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Diavolo by Kenneth Mucke

Diavolo - Architecture in Motion: You've Never Seen Anything Like It

August 27, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
“How many pull-ups can you do?” That’s how Artistic Director Jacques Heim greeted me as I arrived at the Diavolo | Architecture in Motion dance studio – a warehouse in the heart of Downtown’s Arts District. Jacques and company were in the midst of rehearsal when I arrived on a nearly 100 degree day. The dozen industrial size fans cooling the space beat like drums intensifying the moment.

Flypoet: A Cure for the Lost Souls of LA

August 20, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Taalam’s words rang in my ears long after I first heard them. As a poet myself, I drove and drove and drove until I reached Flypoet‘s spoken word show at The Savoy in Inglewood – a monthly haven for us wordsmiths. Heck, these lines go beyond the poet community and resonate on a quintessentially LA level: what is LA if not driving and dreams?

Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: Pomona

August 13, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Last weekend, we hung out at the Downtown Pomona Art Walk and got sassy with the energetic dancers of Blue13 Dance Company during their Bollywood JAM Session! We’ve got a couple more JAMs coming up in Pomona (Samba in September and Cumbia in October), so we decided to ask some local JAMmers to share their favorite things to do and places to go in the area.

Ford Treasures, Unearthed!

July 30, 2015 | History
he raiders of the lost Ford (a.k.a our awesome construction crew and production staff) have unearthed some exciting artifacts that offer a look into the Ford’s storied past.
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse by Michael de la Paz

Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: San Gabriel

July 21, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Ford on the Road’s next stop is the stunningSan Gabriel Mission Playhouse for ¡Viva la Tradición! A Tribute to Nati Cano and Los Camperos. The show brings together powerhouse mariachi artists to tell the story of musical pioneer Nati Cano’s life through music and dance. To help you make the most of your visit, we chatted with Colibri Entertainment‘s Susie Garcia about her favorite things to do in San Gabriel!

Mariachi for Everyone: Nati Cano's Legacy Lives On

July 15, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Walking into Don Chente is like walking into another world. Caddy corner from Staples Center, the restaurant looks like an imposing club – all mirrors and velvet red carpeting – but when I ask where I can leave my bike, the woman at the front is warm and welcoming.
A new mural between Traction and E. 4th Street on S. Hewitt

Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: DTLA Arts District

July 14, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Summer is officially here and Ford on the Road is sizzlin’! Our next destination is the Downtown LA Arts District for Outfest‘s closing night on Sunday July 19.
Outfest - The New Girlfriend

Outfest Offers Moviegoers a Summer Date with Ozon's "New Girlfriend"

July 07, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
François Ozon certainly knows how to provoke. That hardly makes him unique among filmmakers, and it doesn’t entirely explain why I so look forward to each of his movies.