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Carrie Meathrell

  • Arts and Entertainment
    Coheed and Cambria (Photo courtesy Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group) Claudio Sanchez is BUSY. Coheed and Cambria is galloping back into Los Angeles tonight to perform their first album, Second Stage Turbine Blade, in its entirety at Club Nokia, commemorating the 10th anniversary of its debut. It's a performance that demonstrates their commitment both to their devoted fans and to the cohesiveness of an epic musical mythology, also known as Neverender, that has...
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    (Photo courtesy of Black Sheep Artist Management) Fans of epic guitar solos and thirteen-minute conceptual songs about Supreme Tri-Mages will get to enjoy a veritable pupu platter of progressive rock on Thursday night, when Coheed and Cambria joins Porcupine Tree and The Dear Hunter at the Wiltern. This is the second leg of Coheed's American tour promoting Year of the Black Rainbow, a "prequel" album that rounds out the group's previous four-album "Neverender" cycle....
  • News
    Burbank's 20th Century Prop Shop Out of Business, photo via ATIS547 on Flickr I was driving back from the Costco in Burbank one afternoon when my boyfriend turned to me and asked "Why in God's name is there a custom hat store on Magnolia? Who wears hats anymore?" I thought a second, laughed, and said -- "Hollywood!" Movie-makers will always need milliners and other manufacturers of specialty props -- right?? Maybe not -- the...
  • Food
    Banh mi and chicken lemongrass taco, photo used by permission of Nom Nom Truck. In a rapidly growing trend that blends all the best parts about real California fast food, three UCLA grads have announced plans for a Vietnamese food truck that will serve favorites like banh mi and twists like lemongrass chicken tacos. Just like its Twittering predecessors Kogi BBQ and Don Chow Tacos (Chinese-Mexican fusion), the Nom Nom Truck (as it's christened)...
  • Food
    Popovers, recipe & photo via Yumwatch Popovers, much like airplanes and radio waves, are kind of magic. There's no yeast or kneading or "resting" involved in the preparation, and these babies come out like fluffy little bread clouds just begging to be filled with butter or gravy or salad or berries or custard or whatever your hungry little heart desires. With just a handful of ingredients and an impossibly easy recipe, you too can...
  • Food
    Apparently one Restaurant Week just isn't enough for Los Angeles: popular (and controversial) review site Yelp.com has announced their own "1st Annual Yelp Restaurant Week" starting this Saturday, May 30th. The kickoff event is being in conjunction with LACMA's Muse Artwalk. Participating restaurants include Tasca, Little Next Door, Luna Park, Messob Ethiopian, and Amalfi Ristorante, among others, all of whom will be offering a three-course prix-fixe for $15-30. Mention Yelp when making a reservation,...
  • Food
    The Hungry Cat in Hollywood has always been a great spot to sidle up to the bar and order a plate full of oysters and a delicious specialty cocktail (and the restaurant's signature blue cheese burger & fries, if you're really hungry). But the deals are getting better by the day at their Hollywood location: they've extended their happy hour so that you can booze it up on half-price cocktails and draft beers from...
  • Food
    Okay, so it's not Nobu -- but who has the bank account to handle $200 sushi fests nowadays? Wokcano offers good happy hour prices in convenient locations for your after-work bitch fests -- the menu will make even the sushi-shy happy. And hey, if you don't have a job, then you can get to happy hour that much earlier! From 4-7pm, sneak in a cocktail or two and some creative rolls like The Black...
  • Food
    Tacos Tumbras Y Tomas at Grand Central Market It's not unemployment, it's funemployment, right? Sure! But try telling that to the newly created legions of recession victims who spend their days trolling the internet for job leads and nervously rechecking their bank account balance. When you're out of work and trying to save money, it's hard to get out and have fun -- gym memberships, drinks with friends, movies, and restaurant dinners all have...
  • Food
    Check your fridges, citizens -- those eggs you fried up for breakfast might be toxic! Yep, it's another major salmonella recall, this time for Costco's Kirkland brand organic brand eggs. Information on the recall and plant codes can be found here. And while you're in there, you might want to toss the hamburgers and steaks as well: those of you who consume more than 4 ounces of red meat a day are at a...

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