Orange County native and UCLA graduate, Kimberly Cole is a pop/soul artist to be reckoned with. Cole has studied voice, piano and dance since she was four years old and has even charmed audiences as a champion competitive artistic roller skater. As she prepares for the release of her new EP, Superstar, Cole takes some time out to share some of her L.A. favorites.

Record store: My favorite record store is Amoeba [6400 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood]! The store always has a great vibe and is full of true music lovers.

Venue to play: I would have to say the Avalon [1735 Vine St., Hollywood]. The stage is perfect to sing and roller skate on.

First concert you went to in Los Angeles: My friends took me to see Sugar Ray.

Place to buy clothes: I have so many favorite spots, but since I love vintage clothes, Melrose tops the list.

Restaurant/favorite dish: I love sushi! There is this little tiny spot on Larchmont Boulevard that is so good. I get yellow tail and salmon sushi!

Bookstore: Is it bad to say Barnes & Noble at the Grove?

Movie theater: My favorite theater by far is the ArcLight [6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood]. They reserve your seats so you don’t have to search [for one] in the dark. I hate that!

Bar: I am not much of a bar girl … I like any place that is classy!

Place to go for inspiration when writing songs: I get the most inspiration from just people watching, and Runyon Canyon is a great place to clear your head.

What do you want people to take away from your shows? I want people to feel energized and have a truly fun time! I want to give them something they have never seen before! A true live stage show experience!

Superstar will be available Jan. 27. For more information, visit