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Dave's Accordion School: Nurturing Melodies in Atwater Village

Dave's Accordion School: Nurturing Melodies in Atwater Village

Opened in 1971, the school and repair shop has stayed in the same storefront on Glendale Boulevard for over four decades. It's also where the owner met his wife.
The Pirates of Los Angeles: Music, Technology, And Counterculture in Southern California

The Pirates of Los Angeles: Music, Technology, And Counterculture in Southern California

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, pirates in Los Angeles provided a window into the tensions over access to music that besets the difficult relationship that exists between ar ...
Singing Space in the Second Street Tunnel

Singing Space in the Second Street Tunnel

The sing-along event transformed the auto-centric space into a public gathering space.
I Am Los Angeles: Strings of Success

I Am Los Angeles: Strings of Success

Sasha is content just to be living his life on his own terms, doing something he thoroughly enjoys: building and playing guitars.
Travelogue Through a Week of Local Music

Travelogue Through a Week of Local Music

This week L.A. Letters highlights two evenings of live music and a band of high school musicians.
Marcus Gray: Hip-Hop Chocolate From Underground L.A.

Marcus Gray: Hip-Hop Chocolate From Underground L.A.

"People could actually hold a symbol of their affinity in their hands -- their love of being a deejay or collecting records or dancing -- and consume it as if were like Catholic co ...
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