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Star Wars Day: Top 5 Spots to Geek-Out in California on May the Fourth

by Eli Ellison. Posted May 2nd 2014 03:55 PM
Star Wars Day. Star Wars Show at Disneyland Amusement Park in California USA
Dig the lightsaber out of the closet and brush up on your Yoda-ese: Star Wars Day is this Sunday, May 4 -- as in "May the fourth be with you." Around the world, Rebel scum and Vader disciples alike will gather for Star Wars costume parties and movie-watching marathons. How anyone could sit through The Phantom Menace again though is a mystery. And in a pre-holiday announcement poor Mark Hamill has been awaiting since 1983, the cast of J.J. Abrams' upcoming Episode VII film has been revealed.
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Inside the Magic Castle

by Julie Wolfson. Posted Jan 21st 2011 12:05 PM
Magic Castle

Photo by Julie Wolfson

Few experiences in Los Angeles are more iconic that a visit to the world famous members-only Magic Castle. This Victorian Mansion above Hollywood Boulevard houses the Academy of Magic Arts, an organization devoted to the advancement of magic. For an evening of evening of entertainment and magic, members and their guests must follow the strict dress code: coat and ties for the men, eveningwear for the women. No casual clothing. The castle is 21 and over, with the exception of Sunday brunch which is open to families. The magicians and members believe that following the rules as well classy and respectful behavior helps make an evening at the Magic Castle truly special.
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Top 10 Things to do in Los Angeles

by Julie Wolfson. Posted Oct 26th 2010 04:06 PM
Top 10 Things to do in Los Angeles

A visit to Los Angeles offers sand and sea, world-class museums, and spectacular city views. You can get close to movie stars in this entertainment capitol or at least book a studio tours and TV show tapings. If you are planning a trip to the city of angels, here are the top 10 things to do in Los Angeles that will appeal to every type of traveler.
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Tours That Make You Scratch Your Head

by Libby Zay. Posted Feb 4th 2010 02:59 PM
There are some strange tours out there. From sewer tours to border-hopping adventures, here are the highlights.
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Top Ten Haunted Hotels

by Jordan Simon. Posted Oct 31st 2009 05:10 PM


An unexplained chill abruptly descends. A weeping lady in white appears then vanishes. Objects float across the room.

Hundreds of lodgings from grand resorts to intimate B&Bs swear the dead make themselves at home like their living guests. Many allegedly haunted hotels happily market their spectral residents to eager ghost hunters; others fear publicity will scare away customers.
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