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“Revenge of the LA Opera
Costume Shop Sale”

Sunday, October 9

(Los Angeles) September 27, 2011 — On Sunday, October 9, just in time for Halloween, LA Opera will clear out its overstuffed costume racks with its second ever costume sale: “Revenge of the LA Opera Costume Shop Sale.” Trick-or-treating connoisseurs looking to stand out in a crowd of Snookis, Charlie Sheens and Captain Americas will have the opportunity to snag one-of-a-kind items that have been seen on the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Prices range from $20 for individual accessories including masks, wigs, military items, plumed hats, belts and shoes, to $300 for complete costumes.
The sale will take place in the Costume Shop’s parking lot, 330 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles CA 90013. Street parking is available, and there will be secured pay parking in the Little Tokyo Galleria parking structure, directly across the street from the sale at 333 South Alameda.
The gates will open to the general public at 11am. Customers who have bought tickets to LA Opera’s November production of Roméo et Juliette can show their tickets at the gate for early entry beginning at 10am; each ticket shown will admit one person. The sale will continue until 4pm or until the stock is sold out (whichever comes first). Cash or credit cards will be accepted.

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SPEAKAL INTRODUCES CUTE “IHOG”  PINK & WHITE HOG-SHAPED IPOD DOCKING STATION  SPEAKER SYSTEM

-- JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS --

Take the Fun Outdoors with Portable Battery-Operated Hog-Shaped 28+ Watt Super Amplification Stereo System for Kids, Teens, & Adults 360 Degrees of Booming Crystal Clear Sound Fills a Room with Music – Perfect for Parties

– Speakal www.speakal.com, a lifestyle-oriented home entertainment company with intelligently designed technology solutions driven by a passion for sound, launched today iHog, the stylish hog-shaped iPod/iPhone docking station speaker system. Available in pink and white, the booming iHog speaker system makes a fun holiday gift for kids, teens and adults that love music.