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San Francisco’s iconic City Lights bookstore on verge of closing

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San Francisco’s iconic City Lights bookstore on verge of closing Sad news. Another victim of Coronavirus might be San Francisco’s venerable City Lights Bookstore. Like other bookstores in California, including our Chevalier’s Books in LA, it has been shuttered since March 16 and may not survive. I’ve always loved City[…]

Watch Darryl Holter’s Performance & Presentation: Life During the Great Depression in Southern California

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Darryl Holter’s Performance & Presentation: Life During the Great Depression in Southern California From October 26, 2019 at The Glendale Public Library. Darryl Holter sings Woody Guthrie songs and shares stories from Guthrie’s time in Los Angeles. Presented in partnership with the Natural History Museum.     Darryl performs several[…]

Performance & Presentation at Glendale Public Library

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The La Crescenta Valley New Year’s Flood of 1934: Life During the Great Depression in Southern California Join local artist Darryl Holter on a musical odyssey of Glendale’s weather history. Holter sings Woody Guthrie songs and shares video commemorating the 1934 Crescenta New Year’s Day flood. This video features Darryl[…]

Rolling Thunder Revue

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In his new documentary, Martin Scorsese revisits a famous Bob Dylan tour that included Joan Baez and Allen Ginsberg. Martin Scorsese’s belated film on Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” in 1975 is a cinematic gem. We see Dylan joined once again with stunningly beautiful Joan Baez, their duets recreating the[…]

Tony Glover, Master of the Blues Harmonica, Is Dead at 79

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Tony Glover was an incredible blues harpist and a major figure in the music scene in Minneapolis.  Mick Jagger and John Lennon learned to play blues harp from Tony and his “Blues Harp” book.  In the late ‘60s Tony took over the all-night “underground” shift at KDWB AM.  While Dave[…]

5th and Broadway

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5th and Broadway By Darryl Holter | December 2018 In the fall of 1997, while walking around the nascent Art District of LA, I met an artist named John Kilduff.  He did his painting in the open air, setting up his easel on sidewalks and alleys in Downtown Los Angeles[…]

The Streets of Los Angeles

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Video Showcase on “The Streets of Los Angeles: a Brief Look at the People Behind the Street Names” by Elisabeth L. Uyeda | December 2018 Los Angeles did not just happen. It was built by real people – and they were as diverse as today’s populace. Combining a blend of[…]