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When NYC nighlife barons Paul Sevigny and Andre Saraiva headed west, they had everyone in LA talking. From the get-go, they weren't set to last long. After a short 6 months, the pop up party "PaulandAndre" closed this weekend. We hope this means their focus will shift to opening Le Baron in Chinatown. MORE>>>
In the seven-ish months since Paul & Andre opened its doors and diluted the obscenely over-saturated bottle service, fog cannons and dubstep scene to bring a little bit of NYC flavor up in Hollywood, the landscape of L.A. nightlife has changed. Namely, it gave us a reason to believe not all nightclubs in this city have to be tacky. I personally have come to love the place and spend entirely too much time there but at least I've been taking full advantage of a good thing while I still can before it closes on Sunday. More»
Because L.A. wasn't doing it, two dudes had to come here from NYC to get this town with the program and open a spot without promoters, which is probably why you haven't heard much about Paul & Andre. But as promised when we broke the news it was coming, we're keeping you up on what's happening with that mysterious little alley lair with no address that officially opens tonight, so here's the deal... More»
Last week, when a little birdie told me NYC nightlife impresarios behind some of the city's hottest haunts, Paul Sevigny and Andre Saraiva, were making their foray into Hollywood, I was brimming with emotion at this exciting prospect. That's not something I'm proud of but if you've ever been to NYC's Don Hill's which Sevigny and others opened during Fall Fashion Week, or Beatrice Inn, a joint Sevigny-Saraiva effort, before it closed, then maybe you understand. The birdie sang like a canary in detail about the project, but we kept our big mouth shut and reserved celebrating the news until confirmation came in the form of an interview of Saraiva himself with NYC editor Mara Siegler... More»
Monday, May 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.