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Ill Mami

  • Food
    The Japanese Food Festival, a one day event being held at The New Otani Hotel, will be occurring this Saturday, October 27 from 11AM to 3PM. Tickets are 50 bucks but that includes all-you-can-eat-sushi as well as all-you-can-drink sake and beer (yay!). Hosted by the Japanese Restaurant Association of Southern California, there will be a best sushi chef contest, demonstrations of how to fillet a tuna, Jazz, and sake and beer tasting (drinks!). Do you...
  • News
    I have a neighbor named Zac. He's always pleasant and holds the elevator door open for me when he doesn't have to. Young, unassuming, and a generally-likable guy. Little did I know that my neighbor became one of young Hollywood's breakout stars virtually overnight. I noticed that he was on the cover of People magazine one day with this young girl I sometimes saw him hanging out with. Little did I know that my neighbor...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Yes, even obnoxious fashionistas will have to rub elbows with the masses for Roberto Cavalli's new line created especially for trendy retailer H&M. Known for combining rock and glamour, Cavalli has designed for such fashionable celebs as Beyonce, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz, and Adrien Brody, as well as designing tour costumes for Christina Aguilera. R Cavi's line at H&M will be debuting November 8th, 2007 where he will be joining such esteemed...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Joshua Redman's new album, Back East, is a tribute of sorts to some of the most influential figures that have inspired his music, including his father, the late saxophonist Dewey Redman, and tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano. Back East was most notably influenced by another of Redman's inlfuences, Sonny Rollins, and his album Way Out West which was the first to feature the trio of sax, drums, and bass. Naturally, Redman's instrumentation for his current...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    It's a rarity to have the offspring of music royalty bless the ears of us unanointed ones, but Joshua Redman (son of the late, great saxophonist Dewey Redman) will be performing at Catalina's Bar & Grill tonight through Sunday. Redman's new CD Back East can be found at your favorite "wrecka sto" AKA record store (Under The Cherry Moon, anyone?). Added bonus: JR is pretty cute, too, ladies. Talent + cuteness = I'm there....
  • News
    I am a city kid. I spent most of my childhood riding the subway, slipping into movie theaters unnoticed, and scoping out the best pizza parlors. That was my idea of a great Saturday. It came to my surprise when I was taken to Runyon Canyon Park one Saturday by my parents (both out-of-town transplants, as well) for "hiking." Where I'm from, if you want nature, you go to the park in the middle...

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