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The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will conclude its 2018-19 season with George Frederic Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast,” or the Power of Musick, at 8 p.m.,  May 18, at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 West Ave. K.

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This week, we’re getting buggy at the Natural History Museum, checking out the museums of the Arroyo, visiting with animators in Burbank, admiring art for a cause, going car-free in the San Gabriel Valley and buying oddities in DTLA.

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As the month of May winds down, the up-and-coming creative minds of this Valley will be making a statement.

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What does an Aztec warrior, slow turtle, caramel macchiato and white chocolate dream have in common with Flannery O’Connor, Ernest Hemingway, Walt Whitman and John Steinbeck? That would be caffeination and education at the Sagebrush Café. 

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On Monday night, I just concluded a long week of work in Los Angeles with the Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp.

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The Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center has officially announced additional Palmdale Auto Mall Concert performances for the 2019 Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival, themed “Sweet Delights and Carnival Lights.”

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This week, we’re checking out a pair of exhibitions at the Central Library, admiring the work of Ernie Barnes, seeing fearless fashion at Skirball and watching movies outdoors.

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“The Biggest Little Farm” is a documentary with the title, and much of the rosy fantasy, of a picture book. John and Molly Chester didn’t, like Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, buy a zoo. But they got start-up investors to help them purchase a 213-acre farm just north of Los Angeles.

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The Antelope Valley Ballet will bring “Alice in Wonderland” back to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center for the first time in eight years.

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Ahh, Mexican food — it’s one of my favorites! Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Palmdale just opened their second location. They must be doing something right to warrant this new location. 

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The Antelope Valley College Symphonic Band will present “…from darkness grows a light” at 7 p.m. May 5 at the AVC Performing Arts Theatre.

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When Ted Bundy died in the electric chair 30 years ago in Florida, a witness to the execution — a prosecutor in the case of a 12-year-old girl Bundy murdered — told the New York Times: “He probably could have done anything he set his mind to do, but something happened to him and we still don…

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This week, we are celebrating Union Station’s 80th birthday and Cinco de Mayo, viewing paintings of lost times in the city, getting birdy in Northeast LA and checking out Hollywood dream machines at the Petersen.

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It occurred to me earlier today, my job as writer is to capture the ghosts of past experiences. It usually appeals to my sensibilities a bit more than making up characters or situations.

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Happiness is Fosters Freeze’s purpose. They want to make people happy by providing some of life’s simple pleasures, nothing ritzy, just the regular everyday happiness that the Antelope Valley and ice cream brings. 

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This week, we’re hearing LA stories in Grand Park, seeing photos at the Annenberg, attending an early Cinco de Mayo Festival on Broadway, checking out puppetry wizardry at the Skirball, enjoy a car-free trip in Wilmington and buying artisan goods in Pasadena.

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The 28th annual edition of  the California Poppy Festival will bring new talent and experiences to all who attend the festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 27-28, at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park, 43063 North 10th St. West, between avenues K-8 and L.

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This week, we’re celebrating MOCA’s 40th birthday, seeing a pair of trippy pop ups, checking out underground art at the Petersen and admiring the work of the late Charles White.

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Lancaster resident Lyndsay Rouzer-Squyres is one of 25 Turner Classic Movies fans selected for a trip to Atlanta to go on set to introduce their favorite movies dedicated to the their favorite people.

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What comes to mind after drinking coffee and reading the newspaper about 10 a.m. on a lazy Sunday morning? You guessed it — brunch! Now, the decision has to be made, where do we go? Ahh, Mexican food — a favorite for so many people. Luckily for us here in the Antelope Valley, we have quite a…

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Cedar Street Theatre’s production of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” offers a wink-wink, nod-nod to the audience where the laughter is truly genuine as you watch the story unfold.

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This week, we’re celebrating Record Store Day, attending the Festival of Books, learning the art of monster making, seeing a vintage fashion show and admiring the work of photographer Kwane Brathwaite and artist David Bradley.

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This week, we’re getting our science on in Downey and Exposition Park, sampling beers in DTLA, checking out the artisans at the LA State Historic Park, checking out foodie events in LA and Pasadena, admiring the work of the residents of the Brewery Artists Lofts and hitting the beach with ou…

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Cedar Street Theatre’s production of “The 39 Steps” opens its two-weekend run April 5 at the Nellie and Lou Bozigian Family Theatre at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

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A few years ago, I was running a local music website called Pharout Magazine.

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Have you ever craved a particular flavor where you could almost taste it by just imagining it? Well, that is me on a daily basis. I close my eyes and think, “What do my taste buds crave today?” Then my mouth starts watering for that flavor and nothing else will do. Last week, I was craving C…

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English rock band The Who released its fourth studio album “Tommy,” 50 years ago this May.

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At a time when live music is as commercialized as it’s ever been, I’m glad the house concert hasn’t been sentenced as an antiquated idea in the court of public opinion.

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The Palmdale Playhouse’s collaborative partnership with Palmdale Repertory Theatre is truly a splash made in heaven.

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This week, we’re attending The Other Art Fair, getting our Instagram on at The Egg House, treating our taste buds at the Latin Food Fest, catching performances at the Native American Festival and seeing works by California women artists.

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This week, it’s all about museums, from Little Tokyo to DTLA to the Miracle Mile.

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Last week, I addressed a few questions related to starting a band.

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The Palmdale Playhouse and Palmdale Repertory Theatre’s presentation of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” will feature colorful costumes, scenery and special effects that will take the audience under the sea, into a magical kingdom with Ariel, King Triton, Ursula and Ariel’s crush, Prince Eric.

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One of the great additions to our international cuisine is the cookery of Thailand, similar in some ways to other Asian cooking, but, so distinctive.  Spicy Thai Restaurant is one of those great dining experiences in the Antelope Valley. 

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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.