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The Richard Simmons Vortex

Richard Simmons Vortex

If anything sums up our feelings on Richard Simmons and the classes he teaches at his Beverly Hills’ Slimmons Studio, it is Mimi Pond’s fantastic cartoon on the subject. This also got us thinking: could Mr. Simmons be the Los Angeles’ poster child? He is a celebrity, super active, always happy (or at least acting like it), a transplant, and constantly moving, which probably over over qualifies him for the position. Regardless, he is still the absolute best in the business.

ASCO Retrospective at LACMA

First Supper by Asco at LACMA

You never really hear about performance art coming out of Southern California in the mid-seventies. From most art history classes or performance studies classes taught, you only hear about the East Village and Allan Kaprow and Yoko Ono. You certainly do not hear anything about Los Angeles and, for that matter, anything coming out of minority groups.

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

CAFAM is hosting a two day event called Ghana Must Go on November 1 and November 2. There will be a trunk show, West African inspired works, performances, and more.

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

Fit, Form, Function is a new (and first) Compton based arts journal. They’re hoping to explore a few things, their first issue specifically speaking to “objects we do not touch.” If you want to get involved, send in submissions by November 15.

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

In case you need more frights this weekend, Alex Miller is bringing an immersive exhibition called the House Of Modern Horrors. It’s a cringeworthy event showcasing “nightmares that haunt our reality.” EEeEeEeeeEE. There will also be some comedians, too.

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