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'Current: LA' art biennial: Water may be the theme, but gas is what you'll need to see it all

While sitting on the grass in the warm summer sunshine and watching the Echo Park Lake water-jets shoot high into the air, thoughts of violent death are unlikely to crowd the mind. “The Shade” is designed to change that. “The Shade” is a monumental sculpture by Teresa Margolles, an artist with...

An artist's imposing new monument at Echo Park Lake honors Angelenos killed in violent crimes

The area around Echo Park Lake is known for its iconic sites. There is the lake itself, its exuberant fountain and the Art Deco statue on the north end that’s informally known as “The Lady of the Lake.” Now there is another: A monumental installation evoking a brutalist pergola by Mexican artist...

Women-Fronted Bands To Take Spotlight At Echo Park Rising

Acts like La Luz, Feels, and Dorothy are in the billing. [ more › ]

Canadian Tenor Singing “All Lives Matter” Catchphrase Of Ben Carson, Ray Lewis And Janet Jackson, Gets BLM Backlash

Canadian tenor Remigio Pereira altered the lyrics of “O Canada” to include “all lives matter” while singing with his group at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego’s Petco Park on Tuesday night, July 12, 2016, echoing a phrase used by Ben Carson, Ray Lewis and Janet Jackson. Show More Summary

In Danger of Demo, William Pereira-Designed Campus Near Echo Park May Get Landmarked

The developer next-door is intervening Google Maps Preservationists and architecture fans alike were saddened to hear that the down-on-their-luck remains of the William Pereira-designed Metropolitan Water District campus on Sunset Boulevard,...Show More Summary

Man who crashed a stolen LAPD car is charged with strangling boyfriend in Echo Park

A man who lost both legs after stealing and crashing a police cruiser in 2012 was charged Tuesday with slaying his boyfriend at an Echo Park home, authorities said. Nicholas James Bowling, 28, faces one count of murder for strangling Frank Murrell Rogers, 48, during a dispute Friday, according...

Man who crashed a stolen LAPD car is charged with strangling boyfriend in Echo Park

A man who lost both legs after stealing and crashing a police cruiser in 2012 was charged Tuesday with slaying his boyfriend at an Echo Park home, authorities said. Nicholas James Bowling, 28, faces one count of murder for strangling Frank Murrell Rogers, 48, during a dispute Friday, according...

Franklin Murrell Rogers, 48

Franklin Murrell Rogers, a 48-year-old white male, died Friday, July 8, in Echo Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. The cause of death is pending.

ArtRx LA

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — This week, queer cinema godfather Bruce LaBruce gets a retrospective, the first Los Angeles Public Art Biennial kicks off, a longtime Echo Park art space holds an auction to raise money for relocation, and more.

Man Allegedly Strangles Boyfriend to Death at L.A. Sober Living Home

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A man has been arrested on suspicion of strangling and killing his boyfriend in a sober living home in Echo Park, a neighborhood in central Los Angeles. Nicholas James Bowling, aka Nick Bowling, 28, is being held on $2 million bail in connection with… Read The post Man Allegedly Strangles Boyfriend to Death at L.A. Sober Living Home appeared first on Towleroad.

A colorful vision for the 2 Freeway spur, remade as elevated park

There are two ways you can look at the long spur of the 2 Freeway as it runs south from the 5 Freeway and descends into Silver Lake and Echo Park. You can see it as the abandoned beginning of a long-planned connection between the 5 and the 101, shaking your fist at the frustrating gaps that remain...

ICYMI: An Old Santa Monica Hotel's Dark History

And now, meet an adorable skunk family in Echo Park: [ more › ]

22 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

A celebration on Echo Park Lake, a really large concentration of ukuleles, stand-up by Louis C.K. and more to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 7/8 Local comedy ensemble Lost Moon Radio revives one of its episodes, Night. First staged at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2012, Night...

Former Megachurch and Pereira-Designed Complex in Echo Park Set to Be Razed

5.3 acres at the eastern fringe of the neighborhood will meet the wrecking ball The face of Echo Park is certainly changing, but so far the redevelopment and increasing fanciness in the neighborhood hasn't hit the eastern edge of the neighborhood as hard as other parts of the neighborhood. Show More Summary

It Took Alice Bag 40 Years to Make a Solo Album, and It Was Well Worth the Wait

"1, 2, 3, 4," Alice Bag chants as she sways to the beat of the metronome. She's in the control room of a secluded recording studio in Echo Park, preparing to add vocals to a track that is close to her heart. "No te despediste," she sings, melodically and somberly,...

Laid-Back, Vintage California Style in Echo Park — House Tour

(Image credit: Celeste Noche) Name: Margaux Rust, Drew Daniels, Juniper and Gypsy Location: Echo Park; Los Angeles, California Size: 1000 square feet Years lived in: Rented 1 year We first got a peek at Margaux and Drew's home during their House Call last fall, but since then they've already rearranged and refreshed their space (as they often do). Show More Summary

This Pop-Up Mini-Golf Course in Echo Park Is Actually a Collection of Architectural Wonders

Slap some sunscreen on your nose and grab a tiny, eraser-less pencil. There’s a pop-up mini-golf course in an empty lot near Echo Park Lake. TURF is a nine-hole, temporary mini-golf course designed by architects from across the United States and Europe. Among other unusual elements, it features astroturf that...

L.A.'s Problems Have Been Turned Into This Echo Park Mini-Golf Course

One challenge appears incredibly easy, until you realize the terrain is as unstable as a water bed. [ more › ]

Scenic Echo Park embraces a tradition of change

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Possessor of one of Los Angeles’ most beloved parks, ground zero for Southland hipster culture and a neighborhood with a proud working-class tradition, Echo Park is simultaneously one of L.A.’s oldest and most historically significant residential districts and one of its most dynamic.  Echo Park...

Pehrspace Evicted After a Decade of Joyful Noise

Another vital L.A. music space is being forced out of its longtime home. Pehrspace, the all-ages DIY gallery and venue in Echo Park that has long served as an incubator for experimental music, posted a copy of a letter they received on Monday informing them their lease would be terminated in 60 days. The news comes...

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