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Capsule living 'cheap' option for budding artists flocking to pricey LA

The Japan Times

LOS ANGELES – Kay Wilson packed up her life in a hurry and moved to Los Angeles … only to find that what she paid in Pennsylvania for a nice studio apartment would only get her a 2.9-sq.-meter Her new home is a capsule, inspired by the famous hotels in Japan. Wilson arrived a month ago at UP(st)ART, a community for young people with artistic aspirations in need of an affordable place to live. Each room contains up to six capsules, which Wilson describes as "cozy." They contain a single bed, a bar for hanging clothes, a few compartments for storing shoes and other items and an air vent.

Judge Limits Access to R. Kelly's Chicago Recording Studio

U.S. News

FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge says a Chicago warehouse that R. Kelly is renting can be used only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and only as a recording studio. The Chicago Sun-Times says the Cook County judge also prohibited use of the second floor Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, after building inspectors found faulty stairs. The ruling comes a week after Chicago building inspectors found code violations at the beleaguered R&B star's recording studio on the city's near West Side during a court-ordered inspection.

Police: Suspect Argued With Men Before Fatal LA Studio Fire

U.S. News

Several hours later, Demery was caught on surveillance video at a gas station across the street from the recording studio, police said. Detectives suspect Demery filled a container with gasoline then walked inside the recording studio, pouring gasoline around one of the rooms before lighting it on fire, Hayes said.

2 Shot, 1 Stabbed Outside Popular Atlanta Recording Studio

U.S. News

Andrew Senzer tells news outlets the victims were leaving Patchwerk Recording Studio around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when they were ambushed by three armed suspects in a secured area behind the building.

Atticus Ross lists rustic Laurel Canyon home with a pair recording studios for sale

Los Angeles Times

Oscar-winning composer and music producer Atticus Ross and his wife, composer Claudia Sarne, are looking to drum up interest for their longtime home in Hollywood Hills West. They've put the rustic three-story, which features a pair of recording studios, among other things, up for sale at 1.695 million. Perched along the hillside in the Kirkwood Bowl area, the home was built in 1987 using materials salvaged from a convent in downtown L.A and later renovated and expanded. Rich cedar beams, wood-paneled walls and an entry lined in Saltillo tile lend a clean, cabin-like feel to the interiors. An open living room with vaulted ceilings and a fireplace flows casually into a dining area topped with market-style pendant lights.