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Celebrate Fleetwood Mac's 35th anniversary with a fresh round of Rumours. Enter to will an expanded edition of the classic album featuring three CDs: the original album with the b-side "Silver Springs," a dozen unreleased live recordings from the group's 1977 world tour, and an entire disc filled with unreleased takes from the album's recording sessions, just for you!
That's a whole lot of music, and all you have to do to win is submit your name on the giveaways tabs on our Facebook fanpage by March 14 at 6pm and be a US resident to qualify. Win big!
Congratulations. After months of sending resumes into the blackhole that is the job application world, you've made contact with the other side. Nice work. Now here is our shortlist of 5 things to do before a job interview. Basic, important, and totally affordable. Go get 'em tiger.
Win tickets to TRIBES at the Mark Taper Forum! The Huffington Post calls Nina Raine’s work, directed by David Cromer, "Unquestionably, one of the best new plays of the year!" You can win seats to this "smart, lively and beautifully acted new play" (NYT) on March 5 at 8pm. Just submit your name on the Win Tix tab on our facebook page by March 1 at 8pm and be over 18 to qualify. A pair of tickets will usually set you back over a hundred dollars, so this is your chance to enjoy the theater on us!
Valentine's Day brings out the romantic spirit, but almost any day is a good day to catch a beautiful (and romantic) sunset in LA. Generally affordable and very enjoyable, watching the sun rise or set is one of our favorite ways to begin or end the day. If you throw a few treats in a bag, it's a whole activity. We've listed some of our favorites, but please write us with yours!
Will you be our Valentine? Love, RFB
Research is finally providing some darn good excuses to indulge in a little chocolate. Sure they're usually talking about the dark stuff, but if that sinful sweetness is high in antioxidants, good for your cholesterol, helpful in reducing inflammation, able to lower your blood pressure, positive for your blood flow, and able to help with you mood, then we're sold. Bring on the chocolate hearts! And the next time someone argues the point, just whip out the following handy list. We've got some science on our side to explain why chocolate is good for you.
Super Bowl Sunday is about to hit America. California has a team in the running this year, so we are probably slightly more excited than usual. We'll ignore the North-Side divide for this one day and cheer on those 49ers. The real question is not who will win (Cali all the way!), but if you have appropriate snackage. We've got ideas.
It's so lovely that your friends have found each other and are getting married. But, it can be challenging to express your congratulations--in gift form--without feeling the pinch. The best way to balance out being cheap is to be super thoughtful. Thus, not every one of these gifts will be fitting for every couple. Read on for our ideas on wedding gifts that won't break the bank.
To celebrate legendary Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly's release of his 19th studio album, Spring And Fall, we're giving away tickets to his private show at The Grammy Museum on January 29, 2013 and a prize pack of his CDs! You can win his new album, Spring And Fall, and copies of 8 more of his records (Comedy, Deeper, Water, Post, Smoke, Wanted Man, Words and Music, Songs From The South: Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2, and an 18-track A to Z box set sampler--whew!).
That's a whole lot of musical experience, and all you have to do to win is just submit your name on the giveaway tab on our facebook page by January 27 at 6pm and be a US resident to qualify.
On MLK Jr. Day, we take a moment to think about some of our ugly history. It is with heaviness in our hearts that we acknowledge that though Jim Crow no longer reigns, our country is not even close to hate-free (our friends were even jumped by skinheads a couple years ago--crazy). To celebrate what we have accomplished and gain insight into our remaining battles, there are several sites across Los Angeles that offer up engaging Civil Rights exhibits. Every day is a good day to learn about our past and build a better future, so put these points of interest on your hotlist of places to go this year.