Everyone knows 2020 was messy. COVID-19 took its toll on everyone and everything as it marched along its disruptive path. But as tragedies and pain followed in its wake, it also left behind valuable lessons for the people looking to rebuild their lives according to the developing new rulebook. 

Even under normal circumstances, resuscitating creative projects long left unattended is a challenge. When local rockers Old Californio re-entered the studio this year to finish their long-shelved album “Songs from the Sea of Cortez,” it helped that most of the instrumental tracks were recor…

To older generations, the time kids spend browsing social media—using Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and now TikTok—might look like brain-numbing hours of mindless entertainment. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had us all wishing for merrier times. Musicians are no different. A swarm of performers, ranging from Macklemore duet partner Mary Lambert to Canadian pop stars Glass Tiger, have released holiday albums. Here’s a roundup of some of the best Christmas albums new to 2020.

Experience the season of giving at ROW DTLA with retail residencies and holiday décor supporting local creators for Small Business Saturday and beyond.

A new temporary installation artwork on the exterior wall of Self Help Graphics and Art memorializes each of the 189 lives taken by COVID-19 in Boyle Heights and unincorporated East LA and begins a handcrafted national memorial to the virus’ devastating impacts. 

When Perry Farrell hit 60 in March 2019, he knew he had to change. He spent years in the dark but decided it was time to emerge.