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Birds of a feather can overcome addiction together

Birds of a feather can overcome addiction together

In tune with this week’s theme, let’s talk harmful habits. Being involved with someone who is battling their own demons can put a strain on any relationship. Anything from substance abuse to mental health issues that can cross over into the relationship territory can be tricky. These situations often put you in the uncomfortable position […]

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Calendar of events: April 17 – 23

Event: Record Store Day Description: Record Surplus is hosting a three-day long, storewide sale. While the weekend sale starts on Friday, the slew of limited edition vinyls for sale don’t hit the floor until the following day. This event is perfect for any music lover, whether you’ve never bought a vinyl in your mp3-privileged life, […]

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Radioactive seafood market takes over West Gallery

Radioactive seafood market takes over West Gallery

Ever wanted to go to a black-lit fish market? Now’s your chance. At CSUN’s West Gallery in the art department, professor Edie Pistolesi, with the help of several other art professors, worked with about 160 students to create a radioactive seafood market to symbolize the dangers of nuclear activity. The exhibit, two semesters in the […]

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Free LA Opera choral production to be held at VPAC

Free LA Opera choral production to be held at VPAC

Two free concerts performed by the LA Opera Chorus will be held Sunday afternoon at the Valley Performing Arts Center. Featuring highlights from “Madame Butterfly” and “Carmen,” the set will be conducted by Grant Gershon at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Audience members will also have a chance to sing along. The performance is part of […]

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LA’s thrifty alternative to Coachella to host its fourth year

LA’s thrifty alternative to Coachella to host its fourth year

Too poor (or too slow) to score a ticket in Indio? The fourth annual Brokechella Art & Music Festival in Downtown has you covered. This year’s event, to be held Saturday, April 19, will see a bloc party of indie music acts, art installations, food trucks and vendors. Headliners include electronic folk duo yOya, folk blues band […]

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‘Winter Soldier’ sees Captain America take on the modern world

‘Winter Soldier’ sees Captain America take on the modern world

Whether in the animated series “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” or the last “Avengers” movie, it has always been readily apparent that Steve Rogers is a man out time, but never more so than in the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But let’s backtrack a bit. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” places us […]

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Diana Krall brings ragtime pizazz to the VPAC

Diana Krall brings ragtime pizazz to the VPAC

Witnessing Diana Krall perform live is analogous to witnessing Fitzgerald read passages from This Side of Paradise (or so I’m told) — you are beholding one of the great practitioners of their craft perform with undaunted ability. In Krall’s case, tickling the ivories is easily as impressive and evocative as Fitzgerald’s passages, but is anyone […]

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Getting down at the Getty for college students

Getting down at the Getty for college students

As we head into spring break, college parties are everywhere. Go classy or go home at the Getty’s College Night Monday April 7. The sounds of live music will fill the museum courtyards on the one evening a year that the museum is open exclusively to students. Attendees can indulge in free food and culture, […]

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Former ‘Uncharted’ developer takes on ‘Star Wars,’ a look at ‘Infamous’ and ‘Diablo 3′

Former ‘Uncharted’ developer takes on ‘Star Wars,’ a look at ‘Infamous’ and ‘Diablo 3′

This week on Josh and Trevor’s Gaming Podcast the boys discuss Amy Hennig’s recent move to Visceral Games to begin work on a new “Star Wars” based game. They also give their takes on “Infamous: Second Son” and the “Diablo 3″ expansion pack “Reaper of Souls.”

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For the non-LA natives, stay local for spring break

For the non-LA natives, stay local for spring break

Spring break in Los Angeles doesn’t sound as fun as spring break in Cancun, Miami, or Fort Lauderdale, but it sure can be. The City of Angels is a cultural hot spot, with locations that are great to see and go to. What’s even better is that a lot of these places are either low […]

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The era of emo pop-punk is trying to make a come back, it’s not working

The era of emo pop-punk is trying to make a come back, it’s not working

It’s safe to say that when it comes to the hipster music scene, the relative pervasiveness that made it once so truly underground has proliferated into a widespread dissemination of fandom and buzz. It would be difficult for one to go a day without hearing Haim or Bastille, much less avoid a pissing match on […]

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Traveling for spring break on a college budget

Traveling for spring break on a college budget

Spring break is a great time to decompress from the stress of the semester by leaving the books at home and enjoying a mini vacation getaway. However, planning the trip starts with the fun of figuring out where to relax or party, and then finding the most convenient way to get there. For some, convenience […]

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