Off-Ramp for February 17, 2007

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LA Phil Reaches Out

During its Casual Friday series, members of the LA Philharmonic trade in tuxedos and gowns for blue jeans and berets. It's meant to make newbies to the LA Phil feel comfortable. John checked it out.
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The Phil's Four Seasons

John talks to KPCC's Program Director and Classical Music aficionado Craig Curtis about the LA Phil's upcoming season.
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Blacksmith Rising

A group of local artists have opened "Adam's Forge," a studio where people can learn the art of blacksmithing. Queena spoke to Heather McLarty, the president of Adam's Forge. Adam's Forge will celebrate its grand opening on March 9, in conjunction with Pasadena's Art Night.
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The Golden Pig

Sunday marks the start of the Chinese New Year. It's the year of the Golden Pig. Cat Chao, KAZN AM 1300's afternoon talk show host, tells Queena why it's auspicious.
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The City of Mahagonny in Los Angeles

Off-Ramp architecture critic Sam Hall Kaplan compares the City of Angeles with the fictional City of Mahagonny, as depicted in the LA Opera's newest production.
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Bark Off

Off-Ramp commentator and Irish terrier Cara sounds off on the Westminster Kennel Club's "Best in Show."
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Transportation Trajectories

John visits a new exhibit that shows how the Inland Empire was not really designed for human habitation.
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The Mayor of Gladys Park

Meet the man who looks after a little park in LA's Skid Row. He says it's an oasis of sanity.

Dragon Ball Z

Commentator Charles Solomon introduces us to Dragon Ball Z, a popular animation series among young boys.

LA Experience

KPCC's newest reporter, Doualy Xaykaothao, gets her driver's license.

Hip Hop

As rap and hip-hop continue to dominate pop culture, the music store that gave birth to the art form on the West Coast struggles to survive. KPCC's Patricia Nazario reports on the world-famous hip-hop icon.

Call Sheet

The Call Sheet gang talks about advertising in the movie theater.
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