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Lou Adler on Rocky Horror -- Off-Ramp 9-18-2010

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For a really good gourmet regional Mexican meal, you can go to Rivera in downtown LA, where it's easy to drop a hundred bucks. Or, you can dine at one of a number of restaurants here that are tan auténticos y deliciosos, pero menos caros. The Eat-LA/Off-Ramp Collaboration returns this week with a visit to La Casita Mexicana in Bell, where the food is affordable, delicious, and authentic.

COME INSIDE for the full list of restaurants we talk about.

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Our series of career-retrospective interviews with Lou Adler continues. Lou Adler, the man who brought you Johnny Rivers, Cheech & Chong, The Mamas & The Papas, "Tapestry," and more also recognized the power of The Rocky Horror Show when it was playing in London, brought it to his Roxy Theatre in LA, then got The Rocky Horror Picture Show made.

Now, Adler says women have been responsible for many things in his life ... women introduced him to Herb Alpert and Jack Nicholson, for instance ... and it's true in this case, too, as he told The Hollywood Reporter's Alex Ben Block.

COME INSIDE for info about the 35th anniversary showing of the movie 9/25 at downtown LA's Million Dollar Theatre, featuring Barry (Brad) Bostwick.

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The Golden Gate Theater's Next Life as a Drug Store

On Whittier and Atlantic in East LA lies the Golden Gate Theater, made in 1927. Sadly, it's been almost 25 years since the Golden Gate showed its last film.
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If you haven't had a chance to take advantage of this season's tomato crop, time is almost up.
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100 Nights of Standup with Blake Dirickson

In the world of stand-up comedy, they say it takes you 100 shows before you find your voice. But why wait?

Goodbye, Columbus Day. Hello #ColumboDay!

To celebrate #ColumboDay, here's John Rabe's conversation with William Link, co-creator of the GOOD lieutenant, "Columbo."
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Dinner Party Download talks with Dave Eggers

Dinner Party Download -- your 10 minute booster shot of culture and cuisine -- talks with author, publisher, artist, and time-travel store founder Dave Eggers.

Madeleine Brand Show Preview

KPCC's John Rabe talks with the cast and crew of The Madeleine Brand Show at Brand Central, their cubicle hive in the KPCC newsroom. Madeleine's show debuts Monday morning at 9am.
Yunte Huang comes to Vroman's Books in Pasadena Friday, September 24, to talk about "Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History." Listen to this extended interview with Off-Ramp host John Rabe. (For more information about the reading, go to

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