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Broadways blockbuster “HAIRSPRAY” has
returned to L.A. for two weeks only (May 23 –June 4). Get
your tickets while they last. For more info and to purchase tickets,
Want music? Need music? Of course you do! Visit SAM ASH MUSIC STORES for the
largest selection, best service and lowest prices on music in town. For
a location near you, visit www.samashmusic.com.
If you were truly a wizard…where in the
muggle world would you shop? Harry Potter fans the world over are
discovering the shops at WHIMSIC ALLEY. Whimsic Alley is located at 2712 1/2 Wilshire
Blvd., Santa Monica 90403. For more info, visit www.whimsicalley.com.
At BABELAND you'll find a wide selection of adult toys and other
gifts for yourself, a lover or a friend, plus tips and sex advice.
Babeland is located at 7007 Melrose Ave. (323) 634-9480. For more info,
ROMANTIX is one of
L.A.'s best adult superstores with locations also in Las Vegas and San
Diego. The store features an assortment of oils, massage lotions, lubes
and more to get you and your partner in the mood. For more info, visit www.romantixonline.com.
Add a little spice to your life at A TOUCH OF ROMANCE. The store
features a wide array of lotions, lingerie, games, cards, videos,
shoes, clubwear, incense, candles and more... Download this COUPON to receive 10% off your
entire purchase! Offer valid for in store merchandise only, one per
customer, not valid with any other offer. For more information, visit www.atouchofromance.com.
Do you have asthma and Allergic Rhinitis? UCLA is looking for
volunteers 18 years of age or older, diagnosed with Asthma and seasonal
Allergic Rhinitis for a research study comparing three FDA approved
drugs with placebo (inactive substance) for the treatment of asthma and
allergic rhinitis. Study involves five clinic visits over six
weeks. Participants will receive up to $150 in compensation.
For more info, call Barbara at (310) 825-6745.
suffer from recurrent Genital Herpes? PROVIDENCE CLINICAL RESEARCH is
conducting a research study with an investigational medication to see
if it helps to reduce the healing time for genital outbreaks. To
qualify you must be at least 18 years of age, medically diagnosed with
genital herpes and be in good general health. Providence
Clinical Research is located at 3808 Riverside Dr. #400, Burbank 91505.
For more info, call (818) 558-7555.
A Los Angeles tradition since 1924, THE PANTRY is the
perfect place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Pantry is open 24
hours a day and is located at Ninth and Figueroa in Downtown Los
Angeles. For more info, call (213) 972-9279.
Come experience some of the best Tequila in the
city! Every Thursday at PUEBLO VIEJO restaurant and bar is Tequila night. Drink specials
all night long including $2 Pueblo Viejo shots, $3 Margaritas and $1
Bud Light. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. Pueblo Viejo is located at 5722
Melrose Ave. in Hollywood. For more info, call (323) 464-0624.
those teeth pearly white with GENTLE DENTAL
CARE. Open evenings and Saturdays,
Gentle Dental Care is currently offering its spring/summer special,
which includes $49 for your first visit’s check-up and cleaning.
Other special rates for students and faculty also available.
Gentle Dental Care is located at 1330 S. Vermont Ave., Los
Angeles (213) 383-7315 and 12095 Washington Blvd. #20, Los Angeles
10 years of bang still going strong at the IMPROV STUDIO. Take one
of their classes and learn Improv, monologue and scene. Download
this COUPON to recieve $50
off your first class session. For more info, visit www.bangstudio.com.
Have a great summer by the beach, while learning
something at the same time! CSULB is offering more than 1,200 day and evening classes with
three sessions to choose from. Session 1: May 30-July 7. Session 2:
June 19-July 28. Session 3: July 10-August 18. Open registration begins
April 10. For more info, call (800) 963-2250 ext: 60001 or visit www.csulb.edu.
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What’s Inside This Issue...
HALIFAX: Making its Own Fate Through Inevitability
L.A. UNDERGROUND: La Rocca
LIVE SHOW REVIEW: Angels & Airwaves
REVIEWS: 44 Long, Less Than Jake and
SHOW PICKS: Rocket Summer/Paramore, Pelican and June
VS. Comics Books
Artist behind Final Stand’s Tattoos
IAN MCKELLEN: Breaking the Da Vinci Code
DVD DISH: Utopian Society and Something New
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TEACH ENGLISH IN
AEON, one of the leading English conversation
schools in Japan is recruiting qualified individuals to teach English
at one of our 310 branch schools located throughout Japan. If you are
ready for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to live and work in
Japan, please submit your current resume and 1-page essay titled,
"Why I want to live and work in Japan" to AEONLA@AEONET.COM. For more information, visit www.AEONET.com
Fertility Futures is a professional egg donation
agency with over 10 years experience providing infertile couples with
the ability to create families. We are looking for women between the
ages of 18 -26 who have exceptional qualities of attractiveness,
intelligence, success and personality to participate in our top-notch
program. The compensation is $8,000 plus expenses. If interested,
please visit our website at www.fertilityfutures.com for further details.
What’s Happening in Los Angeles
Thursday, May 25
MARVEL SUPERHEROES SCIENCE EXHIBITION
@ California Science Center
explores the science behind the superheroes in famed comic books.
Get to know Doctor Octopus by examining prosthetic limbs; become
more like Iron Man by stepping into an exo-suit; or undestand more
about Spiderman by playing with Technora, one of the strongest man-made
fibers. The California Science Center is open daily from
10am-5pm. Tickets range from $7.75 to $9.75 depending on age.
The California Science Center is located at 700 State Drive in
Exposition Park in Los Angeles. For more information, call (323)
724-3623 of visit www.californiasciencecenter.com .
Friday, May 26
ANAHEIM ANGELS VS.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES @ Angels Stadium
with a six game losing streak to this season’s record and some
less-than-stellar stats, the L.A. Angels are poised for a nice
comeback. Starting on Friday they take on the Baltimore Orioles,
an equally weak team. With equal stats, the Angels should be able
to pull off some wins to help boost their standing in the A.L West
race. Game One starts at 7:05pm at Angels Stadium. Tickets
range from $12-$110. Angles stadium is located at 2000 E Gene
Autry Way in Anaheim. For more info, visit angels.mlb.com
Saturday, May 27
CONTROLLING THE FAMOUS @ Knitting Factory
Post-hardcore, indie band Controlling the Famous takes
over the stage at Hollywood’s Knitting Factory this Saturday.
With musical influences like Minus the Bear and cornerstone punk band
Fugazi, CTF promises a pretension-free performance complete with
heavier grooves and searing lyrics. The performance is also a
reunion show with headliners the Smoking Popes. Show starts at 6:30
p.m. and tickets are $13 at the door. The Knitting Factory is
located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. For additional information and
directions, call (323) 463 0204 or visit www.knittingfactory.com
Sunday, May 28
THE NEW AMSTERDAMS @ Chain Reaction
Their new album Story Like A
Scar puts the Kansas natives in line as the
next big thing under Vagrant Records, the home of powerhouses like the
Get Up Kids, Dashboard Confessional and Saves The Day. Lyricist
Matt Pryor actually fronted The Get Up Kids until the band’s
dissolution in 2005. Following up their last album Worse For the Wear, the show
at Chain Reaction should prove The New Amsterdam’s inscription
into indie-pop-punk-roots-music infamy. Chain Reaction is located
at 1652 W Lincoln Ave. in Anaheim. For more info, call (714) 635
6067 or visist www.allages.com.
UCLA JAZZ REGGAE FESTIVAL@ UCLA
Starting this Sunday and continuing all day Monday, the Bruin
campus hosts this year’s jazz and reggae festival. Taking
up the Intramural Field at the UCLA campus, the festival promises jazz
on Sunday and Reggae on Monday with artists like Roy Ayers, Russell
Gunn, Blay Ambolley, and Morgan Heritage. Vendors will be selling
jerk chicken, arts and crafts, and other festivities to occupy that
pesky space in between two sets. The Festival is being held at
the UCLA Intramural Field on campus in downtown Westwood. Tickets
can be bought at the door or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, call (310) 825 0733.
Tuesday, May 30
JUNGLE BOOGIE @ Back Alley
If you’re looking for a fun time on Tuesday night,
head to the Back Alley Bar and Grill in Fullerton. A hotspot for
local SoCal music, this Tuesday the bar hosts its Jungle Boogie night.
Or, hit up their 80s night later in the week. The Boogie
mayhem starts at 10:00pm. Back Alley Bar and Grill is located at 116 W.
Wilshire Ave in Fullerton. For more information and directions,
call (714) 526 3032.
HAIRSPRAY @ Pantages Theatre
John Water’s musical is on tour, currently at
the Pantages Theatre until June 4th. Set in the 60s, it tells the
story of one overweight girl’s attempt to racially integrate an
“American Bandstand” type TV show. Catchy tunes and
bright, fun sets promise audience members an enjoyable night at the
theatre. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd.
For directions and ticket info, call (323) 468 1770 or visit www.broadwayla.org.
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