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On Saturday March 25th, a public memorial as held for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the famous mother and daughter pair that passed away just one day apart in December 2016. The event was set for Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills in the Hall of Liberty at the back of the property. A fitting venue and final resting place for two stars whose backgrounds are so entrenched in Hollywood history, not just in film, but the culture of Hollywood, since Forest Lawn used to be a movie studio used by directors like Cecil B. DeMille. Read More…

Where I Stand: Hey! Ho! Let’s Go to the Ramones and the Birth of Punk Exhibition

by Nate "Chops" Johnson December 29, 2016

“1, 2, 3, 4!!!” Widely considered the first band to define the sound of punk music, The Ramones were formed in the Forest Hills section of Queens, New York in 1974. Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings, Douglas Colvin and Tommy Erdelyi each adopted the surname “Ramone,” becoming Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy. And so the […]

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Where I Stand: Bob Ross Tribute – Angel City’s Happy Little Festival

by Nate "Chops" Johnson November 17, 2016

Last week a friend emailed that Angel City Brewery in LA was holding a Bob Ross Tribute Festival over the weekend. For real!

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Where I Stand: At Home With Guillermo Del Toro’s Monsters

by Nate "Chops" Johnson October 31, 2016

If you have a soft spot for the macabre or just plain bizarre, make your way over to the Miracle Mile area of LA where the LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART is playing host to director Guillermo Del Toro’s private collection of art and film props.

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Prince Plays Hollywood Forever

by Nate "Chops" Johnson July 9, 2016

Since that April morning when the world woke up to find out that Prince had ascended to whatever place rock deities go to when their time on Earth has come to an end, there has been a near non-stop world celebration of his life and music.

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