GuitarTown Charity Auction Set For Feb. 22, Benefiting LA Fund’s Art & Music Education Campaign

 
The Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip public art project, which includes works by Shepard Fairey, RISK, John Kosh and Tristan Eaton, will end its year-long tour on Friday, February 22 when the art guitars are auctioned for charity. The gala event will take place at Bonhams in Los Angeles with all proceeds from the auction benefiting the Los Angeles Fund For Public Education's "Arts Matter" campaign, which supports art and music education in L.A. public schools. 
 

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Kids Rock The Sunset Strip This Saturday!

 
The RockSTAR Music Education's annual Winter RockFest returns to The Sunset Strip this Saturday, January 26, with more than 140 young bands taking over the Key Club, The Roxy and Whisky A Go-Go from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. RockFest is a celebration of young musicianship, music education, and rock and roll, and gives young musicians the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience on the legendary Sunset Strip.

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The Sunset Strip Says Goodbye To A Friend And True Artist

 
Late last week The Sunset Strip lost one of its brightest personalities when The Roxy’s Jeff Cahill unexpectedly passed away. For more than three years, Cahill has booked On The Rox—the fabled intimate lounge above the main room—under the Jeff Cahill Events banner, giving many new and up-and-coming bands their start. 
 
Born in Illinois on December 19, 1968, Cahill's passion for the arts extended across many mediums, from music to acting and painting. In 1980 Cahill made his film debut as one of the orphans in "The Blues Brothers" and continued with roles in TV and film, including "Deadwood" and "Prison Break."

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Stephen Stills Returns To The Sunset Strip!

 
Influential musician and singer/songwriter Stephen Stills returned to his Sunset Strip roots to sign a Gibson GuitarTown art guitar celebrating the music and influence of Buffalo Springfield. Stills wrote one of the band's biggest hits, "For What It's Worth," which became an anthem for the 1960s counterculture movement and remains an important and influential song today. 
 

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Mangia! Osteria Drago Delivers Authentic Italian Fare With A Modern Twist

 
Osteria Drago‚ the namesake of award-winning master chef Celestino Drago‚ had some large Italian loafers to fill last year when it opened in the location previously occupied by Il Sole for more than 20 years. 
 
But with a prestigious and celebrated career, Chef Drago has raised the culinary bar and is again earning accolades and drawing a consistent celeb clientele to this famed location (regulars include Halle Berry, the cast of Mad Men, Eric Idol of Monty Python), while serving up a refreshing twist on classic Italian dining.  
 

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Picks of the Week: Jan. 14-20

 
Tonight, catch the best of early era Metallica when cover group Cliff ‘Em All takes the stage at the Whisky A Go-Go with special guests The Glory Stompers. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. www.whiskyagogo.com
 
 
Tuesday, Jan. 15 get your happy hour on at TMZ hotspot/celeb hangout Pink Taco. From 3 to 7 p.m. enjoy $3 cervezas, $5 margaritas, $7 choice of apps and arguably the best spot for people watching on The Sunset Strip. www.pinktaco.com

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Culinary Adventurers Wanted! DineLA Restaurant Week Returns Jan. 21

 
Good news, friends: Jan. 21 marks the return of DineLA Restaurant Week! This semi-annual event treats diners to a multi-course, pre-fixe menu at participating restaurants, giving you the opportunity to sample and enjoy restaurants throughout Los Angeles.
 
The winter edition of DineLA begins Jan. 21 and lasts until Feb. 1. The event features 10 participating restaurants on The Sunset Strip, including the critically acclaimed Night + Market and new French hotspot GORGE.
 
Participating restaurants include:

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