Bentley’s Bandstand: Roy Hargrove, The Bottle Rockets, Hill Country Revue

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BY BILL BENTLEY Roy Hargrove Big Band, Emergence, Emarcy Records Talk about a labor of love. Roy Hargrove has wanted to make a big band album since first arriving in New York from Texas in the late 1980s. It took him twenty years, and in that … [Read more...]

Kulak’s Woodshed: A Lone Music Wolf in the Valley

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BY JAMES HAMES It's good to be reminded about Kulak's Woodshed, about what it is and why it's worth going there.  There's certainly nothing like it in the Valley. Kulak's is the product of the labor of love for Paul Kulak and a handful of … [Read more...]

Down in the Valley: Jen’s List — West Hills’ Jen Levinson

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BY KAREN YOUNG “I found it on Jen’s List.”   That’s a statement that rings across the Valley, and as the website and free daily newsletter has  grown to nearly 10,500 daily subscribers, it is now heard throughout Los Angeles. Jen’s … [Read more...]

My Celeb Finds

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Celebrities find the  same places we do! And we find them! Have any star sightings in the 818? Contact us! Here's who we found... The Office's Steve Carell walking out of The Gap on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City one day and … [Read more...]

Nola Ice brings New Orleans to Sherman Oaks

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BY SYDNEY EMBER The wedding cake has a delicate hint of vanilla sugar and butter frosting. The sweet kiss of the first taste suggests bouquets of baby's breath, taffeta veils and scattered roses, and when sipped through a neon straw, blends subtly … [Read more...]

Celluloid Heroes Movie Camp: Two special sessions offered

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BY KAREN YOUNG Looking for a  unique camp experience? Is your child an aspiring Scorsese or Spielberg, or a Pixar groupie?  Or do they simply just like to watch movies?  Well, it's time to get them off the couch! Celluloid Heroes Movie Camp with … [Read more...]

Sending Your Child To College, Part 2

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BY MARILYN MORRISON As the weeks of summer vacation whiz by, the reality of your child's impending departure for college becomes harder to ignore.  If your son or daughter is like most other college-bound students, little packing has actually taken … [Read more...]

Take a Trip Into History This Summer

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Suggested by the History Department at Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks Whether you're a kid or an adult, here's a list of 21 interesting and educational ways to spend  time this summer that will give you a fun perspective on history too. … [Read more...]

Boys & Girls Club receives $33,000 Ahmanson grant

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley  is the recipient of $33,000 grant from the Ahmanson Foundation, which will enable the organization to serve more youngsters at their headquarters in Canoga Park, as the grant is … [Read more...]

NoHo’s Satsuma Gallery mixes studio and exhibition space

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BY SYDNEY EMBER The minimalist sign identifying the entrance for Satsuma Gallery is a marked contrast to the rusted antiques bookending the contemporary gallery on the outskirts of the North Hollywood Arts District (NoHo). But the visual … [Read more...]