Category: LA CANVAS

NoHo Vegan Sunday: An Angeleno Weighs In

“No, but you have to go!” Jasmine was adamant. “Jasmine, I wear fur. I love almost all meat, including yak. I absolutely love yak… That tender yet chewy delicacy…” I trailed off, as my sentiment seemed to be lost on

An Overview of Billboard’s Women in Music Awards

The first Woman of the Year Billboard Music Award was awarded to ​Reba McEntire​ in 2007. Entertainment media publication, ​Billboard,​ has been rewarding artists for their work with the Billboard Music Awards s​ince the 90s (not counting the years the

LAMP PRESENTS: The Leo Islo Playlist

The Los Angeles Music Project, affectionately known as LAMP, is turning 4 and they are starting their year off by throwing a banger. Join them February 25th from 6 pm – 2 am in downtown Santa Monica at the West

The United Nations of Metal

A firsthand, female account of the biggest heavy-metal cruise in the world.   STORY AND PHOTOS BY CHEANTAY JENSEN | Feb. 17, 2017     It didn’t matter if I was squinting up at blinding stage lights or recovering in

The Artistry of Costume Design

By Elizabeth Collazos Feb. 16, 2017 The FIDM Museum (Fashion Institute of Merchandise and Design) in downtown Los Angeles opened its 25th Annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” on Feb. 7 to the public. The exhibition runs through April

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for a gift for someone special? Look no further! Here’s a list of items exclusively made in California for this Valentine’s Day:   TO WHOM IT MAY Why go for a traditional box of chocolates? Give a gift that might

Your every fear of solo-travel destroyed

Jennifer Schlueter is a contributing travel writer, who also writes her personal travel blog Discovering Legacies. Born in Germany, Jennifer lived in Los Angeles for several years for college and gives a fresh, outside perspective of how ridiculous LA life can be.

Video Premiere: ‘Fine Day’ by DJ Henri

The London-to-Los Angeles DJ presents “Fine Day,” her psychotropic take on Opus III’s early ‘90s MTV-cult hit.     “Fine” is the politest way to fail in self-assurance. You know it’s bad, so you say “it’s fine,” but “fine” is a

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Gallery Cheat to the Street Art House

Charcoal portraits by Robert Vargas Under the Bridge by Collin Salazar Wake Walking by Nicco Babs [From left to right] Polarized, DUBS, and Chu by Kelcey Fisher Assorted pieces by WRDSMTH Love, Father and Child: Los Angeles by Skyler Grey

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An Alternative Perspective on Music’s GREATEST HITS

You’ve seen the iconic photos, now meet the man behind them: Chris Cuffaro   You’ve probably seen the famous photo of George Michael looking out a window, or the Jesus Christ pose photo with Perry Farell, the lead singer of

Luke McGarry: Luck of the Draw

Luke McGarry embodies the look of LA music. Not exactly his face—in fact, he rarely posts pictures of himself—but his highly saturated, not exactly flattering, but certainly accurate cartoons have become mascots for the city’s live music scene ever since

30 Days in LA: Q&A with Sunflower Bean

Brooklyn native band, Sunflower Bean, has only been around since 2013 but their evolution has been a rather exciting one to watch. The band has built a fan base in both the DIY scene as well as the fashion scene, thanks

Staud: Higher Fashion

There is a new player in town, and they’re not here to compete. They’re here to change the game. Reformation’s former fashion director Sarah Staudinger has evolved past the infamous brand to create her own line, Staud. A simple line

Jessica Kuslow: Word of Mouth

Close your eyes. Picture a pesto rice bowl with sheep’s feta and lacto-fermented hot sauce. Seared polenta with spring vegetables and greens. Sounds like a dinner menu, right? In fact, it’s brunch a la Sqirl, the restaurant at the corner

Manuela DTLA: A True Work of Art

Enter through an unassuming alley off 2nd Street and walk down a hallway lined with floor-to-ceiling exposed brick. A Shinique Smith installation dangles over your head, and to your right and left are rooms brimming with sculptures, installations and contemporary works. You have entered

Luke Chiswell: Kick, Push, Coast.

Filled with wood skateboard-inspired pieces and abstract paintings with playful use of resin, Luke Chiswell’s most recent collaboration show with Tappan Collective was a glimpse into what he’s been working on during his short residency in LA. “I’ve been here for a couple months,”

Mustard on the Beat, Ho

Late on a Friday night, friends and I waited outside the entrance of DJ Mustard’s Burbank recording studio for entry approval. Once in, we were led through a dimly lit mirrored corridor lined carefully with framed portraits and platinum records. It

Checking in for the Food: LA’s Best In-house Hotel Restaurants

#1. L.A. Chapter at Ace Hotel Combining a relaxed dining experience with exquisite, locally sourced veggies and seafood, L.A. Chapter is a casual and homey brasserie serving up decadent appetizers and meals. Their daily menu includes everything from unique cocktails such as

En Route: Mexico’s Wine Country

We leave a thick trail of dust behind as the van turns onto a bumpy dirt road. The scenery momentarily lacks signs of civilization, and instead presents us with a rural landscape; a large tract of land in tonal shades, bright