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I have been doing my Hotspot of the Week reviews once a week for a little over five years which equates to 282 reviews! Sometimes I chose an old favorite, often times it’s a new restaurant that has popped up and quite a bit of the time it is after I have gone out to eat and found something o…

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With the 2019 holiday season well underway, it’s time to add to the yearly tradition of made-for-TV Christmas specials.

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The Tri-Valley Arts Ballet Academy, in collaboration with the Palmdale Theatre Dance Company, will present “The Nutcracker Princess” at 2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 8, at the Palmdale Playhouse.

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This week, we’re biking car-free streets and enjoying a night of comedy in the valley, walking along glowing art at the Music Center, making merry at Union Station, taking in “A Christmas Carol” at Atwater Village and listening to a holiday concert in an historic LA church.

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Cedar Street Theatre will bring the world of Elsa, Anna, Olaf and the magical land of Arendalle to life in Disney’s “Frozen Jr.” on the main stage at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center for four performances, Dec. 6-8.

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The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will present “Messiah and More” at Antelope Valley College’s Performing Arts Theatre at 7 p.m., Dec. 7.

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It’s time for lunch and you are craving Mexican food. Where should you go? We decided to go to El Toreo at one of the Palmdale locations—2321 E. Ave S. This particular location has a private executive room that seats up to 20 people for a meeting or special occasion.  A very charming restaur…

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Music lovers can start the holiday season in perfect harmony and good vibrations, with “The Beach Boys Holiday, Harmonies and Hits,” on Dec. 2 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

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It’s been two years since Country-Pop trio Lady Antebellum has pulled at listener’s heartstrings with balladry and pop tunes, but for fans, the wait is over.

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This week, we are attending a pair of Nutcracker productions, watching the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, screening classic Three Stooges shorts and checking out a holiday marketplace and a trio of exhibitions at the Craft Contemporary.

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Be hungry when you “hit the road Jack” over to Jack’s place in Leona Valley for a unique and tasty meal in a warm and homey atmosphere. The restaurant is really quaint with lots of wood, reminiscent of the old western days, comfy booths and a really nice pet friendly outdoor patio.

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Test Flight, Antelope Valley College’s own commercial music ensemble, will have its fall concert at 7 p.m., Nov. 22, in the AV College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 West Ave. K, Lancaster.

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This week, we’re checking out the artisans at the Renegade Craft Fair, getting our gear head on at the auto show, seeing artwork of a city on fire, enjoying the antics of the Doo Dah Parade and declaring a snow day in Elysian Park.    

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Nine plays will get their world premieres at the Antelope Valley College Theater Arts Department’s 23rd annual original One-Act Play Festival.

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If you are looking for traditional Mexican Fare, look no further and head on down to the corner of Elm and Lancaster Blvd. to Don Sal Cocina & Cantina. Once inside, the aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine reminiscent of Mexico truly makes you feel like you have been transformed to a new c…

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This week, we have a couple of holiday happenings, some art, two animation screenings and some crooning in the library.

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Belladonna Tea Room and Gift Boutique is a favorite of for so many reasons: the delicious food, the ambiance, shopping in the wonderful gift shop filled with quaint and whimsical décor and for the relaxation.  Some people love it for the hats of every color and style that you can “borrow” wh…

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This week, we’re eating pancakes while viewing art in the Arts District, admiring lantern art at the arboretum, checking out Harry Potter-themed art in South Pasadena, sampling coffee in DTLA, buying Native American art at The Autry and learning about the effects of the atomic bombs that end…

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There’s a quote from the great Joe Walsh, guitarist from the Eagles, that has guided me the last few years like the North Star through pitch black ocean.

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Hey, hey, original Monkee Micky Dolenz is coming to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center and you can watch him play at 8 p.m., Nov. 8.

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Rock stars, celebrities and fans of Metal legend Ronnie James Dio are converging for one night only, Nov. 7 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City.

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In an effort to better unify getting the word out for upcoming events in the Antelope Valley, here is a preview of local shows coming up in the month of November.

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Mexico Beyond Mariachi will bring “Sugar Skull: A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adventure” to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m., Nov. 1.

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This week, we’re checking out the cultural offerings of Grand Avenue, celebrating Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, watching animated movies at Union Station and viewing amazing artwork at both the Getty Center and the Norton Simon.

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I never knew I would be able to create my own delicious masterpiece in just four easy steps! However, that is exactly what I did at the new Bubbakoo’s Burritos at 20th street west & Ave J in Lancaster. Three of us met for lunch last week and had so much fun creating different masterpiece…

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Cedar Street Theatre will present the final three performances of Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play “Gaslight” at the Nellie and Lou Bozigian Family Theatre on Oct. 25-27.

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PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale’s Legacy Commons for Active Seniors is hosting a Hula Hoop Art Exhibit now through November that features works created by local active seniors.

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Halloween is right around the corner. With local festivities already underway, the Antelope Valley Press has compiled a list of staff members’ favorite Halloween songs, to ensure you’re well prepared for any spooky situation.

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The resourcefulness of the Antelope Valley will always amaze me. When one venue becomes unavailable, another one pops up from seemingly nowhere.

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Illusionists Kyle and Mistie Knight will bring their unique style of magic to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center on Oct. 25.

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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.