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04/03/2014

latimes:

The population of L.A. County has passed 10 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s the most populous county in the U.S., with nearly twice as many residents as the runner-up, Illinois’ Cook County.
Photo: The CicLAvia event in L.A. in 2013. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

The population of L.A. County has passed 10 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s the most populous county in the U.S., with nearly twice as many residents as the runner-up, Illinois’ Cook County.

Photo: The CicLAvia event in L.A. in 2013. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Posted at 9:14 PM (2 weeks ago) | Permalink

03/26/2014

DEAL OF THE DAY: Free Paper Towels at CVS (Thru 3/29)

Scan your CVS ExtraCare card at the Coupon Center in-store, or enter your phone number, and a 79-cents-off coupon for Just The Basics single roll paper towels will print out. The item costs 79 cents this week (thru Saturday) so it will be free at checkout. —-DonRose

Posted at 1:23 AM (3 weeks ago) | Permalink

03/24/2014

Crest Theater Westwood Gonna ROCU Tonight

What is it, you ask? A cool ROCUMENTARY tonight March 24 at the historic Crest Theater in Westwood - a doc called “Sound City" (directed by Dave "Foo Fighters" Grohl), showtime 730PM. There’s also a special Q&A with writer Mark Monroe + editor Paul Crowder. (Part of the Crest’s "Rock Doc" series.) —-DonRose

More info at http://www.CrestWestwood.com

Watch the Official "Sound City" Trailer here: http://vimeo.com/65177214  

Posted at 6:43 PM (3 weeks ago) | Permalink

03/24/2014

IT’S GOOD TO BE ON THE EDGE: Invention, Creativity & “Edgy” Thoughts

Commentary by Don Rose

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There seems to be something special about being on the edge between 2 things.

Consider tweets: not quite blog posts, not quite text messages. By being on the edge between blogging and texting, the Twitterverse is something special that has caught on big.

Same with Post-It Notes: they’re on the edge between sticky and not sticky; they stay on, but not permanently, and can easily switch between 2 states (sticking / not-sticking).

Another example: “A semiconductor is a material which has electrical conductivity to a degree between that of a conductor (such as copper) and that of an insulator (such as glass)” - and semiconductors led to our modern electronic life, since they are “the foundation of modern electronics, including transistors, solar cells, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), quantum dots and digital and analog integrated circuits” (Source: Wikipedia; italics added).

Other examples: Elvis Presley and early rock-n-roll (on the edge between country music and rhythm-and-blues) and port cities (NYC, San Francisco and all the famous thriving coastal cities in the world are on the edge between sea and land). Paul McCartney even sang about the “Fine Line between chaos and creation” - another special edge to think about.

The moral: look for things that exist “on the edge” or cusp between 2 distinct entities or concepts, and there is likely to be opportunity for growth, success, creativity or new inventions!

Posted at 3:57 PM (3 weeks ago) | Permalink

03/22/2014

MAR 22: Backstage at the Geffen 2014; Playhouse Event, Hosted by Steve Carell, Will Honor Alan Horn & Steve Martin

Posted by Don Rose

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The 12th annual Backstage at the Geffen will take place on March 22, 2014 at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood Village, just south of the UCLA campus. Steve Carell will host this year, with two honorees: Alan Horn, and a promising young up-and-coming playwright named Steve Martin.

(Correction: make that veteran award-winning playwright, actor, comedian and banjo virtuoso Steve Martin.)

Note: Tickets for Backstage at the Geffen 2014 are now sold out, but to be placed on a waiting list, please call Jamie Mikelich in the Geffen Development office at 310.208.6500 ext. 128.

You can view the Tribute Journal here.

For more information about Backstage at the Geffen 2014, go to http://geffenplayhouse.com/backstage.php - or see the news release below.


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Past Geffen Playhouse artists and friends who came out to support and perform include: Julie Andrews, Christina Applegate, Hank Azaria, Annette Bening, Carol Burnett, Sarah Chang, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Dana Delany, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch, Helen Mirren, Matthew Morrison, Ray Romano, Martin Short, Dick Van Dyke & Rita Wilson.

For information on how to support the Geffen Playhouse education and outreach programs, please contact Regina Miller at: ReginaM@GeffenPlayhouse.com, or 310.208.6500 ext. 112
 

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Backstage at the Geffen 2014 Sponsors:  

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Posted at 4:31 AM (4 weeks ago) | Permalink

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