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It’s a draw

25 years ago, a handful of chalk artists gathered at Pasadena City Hall to enchant a small audience. Today, about 600 artists attract tens of thousands of visitors to a two-day event. “Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival” at the Pasadena Museum of History celebrates the sil...

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In Place: Silicon Beach

Strung along four miles of coast from Santa Monica and Venice to Playa Vista and Westchester, the Silicon Beach tech area first emerged when a handful of small startups moved south to flee the high rents and heavy competition of San Francisco’s Silicon Valley. Now, just a few years later, it’s wi...

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Quick, before it melts

After driving New Yorkers nuts, LA just got a pop-up Museum of Ice Cream, too. Ours (of course!) is four times larger, the better to hold more creamy-themed artworks, gifts and actual dairy indulgences by famous makers. It’s only open through May 29, so head Downtown there soon.

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LA’s favorite jazz party is back

Celebrating over 20 years at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Jazz at LACMA is one of the city’s best free live music offerings. It’s going to be an unforgettable series. Bring your blankets, sweaters, chairs and a picnic … or just grab appetizers right there at Ray’s.  (Art by H. Craig...

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John Aaroe Group has strongest first quarter in company history

LA-based luxury real estate brokerage John Aaroe Group closed seven transactions over $10 million year-to-date, posting the highest first quarter sales volume in company history.Notable sales include The Danny Thomas Estate in Beverly Hills (at $65 million – the second highest sale in the history...

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Not just a tour — an experience

The Third Annual Venice Design Series through May 20th blends architecture, cuisine, design, art and performance to showcase artistic vision from Malibu to Playa Vista. Proceeds benefit Venice Community Housing, longtime developer of lasting local solutions for low-income residents.

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Arts festival with an extra category

Since this one’s in Burbank, you’ve got to include animation studio character designers, storyboard and visual effects artists, and illustrators. Their works will join those by over 100 painters, photographers, and sculptors for the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival, coming up the last weekend in Ap...

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New tax-reform proposal is only a sneak preview

Executive SummaryThe Trump administration released its much-anticipated tax-reform proposal on Wednesday, April 26, entitled “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs.” The administration touts the proposal as the biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.Neverthele...

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12 big LA art events to watch for

In a place like LA, catching the best exhibitions before they’re gone takes a carefully curated cheat sheet. We’ve done all the hard work for you, from Paul Simon at the Skirball and the opening of the Marciano Art Foundation on Wilshire to a major retrospective of works by Cuban master of geomet...

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Paul Simon: Words & Music

This exhibition, which makes its only West Coast stop at the Skirball Cultural Center, explores Simon’s creative process and how his music reflects our social and cultural times. Besides instruments, records, sheet music, handwritten lyrics, photos, costumes, listening stations and performance fo...