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  • For Matisyahu, no beard, no entry

    January 29, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Since Matisyahu shaved his beard last year, the former Chasidic reggae musician has been suffering all sorts of blowback. Along with losing his facial hair, sidelocks and the love of some Jewish fans, apparently he’s lost his VIP status in the eyes of club bouncers, too.

    At the...

  • Concerts celebrate Ash Grove’s golden legacy

    By Kirk Silsbee

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Ed Pearl, 70, silver-haired and feisty, will forever be associated with the Ash Grove, the folk club he opened 50 years ago with a $5,000 investment, despite the fact that the venue's been closed for a quarter century.

    "My life," Pearl said, "has been a series of fortuitous...

  • A Night at the Fais Do-Do

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There is a burgundy motif at Club Fais Do-Do -- burgundy curtains, burgundy tablecloths. The eastern wall is also painted a dark red hue but seems to have other colors beneath that seep through from the past.
     
    Just south of the 10 Freeway, in a nondescript part of Culver City,...
  • Teen Victims Tell Their Stories

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On June 1, 2001, Larisa Azyaski stood with her best friend Irina Nepomnyaschy among a sea of teenagers clamoring to get into the Dolphinarium, a popular Tel Aviv club. Suddenly, the place exploded. A suicide bomber detonated himself, and Azyaski saw only darkness in front of her. She...

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  • Hip to Be Square Dancers

    By Mike Levy

    July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In the wild, wild West Valley, the Trail Dusters gather to dance. Two-by-two they head down Paseo Primario in old Calabasas, 50 to 100 couples on any given Wednesday night, to follow-your-neighbor and swing-that-girl, now right, now left.

    "To the best of my knowledge, Trail Dusters...

  • Climbing the Mountain

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Back in 1991, David Brenner was king of the comedy mountain.

    The comic had appeared well over 100 times on the "Tonight Show," which he often guest-hosted in the 1970's and '80's. He enjoyed lucrative Las Vegas appearances and was a perennial guest on TV shows like "Letterman."

    Then...