Off-Ramp for April 12, 2008

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The Voice of an Angel

Meet 24-year old opera singer Angel Joy Blue, a home-grown soprano who supports her career by winning beauty pageants. She performs with the West L.A. Symphony this weekend.
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On Set with the Late Charlton Heston

L.A. is a big movie set, so John goes to one of the exteriors used in The Omega Man with the late Charlton Heston. It's the building your power bill comes from.
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Song: Margerine Melodie by Stereolab

Stereolab's tribute to The Omega Man.
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Bob Baker's Marionette Theater

Legendary puppeteer Bob Baker takes Queena Kim on a tour of America's longest running Marionette Theater.
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Arboretum Welcomes Thumbs of all Colors

Go gardening with John at the Arboretum, which is helping even non-gardeners show off at the upcoming LA Garden Show.

Angel Gets her Wings

After growing up listening to opera legend Leontyne Price, Angel took her career to a new level when she joined the Young Artist Program.
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Song: "Faithless" by Kieran McGee

A track from his CD entitled Anonymous.
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Starving Poet No More

Queena Kim talks with poet Tom Sleigh, who just won the $100,000 poetry award from Claremont Graduate University.

A Down-to-Earth Angel

Opera singers are human, after all: Angel tells us she sings in the shower and the car.
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Acres of Retail

After serving Long Beach for decades, the venerable Acres of Books has decided to sell to the city's Redevelopment Agency. John spoke with Harry Saltzgaver, editor of the Gazettes newspapers.
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Burmese Feast

Queena Kim goes on a Burmese food excursion. Golden Triangle Restaurant 7011 S. Greenleaf Ave. Whittier, CA. 562.945.6778


On Masters Weekend, Frank Stoltze patrols a local golf course.
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