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LA’s Best Local Theater Directors

Theaters that thrive today were once just the dream of one or two directors wanting to build a home for the arts.

CBS Los Angeles–03/25/2013

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Passover Events For Kids In LA

A few events in Los Angeles are organized especially with your kids in mind, providing not only fun but also the basic knowledge that will help them better understand the Passover holiday.

CBS Los Angeles–03/15/2013

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Celebrate 5 Of LA’s Most Influential Women

What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to revisit the impressive women in Los Angeles and US history and remember their legacy? Here are just five such outstanding ladies.

CBS Los Angeles–03/14/2013

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How To Celebrate ‘Pi’ Day In LA

On March 14, there will certainly be more than 3.14 ways to celebrate one of the most famous numbers ever. Here is just a bit of inspiration.

CBS Los Angeles–03/11/2013

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Free And Cheap Sights For The Grandparents In LA

The grandparents’ visit to Los Angeles does not have to become a budget-destroying experience. Here are just five locations that will send your grandparents home with marvelous memories.

CBS Los Angeles–03/01/2013

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2013 Los Angeles Spring Theater Preview

From stimulating philosophical discussions, literature-based plays, revisits to well-known stories, stress relieving comedies, to original material by Los Angeles’ artists, theater is very much a viable option for your entertainment in the upcoming months.

CBS Los Angeles–01/28/2013

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2013’s Most Anticipated Museum Exhibitions In Los Angeles

A new year is about to start, and this is the time to make some resolutions. If one of yours will be to become a more cultured and art-savvy consumer, the museums in Los Angeles will be more than ready to help you fulfill it. Following are five museum exhibits that should keep you excited and learning about art until April of 2013.

CBS Los Angeles–12/24/2012

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Holiday Craft Ideas From Los Angeles Artists

The time of the year is here when Angelinos open up old boxes in search of their holiday decorations. Some of those items are faithful pieces that adorn homes year in and year out, and yet others have reached their expiration dates. When it is time to create, or purchase, new holiday decorations, consider the craft, the talent and the inspiration that outstanding local artists can provide. These L.A. artists understand the need for that special touch and have shared their secrets just for you.

CBS Los Angeles–12/17/2012

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Best Holiday Events And Celebrations In Los Angeles

The holidays are here and the time is ripe to get into the spirit of the season. Los Angeles offers ample options for holiday fun no matter your age or faith. Enhance your holidays with theater and music by attending one or all of the best holiday performances in the area this season.

CBS Los Angeles–12/10/2012

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Best Free Art Activities In Los Angeles

This is the time of the year when money starts rushing out of your pocket, and there is no relief for at least another month. That does not mean, however, that your soul must starve for art and the pretty things that soothe your soul. Following is a list of five places in Los Angeles where you can enjoy art, film, music and dance in the upcoming days at no cost to you.

CBS Los Angeles–11/26/2012

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Best Places To Buy Local Art For Less Than $100 In Los Angeles

Not everyone can have an original Van Gogh displayed at home, but that shouldn’t limit your artistic endeavors. In an artistic town such as Los Angeles, there is always a way to obtain unique creations at an affordable price. From paintings on canvas to jewelry, art installations and photography, the following locations and artists can beautify your life for less than a Benjamin at a time.

CBS Los Angeles–11/12/2012

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Best Ways To Celebrate Native American History And Culture In Los Angeles

Native American heritage is celebrated throughout the United States during the month of November, with special events organized to shed a light on the contributions that the culture has provided to society. These events are a good source of knowledge and exposure to Native American culture, food and arts for the whole family. Following are five opportunities for your family to learn about the tribes that originally lived in the Los Angeles area and the reasons for which they chose this beautiful land.

CBS Los Angeles–11/05/2012

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Best Art Curators In Los Angeles

Most everyone has walked the halls of a museum at least once in their lifetime. Some of the artists whose work hangs on the walls have famous names – Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh – and others are of new, young, living artists trying deliver their particular messages and dreaming of working them into history. The question of which work deserves to be showcased at a particular gallery or museum falls heavily on the shoulders of art curators. These are five of the city’s best: the people who truly know art in Los Angeles.

CBS Los Angeles–10/29/2012

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Los Angeles’ Most Haunted Places

Los Angeles may be a younger city when compared to others around the country, but that does not mean it lacks its fair share of ghost stories. Turns out, some of Hollywood’s most famous were not ready to leave town even after their unfortunate deaths, so they apparently still hang around, sometimes to be seen by the living. If you like to feel hot and cold breezes that come seemingly from nowhere, and if you enjoy feeling the hairs on your neck stand at attention, check out these haunted places.

CBS Los Angeles–10/22/2012

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Best Bizarre Statues Or Public Art In Los Angeles

As you walk the streets of any city, you are bound to find pieces of public art meant to beautify the area with culture and a story. Some of those art pieces are self-explanatory: the bust of a founding citizen or the likeness of a prolific writer, for example. Others take a little staring into and perhaps the reading of their dedication plaques to understand them. Then, there are those sculptures that make one wonder just what was going on inside of the artist’s mind. Following are five of the latter; five odd pieces of art placed throughout Los Angeles that, once you get to know them, become beautiful and full of meaning.

CBS Los Angeles–10/01/2012

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