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Top podcast Welcome to Night Vale comes to LA - Off-Ramp for January 18, 2014

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Welcome to Night Vale
John Rabe talks with Joseph Fink of the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale," about a small desert town that might be run by aliens of a shadow government. The show is coming to LA.
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On January 16, 1964 — 50 years ago today — The Whisky a Go Go opened its doors for the first time. But as the Sunset Strip changed, so has the way business is done at the venue. KPCC's Kevin Ferguson reports.
20 Feet from Stardom
Director Morgan Neville: "It's the kind of thing you fantasize about for years when you're making films. My head's spinning. It's a huge relief. And it means I get to go see movies."
Simpsons Spelling Bee stilll
A funny thing happened to KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez a few weeks ago: He heard his name turned into a brief joke on the Simpsons.
Things are looking up for actor Barry McGovern, who brings "I'll Go On," his one-man show from material from three Samuel Beckett novels, to Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Barry McGovern finally brings one-man Beckett show to LA

For 30 years, actor Barry McGovern has been performing "I'll Go On," a distillation of three Samuel Beckett novels, as a one-man show around the world. He's now brought it to LA for the first time.
It’s the most comprehensive Calder show in decades. Then why doesn’t the whole equal the sum of its parts? Because the LACMA exhibit feels caged by its own production values, says Marc Haefele.
John Ridley with John Rabe

'12 Years a Slave' Oscar winner John Ridley

John Rabe talks with John Ridley about finding a new way to talk about Jimi Hendrix, and how to cover slavery without being preachy.

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