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Nick Loren: On Life, Music and Being Travolta’s Stunt Double

July 7, 2009

If you think you’ve seen Glendale resident Nick Loren before, you’re probably right: he’s acted in movies for years and has been John Travolta’s stand-in and stunt double for more than a decade. His latest role is in the recently released “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,”  starring Denzel Washington and, yes, John Travolta.

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The Tonight Show Live, From Behind Blinking Applause Signs

July 2, 2009
The Tonight Show Badge

The Tonight Show Badge

In June, Los Angeles magazine sent Conan O’ Brien a bag of goodies to welcome him to Los Angeles. Last Thursday, I thought I’d pay The Tonight Show a visit (yes, I had a friend in town) to see how he’s doing.

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The Test Drive: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

July 1, 2009

Week of August 25th Desktop

Driving the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is an experience of extremes:

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Laugh Track: Candor Comedy Show Brings Four Comedians to Fairfax and Melrose

June 15, 2009

You could walk past Candor near Fairfax and Melrose avenues and not notice it’s there, but the small theatre was packed with hipsters for their monthly comedy show last Tuesday night.

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Life According to Chita Rivera

June 10, 2009

Chita Rivera

Last Saturday at Disney Hall, Broadway star Chita Rivera accomplished what many would think impossible:

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Steve Martin, His Big Bad Banjo, and the L.A. Library

May 14, 2009

Steve Martin might not be as well known for his banjo playing as for his acting, but as he said Monday night at the Club Nokia, he’s been strumming the banjo as long as he’s been making us laugh—since he was about 17.

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