New French Fashions Unveiled @ Chez Bop

French-inspired boutique retailer Chez Bop hosted a private event on June 16 celebrating the U.S. debut of Elisabeth Delaunay’s award-winning South Of France Lifestyle Collection. The event also included one-of-a-kind jewelry collections from Rosalie Marsh and Anne Christensen. Guests enjoyed champagne, music, shopping specials and Chez Bop artisan exclusives.

Chez Bop is located in the Sunset Plaza at 8669 Sunset Boulevard. www.chezpop.com
 

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Picks of the Week: June 28-July 4

It’s going to be one hell of a week on The Sunset Strip. The stars have aligned, and the music gods have conspired to bring you the biggest and best shows of the year all in one week. So with no further ado, here’s what’s happening…
 
Monday, June 28 the Key Club presents hair metal spoofsters Steel Panther.  Back on their home turf, the party continues to rage with this week’s openers Black Pool and Cobra Cocktail. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. This show is ages 18 and older. www.keyclub.com
 

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The Stars Aligned On The Strip This Week: Diddy, Leo, Jamie Foxx, Drake, Ozzy, Liv Tyler, Billy Corgan, Magic Johnson…

Ozzy Rocks Intimate Show at Sunset Strip’s House of Blues [NoiseCreep]
Bebe Buell Brings Some Sugar to Sunset Strip [LA Weekly]
Magic Johnson and Brian Shaw discuss the Lakers at Trousdale Lounge party [LA Times Lakers Blog]
Books: Neil LaBute at Book Soup [LA Times]
Inside Soho House’s new outposts: Nick Jones Q&A [Wallpaper*]
 

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Sunset Strip Clubs Partner With National Venues For Gulf Coast Relief Benefit

Our friends at The Roxy Theatre, The Comedy Store and Viper Room have partnered with other national and local music venues to host concerts benefitting the Gulf Coast relief efforts. The goal of the July 1 concerts is to raise $500,000 through ticket sales and online donations to benefit nonprofit org Gulf Restoration Network, which provides assistance to the people, wildlife and wetlands affected by the oil spill. The org also provides advocacy work throughout the Gulf region.
 
“We know through music and the generosity of people that we can help make a difference in the Gulf Coast,” said Roxy Theatre owner Nic Adler. “We hope this inspires others to make a donation, attend an event and get involved.”
 

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Ashes Divide @ Viper

On June 16, the third night of their month-long stint at the Viper Room, the intimate club was bursting at the seams as fans crammed inside to see the most enthusiastically discussed residency of recent memory. The band, Ashes Divide, is the latest evolution of songwriter/producer and guitar prodigy Billy Howerdel. Best known for founding multi-platinum supergroup A Perfect Circle, the guitarist has now stepped into the leading role as frontman, flexing his own vocal chops for this latest musical incarnation. 
 
As most clubs and bands know, attempting to pull off a successful residency is no easy task; by week three, even a healthy fanbase starts to get a bit tuckered out and the numbers tend to dwindle. So to see the club packed to capacity on the third week is the ultimate compliment to any band or artist. 
 

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Sunset Construction Update: June 22-28

It’s summertime and crews on The Sunset Strip are working hard to make your living even easier. Construction has moved west to the final phase (Phase III) between San Vicente west to the City Limit with Beverly Hills.
 
This week crews began grinding the top surface of the existing roadway and prepping the base layer of asphalt for the new road. Due to regulations by the Regional Air Quality Management District, this work must be done at night, when traffic volumes are lower and there are less vehicles kicking up dust. The work is taking place Thursday through Sunday nights from June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, between the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
 

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Faces Of The Sunset Strip: Sean Healy

Love him or hate him, when your band needs that last-minute show, or your club is strapped to book Christmas Eve, Sean Healy Presents (SHP) is most likely your first phone call. SHP hosts regular events at every major Los Angeles venue, including nights at most of the clubs on The Sunset Strip. A classic Hollywood success story, Sean Healy built his empire from scratch, carving a niche that eventually made him one of the biggest independent promoters in the country. Get to know the man behind the curtain…
 

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Hello Summer!

Despite the June Gloom temporarily putting a haze on your morning, summer is officially here, which means some additional sun and sand for Angelenos and lots of pool parties.
 
For those visiting The Sunset Strip this summer, be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s amazing pools and All Access passes available to guests. You can enjoy cocktails poolside while soaking in the rays – and amazing views – during the day. Then at night check out live music and entertainment at The Comedy Store, Cat Club, Key Club, House of Blues, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Rainbow and Whisky A Go-Go for free! Get all the details at www.thesunsetstrip.com/VIPpass.
 

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Sunset Strip Picks: June 21-27

It’s officially summer and nights on The Strip are starting to heat up! Having just announced The Smashing Pumpkins as the headliners of the 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival on Aug. 28, the clubs are gearing up for another season of sweet ass shows.  Here’s what’s happening this week…
 
On Monday, June 21 weekly institution Steel Panther return to their home turf at the Key Club. Come party with the satiric cover heroes at this homecoming show featuring support acts Delta Rose and Outlett. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 – $20.  This event is 18+. www.keyclub.com
 

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Smashing Pumpkins To Take Over Sunset; Giant Guitars Coming; Mass Happy Hour; Miley Cyrus; Devo

Smashing Pumpkins to headline the Sunset Strip Music Festival [LA Times]
Smashing Pumpkins To Headline Sunset Strip Finale [Pollstar]
Smashing Pumpkins – Pumpkins To Stop Traffic At 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival [Contact Music]
Giant Guitars Coming To Sunset Strip [Pollstar]
Get Sloshed on Sunset: Mass Happy Hour Wednesdays on The Strip [LA Weekly]
 

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