flight in 2010, these movies have made up for their lack of fire with enough sincerity and genuine sense of wonder to s…

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Not everyone who enters the music business wants to be a star.

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NEW YORK — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled “The Favourite,” the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner.

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This week, we’re reliving the Great Los Angeles Air Raid, celebrating the life and creative marionette wonders of Bob Baker, gaming old school and visiting some of my favorite places for a quick bite and drinks.

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This week, we’re viewing the early work of photographer Annie Leibovitz, dancing to Latin Jazz at The Autry, checking out travel destinations at the Convention Center, comparing East and West dissident art in Culver City and admiring the work of Oscar-nominated costume designers in DTLA.

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Recently, when returning from one of my long musical escapades, I was driving home via Fillmore, listening to music (one of my favorite activities) on a long, dark stretch of highway.

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Straight, “no chaser” is how NBA agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) likes his news in “High Flying Bird,” and the same could be said for the cinematic preferences of director Steven Soderbergh, whose stripped-down latest is a fleet-footed fast break of a movie.

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Cedar Street Theatre’s production of “Children of Eden” is packed full of songs with a variety of music that ranges from jazz to pop/rock to African and Caribbean rhythms and gospel, interspersed with humor and heart.

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A unique experience and a discovery of great wine and food is what you will find when you visit Lancaster’s newest wine lounge. Complexity Wine is conveniently located on the Southwest corner of Avenue J-8 and 20th St. West and has proven to be the place to go for a relaxing and enjoyable evening.

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Saxophonist Herbie Kae and his all-star band will return to the Palmdale Playhouse at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9, for a tribute to some of the greatest saxophone legends of all time.

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Director Anthony Langford described Cedar Street Theatre’s production of the “Children of Eden” musical as a religious story told from a non-religious point-of-view.

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Last week, I set sail on the seas of asphalt for some guitar tech dates out of town.

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This week, we’re Sleepless at the Music Center, seeing “People” at a new gallery, checking out Dolly Parton’s duds at the Grammy Museum, watching the Dragon Parade in Chinatown and spending a night under the stars at Descanso Gardens.

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Fresco II owners Lenny and Lea Graffeo are both from New York. Her family is Greek and his is Italian — so the food is where Greece meets Italy.

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Yes, Neil Diamond wore beaded shirts, not sequins, Super Diamond’s Randy “Surreal Neil” Cordeiro acknowledged.

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This week, we’re walking in LA, checking out old books, visiting museums for free, attending a Night of Ideas, visiting a massive photo exhibition and admiring the work of a manga master.

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The premise for “Arctic “ is so simple it’s almost silly to describe: Stranded man tries to survive. It’s also been done more than a few times in movies, so it’s understandable if hearing that invokes a yawn. And yet with barely any dialogue, traditional storytelling methods or even a cute p…

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The Antelope Valley Community Concerts Association will present a “classics to tango” program featuring the Camarada Quartet, at 2 p.m., Jan. 27, at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

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This week, we’re wine tasting, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Night Gallery, watching science-themed films, getting dapper at LACMA, ushering in the Lunar New Year and admiring contemporary art.

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On Jan. 21, the Talk of the Town Drill Team and Drum Squad represented the Antelope Valley in the Martin Luther King Parade in Las Vegas, Nevada. The group has represented the AV in parades, competitions and events throughout the surrounding areas and in Los Angeles County.

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Fusion is typically the blending of two things, however at Fusion Inn Café, you get a global fusion of cuisine (Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, German, Mexican and American) meeting a global fusion of flavor in each appetizer, entrée, beverage and dessert. 

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This week, we have cats on glass, a dash of Asian-American culture, a bit of drunk history, some happenings at The Autry, a live performance of Animaniacs, a day-long tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and a photo exhibition about a very dark time in LA history.