CD REVIEWS:Left Alone
& the Slow Signal Fade
LIVE SHOW: Ben
SHOW PICKS: Jewel,
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rainer Maria & Simon Dawes
FILM REVIEW: Idlewild
DVD DISH: Scary Movie 4
TEACH ENGLISH IN JAPAN
AEON, one of the leading English conversation
schools in Japan is recruiting qualified individuals to teach English
at one of our 310 branch schools located throughout Japan. If you are
ready for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to live and work in
Japan, please submit your current resume and 1-page essay titled,
"Why I want to live and work in Japan" to AEONLA@AEONET.COM. For more information, visit www.AEONET.com
What’s Happening in Los Angeles
Thursday, Aug 31
DAVID HOCKNEY PORTRAITS @ LACMA
Artist David Hockney has been in the business for
over 50 years. This long running period has resulted in more than 150
paintings, drawings, photographs, collages and prints. Hockney’s
art is mainly portraits of his relatives, friends, compatriots, and
even himself all done in unusual/distinct shapes and forms. This latest
exhibit for Hockney will be his third for the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art. LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. For
more information, visit www.lacma.org.
Friday, Sept. 1
MAH JONGG CLUB @ Pacific
So you think you can sing huh? Better yet, I bet
you think you can dance, right? Well do you think you can Mah Jongg,
and throw down like the best of them? We’ll see hot shot. This
Chinese game is built on strategy, some quick wit, and good ole’
fashioned luck. Let’s see if you can build suites of 13 or
16 tiles. Oh yeah, Chinese official tournament rules apply. Bring it!
The Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 N. Los Robles Ave. in
Pasadena. For more information visit www.pacificasiamuseum.org.
Saturday, Sept. 2
FIESTA HERMOSA @ Downtown
It’s been a pretty long summer huh? I think
you deserve a much-needed kick for this Labor Day Weekend. So why not
head over for a little bit of fiesta in Hermosa Beach? Fiesta Hermosa
is going to have it all: arts and crafts, food vendors sporting all the
international food you can stomach and live entertainment. And make it
a family affair and bring your brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters.
There will be a kiddy carnival and petting zoo too. Downtown Hermosa
Beach is located at Hermosa Avenue and Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
For more information, visit www.fiestahermosa.com.
Sunday, Sept. 3
The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players @ Troubadour
Now I’ve heard of post-punk, art-rock,
dance-rock, emo rap but slideshow art-pop? Friends its true, slideshow
art pop exists in the form of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow
Players. A three-member family: a mom, a dad, and a young
daughter who knows how to rock it out on the drums. With the use of a
projector, the group display photos of anonymous deceased strangers
while singing crafty pop gems are sung about the projections. Tickets
are available via Ticketmaster. The Troubadour is located at 9081 Santa
Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. For more information visit www.troubadour.com
Monday, Sept. 4
Los Angeles of Anaheim vs. Baltimore Orioles @ Angel Stadium
It’s going to be a tough climb for the
Angels. 7.5 games back from their rivals the Oakland Athletics. But
like their fellow Los Angeles counterparts (the Dodgers, who led
the NL West Division) have shown, anything is possible. See if the boys
in red can take charge like the boys in blue have, as the start a three
game series with the Baltimore Orioles. Angel Stadium is located at
2000 Gene Autry Way in Anaheim. For more information visit www.laangels.com
Tuesday, Sept. 5
Jaws/The Birds @ The
New Beverly Cinema
Get ready for when animals attack the celluloid!
This double feature of animalistic cinematic destruction will make
anyone afraid to go in the water or even telephone booths. Just
remember though this is all just a movie and your still in the comforts
of a cozy theatre setting…unless this is all part of some weird
confusing matrix, but that’s another double feature waiting to
happen. The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 West Beverly Blvd in
Los Angeles. For more information visit http:
Wednesday, Sept. 6
MySpace @ UCB Theatre
Feel weird when someone is standing extremely close
to you as you check your MySpace profile for any messages or if your
weird yourself, see how many profile views you got in an hour? Well for
MySpace at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles, let your guard down and let
all who paid to get in, check out your MySpace profile. During the
interactive show, MySpace profiles of three audience members are
selected and from the information based on those said profiles, long
improv scenes are created. Here’s hoping your music list
doesn’t contain both Johnny Cash and the group LFO. It’s
going to be a loooong night.
UCB Theatre is located at 5919 Franklin Ave. in Los
Angeles. For more information visit www.ucbtheatre.com/la
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Guitar Center,14200 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks
Benway Music, 1600 Pacific Ave., Venice
Funky Revolution, 7768 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
Tower Records, 22135 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance
Cafe, 1745 Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
LAC Museum of
Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Lotto Liquor,1298 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles
Skylight Books, 1818 Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Rocky Cola, 1025 PCH Hwy., Manhattan Beach
Borders, 475 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena
5042 Wilshire Blvd., #600
Los Angeles, CA 90036
MOCA for the final Saturday (Sept. 2) of its exciting late-night
program MOCA After Dark. The program includes: Artmaking, screening.
Djs, live performances, spoken word and guided tours. FREE with museum
admission. 6 p.m. to midnight. For more info, visit www.moca.org/nightvision.
Want music? Need music? Of course you do! Visit SAM ASH MUSIC STORES for the
largest selection, best service and lowest prices on music in town. For
a location near you, visit www.samashmusic.com.
The HIGHLANDS HOLLYWOOD is a one of a kind nighttime experience featuring LA's
hottest DJ's, sweeping balconies with views of the entire LA basin,
plush lounges, and beautiful indoor & outdoor dining areas.
Download the special coupon to enjoy half price admission at THE HIGHLANDS!
Futon City has the best
futon, mattress, bed, cover sets and bedroom set selections available.
Download the coupon to receive a free futon cover or free delivery with purchase.
Visit, www.futoncityca.com for a
list of all five L.A. locations or for more info.
ROMANTIX is one of
L.A.'s best adult superstores with other locations in Las Vegas and San
Diego. The store features an assortment of oils, massage lotions, lubes
and more to get you and your partner in the mood. For more info, visit www.romantixonline.com.
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shoes, clubwear, incense, candles and more... Download this COUPON to receive 10% off your
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Participants needed for a UCLA research study. If
you are a current meth user between 18 ad 55 years old not seeking
treatment, you may be eligible to participate in a study to test an
experimental medication. For more info and how to enroll, call
A Los Angeles tradition since 1924, THE PANTRY is the
perfect place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Pantry is open 24
hours a day and is located at Ninth and Figueroa in Downtown Los
Angeles. For more info, call (213) 972-9279.
Come experience some of the best Tequila in the
city! Every Thursday at PUEBLO VIEJO restaurant and bar is Tequila night. Drink specials
all night long including $2 Pueblo Viejo shots, $3 Margaritas and $1
Bud Light. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. Pueblo Viejo is located at 5722
Melrose Ave. in Hollywood. For more info, call (323) 464-0624.
Salerno Beach Restaurant on Sundays for its
special brunch and live jazz. Cantalini’s features the best in
Italian cuisine. Ask them about their student discount.
Cantalini’s is located at 193 Culver Blvd., in Playa Del
Rey. For more info, visit www.salernobeach.com
All of the college education, none of the college
tuition. Earn an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force. Registration is free, and the college offers more than 80
fields of study. The Air Force also offers up to 100% tuition
assistance at hundreds of colleges and universities. Visit, airforce.com for more info.
There are only five steps to career success in
computer animation. 1. Quit school or current job 2. Move to
Orlando 3. Attend DAVE SCHOOL 4. Work really hard 5. Get a job in digital animation
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