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TABLE OF CONTENTS 005. LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 007. START
0007. DRINK IT UP 0008. L.A’S FOOD SECRETS 0010. THE WORLD & STYLE OF FORNASCETTI 0012. SAN DIEGO’S WARPED TOUR 0014. 10 REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE
016. SWAG 019. SUMMER IN THE CITY 020. TWISTED DREAMS 025. TOXIC BEAUTY 027. THE END
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
any will argue that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who follow the trends, and those who simply do not care, and refuse to create an identity for themselves; here at the Los Angeles magazine we think you can have both.. I say you can have both. I mean, who is anyone to say you cannot have the best of both worlds, who says you can’t be fashionable, but still have a brain? Who says you have to fit any molds? The theme for this issue is self acceptance and liberation of style; two things we, as creative people tend to struggle with, because as we all know it is easy to create different forms of expressions, but it tends to be a little harder to actually share them to the world. The world belongs to you “angels”, you just need to reach out and grab it.. make sure you keep this information on the back of your mind as you flip through this issue. Absorb the lifestyles, appreciate, and retain whatever s***t appeals to you, and remember, inspiration is everywhere, we are just lucky enough to be able to find it and share it with you!
Are you one of those people who run the other way when it comes to drinking water? We kinda are too, but sudies show that drinking at least once a month lowers blood preassure and reduces your chances of getting a heart attack. Other benefits include weight loss, better productivity at work, better excersize, less cramps and sprains, and less headaches. The best part? Water is free. So skip the soda, and endulge on some H20. Live fast, Drink Hard.
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ne of Los Angele’s best kept secrets is the Loba Grill. This hole on the wall features dishes from all over the world, including famous dishes from countries such as Mexico, Japan, South America, Cuba, Africa and France, the Loba Grill has it all. Whether you are dining alone, with your family, significant others, celebrating a birthday or getting over a breakup, this place has you covered. The grill features a full bar, along with drink specials every night from 7:00-10:00pm and a dancefloor on their basement. We fell in love with their customer service, great presentation and cheap prices... you will too! PS. Thursday nights are 18+ nights! Say “Los Angeles Magazine” at the door to get in for half the price, and get a little gift from us!
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THE WORLD & STYLE OF
fornasetti how surreal art became fashion plates. By Dagmar Fic-
Piero Fornasetti (10 November 1913 1988) was an Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver. Combining whimsy and elegance, Piero Fornasetti (1913–1988) transformed everyday objects like cups, scarves, and screens into works of art featuring his idiosyncratic leitmotifs, such as the hand, the female face, and luminescent fish. Additionally, he created a wide range of works, including idealized architectural fantasy drawings, book designs, and provocative nudes, as well as the decor for the luxury liner Andrea Doria. Perhaps most famous for dazzling pieces of trompe l’oeil furniture, Fornasetti was rediscovered in the 1980s and has remained much sought-after by collectors worldwide. Featuring 2,800 illustrations, many never before published, the monograph is designed to be an “artist’s book” that reflects as faithfully as possible Fornasetti’s own approach to design.
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“ Dear contemporaries, don’t you realise how different we are?Although I depict you as equals and like the ancients you never change.”
WARPED TOUR SAN DIEGO T
he Warped Tour is a touring music and Extreme Sports festival.In 1994 Kevin Lyman created the tour while he was working on skateboarding shows that included music. He took that basic idea and expanded it beyond a phenomenon into the must attend event it has evolved into today. The venues that the tours are held on are usually parking lots or fields that are transformed by adding stages, electricity, lighting and many other structures. You can think of it as a “carnival” like atmosphere with live bands performing on many different stages, extreme BBQ being served, various forms of Extreme Sporting competitions being held, and vending booths available for musicians and sponsors to sell their merchandise and meet up with their fans. The tour went international in 1998 and in 2006 the tour started the Warped Eco Initiative. They use Biodiesel to fuel the buses and even have a solar stage that hosts 8 to 10 performers per show. This year’s tour touted over 65 bands playing on eight stages. For musicians, their fans and Extreme Sports enthusiasts it is most definitely an all around extreme – crazy – warped - good - time!
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angeles magazine brings together artists from the city of los angeles; passion, struggle and a love for beauty. all the angels united under one publication. experience the voices of the city, and loose yourself in the music, photography, clothes, art, and heart of the city of los angeles.
TO FALL IN LOVE .. AS IF WE NEEDED AN EXCUSE.
10. IT MAKES YOU BETTER LOOKING. This is not a joke. Believe it or not, falling in love can really make you look a lot better. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t care about your physical appearance, fall in love and see how you would change. When you’re in love, you will always try to look your very best not just to impress the one you love but also to feel good about yourself. You feel conscious about your outfit, your hair and your movements.Even when you don’t exert any effort on improving your appearance, love really brings something magical to its victims. When people are in love, they smile a lot. There is a certain glowing aura that people in love emit that radiates happiness.
9. IT MAKES YOU NICER. How can you be mean to people around you when there is someone who makes every minute of your life wonderful? When people are in love, we tend to focus on our feelings for that lucky person and pay not much attention to other things, much less to the things that make our blood reach the boiling point. And because there is someone who makes us smile every time, it is hard to frown and make other people’s lives miserable. We tend to forget our bitter past and our plans of revenge in the future because what matters is the present.
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BY: KENDRA LYON
8. IT MAKES YOU RICHER
6. IT MAKES YOU MUSHIER
There’s nothing wrong with being mushy. It only means that you are sentimental and emotional. It only means that you care about how other people feel, especially the person you are in love with. If you have always thought that the lines uttered in those romantic movies are stupid, you will be surprised to find yourself in one, saying those mushy lines. It is alright. There is nothing unmanly about expressing how you feel and letting your significant other know how important he or she is to you. It is not a crime. Being mushy is not a crime.
It doesn’t mean that you should marry Donald Trump or some other billionaire. Even if you fall in love with an average guy, you have more chances of getting rich. This is because you are more inspired to work and you have another reason to work hard. Intentionally or unintentionally, you will find yourself doing your job a little less exhausting because the feeling of going home to someone you love keeps you through the day in a way that you don’t realize how much work you have done. This is true. Studies have shown that individuals in long-term committed relationships earn more than those who stay single. So if you want to get rich, fall in love. Although it can also make you weaker in certain ways, falling in love makes you stronger. How? First of all, sex is a good workout. Haha. Seriously, people in love want and try to be strong for themselves and those we care for. We will do When you’re in love, you care about yourself. It’s not just physical appearance, it is your overall well-being including your health. If you used to ignore that migraine you’ve been enduring for years, when you’re in love, there is a high chance that you would call your doctor for an appointment and schedule a check-up. You might even undergo tests that you have been putting off for the longest time like mammogram and PSA. When you’re in love, there is an intense urge to care for your health because you want to live long, because you have a good reason to. You want to live long not just for yourself but also for that special someone. If suicidal thoughts enter your mind all the time, you will forget about them altogether when you fall in love. You have a reason to live now and you know how your self-destruction makes him or her feel. And you don’t want him/her to be hurt, especially not by you.
5. IT MAKES YOU STRONGER
7. IT MAKES YOU HEALTIER.
4. IT MAKES YOU WISER. Being in a relationship is not all about sunshines and rainbows. There are bad, depressing moments, too. Although it is not a good reason to fall in love, it is not a reason not to, either. In fact, mistakes are essential in love. Each mistake teaches you something important. Every time you make a mistake, you learn. And every time you learn, you become wiser. This enables you not to do the same mistakes again. Being wise means growing up. And it takes grownups to run a relationship.
3. IT MAKES YOU MORE RESPONSABLE If your life is in disarray, you will set everything straight when you’re in love. You will find a good job because you think of your future together. You will take good care of your finances. You will fix your relationship with your family. You will forget about your unfinished business with your exes. You will even clean your room, which you haven’t done since you hit puberty. When you’re in love, your life develops a sense of direction.
2. IT MAKES YOU MORE CREATIVE When you’re in love, you think of new ways to take your loved one’s breath away. You cannot do things over and over again or you will beth get tired. You will be forced to come up with new, refreshing ways of saying “I love you,” of celebrating anniversaries, of letting him or her know how you feel. In some cases, people find themselves learning or trying to do things new to them like writing songs or doing something embarrassing. The funny part is, you don’t complain because you enjoy doing it. Weird, but you really do. Another way of being creative is when he or she asks you where you have been last night. Yeah, that will really squeeze out all the creative juices in you.
1. IT MAKES YOU and endure anything to protect the person we love and give them what he or she wants. When we are sick, we want to get better fast so we can enjoy more time with him or her. We become stronger so we can catch them when they fall and lift them when their down. Being strong can also be interpreted in another way. Some people can take all the pain that love brings just so they don’t lose them. Even when they are hurt by factors ranging from differences to third party to family, they choose to stay in the relationship because they are strong enough and they know that it will pass. Love is not easy to let go. If we can keep it, we will. Love is like that. It’s pleasure and pain rolled into one and it takes a lot of strength. Love is not for the weak-hearted.
When you’re in love, you will never find yourself alone. You already have a partner to do things with and it’s not just sex. Yes, sex makes people happy but it’s more than that. Simple activities can become fantastic when you do it with someone, especially with the one you truly treasure. These things will make you happy and it will show big time. You’ll be surprised that you will see yourself smiling and laughing all the freaking damn time. You think about him or her, you smile. You see him/her walking, you smile. You see him/her trip on her toe, you smile. When you’re in love, you always think positive.
$WAG THY SHALL BE FLY.
Polaroids might have been replaced by digital photography years ago, but they are making a comeback. Endorced by Lady Gaga, they are super unique. Donâ€™t have a polaroid camera? Get a polaroid app for your smart phone for as little as $0.99!
Spread your wings. Literally. Put one or many.Reallistic animal feathers, or fake colored ones, large or small. Available almost everywhere, feathers are ought to get you noticed.. in a good way.
STILETTOS By far the hottest pair of shoes you will own this year - they go with anything! Tall colorful stilettos can add edge and indivituality to any outfit.
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1 1. BOWS
Cute, Affordable, Fashionable and Edgy. A bow can make any look unique. Pop it on your head, jeans, purse, necklace, as a bracelet, ring or earring, the bigger the better.
3. SAFETY PINS
Seen on everyone from Ke$ha to Natalia Kills and resently Britney Spears in her “I wanna go” music video, safety pins can turn any ordinary outfit special, custom, alternative and sexy.
Lion rings are this season’s newest trend among alternative fashionistas everywhere. Available in thousands of colors, sized and styles, you just can’t go wrog with a lion ring.
3. SNAKE NECKLACE
Available in thousands of different styles, sizes, prices and colors,little snakies are back. Pair it with your favorite ripped tank top or dress. Boy or Girl, rock it.
The funkier the better, heart shapes, mickey mouse, colorfull, oversized and undersized. Don’t have money to buy your own? No problem. Steal your Grandma’s. Blind or not, nerds are hot.
BEATS BY DR DRE
As seen on Ke$ha’s nfamous “Blow” music video, BEATS are stylish, confortable and help you to experience music the way producers and artists want you to experience. Also available in black.
Sold at almost every drugstore glitter liquid eyeliner is fashy glamorous and cheap. Apply to eyes, face or lips for a signature look, that is ought to get you noticed.
SUMMER IN THE CITY TWISTED DREAMS TEN YEARS OF THE DISNEY HALL.
THE TRUTH BEHIND THE ITEMS THAT MAKE US BEAUTIFUL.
TWISTED DREAMS: THE DISNEY HALL BY: TASSAI CORTEZ
The Los Angeles Philharmonic continues its reinvention of the concept of a 21st-century orchestra under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel. Embarking on its 92nd season in 2010/11, the Philharmonic is recognized as one of the worldâ€™s outstanding orchestras and is received enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike. Both at home and abroad, the Philharmonic is leading the way in innovative programming and redefining the musical experience.
his view is shared by more than one million listeners who experience live performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic each year. The Philharmonic demonstrates a breadth and depth of programming unrivaled by other orchestras and cultural institutions, performing or presenting nearly 300 concerts throughout the year at its two iconic venues: Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, a popular summer tradition since 1922. The orchestra’s involvement with Los Angeles also extends far beyond regular symphonic performances in a concert hall, embracing the schools, churches, and neighborhood centers of a vastly diverse community. The Los Angeles Philharmonic was founded by William Andrews Clark Jr., a multi-millionaire and amateur musician, who established the city’s first permanent symphony orchestra in 1919. The 94 musicians of the new ensemble met for their first rehearsal Monday morning, October 13 of that year, under the direction of Walter Henry Rothwell, whom Clark had brought from the St. Paul (Minnesota) Symphony Orchestra. Eleven days later, Rothwell conducted the orchestra’s premiere performance before a capacity audience of 2,400 at Trinity Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. The audience heard Dvořák’s New World Symphony, Liszt’s Les Préludes, the Overture to Weber’s Oberon, and Chabrier’s España. Rothwell remained the orchestra’s Music Director until his death in 1927. Since then, ten renowned conductors have
served in that capacity: Georg Schnéevoigt (1927-1929); Artur Rodzinski (1929-1933); Otto Klemperer (1933-1939); Alfred Wallenstein (1943-1956); Eduard van Beinum (1956-1959); Zubin Mehta (1962-1978); Carlo Maria Giulini (1978-1984); André Previn (1985-1989); Esa-Pekka Salonen (1992-2009); and Gustavo Dudamel (2009-present). Following its opening season in 1919/1920, the orchestra made Philharmonic Auditorium, on the northeast corner of Fifth and Olive, its home for the next 44 years. In 1964, the orchestra moved to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center, which was its winter home until its final performances there in May 2003.
“…a sensational place to hear music... In richness of sound, it has few rivals on the international scene, and in terms of visual drama it may have no rival at all.”
In October 2003, the doors to one of the world’s most celebrated venues — the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall — were opened and the Los Angeles Philharmonic took the stage in its new home, which has become known not only as a local cultural landmark, but also as “…a sensational place to hear music... In richness of sound, it has few rivals on the international scene, and in terms of visual drama it may have no rival at all.” (The New Yorker) Praise for both the design and the acoustics of the Hall has been effusive, and the glistening curved steel exterior of the 293,000-square-foot Walt Disney Concert Hall embodies the energy, imagination, and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and its orchestra. Inspired to consider new directions, Gustavo Dudamel and the Philharmonic aim to find programming that remains faithful to tradition, yet also seeks new ground, new audiences, and new ways to enhance the symphonic music experience. During its 30-week winter subscription season of 110 performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Philharmonic creates festivals, artist residencies, and other thematic programs designed to delve further into certain artists’ or composers’ work.
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“...devoted exclusively to performing compositions on the cutting edge of the repertoire, attracts leading composers and performers of contemporary music”
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s commitment to the presentation of music of our time is evident in its subscription concerts, the exhilarating Green Umbrella series, and its extensive commissioning initiatives. Now in its 29th year, the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, devoted exclusively to performing compositions on the cutting edge of the repertoire, attracts leading composers and performers of contemporary music. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association expands its cultural offerings by producing concerts featuring
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distinguished artists in recital, jazz, world music, songbook, and visiting orchestra performances, in addition to special holiday concerts and series of organ recitals, chamber music, and baroque music. The Philharmonic has led the way into the digital age, with groundbreaking web and mobile device applications. Through an ongoing partnership with Deutsche Grammophon, the orchestra has a substantial catalog of concerts available online, including the first classical music video released on iTunes.
“...including the first classical music video released on iTunes”.
Gehry was born Frank Owen Goldberg on February 28, 1929, in Toronto, Ontario. His parents were Polish Jews. A creative child, he was encouraged by his grandmother, Mrs. Caplan, with whom he would build little cities out of scraps of wood. His use of corrugated steel, chain link fencing, unpainted plywood and other utilitarian or “everyday” materials was partly inspired by spending Saturday mornings at his grandfather’s hardware store. He would spend time drawing with his father and his mother introduced him to the world of art. “So the creative genes were there,” Gehry says. “But my father thought I was a dreamer, I wasn’t gonna amount to anything. It was my mother who thought I was just reticent to do things. She would push me.” He was given the Hebrew name “Ephraim” by his grandfather but only used it at his bar mitzvah. In 1947 Gehry moved to California, got a job driving a delivery truck, and studied at Los Angeles City College, eventually to graduate from the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture. After graduation from USC in 1954, he spent time away from the field of architecture in numerous other jobs, including service in the United States Army. He studied city planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a year, leaving before completing the program. In 1952, still known as Frank Goldberg, he married Anita Snyder, who he claims was the one who told him to change his name, which he did, to Frank Gehry. In 1966 he and Snyder divorced. In 1975 he married Berta Isabel Aguilera, his current wife. He has two daughters from his first marriage, and two sons from his second marriage. Having grown up in Canada, Gehry is a huge fan of ice hockey. He began a hockey league in his office, FOG (which stands for Frank Owen Gehry), though he no longer plays with them. In 2004, he designed the trophy for the World Cup of Hockey. Gehry holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States. He lives in Santa Monica, California, and continues to practice out of Los Angeles. Angeles Magazine
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the price of looking good may be higher than you think
By Mercedes Cambridge III
“Not only are these beauty products toxic for humans, they are toxic to the environment.”
ou’ve been dying to try that new shampoo that’s supposed to make your hair thick, lush and shiny. You can’t wait to use that new exfoliating scrub because the label tells you that it’s going to make your skin soft and glowing. You love that new cologne; every time you wear it you get so many compliments on how great you smell! You love these products and how they make you look and feel, but did it ever occur to you that what you put on your hair or your skin could make you sick? Did you know these products contain chemicals, toxins and hormones that can cause anything from an unsightly rash to learning difficulties to birth defects and even cancer? Even though each product may contain a limited amount of these toxins, please keep in mind, most people use several products each day, from the moment they wake up (soap, shampoo, conditioner, shave cream, deodorant, toothpaste, hand soap, make up) until they go to bed. After many years of daily use, these toxins accumulate in your body to cause the ailments I’ve listed above, among many others. If they cause these concerns for adults, just imagine the damage they can do to children who are smaller and weigh less. Although each product you may use may contain a restricted amount of chemicals, hormones and toxins, they can, and many times they do cause a myriad of damage to us all. Not only are these beauty products toxic for humans, they are toxic to the environment, as well. Many of these products are made with petroleum-based ingredients, which contributes to global warming. Did you know that if you switch just one bottle of a petroleum based product for a vegetable based product we could save 81,000 barrels of oil in one year. How’s that for incentive to switch? So now you decide it’s time to go “green”, you go to the health food store and purchase “Organic” or “Natural” products and you no longer have to worry about these concerns...or do you?
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