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Music | Music

Learning to Listen, in a Los Angeles Cafe Built for Vinyl - The New York Times

Japanese-style listening bars, where D.J.’s spin carefully selected records for a hushed audience, are arriving in America. But truly appreciating them can take a little practice.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Retro Basement Bar Joins Downtown LA’s Growing Vintage Cocktail Scene - Eater LA

Grandma’s Cabinet lands along busy 8th Street

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Antisemitic Mural Defaced (Meaning: Improved) In Downtown LA — Jewish Journal

UPDATE: 3:54 p.m. on Feb. 26: Jeff Norman, a representative of the Vortex, where a mural featuring Stars of David has caused consternation in the Jewish

Food & Drink | LA Spots

A Stunning Parisian Salon-Styled Cocktail Bar Opens in Downtown LA

LA’s most ambitious new cocktail spot makes all its own liqueurs

History | Downtown

The Century-Long History of Philippe’s and Its Famous French Dip Sandwich | KCET

For over a century, diners have been flocking to Philippe the Original to get a taste of its French dip sandwich, an iconic dish that is very much woven into the fabric of Los Angeles.

History | Historic Los Angeles

Old footage shows Angels Flight railway in its prime - Curbed LA

See the famous funicular through the decades in film clips showing the railway in its original location—at the intersection of Third and Hill streets.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide: DTLA

Photo: Neil Kremer The ever-expanding "Los Angeles Area" stretches far and wide across Southern California but the heart of the city has always been Downtown. Where parking is sacred, the skylines are breathtaking and the events - the events are

Entertainment | The Hometown

The birth and rebirth of LA’s hottest block

The building that first made Downtown LA’s South Broadway into a destination a century ago is getting ready for its comeback.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

No Further West: The Design of Los Angeles Union Station | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

A new exhibition at L.A.'s Central Library features the architectural drawings, sketches and blueprints that expressed the calculated vision of Union Station.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

10 great places for food lovers in the Downtown Arts District

For those who don’t live downtown, Saturdays are a great day to visit the sprawling Downtown Arts District. There’s a lot happening and much of it is walkable once you find a parking spot for car or bike or jump off the bus. On Saturdays, two