Alisan Porter Marks A “Change” With New Single

Alisan Porter
The Voice season 10 winner and Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Alisan Porter has a special place in my heart,. as Curly Sue is one of the first movies I reviewed during my time as a UCLA Daily Bruin film critic. Though I’m a creature of habit, change is inevitable, and Porter explains why “change” is more than just the moniker of her latest single.

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California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser Spotlights LACoFD’s Explorer Program

California Pizza Kitchen
As a Thai Crunch Salad devourer, California Pizza Kitchen is my #1 go-to eatery in Los Angeles, and it’s great to know that they’re also taking an active part in the community with a fundraiser to support the Los Angeles County Fire Department Explorer Program. If you’re eating at CPK somewhere between now and Wednesday, July 19, check out the fundraising details below.

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WalletHub Cites Los Angeles As Sixth Best City For Gamers

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Although La La Land is the place for movies and Hollywood’s shiniest stars, it’s not the #1 city for gamers according to a study released by the personal finance WalletHub. That crown belongs Orlando, Florida. Details on how the 100 largest cities stacked up in the video game universe is below!

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Jesse Lee Soffer Talks Acting Journey In New York, Los Angeles and Chicago

Before his current run as Detective Jay Halstead on Chicago P.D., Jesse Lee Soffer cut his teeth as a child actor working in feature films (Matinee, Safe Passage, The Brady Bunch Movie) and in Soaps (Guiding Light, As The World Turns). During the NBC Universal Summer Press Tour I asked Soffer if he found any differences amidst the acting communities of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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Concert Seen of the Week: Toadies at Hotel Cafe

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Kirtland Records

It was 1994 when Toadies first graced the airwaves, with a sinister guitar line and the unique and powerful voice of Vaden Todd Lewis leading the alterna-hit “Possum Kingdom.” For a good portion of the ’90s, you couldn’t escape the song if you listened to alternative radio. Add in songs like “Tyler” and “Backslider,” and the Rubberneck album became a “must have” disc for any self-respecting rock lover.  Continue reading “Concert Seen of the Week: Toadies at Hotel Cafe”

Music Tonight: Andra Day Performs At Amoeba Music

R&B singer Andra Day, who released her album “Cheers to the Fall” back in August, is performing tonight and signing copies of her CD at Amoeba Music starting at 6pm.

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Making the Cut: A Model’s Journey

Picture this — beautiful international 6 foot models swarming backstage, ready to strut their long legs in front of millions of cameras, capturing the vision of a beloved designer.  “Lights… Camera, Action, its New York Fashion Week 2015!” The fashion director cues the music as the first model is waiting behind a partition — palms sweaty, heart racing with adrenaline.

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FYS Dating Podcast: “Table for One, I Mean Two”

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He walks in to a room, your heart skips a beat, palms are sweaty, he asks for your name. You respond with a hint of flirtation rolling off your tongue. No, this isn’t a scene from a romantic comedy staring Jimmy Stewart, or even my gal JLo. These are the butterflies that have sadly been replaced with “I don’t give a F**k” or even “Sorry not Sorry,” just to name a few. These feelings used to live within us and, sadly, died with our braces and True Religion jeans.  Do you remember when your 9th grade crush ask to borrow a pencil in Algebra class?

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‘Forbidden Games’ Playing At Nuart for 1-Week Engagement


René Clément’s classic film Forbidden Games is now playing at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles for an exclusive, 1-week engagement. The picture, which is a new digital presentation with updated translation and subtitles, received the 1952 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and also won the Gold Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

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