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Val Kilmer shows his depth, brings Twain back to life - Off-Ramp for March 30, 2013

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Williams was the author of dozens of books and founder of Crawdaddy! -- a vanguard rock music magazine that predated Rolling Stone by nearly 2 years.
28-year old Jorge Gutierrez says, "I got an email once that said, 'Go back to Mexico because you’re gay and a wetback.' It's not the first time I've gotten something like that. It just tells me I’m dong the work I'm supposed to do.
Downtown LA in 1958

Be less miserable, wear Dylan Brody's travel face

It’s easy to let ourselves turn into angry passengers. But with just a little bit of conscious effort, we can smile, laugh at the delays and make sure that through the vagaries of the voyage we remain, all of us, good traveling companions.
"They promised this was going to be a spectacle beyond the likes of anything we'd ever seen in San Diego, and in a certain tragic sense, they redeemed that promise. We've never seen anything quite like the disaster that was Valitar."

Val Kilmer becomes Mark Twain in 'Citizen Twain'

Kilmer says Twain used his own voice, unlike the other public speakers of his time, who affected an unnatural cadence and tone.
Dodger Stadium Renovation - 1

Dodger Stadium makeover ready for opening day (Photos)

The L.A. Dodgers open the 2013 season against the Giants this coming Monday at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers' ownership spent the off-season giving the stadium a $100-million makeover. KPCC's Brian Watt says it's all part of a strategy to cultivate fan loyalty.
Every Tuesday record companies usually release new albums, so that's the day Take Two reviews new music. On tap this week, we'll talk to the Los Angeles area duo the Milk Carton Kids.

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