Video Interview with RAKAA from DILATED PEOPLES

RYO1 (Ghetto Dojo Crew) sat down with the legendary RAKAA from Dilated Peoples for a discussion of his music, graffiti, jiu-jitsu, and what the future holds for him and his crew. Oh and yeah of course we asked him about his favorite taco spot…

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Explore Urban Trails With Experimental Mobile Site From Los Angeles State Historic Park

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On October 16, 2014, UCLA REMAP, California State Parks, the National Park Service, the California Endowment and the City of Los Angeles will celebrate the public release of LASHP Trails, an experimental mobile website featuring urban trails that explore the past, present, and future of the neighborhoods surrounding the Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP). At the same time, they will unveil Wellspring, a digitally interactive sculpture that serves as the mobile website’s trailhead.

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Bang for your Burger Buck: Dog Haus Biergarten ~ Pasadena, CA

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Hi, my name is Freiburger, I’m a triple topping monstrosity made by men who worship hot dogs and sausages as much as burgers. I live in a Dog Haus. You will like me.

A lot can be said of a restaurant when describing the ambiance. At Dog Haus, the extended drum solo of Rush’s Closer to the Heart, playing in the background, is all you need to know. Shiny, ultra skinny flat screens broadcasting all manner of sports? Check. Full Bar? Check. High Caloric Burger Concept menu that you will gladly hit the repeat button for, like your favorite Rush album loaded on your 10 disc trunk mounted cd magazine? Um, Check.

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[Preview] Come & Knock on Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter ~ October 17th at Meltdown Comics

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Everyone likes hot group action, right? Hoping to make art shows more fun and maybe a little more like a party, former roller derby girls Jane Dope, Sleazy Bake Oven and Hussy Whipped are stepping out of their roller skates and getting into group art parties built around a central theme. The first in the series is “Come & Knock on Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter” which opens this Friday at Meltdown Comics. More info: www.facebook.com/eatmoreartout or www.facebook.com/events/1455932761347195.

And now, preview some of the art…

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Willie T. Tribute to TRIGZ

Photographer and digital artist Willie T. MSK has created the amazing tribute above to his close friend, tattoo artist and graffiti OG Trigger (Mr. Trigz), who died tragically last week.

Deadbeat Club: Full Release ~ October 17th in Long Beach

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Deadbeat Club Presents: Full Release
Fri. October 17th – 6-10pm – 1347 Loma Ave, Long Beach CA 90804

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Maestro Knows ~ Patrick Martinez

Episode 5 of “Maestro Knows” with Levi Maestro finds the host at Patrick Martinez’s studio in downtown Los Angeles. The pair then visit Philippe’s for some french dip sandwiches and cruise down Whittier Blvd to see the location that inspires much of Patrick’s work.

Pot Heads: A New Wave of Ceramic Artists in Los Angeles ~ Opens at Design Matters on October 16th

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Pot Heads is a showcase of eight of the best ceramic artists working in Los Angeles today: Dora De Larios with Irving Place Studio, Kat & Roger, Mirena Kim, Heather Levine, Ben Medansky, Victoria Morris, Sunja Park, and Pilar Wiley.

Riding a wave of renewed popular interest in American pottery, Pot Heads highlights the common threads joining this group, dedicated to the art of hand-thrown, functional ceramics. Keep reading for more information and for preview images from the show. The artist’s name is below the pieces they have created for Pot Heads, which opens on October 16th at 6pm at Design Matters Gallery in West Los Angeles. Japanese artist Katsuo Design created the Pot Heads logo, as well as a limited edition silk-screened poster made especially for this exhibition.

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Dreaming Sin Fronteras ~ Los Angeles

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Dreaming Sin Fronteras (Dreaming without Borders) explores the honest and often heartbreaking stories of undocumented youth through live music, visual art and testimony. Adapted and directed by Antonio Mercado, this unique production will feature student actors from USC: Santiago Coronado, Maria Jose Placencia, Stephanie Barajas, Jonathan von Mering, and Kelechi Emetuche with rising star José Julián (Demian Bichir’s son in “A Better Life”) along with “DREAMers”—undocumented students who would benefit from a federal Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act—from across Los Angeles.

With live music by Shawn King (DeVotchKa), Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli), Ceci Bastida (Tijuana NO!), Stephen Brackett (The Flobots) Nick Urata (DeVotchKa) and Marisoul (La Santa Cecilia), along with visual designs by activist-artist Favianna Rodriguez, this multimedia event will powerfully communicate the narratives of young people whose lives are deeply and devastatingly defined by international borders and immigration laws.

RSVP HERE

The event is presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Josh Kun (Communication). Co-sponsored by the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and USC El Centro Chicano.

Luis Rodriguez ~ The Concrete River

Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Luis Rodriguez reads his poem “The Concrete River” in 2011.

“For the Homies” Art Show by Richard Castor ~ Opens on October 11th

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On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the BEAT SWAPMEET will host a solo exhibition of Richard Castor (check out our previous post on the Teen Angels Magazine art show) called “For the Homies”. It will be held in Chinatown Plaza, at the Beat Swapmeet headquarters. 943 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Music by the FUNK FREAKS spinning all night. Vendors include, OG FAMILY, TEEN ANGELS MAGAZINE, CHOLAS LOVE CUPCAKES. EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/734131283346085/
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