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The Best Gig I Ever Saw: Deep Dish's Dubfire

"The Best Gig I Ever Saw" is a weekly column that will see us ask a musician to chat about their favorite concert thus far. This week it's Dubfire of reunited electronic trailblazers Deep Dish, who will be performing at Coachella this weekend.

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GoLA Pick: The Reality of Illusions

Life is but a dream, and in the group art exhibition "The Reality of Illusions" four artists create their own worlds by turning boring old reality into a fanciful and fantastic place infused with magical realism. Orange County artist Tiffany Liu's colorful paintings are populated by cute children,...

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Red Joan Portrays an Unexpected Spy

Red Joan comes courtesy of Trevor Nunn, the knighted English theater director whose occasional forays into filmmaking routinely feature top-drawer performances from predominantly British casts.

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GoLA Pick: Damon Krukowski

Advances in technology are generally perceived as improvements that replace outdated forms of doing things, but Damon Krukowski wonders about all the things that are lost along the way, in his new book Ways of Hearing. "It's more than nostalgia that makes me remember the analog studio as different...

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12 Best Music Shows This Week in L.A.

Los Angeles is a hotbed of live music, and L.A. Weekly is here to help navigate this embarrassment of riches. From the classic sitar music of Anoushka Shankar to the fantastic lineup at KDAY's Krush Groove to Ministry celebrating a Wax Trax! Records documentary, here are the 12 best music shows in...

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Brandon Boyd: Doors of Perception, the Game

Brandon Boyd's new game, Deux Portes/Two Doors, was inspired by the popularity of an ongoing painting series called Portals. Made with watercolor and ink on paper, these 5-by-5-inch squares, largely from 2017 and 2018, enact an infinite set of variations on Boyd's favorite way of making art — part...

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Top Influencers: Mirtha Michelle

We showcase Mirtha Michelle as part of our list of Top Influencers in Los Angeles.

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Top Influencers: Twist

We showcase Twist as part of our list of Top Influencers in Los Angeles.

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Top Influencers: 24kGoldn

We showcase 24kGoldn as part of our list of Top Influencers in Los Angeles.

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Top Influencers: Caroline Juen

We showcase Caroline Juen as part of our list of Top Influencers in Los Angeles.

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Top Influencers: Elaine Daneshrad

We showcase Elaine Daneshrad as part of our list of Top Influencers in Los Angeles.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Anthology Pic Lost & Found Is a Charmer

Lost & Found is an unassuming charmer — an anthology of seven stories involving characters loosely connected by a lost-and-found office adjacent to a modern Irish train station. Writer-director Liam O Mochain, who also plays Daniel, displays a neat, light touch.

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GoLA Pick: Lenka Morávková

Unlike so many musicians who metaphorically claim that they can sculpt sound, Lenka Morávková actually creates music from a glass sculpture known as the Cristal baschet. Manipulating the vibrating metal rods embedded in the glass instrument, the Czech musician creates eerie, atmospheric sounds...

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GoLA Pick: Esa-Pekka Salonen and L.A. Phil

Former L.A. Philharmonic music director Esa-Pekka Salonen has been a major impetus behind the orchestra transforming into a dynamic and daring force that champions contemporary and avant-garde music. In recent weeks, the conductor laureate has plunged deeply into the works of Igor Stravinsky, and...

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Time for Tea: The Country's First Openly Gay Presidential Candidate Makes His Bid

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg made history on Sunday, April 14, when he became the first openly LGBTQ presidential candidate in the United States. "It's time to walk away from the politics of the past, and toward something totally different," he said in his campaign announcement, before...

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Music Pick: Flock of Dimes & Madeline Kenney

"Talk is dangerous," Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner, aka Flock of Dimes, confides on "The Sisters," before reprising the line a minute later as "Life is dangerous." Her mood is more gently contemplative than alarmed as her voice drifts aloft in a breeze of guitars and keyboards. "The Sisters" is half...

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Music Pick: Channel 3

Channel 3's classic early-'80s blasts of anger "I've Got a Gun" and especially "Manzanar" — a furious broadside about the internment of Japanese-American citizens — still raise literal chills today. But the Cerritos quartet led by singer-guitarist Mike Magrann and guitarist Kimm Gardener have...

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Music Pick: The Scientists

When The Scientists made their local debut last year — four decades after forming in Perth, Australia — demand was so great that they sold out two shows at Zebulon. Following those two electrifying nights, singer Kim Salmon, guitarist Tony Thewlis, drummer Leanne Cowie and bassist Boris Sujdovic...

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: La Llorona Cries Again

The Curse of La Llorona is the sixth installment in the Conjuring Universe.

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A Survivor's Story: Meet L.A. Weekly's New Cannabis Editor

This former 30-year Wall Streeter, with a disproportionate share of life drama, is now excited to sit in Los Angeles, the global cannabis epicenter, to be part of its unfolding story. I’m even more excited for the opportunity to join L.A. Weekly as both a journalist and its first cannabis editor...

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