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Director’s Guild fêtes ’12 Years A Slave’

10/16/2013 7:25 pm1 comment
Director’s Guild fêtes ’12 Years A Slave’

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Trailing early Oscar buzz and winner of the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival, the stars came out for a red carpet screening of “12 Years A Slave” on Monday night. The film is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free [...]

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Home Sales

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Home sales LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The median price of a home in Los Angeles County jumped by 25 percent in September, compared with the same month a year ago, while the number of homes sold rose by 5 percent, a real estate information service announced today. According to DataQuick, the median [...]

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’42′ director Brian Helgeland takes on London gangsters

10/15/2013 5:25 pm1 comment
’42′ director Brian Helgeland takes on London gangsters

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer After chronicling baseball icon Jackie Robinson in biopic “42,” filmmaker Brian Helgeland turns to a decidedly less heroic real-life canvas for his next picture, gangland crime in 1960s London. Helgeland has written a script and will direct a film focusing on one half of the [...]

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Hollywood Bowl ticket prices rise next year

10/14/2013 1:36 pm1 comment
Hollywood Bowl

Photo by Gary McCarthy

From City News Service The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved price hikes for the Hollywood Bowl’s 2014 season. Prices for most seats will rise 1-5 percent, which translates to $1 to $2 extra for bench seats and $3-$9 more for box seats. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which operates [...]

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Drive launched to save Tower Records building

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TOWER RECORDS BUILDING  2011.

Photo By Gary McCarthy

  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — An online petition was launched this past week on the website: www.Change.org to save the world famous Tower Records store on the Sunset Strip. Local resident and community advocate Jerome Cleary, who is one of the leaders of the petition drive, said this [...]

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Babyface Star

10/11/2013 1:53 pm3 comments
Sean "P.Diddy" Combs and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds.

Photos By Marty Cotwright

  HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – R&B singer, songwriter and music producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, who has collected 10 Grammy Awards and has penned or produced tunes for artists ranging from Whitney Houston to Michael Jackson to John Mellencamp, received the 2,508th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. The ceremony [...]

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Veteran stunt performer Angela Meryl writes mentor book about the business

10/09/2013 7:41 pm1 comment
Veteran stunt performer Angela Meryl writes mentor book about the business

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer A veteran stunt performer, who has doubled the likes of Halle Berry, Beyoncé Knowles, Vivica A. Fox, Vanessa Williams and Gabrielle Union, recently added author to her resume with the release of a hands-on book about the industry. The official release for Angela Meryl’s “Stunts: [...]

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South African film commissioners report on L.A. visit

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South African film commissioners report on L.A. visit

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Last weekend Angelenos got to enjoy the vibrant culture of one Africa’s leading nations with a three-day music and film festival that no doubt delighted downtown culture vultures. The inaugural South African Arts Festival came at a time when the country’s political icons, Nelson and Winnie [...]

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Korn inducted into Guitar Center RockWalk

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Korn nducted into Guitar Center’s Historic RockWalk.

Photos By Gary McCarthy

    Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — Guitar Center added the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Korn into its historic RockWalk Tuesday in a private, invitation-only ceremony. After two Grammy Awards, eleven MTV Video Music Award nominations, and millions of records sold, the members of Korn took their place among [...]

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When the Rain comes

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LA Rainwalker taking the kids for a stroll.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Fall’s first rainstorm spread across droughty Southern California today. An upper-level low-pressure system swept south and east across the state, with light rain arriving in West Los Angeles about 9:30 a.m. National Weather Service forecasters predict that as much as a half-inch of rain could fall [...]

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