Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:20 am
The slaughter of six million Jews under Hitler’s extermination plan is well documented and that, in and of itself, is the terrifying face of the Holocaust. It is an historic fact that the Third Reich also rounded up gypsies, the mentally retarded or handicapped, and intellectuals. What is perhaps a lesser known is that gays, referred to as “bents” or “fluffs,” also fell victim to not fitting into Hitler’s manifesto of a pure Aryan race. Martin Sherman’s powerfully written play, “Bent,” shines a light on that more obscure piece of history, illuminating the treatment of homosexuals under the Nazi regime.
Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:18 am
Two-time Grammy Award winner Paul Overstreet has chosen Santa Monica and the Ruskin Group Theatre as the location to premiere his new musical, “Sneaky Ole Time.” A BMI Songwriter of the Year (five years in a row), and Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Famer, Overstreet didn’t have much trouble catching Ruskin’s attention, but locking in a deal was a journey that took another few years.
Posted Jul. 24, 2015, 9:16 am
Sisyphus, a character from Greek mythology, angered the gods by cheating death. When he was caught, he was condemned to push a stone up a hill, only for it to roll back down and have him restart the process all over again. Imagine seeing that situation on stage. Imagine the screams of agony. Now, imagine that all of it and the events leading up to it is silent. That is exactly what one would see when they go to see the production of “Sisyphus” opening this Tuesday at Theatre 40 (241 S Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills).
Posted Jul. 23, 2015, 9:22 am
Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Acting Troupe has announced its Summer 2015 Performance at 1 pm on Saturday, July 25.
Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 9:14 am
Ye Olde King’s Head is one of few restaurants in Santa Monica where one can get a shepherd’s pie that isn’t a frozen one from Trader Joe’s. But it’s not just a British pub on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Second Street; it’s a place where one can laugh so hard that their pint may shoot through their nose.
Posted Jul. 17, 2015, 9:28 am
Santa Monica Art Studios hosts a variety of events, but it’s the artists that truly give it soul. Co-directors Yossi Govrin (an artist for more than 30 years) and Sherry Frumkin (owned a gallery for 20 years) truly understand the plight of an artist.
Posted Jul. 11, 2015, 10:51 am
To do a riff on a recent credit card commercial that ends with the spokesperson saying: “What’s in your wallet?” - that tag line could be rewritten to “What’s in your suitcase?”
Posted Jul. 10, 2015, 9:32 am
Laura Korman Gallery is currently featuring works by Los Angeles-based artist Katherine Rohrbacher in the gallery’s opening exhibition called “MIRROR | MIRROR: Introspective Reflections.”
Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 9:29 am
The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery will host an opening reception today for its Tom Krumpak: “Built & Placed” Exhibition that will remain on display through Sept. 10.
Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 9:16 am
Award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson's installation "EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN" will be presented at Bergamot Station this Saturday, July 11 from 8 pm to 10:30 pm. large-scale, site-specific work incorporating projections, dancers, musicians and poets in a one-night only event at Bergamot Station
Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 8:06 am
It’s that time of the year again – Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier returns this coming Thursday with Morris Day & the Time headlining the opening show.
Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am
Delightful Santa Monica restaurant Upper West is counting down the days ‘til its next featured artist celebration next weekend when the art on its walls is changed for the next few months.
Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am
“We were driving down Main Street and saw this show going on,” said New York City street artist known as Westgard. “The gallery is very inviting, with a huge glass store front. Inside were bright, large-scale paintings and lots of people. So we parked and went in.”
Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:37 am
Santa Monica will relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races on Friday, July 17 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows who is sponsoring the event to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum.
Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:30 am
The Santa Monica Arts Foundation presented its third annual awards ceremony at Back on the Beach restaurant on Wednesday, June 17 in recognition of the contributions of local leaders whose efforts support Santa Monica’s artistic, creative, and cultural community.
Posted Jun. 21, 2015, 9:19 am
The SMC Emeritus College Concert Band will present its Late Spring concert at 3 p.m. today, June 21. The concert will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:38 am
After years of singing at others’ events, crossover music star Nick Palance will be teaming up with the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) to put on his own benefit Sunday June 28, “Coming Home,” to raise money to help homeless people in Los Angeles.
Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 8:57 am
Murder for Two is an Agatha Christie-style whodunit on speed. With an original fun book and entertaining music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, under the superb split-second timing and staging by director Scott Schwartz, fasten your seat belts for a non-stop 90 minutes of unabashed, high spirited, comic antics.
Posted Jun. 11, 2015, 9:40 am
Historic San Vicente Coalition, a grassroots organization dedicated to preservation the iconic courtyard housing on San Vicente Boulevard by having it designated as a historic district, will host a free, four-hour concert of performers on Sunday, June 21, 3 pm to 7 pm at Inspiration Point in Palisades Park (Ocean Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard).
Posted Jun. 9, 2015, 9:34 am
Santa Monica Public Library will present a special Book Group Open House, featuring a spotlight Author Talk with emerging novelist Charles Dubow this Tuesday, June 9 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 11:15 am
Three artists will come together to show their art works in a celebratory art opening on Saturday, June 13 at Santa Monica Art Studios.
Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 9:40 am
Free Arts Los Angeles will host their 2015 annual fundraiser, Free Arts’ Fun Day, a day for individuals and families throughout Los Angeles to come together to enjoy music, engaging art activities, children's art galleries, a group Mandala project, silent auction, food (taco bar and Dylan’s Candy Bar), refreshments and more.
Posted Jun. 4, 2015, 9:03 am
Hundreds of the top stand up paddleboard racers in the world and thousands of spectators will gather at the Santa Monica Pier this Saturday, June 6, for the 6th annual Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival.
Posted Jun. 2, 2015, 9:54 am
The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present not one, but two highly entertaining “Comedy Tonight!” shows June 5-7. Each show will be a Musical Theatre Revue showcasing some of the finest musicals from the late 19th century to the present.
Posted Jun. 1, 2015, 3:24 pm
The lobby of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts was filled with excitement as hearing-impaired friends greeted each other with hugs and kisses, signing their enthusiasm that almost translated itself for those of us who are not hearing impaired. This enthusiasm was only the beginning of what was an astounding evening of a rare, emotionally charged theatrical experience.