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The Rendezvous Ballroom Reunion: Surf Rock and the Righteous Brothers

This week LA Letters covers the history of the Rendezvous and also previews the upcoming reunion show that includes members of legendary Surf Rock groups like the Chantays, the Surfaris, former members of Dick Dale and the Del-Tones as well as Bill Medley from the Righteous Brothers.

About the Author

Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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This week L.A. Letters picks up where last week's column left off, with a long list of special events, venues, and announcements related to National Poetry Month.
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Rising Women Writers, from Grand Park to Writers at Work

Rising Women Writers, from Grand Park to Writers at Work

This week L.A. Letters salutes rising women writers and two events around the city featuring significant women.
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