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Nick Wilson

  • Arts and Entertainment
    “I’m their product, it’s vital you sell me… They need their escape, and so do I.” If you are like Eva Peron and are seeking an escape, an evening with Evita at the Pantages Theatre might serve you well.
  • Food
    This year, the competition took place on April 11-14, and Angeleno baristas showed up strong.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    LAist sat down with Marcus Hirn -- web developer and social media guru with over 17 years of experience in IT, both front and back end web development, networking, law, and marketing -- to discuss the decline of sites like Digg and Reddit and why he thinks his new social network, Thruzt, may be able to fill the resulting void.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    If you are like Floyd Gondolli in Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 masterpiece Boogie Nights and looking for simple pleasures, look no farther than "For The Record: Boogie Nights." Singing, dancing, cocktails, and a whole lot of sex appeal - Los Feliz's best date spot just got a whole lot edgier.
  • Food
    Architect and Cognoscenti Coffee founder Yeekai Lim has a new pop-up in Koreatown at the Normandie Hotel. It's a mission to get in, but his masterfully-pulled espresso is worth it.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Civil rights. Rock and roll. Women’s liberation. Vietnam. The 1960s was one of the most disruptive periods in US history, and is constantly being explored in film, television and theater. One chapter of the story that has been neglected in popular culture is the challenges and great changes the Chicano community faced in East LA during the 1960s. Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe, a new play at the Bootleg Theater, hopes to fix this omission.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    The two-day JazzReggae music festival at UCLA's intramural field returns for the 26th year this weekend to entertain those of us not hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend. As always, Sunday May 27 is Jam Day and Monday is billed as Reggae Day.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Fellow musical theater fans, Billy Elliot has finally arrived! If you are like me and watch the Tony Awards every June in order to make a mental list of shows to catch when they make their journey to our coast, last week’s opening night at the Pantages has been a long time coming. The musical, based on the 2000 film of the same name, swept the Tony Awards in 2009, taking home 10 awards, including best musical.
  • Food
    Nestled in West LA’s Little Osaka, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar is a neighborhood restaurant that will make you wish you called this stretch of Sawtelle home. The inviting atmosphere and mouth-watering comfort food courtesy of former Umami corporate chef Ernesto Uchimura has made Plan Check an instant hit.
  • Food
    Downtown Santa Monica residents, office workers, and tourists no longer need to leave the Third Street Promenade and trek to Main Street's Espresso Cielo to get a proper cup of coffee. The Refinery started brewing San Francisco's Ritual Coffee three weeks ago, replacing the shuttered EarthBar on 4th and Santa Monica Blvd.

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