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Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price, at VP Art Museum at ELAC, with Almaraz car crash painting

Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled - Part 2

Ken Brecher, Frank Romero, and Karen Rapp on "Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled," the new exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East LA College.
Carlos Almaraz, 'Sunset on the Fig', 1981, oil on canvas.

Finally, a BIG exhibit of major/overlooked LA artist Carlos Almaraz

At last, there's a major exhibit for a major artist who has been criminally overlooked by the art establishment: Carlos Almaraz.
LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, Quebec delegue Alain Houde, and LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky in front of one of the Super Scoopers the county leases from Quebec for fire season. Van Nuys Airport, 9-4-2012.

LA County's Super Scooper and Sky Crane show-and-tell

LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and pilot Carl Villneuve at LA County's annual airpower demonstration.
Daughter Lulu, wife Mimi Pond, son Woodrow, and Wayne White in a screengrab from the new documentary about Wayne, "Beauty is Embarassing."
"Beauty is Embarrassing" is about how Wayne White has lived his art through his life and is, THANK GOD, not another damned tortured artist.
Tomb of Dracula, written by Marv Wolfman.

Marv Wolfman on "Tomb of Dracula"

Boo! We reach into the Off-Ramp tomb for an interview with storied comic book writer Marv Wolfman, who wrote for the superb, modern, and scary "The Tomb of Dracula."
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RIP Hal David, ace songwriter, and a bit of a loveable ham

In a performance at the Grammy Museum a few years ago, Hal David, who died Saturday at 91, shows off his stuff. The man obviously loved to make audiences happy.

Ian Whitcomb went backwards in fame

Now at the ripe age of 71 — "I'm very old indeed" — Whitcomb has released a new book: "Ukulele Heroes: The Golden Age."
Soboroff typewriter

Steve Soboroff's typewriter time machines

"Andy Rooney was thinking when he was sitting at that typewriter. And so was John Updike, and so was Ernest Hemingway." Steve Soboroff owns them all.
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Exclusive tour of Campanile's kitchen

Mark Peel gives Off-Ramp host John Rabe an exclusive tour of the kitchen at Campanile, his award-winning LA restaurant.

Uber-impressionist Jim Meskimen

Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with Jim Meskimen, YouTube sensation, actor and man of a thousand voices, including Robin Williams, Kirk Douglas, Charleton Heston, Woody Allen, Droopy Dog, President George W Bush and Harvey Keitel.