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Hollywood’s Thought-Provokers

LA has always had an artistic soul.  The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community.  Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive.  Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.  Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Hollywood that we hope you will check out, follow and support.


When we had just started BONES. Like 6 months in. Carmen had met a little known guitarist called Mr Jeff Beck at a party and told him to come to one of our shows. They’d both had a couple of martinis and exchanged numbers. SO like 2 weeks later we are set to play like our third gig ever as BONES at this pub in Camden, London. And on the guest list is like. Read more>>

Hootenanny LA

We realized that the music scene is so exciting and vibrant in LA right now and we wanted to get all of our favorite artists together to create a special night of live music Drew Taubenfeld and Erik Kertes started this night together about 4 years ago and it happens the last Monday of every month at the Hotel Cafe. Read more>>

Miguel Angel Caballero

I grew up both in the U.S. and in Mexico traveling back and forth each year and attending school in both countries. At 13 we relocated permanently to Oxnard, CA. At 19 I moved to LA to attend Theater school at UCLA. Read more>>

Lucia Zavarcikova

I was born and raised in Slovakia. As a young girl, my dream was to become a professional tennis player. I used to sneak to a local tennis club to watch people play as an 8 year old and begged my parents to buy me a racquet. Eventually they did and I started practicing anywhere I could. Read more>>

Jordn Lee

I wish I could say I have a marvelous story where I was positioned to be an artist right from birth as if it was clandestine – As the spelling in my name would suggest. But my story growing up is one of basic normalcy. I grew up loving science, nature, and competition. Read more>>

Yumiko Fujiwara

I am a screenwriter and visual artist working with photography, sound and video mediums. My father is a journalist, and so I grew up all over the globe in cities like Guadalajara, Mexico, Johannesburg, South Africa, Rome, Italy, and my place of birth, Tokyo, Japan. Read more>>

Manan Bachkaniwala

I was born in a small town in India called Surat. From a young age i was always interested in drawing and painting and was constantly doodling random stuff at the back of every book during school. In 2007 when the first Transformers movie came out on the big screen. Read more>>

Olivia Segarra Alacalá

She is an architect, and she used to spend a lot of time making scaled models of different projects she was working on. We used to observe how the space would change by exposing it to different lights. We would go out to our balcony and let the sunshine through those small doors and tinny windows. Read more>>

Charlie McKee

I grew up very differently than every kid in my hometown: Longmont, Colorado. Since I was able to dress myself, I would wear my fathers clothes and cut my hair incredibly short. I played basketball, but the moms never wanted to to be a part of the basketball team sleepovers. I could always tell I made people uncomfortable. Read more>>


I was born as the youngest of five kids in Clovis, California. Thanks to my Argentine mom, I was raised in a bilingual Spanish-speaking household. I grew up watching her play guitar and sing songs by Joan Baez, Tom Petty, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles. Read more>>

Hareth Tayem

I grew up in an environment that was controlled by Religion, the Paranormal, the Universe, Extraterrestrial Life and the unseen. This activated an imagination in me that has stayed with me and influenced my choice in career as a Photographer, Creative Director and Talent Manager. Read more>>

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