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Jessica Gelt

If it’s entertaining, Jessica Gelt has likely covered it. Since joining the Los Angeles Times in 2003, she has written about television, music, movies, books, art, fashion, food, cocktails and more. She once played bass in a band with an inexplicably large following in Spain, and still gets stopped by fans (OK, maybe a fan) on the streets of Barcelona. She loves dive bars and very dry martinis with olives, though never simultaneously.
An artist finds purpose and meaning living on skid row

Crushow Herring, a.k.a. ShowzArt, designs apparel sold at a Melrose store and has a painting in a gallery show with top street artists. He's also homeless.

Grand Avenue is on a mission to delight, enrich and educate

Not content to be a cloistered community on a hill, the arts organizations along Grand Avenue have made it their mission to reach out via a series of educational programs and free or low-cost events.

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