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The 3rd L.A. Folk Festival

BY GREGG LOPEZ / Less than an hour away from the glitzy facade of Hollywood to the north lies a sleepy suburb called Altadena, CA. It is there, on top of a mountain (or giant hill) that you’ll find the magical, burn-out oasis of Zorthian Ranch. Ten years before Disneyland opened, Jirayr Zorthian created this …


Mad About Madge

  Madge Gill (1882-1961) remains readily mutable as an artist, her bizarre, absorbing work resting on the borderlands of Outsider Art, Self-Taught Art and Visionary Art. Without a speck of proper training or lofty hopes of distinction, she produced thousands of hastily scratched out, yet remarkably precise, ink drawings during her lifetime. Scribbling furiously across every papery …