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No one knows who he is or why he made the photographs

04/01/2014 1:32 pm1 comment
Mystery Man Photo Exhibit

  By Dana Ford CNN   (CNN) — He smiles. He stares. He sits without apparent expression. Who is he? That’s the question historians are trying to answer after a collection surfaced of some 450 photo booth portraits, taken of the same man over what appears to be decades. No [...]

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Jose Huizar, Francine Godoy have motion

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Jose Huizar

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A former aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar wants to expand her lawsuit, which alleges retaliation and sexual harassment. Francine Godoy sued both Huizar and the city last Oct. 17. She is a former deputy chief of staff in Huizar’s 14th District council office. [...]

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Stormy Weather

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Stormy Weather

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A cold storm out of the Gulf of Alaska brought the and strong rip currents today. In addition to this morning’s relatively light precipitation, there is a possibility of brief heavy downpours of rain, which could trigger minor mud and debris flows down slopes recently denuded [...]

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New Michael Jackson album coming in May: ‘Xscape’

03/31/2014 3:39 pm0 comments
Eight previously unheard Michael Jackson songs will be released on a new album in May, Epic Records announced Monday.

  By Alan Duke CNN   (CNN) — Eight previously unheard Michael Jackson songs will be released on a new album in May, Epic Records announced Monday. The late pop icon’s music has been “contemporized” by several producers who Epic Chairman L.A. Reid believes have the “gravitas, depth and range [...]

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Joe Mantegna Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from Hollywood Chamber

03/28/2014 4:04 pm0 comments
Joe Mantegna  receives  Lifetime
Achievement Award

Photo by Gary McCarthy.

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Actor Joe Mantegna, known for his roles in “The Godfather Part III” and the CBS series “Criminal Minds,” received a Lifetime Achievement Award today from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Mantegna, who also voices the character Fat Tony on “ ,” received the award during a special [...]

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Mantecore, the white tiger that attacked during Siegfried & Roy show, dies

03/26/2014 2:53 pm0 comments
Mantecore, the white tiger whose co-starring role in Siegfried and Roy's illusion-packed Las Vegas act was overshadowed by one visceral act of violence, has died. The big cat was 17.

  By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux and Melodi Smith CNN   (CNN) — Mantecore, the white tiger whose co-starring role in illusion-packed Las Vegas act was overshadowed by one visceral act of violence, has died. The big cat was 17. Mantecore died March 19, wrote Siegfried Fischbacher on the duo’s Facebook page [...]

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‘Captain America’ is ready to retire

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"The Avengers" - the superhero equivalent of a musical supergroup - is kicking off the summer movie season as a hit with a wide spectrum of moviegoers. Chris Evans plays 'Captain America.'

  ‘ By Breeanna Hare CNN   Chris Evans is ready to hang up his cape. The Marvel star, who leads the studio’s “Captain America” movies and plays the patriotic superhero in the “Avengers” franchise, tells Variety magazine that he’s looking forward to quitting acting altogether. “I’ve known for a [...]

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In receiving award, Amy Wakefield is critical of what she calls a broken system.

03/25/2014 4:30 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy

Amy Wakefield, shown walking with her husband Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in the King day Parade, was honored last Friday by the Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency.

  From City News Service CENTURY CITY — Los Angeles first lady Amy Elaine Wakeland accepted an award from the Friday, and she both criticized the foster system as broken and applauded the work of foster families and organizations for making up the difference. Speaking at the Los Angeles-based agency’s [...]

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Southland artists line up for Open Call L.A. 2014

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Photos by Gary McCarthy


About 2,000 Southland artists lined up at Barnsdall Park last Saturday to enter their artwork in Open Call 2014. The line, bottom left, stretched down the walkway leading to the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and then around the park as people waited in line to pay their $20-a-piece entry fee. Among the artists entering the show, below, is Ken Farkash, who entered two of his paintings.

    Independent Staff Report   HOLLYWOOD — Artists from throughout the Southland lined up at Barnsdall Park here last Saturday to enter their work in Open Call L.A., a non-juried biennial exhibition open to all artists residing in Southern California. The line stretched from the Los Angeles Municipal Art [...]

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Marijuana Initiative

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Photo by Gary McCarthy

Industrial hemp

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Backers of an initiative that would legalize possession, use, cultivation, transportation and distribution of marijuana and hemp have until Aug. 18 to submit enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot. If approved by voters, the measure would also require the Legislature to adopt [...]

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