May 212014
 

 Clare Graham first solo museum exhibitionClare Graham’s First Solo Museum Exhibition
at Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles
September 13, 2014 – January 4, 2015

This will be the first solo museum exhibition of contemporary craft artist Clare Graham, who utilizes discarded materials and found objects he has collected to create large-scale sculptures, installations, and furniture. Using buttons, paint-by-numbers paintings, grocery lists collected by a homeless neighbor, puzzle pieces, and other materials, Graham fashions tremendous structures reminiscent of natural forms, Brancusi-influenced towers, and intricately crafted furniture. Some of Graham’s accumulative sculptures can reflect 20-30 years of collecting a single kind of found object. As the former senior art director for Disneyland, Graham’s practical experience as a costume and set designer have informed his practice as a sculptor.

For additional information about the artist and his work visit Clare Graham Website: http://www.claregraham.com

Information about Clare Graham’s upcoming exhibition:
Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 323-937-4230
Website: http://www.cafam.org

May 122014
 

Metro Rerouting Traffic on Crenshaw
Construction will begin on Friday, May 16, on the Metro Crenshaw / LAX Transit Project at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards with a 15-hour full street closure to implement a new traffic configuration. This area will be the stage for the future underground Crenshaw / Expo Station.

Wash / Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will implement this traffic configuration between Jefferson Boulevard and 39th Street beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 16, through 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

WSCC will place on the westside of Crenshaw Boulevard K-rail (concrete barriers) to separate the work area from the street traffic and restripe traffic lanes. Work is anticipated to last for 15 hours.

Southbound detour
Beginning Friday at 10 p.m. motorists traveling southbound on Crenshaw will be diverted to the left on Jefferson Boulevard, right at Arlington, right on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and left at Crenshaw Boulevard.

Northbound detour
For those motorists traveling northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard, they will be diverted to the right at Martin Luther King Jr., left at Arlington, left at Jefferson and right at Crenshaw Boulevard.

After the full street closure on Saturday traffic will resume with two lanes in each direction. The bus stop located on the southwest corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Road will be relocated to the northwest corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard.

There will be limited access to business during the night time activity. However, pedestrian access will be maintained as well as access to emergency vehicles.

The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project is a light-rail line that will run between the Expo and Green Lines. The $2.058 billion Measure R transit project will serve the Crenshaw Corridor, Inglewood, Westchester and the LAX area with eight new stations, a maintenance facility, park & ride lots, traction power substations and the acquisition of rail vehicles and maintenance equipment.

Following the closure WSCC will begin these construction activities: utility relocation, pile installation, street decking and excavation.

For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project visit metro.net/crenshaw or by email to crenshawcorridor@metro.net, by phone at (213) 922.2736 or follow the project at facebook.com/crenshawrail or twitter.com/crenshawrail.

About Metro
Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that is really three companies in one: a major operator that transports about 1.5 million boarding passengers on an average weekday on a fleet of 2,000 clean air buses and six rail lines, a major construction agency that oversees many bus, rail, highway and other mobility related building projects, and it is the lead transportation planning and programming agency for Los Angeles County.  Overseeing one of the largest public works programs in America, Metro is, literally, changing the urban landscape of the Los Angeles region. Dozens of transit, highway and other mobility projects largely funded by Measure R are under construction or in the planning stages. These include five new rail lines, the I-5 widening and other major projects.
http://www.metro.net

Apr 302014
 

Wolf Kesh

 

Wolf Kesh: (M.A.) the founder of Essentrism – whose work has earned critical acclaim – is preparing to unveil his new Website and steal the show in Los Angeles and beyond!

The philosophy of Essentrism has at its center the belief that the reality of being human is concealed by the veil of   appearances. Only  after  the veil of the so called “reality” is lifted are we privy to the essence of  reality: the essence of  being, the essence of consciousness which consists of what REALLY matters: the spirit, thoughts and emotions: in other words: the substance behind the appearance.

As Essentrist Wolf expresses his artistic vision through prophetic art, contemporary figurative paintings created in mixed media on canvas. Wolf Kesh rejects the notion of an artist competing with a camera (in the era of internet, audio, video and cell phones everybody can be / is a master at creating superficial images): being a slave to narrowly defined stylistic criteria: or creating works of abstract.  Our lives and relationships demand other qualities than appearance. Abstract – which represents chaos – is a threat to our need for order and harmony.

Last but not least, in a world that is organized to the point of the absurd, it is the responsibility of an artist ( who by definition is a symbol of personal liberty) to express the deeper truth which would other wise remain unspoken. Not surprisingly, Wolf Kesh` prophetic art is a part of over 2,000 private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe, Australia and even South Africa. His prophetic art is gaining critical acclaim: it is highly valued by European art collectors and is gracing the walls of several major Hollywood celebrities, including California’s ex-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Wolf Kesh is preparing to unveil his new Website and steal the show in Los Angeles, for information about Wolf Kesh’ paintings contact http://internetrealestatetycoon.com

Apr 232014
 

Major Entertainment Venues in L.A.Major Entertainment Venues in L.A.
L.A. Live is an entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles, California, adjacent to the Staples Center. L.A. Live cost approximately $2.5 billion USD and was developed by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), Wachovia Corp, Azteca Corp, and investment firm MacFarlane Partners with help from Los Angeles taxpayers. The architectural firm responsible for the master plan and phase two buildings was Baltimore-based RTKL Associates. It has 5,600,000 square feet (520,257 m2) of apartments, ballrooms, bars, concert theatres, restaurants, movie theaters, and a 54-story hotel and condominium tower on a 27-acre (10.9 ha) site. The complex became home to AEG and Herbalife headquarters in December 2008.

Nokia Theatre and Club Nokia
The completed Nokia Theatre from Chick Hearn Court
Main article: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Nokia Theatre is a music and theatre venue seating 7,100, while Club Nokia is a club venue with a seating capacity of 2,300 for live music and cultural events. The theatre has hosted the ESPY Awards since 2008. The first scheduled event held at Nokia Theatre was a concert featuring The Eagles and The Dixie Chicks on October 18, 2007. National events hosted since have included the American Music Awards on November 18, 2007.The venue has also hosted the finale of the seventh, eighth and ninth seasons of American Idol on May 21, 2008; May 20, 2009, and May 25, 2010, respectively. Recording artist John Mayer’s live album Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles was recorded at the Nokia Theatre. On March 11, 2008, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced with AEG that the venue would be the home to the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony from 2008 until at least 2018. The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were held at Nokia Theatre on September 12, 2010.

Grammy Museum
The entrance of the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live
On May 8, 2007, it was announced that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences would establish a museum dedicated to the history of the Grammy Awards. The museum opened on December 2008 for the Grammy Awards 50th anniversary. It consists of four floors with historical music artifacts. It has featured a number of exhibits, including the John Lennon Songwriter Exhibit, which was open from October 4, 2010 to March 31, 2011. Embedded on the sidewalks at the LA Live streets are bronze disks, similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honoring each year’s top winners, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.

Hotels and residences
The centerpiece of the district is a 54-story, 1,001-room two-hotel hybrid tower, constructed above the parking lot directly north of the Staples Center. Designed by Gensler and built by Webcor Builders, the skyscraper contains both an 879-room JW Marriott hotel on floors 3 through 21 and a 123-room Ritz-Carlton hotel on floors 22 through 26. Floors 27 through 52 hold 224 Residences at the Ritz Carlton condominiums. The tower’s architectural design evolves from a “geometric pattern of glittering, blue-tinted glass.”Thirty-four different types of glass were installed to create the uniquely patterned facade. Groundbreaking for the tower took place in June 2007. The project was completed in the first quarter of 2010.

ESPN Zone and broadcasting studios
The second phase of development included a 12,300-square-foot (1,140 m2) ESPN broadcasting studio, as well as an ESPN Zone restaurant built on the corner of Figueroa Street and Chick Hearn Court. In an effort to expand coverage of West Coast sports, ESPN began broadcasting the 1 AM ET (10 PM PT) edition of SportsCenter from the studio on April 6, 2009

Regal Entertainment Group
The $100 million, 140,000 square foot, Regal Entertainment Group movie complex includes 14 screens and 3,772 seats. It includes a three-story art-deco-style atrium and an 806-seat theater called the “Regal Premiere House” intended for “lucrative” premieres. The theater complex became the West Coast flagship location for Regal, the largest theater chain in the United States. The Michael Jackson film This Is It was the opening film at the theater

Restaurants
L.A. Live is also host to a set of mid to high scale dining including Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Katsuya, Lawry’s, Rock’N Fish, Rosa Mexicano, The Farm of Beverly Hills, Trader Vic’s, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, and Yard House.

Farmers Field & future expansion
Plans are being developed for the NFL to return to Los Angeles with a new stadium being planned on the campus, to be called Farmers Field. The Los Angeles City Council approved a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with AEG in a 12-0 vote on August 9, 2011. This non-binding MOU clears the way for AEG to start the next phase of the project, which is completing a development application and obtaining environmental clearances. The development application will include schematic designs of the stadium as well as an Environmental Impact Report. Once completed, the development application will be submitted to the City of Los Angeles for its consideration and possible approval. The stadium is anticipated to open in time for the 2016 NFL season.

The Los Angeles Downtown News reported on November 11, 2009, that AEG plans to submit significant expansion plans to the Planning Department on November 12. It includes “332,618 square feet (30,901.2 m2) of office space and a 269,182-square-foot (25,007.8 m2) broadcasting studio that could accommodate a nationwide cable television network, a 275-room hotel and a 25-story residential building with 65 units adjacent to the L.A. Live campus.

Aug 112012
 

Even in California, traditionally America’s land of milk and honey, many have gone from unemployment to food banks. To help the slowly rebounding Los Angeles economy AnythingLA.com will publish L.A. job listings free to employers to speed up hiring.

In support of Los Angeles employers and job seekers Anything L.A., Los Angeles premiere Website, introduces – free of charge! – L.A. job classifieds.
Whereas the vast majority of Websites – even those offering free classifiedS– charges for for hire ads, AnythingLA.com has chosen to sponsor them. In an economy in which every dollar counts, providing free L.A. job classifieds is likely to stimulate wider access to local jobs.

Anything L.A. is a well-established Los Angeles Website featuring rich calendar of L.A. events, timely Los Angeles-specific information, a wealth of entertaining videos and affordable L.A. Classifieds.
One could describe AnythingLA.com as a local entertainment magazine Online with a classifieds section, but it is also a part of the Los Angeles community and not indifferent to its current economic problems. Even though Anything L.A. didn’t offer free classifieds before, it now provides free L.A. job listings in an effort to connect job seekers with employers and help people get back on their feet, faster.
In the aftermath of the 1994 earthquake, Los Angeles united in its efforts to recover. Perhaps the recovery from a natural disaster is “easier” because everyone is affected. The recovery from economic crisis that didn’t affect all Angelenos to the same degree seems to be more complicated. Still, there are many spontaneous expressions of support for those most affected. During last year’s holiday season anonymous “Santas” paid off Christmas presents on layaway. The recent Feed SoCal campaign by ABC7 and Vons has been hugely successful. Bags containing clothing donations are a common sight in front of supermarkets and churches in many areas of L.A.
Anything L.A. is doing its part. Effective immediately, ten day free L.A. Jobs classifieds are available to Los Angeles area employers. (A job is defined by work hours and a regular salary. Listings for affiliate programs, work from home, get rich quickly schemes or commission only gigs are not welcome.)

It is expected that free L.A. job listings will attract local employers and help Angelenos looking for jobs.

 

SPREAD THE WORD: ONE ANGELENO WITHOUT A JOB IS ONE TOO MANY!

 

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