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A Senior Business Management Career In LA Requires Strong Credentials



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To prosper in the complex world of competitive enterprise, industrious companies must rely on the right type of expert that has intelligent reasoning to help the organization grow. The role of a senior business manager is particularly fundamental in the greater Los Angeles area, home to more than 244,000 businesses.

Assuming the role of a business manager is a tall order, considering employment in this field is expected to grow by only five percent between now and the year 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means applicants will continue to face strong rivalry in coming years.

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Best Local Rock Bands in Los Angeles



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Los Angeles is commonly associated with the arts industries, especially film and music. It’s here where epic rock bands like Van Halen were discovered and music styles were afforded life.

In the 1960s, youth fell in love with surf rock while hippies grooved to psychedelic rock.

Through the 1970s and 80s, Tinseltown was dominated by glam metal, country rock and those cool blends of rock, jazz, funk and Latin music Grammy-winning guitarist Carlos Santana brought to the table.

By the 1990s, hardcore and indie rock squeezed into frame as featured acts with sequential roles.

As local cover and tribute bands continue to keep alive LA’s rich musical history, a refreshing wave of musical genres is now beginning to wash ashore.

Here is a select list of LA’s top rock bands, including one that’s creating a new 21st century approach to rock music.

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Best Wedding Bands In Los Angeles


In an area teeming with an abundance of cultural diversity that is colorfully mosaic, it is commonplace for brides and grooms to choose live music for their wedding receptions that appeal to their traditional and thematic tastes.

A search for the ideal singer, musician, trio or band can be overwhelming for wedding planners, particularly since there are so many qualified artists actively working in Los Angeles.

Determined by flexibility, professionalism and effectiveness, here are some highly-recommended entertainers that exemplify the best in musical knowledge, superlative showmanship and practicable variation – attributes most L.A. newlyweds desire.

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Best Clubs With Go-Go Dancers in Los Angeles


There is good reason Boulevard3 bills itself as a playground where rules are meant to be broken. This Las Vegas-style nightclub’s go-go dancers and aerialists are highly acclaimed performance artists who tour with such world-renowned figures as Rihanna, Beyoncé and Britney Spears. The club’s more notable alum is actress and recording artist Jennifer Lopez’ love interest, choreographer Beau ‘Casper’ Smart, who thrilled audiences throughout his four-year tenure. Its distinction from other nightclubs strikes an exhilarating chord at midnight when the establishment’s resident dance troupe puts on a jaw-dropping, thematic production.

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Best Indie Rock Venues in Los Angeles

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Since the 1980s, the indie rock scene in Los Angeles has flourished, thanks to both mainstream and intimate venues that allow alternative bands freedom to explore their emotions, expertise, off-the-wall fashion styles and distinctive sounds through live performances, with some commercial success. With praise from a supportive audience of enthusiasts, the independent music scene in LA rides the bucking bull of fame through communities like Koreatown, Echo Park, Silverlake and Los Feliz. These are prime areas credited with affording star power to the late lo-fi indie rock musician Elliott Smith and rise to such favored LA-based rock bands as Moving Units, Earlimart and Giant Drag.

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John Glen’s cocktail of secrets re-shaken, courtesy of 007

In the wake of “Skyfall” surpassing “Avatar” to become the most successful film in British box office history, the 23rd installment in the James Bond marathon has stirred renewed interest in other Bond flicks, particularly what went on behind the … Continue reading