Experience Peace & Love With Ringo Star at the Grammy Museum!

April 7th, 2014

Currently on display at the GRAMMY Museum is one very special exhibition – ‘RINGO: Peace and Love’. Since it opened last year on June 12th, the exhibition has been loved by fans of Ringo Starr and The Beatles alike. This is a must-see for Beatles fans staying in hotels near Grammy Museum. As it now draws towards its close, due to finish on April 27th, this is the last chance for the public to experience this unique look back through his personal biography and public career. Covering all areas of his life, from musical work to acting and artistry, this one-off event has had unprecedented access to artifacts and items owned by the man himself in order to tell his special story.

 As the first exhibition at the museum to celebrate the life and career of a drummer, ‘RINGO: Peace and Love’ is also the first time the public has had a chance to explore the background to Ringo Starr as an individual and performer. Having won 7 GRAMMY awards in his time, Ringo’s talent is undeniable. The exhibition then looks to his early life and childhood in Liverpool, England, through his earliest forays into music, his massive success with The Beatles, and his solo work later in life, right up to the modern day. Photographs, personal letters, documents and video footage are on display to illustrate his unique tale, some of which has never been seen by the public before. As part of the exhibition, Ringo’s... 

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Satisfy your Crab Cravings at the Los Angeles Seafood Festival

March 5th, 2014

You simply cannot live in a city like Los Angeles and not have a taste for seafood. Living by the coast tends to mean that there is a lot of it around, however, it is not just in Los Angeles that people enjoy this culinary delight. Seafood is eaten all over the world due to the fact that it is jam packed full of different proteins. These proteins are essential for maintaining a healthy diet and keeping your heart, bones, skin and teeth healthy. In fact, it is recommended that seafood be eaten at least 2 or 3 times a week.

Seafood is eaten differently by a varied range of cultures, and the Los Angeles Seafood Festival serves to bring them all together for one great culinary event in which visitors will get a culinary experience like they’ve never had before. It is expected that around 15,000 people will attend the event which is being held on March 23 from 10am to 6pm. The festival provides something for everyone, regardless of who you are or where you come from.

Residents and visitors who are staying in downtown Los Angeles are all invited to come and taste an overflowing menu of different seafood cuisines from different cultures and backgrounds that will be provided by different local food vendors and restaurants. There will also be different exhibits and crafts which will keep the kids entertained such as music, literature (cooking related of course), carnival games and much more.... 

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Grand Park’s “Gotta Funky Sole: Lover’s Edition”

February 12th, 2014

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner —a day to celebrate everything about love and to show your partner just how much they mean to you. Most couples choose to go out and celebrate in some way, and this year, Grand Park has got a Funky Sole event especially for the lovers in town. The party will feature live music from Breakestr and Orgone, as well as DJ sets from Music Man Miles and Clifton. You and your lover will be able to dance the night away on the dance floor, which will be set up for the evening. In addition to all of this, there will be food and snacks available to purchase from 3 food trucks (serving crepes, lobster, and grilled cheese), a full stocked bar, and sweets and flower vendors too. There will even be a free photo booth for couples to take a memento of their night away. Held in the most romantic place in LA, this event is perfect for couples or singles who are looking to mingle.

The Park sits in the center of downtown Los Angeles and runs from the LA Music Center to City Hall, so it will be easy to find if you are at one of the places to stay near Grand Park LA. It provides a place for residents and visitors from all types of backgrounds to take time off from their busy lives, relax, and enjoy the stunning views and activities available. There are four different... 

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Best Dining Experiences in Downtown Los Angeles

January 11th, 2014

When looking for somewhere to eat in the downtown neighborhood, five places immediately stand out above the competition. Firstly, Ebanos Crossing is a unique environment to enjoy something not commonly found elsewhere: the atmosphere, secrecy and ‘sexiness’ of a 1920s and 1930s speakeasy. Born in era when prohibition led people to look for their spirits in hidden venues, Ebanos Crossing recreates that glamour and mystery with a variety of artisanal cocktails in its comfortable lounge environment. A menu of vibrant high class cuisine complements this perfectly, creating a very special place to eat.

The Cherry Pick Café, on Hill Street, is totally different. A bright, light and above all else fresh menu of local produce is a staple of lunch orders around the area, where the team will even make your sandwich in advance and have it ready to collect when you arrive. Sandwiches, salads, pastries and soups in hundreds of variations are made to order using fresh produce at incredible prices. This cafe is an excellent choice when looking for dining in downtown Los Angeles!

For those who favor the Indian cuisine and its warm, fresh spices, the place to be is Badmaash. Epitomizing the best of Indian flavors within the downtown LA atmosphere, Badmaash has built itself a reputation for excellence which is hard to beat. Local organic ingredients are combined by their expert chef, whose 40 years of experience stand him in good stead for creating his unique... 

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Don’t Miss the Upcoming Rose Bowl Game and the BCS National Championships!

December 17th, 2013

Affectionately known as ‘the granddaddy of them all,’ the Rose Bowl Game has been taking place since 1902 and has launched the careers of numerous college football players. Since its launch, the Rose Bowl Game has shown off the skills of seventeen Heisman Trophy Winners and created twenty nine national champions. What started over a century ago as the first post-season game in the country has transformed into today’s enormous event, which is the oldest post-season bowl agreement pact between two major US conferences. Making history once more, the 100th Annual Rose Bowl Game will be taking place on January 1st 2014, following the Rose Bowl Parade, and being broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Radio. When it kicks off, the Michigan State Spartans will take on the Stanford Cardinals to see who will take home the prize. Michigan State Spartans are the Champions of the Big Ten Conference, and this will be the fifth time that a team from Michigan State are in the Rose Bowl match.  Historically, the Michigan State Spartans have met the Stanford Cardinals five times, leading the records with three wins to two. This year’s team is strong, having won eleven of its last thirteen games in the Big Ten Conference and leading the conference in its scoring defence, rushing defence, total defence and pass defence categories. Led by Coach Mark Dantonio, now in his seventh year leading the team, Michigan State Spartans are looking solid in the run up to the match and will... 

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Spend a Day Ice Skating During the Holidays!

December 6th, 2013

Ice skating in Los Angeles is one of those special traditions which help to make Christmas full of joy. In celebration of the start of Downtown On Ice, the most popular seasonal event in the area, the stunning outdoor skating rink will open on November 15th until January 21st with opening times available for both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. At just $8 per person, it also offers great value a fun time for the whole family. In its location in Pershing Square, the rink is also the largest outdoor skating area in the whole city, popular with local residents and visitors alike. Those staying at one of the hotels near Pershing Square should head over and enjoy some holiday skating!

Each year, the Downtown On Ice activity schedule includes a wide range of free events which are enjoyed by the whole community of Los Angeles. Holiday concerts, ice skating exhibitions, movie screenings and sing a long sessions to seasonal favourites are just a small part of this busy calendar of winter events designed to spread festive cheer and unite neighborhoods. Downtown On Ice has been running since 1998 and has become a favorite seasonal activity. Previous year’s activities have included performances by the Rockettes from the Radio City Music Hall and numerous special appearances by the Mayor Villaraigosa.

Not only is the rink the largest in the area, it is also probably one of the rinks in the most striking locations. Pershing Square is... 

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LA Auto Show Is Bigger than Ever!

November 7th, 2013

Starting in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show has grown from its 99 vehicle display held at Morley’s Skating Rink to the massive industry landmark it is known as today. To meet the needs of the ever growing auto-industry, the show moved locations several times in its earliest years – sometimes due to scale, sometimes due to damage, most notably in 1929 when the failure of an electrical circuit in the exhibition of airplanes caused upwards of $1 million damages. Despite a break for war efforts of more than a decade, the show has run every year now since 1952 and has showcased practically all of the major developments in the field.

This year, 2013, the LA Auto Show will be held between November 22nd and December 1st, with two press days prior to its public opening. Its partner, the Connected Car Expo, is being held between November 19th and 21st, allowing brands to debut some of their newest models and make some of their major announcements. One of the major attractions of visitors to the LA Auto Show is the range of new cars announced and the future prototypes which can be seen, and this year will be no different. With just a few weeks left until the launch of the 2013 LA Auto Show, 56 vehicles are expected to be debuted at the event – with twenty two of those being world debut models. The show has become one of the most popular auto events in... 

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Celebrate Day of the Dead in Hollywood

October 15th, 2013

Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead – is celebrated at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, November 2nd this year between midday and midnight. Join celebrants from Los Angeles hotels in downtown for this unique event as people from all walks of life come together to recognize their ancestors and honor the deceased. 2013 is the 14th annual Dia de Los Meurtos event held at the Hollywood Forever cemetery.

Guests are encouraged to come dressed in appropriate festival costume, bringing their best Calaca outfits to participate in the celebrations. A colourful traditional procession will make its way between the homes of Hollywood’s Immortals, combining the traditional elements of Aztec blessings with more modern regional dedications by local music and dance groups. Over one hundred Aztec Ritual Dancers will be performing in full costume in the new Dance Plaza area, where both historic and contemporary dances will be on show. Moreover, hundreds of altars are created by members of the community to commemorate their loved ones, with the annual altar competition offering prizes in three categories. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be hosting a children’s craft and art project area, where the children can really get involved in the festival, and there will also be a large Art Exhibition in the Central Mausoleum.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is committed to creating an atmosphere that is as authentic as possible, providing a venue in which to celebrate the time-honored tradition in a genuine way. Since... 

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