Sunday, March 29, 2020

In the heat of the moment

Marci Javril lays on her stomach while firespinning at the basketball court at Jefferson Park in Culver City, Calif., on Oct. 9 , 2019. Photo by Chris Torres.Cameron Vermeulen swings his fire whip at the Burn Club meet up at Jefferson Park in Culver City, Calif. on Oct. 9, 2019. Photo by Chris Torres.Main Faces at the...

Dance to the Heart

Moments from the Ballet Aztec performance at the Saint Cyril of Jerusalem in Encino, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2019. Photos by Kevin Lendio For many people, a home does not have to be a physical place. Instead, it’s a feeling. Inside Amy Navarrete’s dance studio Ballet Aztec, it’s...

Clowning around

Guilford "Gilly" Adams makes balloon animals, face paints, juggles bowling pins and performs magic tricks for a birthday party in Woodland Hills, Calif. on Oct. 26, 2019. Photos by Cecilia Parada and Maja Losinska Today’s clowns aren’t as scary as you might think A group of children sat together...

Rock N’ Rage

Disrupted Euphoria performs at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, Nov. 1, 2019. Photos by Nicole Benda The art of extreme vocals in heavy metal culture Ventura metal band Disrupted Euphoria waited patiently in the wings of the small bar, Whisky a Go-Go, on Los Angeles’ famed...

This rock identity

David Christian Morgan performs during a Halloween Show at Redwood Bar in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2019. His friends call him Blake Dedlie. To his family, he’s David Christian Morgan. But on a September night at the Sugar Mill Saloon, neither “Blake” nor “David” was getting ready to perform.

Women’s Mariachi

Moments from the Mujeres, Musica, Mexico concert on Oct. 19, 2019, at the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles. Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas is an all-female group. Photos by Natalie Miranda All-female group celebrates traditional Mexican culture in a new way Mexico is home to many...

The show must go on

Stephanie Smith performing at the DiPiazza Restaurant and Lounge on Oct. 13, 2019. Photos by Kevin Lendio Professional Singer Stephanie Smith refuses to let losing her sight stop her  Since 10th grade, singer and actor Stephanie Smith has struggled with her vision, from the simple need to...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live

Moments from The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live at the Nuart Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif., on Oct. 19, 2019 Photos by Katya Castillo Before the lights dimmed and the teleportation to Transylvania commenced on a recent fall Friday, host Zoey Hayes crawled on stage at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles...

The not-so-secret life of a stripper

Dylan dances around the main stage pole before the Odd Ball Cabaret opens in North Hills Calif., on Oct. 20, 2019. Photos by Maja Losinska Behind the deep burgundy curtain, the adult fragrance of burnt tobacco filled the dimly-lit Odd Ball Cabaret in North Hills on a quiet Thursday night. ...

Hundo and Justbeatz

Rapper and Producer on their plans to take over an industry Ryan “Hundo” Williams and Justin “JustBeatz” Garner pose in the photo studio at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Oct. 16, 2019. At 18, during one of Ryan Williams’ shifts at Footlocker, a colleague grew sick...