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  • Yesterday, The Hudson Block Party took over the corner of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights for 12 hours of fashion, food, music, and spirits. We were invited to attend and we had a blast! Here are five things we learned at yesterday's event.
  • Have you heard about The Hudson Block Party? Well it’s back for round two on Sunday, May 20th. After last year’s hugely successful but ‘crazy’ year, the organizers have doubled the block party’s capacity and have also brought in bigger musical acts. Check out what bands we're excited to see.
  • This year marked the first time the festival duplicated itself on two back-to-back weekends. So just what did artists do with their valuable time in Southern California between weekends? Some bands played by the rules while some skirted them.
  • Since 2008, every third Saturday in April has been known worldwide as Record Store Day. The fifth-annual Record Store Day, a celebration of record store culture and its community, will take place on April 21, and various independently-owned record stores across L.A. are hosting all-day parties featuring performances, DJs, giveaways, prizes, and other fun stuff.
  • On Saturday, April 7, World Famous KROQ personalities Kevin and Bean brought together a group of goofy dudes for a jocular night of laughs at The Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City. With all ticket sales benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project and Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center NICU, Kevin and Bean’s fourth-annual April Foolishness was a sold out affair.
  • Staying true to his musical ethos with The Beastie Boys, pioneering hip hop artist and rapper Mike D will curate a 17-day festival at the Geffen Contemporary in Downtown L.A. Hosted by The Avant/Garde Diaries, a global online interview magazine, and under the creative direction of Mike D, "Transmission LA: AV Club" will serve as a platform for an exciting array of installations and exhibitions showcasing the innovative perspectives of visionary artists in the fields of music, food, film, fashion and art.

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