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a man and his giant record collection
Daniel Tures, April 07, 2020

Way back in the 1980s, for that BFF or pen pal or special someone, you would make mixtapes. The perfect set of songs, lovingly curated to express your eternal friendship, your inspiration, the dark abyss of your misunderstood heart, your super coolness or your tender feelings.


Sepulveda becomes a lonely road, [1963]. Valley Times Collection
Glen Creason, March 31, 2020

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.―Henry David Thoreau


dog sleeping next to woman using library card and tablet computer
Madeline Peña, March 20, 2020

Aunque nuestras puertas están cerradas, la biblioteca digital siempre está abierta para ti. Con tu tarjeta de biblioteca puedes leer libros, ver películas o series de televisión, tomar una clase o aprender un idioma desde casa.


David Roback
Daniel Tures, March 09, 2020

On February 24, guitarist and songwriter David Roback passed away in his home city of Los Angeles at the age of 61.


colorful logo for LA Made with photos of the performers
Tina Lerno, January 23, 2020

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 5 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 15, 2020 with a return of the ever-popular Strong Words storytelling event!


Modern Jazz Quartet - Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Percy Heath, and Connie Kay
Keith Chaffee, December 27, 2019

Milt Jackson was born on January 1, 1923. Jackson was a jazz vibraphonist who had a long and distinguished career as a solo recording artist, but who is perhaps best remembered as a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet.


Clara Schumann with a score of her music
Keith Chaffee, September 13, 2019

Clara Schumann was born on September 13, 1819. In the first half of her life, she wrote a small amount of music, mostly songs and piano music. During her life, she was better known as a concert pianist, a child prodigy whose career lasted for more than 60 years.


Scotto Moore and his novel, Your Favorite Band Can Not Save You
Daryl M., April 17, 2019

Scotto Moore is a Seattle playwright whose works include several speculative fiction themed plays.


Collage of a some selected National Recording Registry 2019
Keith Chaffee, April 12, 2019

In 2000, Congress created the National Recording Preservation Board, an agency of the Library of Congress, to select titles each year for a National Recording Registry.


Coachella Valley image with album covers
Tina Lerno, April 11, 2019

The very first Coachella Festival was twenty years ago! If you were there in 1999 (as was I), you are officially old(er).


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