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Lockin’ with Hip-Hop’s own Fred Astaire: Shabba-Doo (aka “Ozone” from Breakin’)

by Nate "Chops" Johnson February 19, 2016

Within minutes of walking into Shabba-Doo’s dance class for the first time, I could tell that his sessions weren’t a “vanity project”; i.e. staging generic dance classes to make money just because he has a big name in the industry. He actually does care that his students learn something by the end of the hour. […]

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Where I Stand – Bowie Bids Farewell – Hollywood Blvd

by Nate "Chops" Johnson January 14, 2016

Like everyone else in the world, I woke up Monday morning to the unexpected news that David Robert Jones (aka David Bowie) had passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer. I got the news from a friend right at the very end of a Snapchat video, so it didn’t really register with me […]

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LA Nights with Hanksy – Surplus Candy

by Nate "Chops" Johnson November 4, 2015

All photos by Brandon Lavoie I got a text from a buddy of mine who wanted to hang out that night. We hadn’t seen each other in a while so I agreed to meet up with him and chill, but less than an hour later, I found myself in the passenger seat of his car […]

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Where I Stand: Bob’s Basement

by Nate "Chops" Johnson October 30, 2015

Somewhere deep in the suburbs of Burbank, CA is “Bob’s Basement”. A private museum of priceless horror/sci-fi props curated by its owner, actor, writer, FX artist Mr. Bob Burns. The museum is not open to the public, and doesn’t have regular hours, but through a friend, I was granted the privilege of touring his amazing […]

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To Summit Up – Part 4: Playing Lost and Found on Baldy

by Kerry Lambert October 23, 2015

Kerry Lambert’s continuing quest to hike California’s “six-pack” continues this week as she heads to Mount Baldy for another grueling adventure. TS Summit #3:  Mt. San Antonio, a.k.a. “Mt. Baldy” Elevation:  10,064 feet,  4000 feet elevation gain, 13.6 miles (from Manker Flats to summit and back) There was an unspoken agreement that my husband and […]

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