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Stranger in a Strange Land – the Flora of Orange County, California

  Turns out, living for a year without a car in Southern California is not so much an adventure as it is just a pain-in-the-ass.  Public transportation is kind of an option if you want to travel 4 miles to … Continue reading

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Backstreet Cultural Museum (Tremé) – “They don’t do this nowhere else but in New Orleans”

Fi Yi Yi, Wild Magnolias, Creole Wild West, Congo Nation, Wild Tchoupitoulas, Black Seminoles, 9th Ward Hunters, 7th Ward Hard Headers, Flaming Arrows, Black Eagles, White Eagles, Red Hawks Hunters, Golden Comanche, Wild Bogacheeta… New Orleans is home to one … Continue reading

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Beats For Your Week – Jorge Ben…Feliz aniversário!

Here at 106th Street, there is always music. From the men outside the bodega near Lex and 107th playing congas, to the guy blasting music from his apartment somewhere mid-way on 105th so it carries across White Playground way uptown, … Continue reading

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Beats for Your Week – Thelonious Monk, “Solitude”

When this 106thstreeter was attending undergrad, I took a lot of music classes. When I started college, I had no musical training whatsoever and little knowledge of music history. Following my gut instinct, I only knew that music made everything … Continue reading

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Beats For BBQ Films’ Week – “Kung Fu Fighting”

You know this is the place to be to ring in the Year of the Dragon. BBQ Films keeps upping the ante – look out, ’cause this one is gonna kick your ass! Let’s let Carl Douglas explain all the … Continue reading

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La La La Human Steps

For me, heading out in the evening, my Cali style, means literally stepping out in the evening as apparently I may be the only person is this town without a car. Tonight I wasn’t the only one doing the Hollywood … Continue reading

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Beats For Your Week – “New York’s My Home”

One of the 106thstreeters is spending some time in a city 5 miles from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. No doubt, she will be returning to her beloved NYC in 2013. Until then, you may find some posts about what’s going … Continue reading

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