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May 25, 2006
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, visit

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


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

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, visit

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


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

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.

Do you 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.

Keep 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 (310) 391-3233.

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

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


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What’s Inside This Issue...
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HALIFAX: Making its Own Fate Through Inevitability
LIVE SHOW REVIEW: Angels & Airwaves
CD REVIEWS: 44 Long, Less Than Jake and Shearwater
SHOW PICKS: Rocket Summer/Paramore, Pelican and June

THE X-FACTOR: Films VS. Comics Books
TOM BERG: The Artist behind Final Stand’s Tattoos
SIR IAN MCKELLEN: Breaking the Da Vinci Code
FILM REVIEW:  An Inconvienient Truth
DVD DISH: Utopian Society and Something New
Rave Guardian
Math Geeks Rule

ESSENTIAL L.A.—Diddy Riese
ON THE MENU—L Scorpion
PROJECTIONS—Stanley Kubrick Weekend @ The New Beverly
GET UP GET OUT—All Steps Necessary
ART OF LOVE—Current Column

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What’s Happening in Los Angeles

 Thursday, May 25
The exhibit 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 .  

Friday, May 26
Already 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

 Saturday, May 27
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

 Sunday, May 28
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

Monday, May 29
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  For more information, call (310) 825 0733.

 Tuesday, May 30
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.

 Wednesday, May 31
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

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