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Pitbull To Host American Music Awards In November

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:07 am

Pitbull will host the American Music Awards next month for the second year in a row, dick clark productions announced today.

Santa Monica High School’s Celia Daggy and Christopher Pak will perform with the 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Orchestra at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

News, Samohi, Music, Santa Monica

Two Samohi Students Selected For All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:10 am

Santa Monica High School students Celia Daggy and Christopher Pak have been named to the 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Santa Monica Symphony presents its landmark 70th season of free quality classical music concerts starting Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 70th Season; Perfomance Saturday

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:08 am

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra (SMSO) will open its 70th concert season this Saturday, Oct. 18 at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

Acclaimed pianist Gabriela Montera will make her New West Symphony debut this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Celebrates 20th Season With Performances This Weekend

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:06 am

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in the opening Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary Season this weekend, which includes a show in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Awards Process For 57th Annual Grammy Awards Begins

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 8:42 am

First-round Grammy ballots are in the mail Thursday. The awards process for the 57th annual Grammy Awards started yesterday, when ballots went out to about 12,000 voting members.

The Brothers Grand performed at Bergamot Jazz on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Music, Santa Monica

Enjoy Bergamot Jazz Sunday In Santa Monica This Weekend

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 10:04 am

Robert Berman Gallery (Gallery B7 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica) will this Sunday, Oct. 19 host live jazz fusion, instrumental, and original music performed by local artists from 2 pm to 6 pm.

News, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Full Nomination List For American Music Awards; Iggy Azalea Leads The Pack

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:16 am

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored a leading six nominations on Monday for the American Music Awards, while John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each received five.

Multi-platinum British band Rixton to perform a free concert at Santa Monica Place this Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica Place, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Rixton To Perform Free Santa Monica Place Concert This Wednesday

Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 9:42 am

British sensations Rixton will hit center stage at Santa Monica Place for a free live concert at 7 pm this Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Abbot Kinney Fest offers a day of fun, food and entertainment while attendees soak in the convivial spirit of the sunny beach-side community of Venice.

Life And Arts, Venice, Seven Days, Music, Art

Abbot Kinney Festival To Shut Down Famed Mile-Long Stretch This Sunday

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:27 am

The annual Abbot Kinney Festival returns for its 30th year this Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 am to 6 pm toasting to the best of world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

The “LACO à la carte” fundraiser events pair intimate musical performances with international cuisine at Consul General residences across the Westside. Pictured is the evening at the residence of the Consul General of Armenia in 2013.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra "A La Carte” Fundraising Series Returns

Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:37 am

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra kicked off is sixth annual “LACO à la carte” fundraising series last Thursday night at the official residence of the Consul General of Finland in Bel Air.

One of Santa Monica's most distinguished citizens, John Bohn, sponsors Orchestra Santa Monica's first concert of the 2014-15 season.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Orchestra Santa Monica

John Bohn Sponsors Orchestra Santa Monica's Season Opening Concert

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:40 am

Supporting classical music is a family tradition that Santa Monica’s John Bohn is carrying on with enthusiasm. He is continuing this tradition by sponsoring Orchestra Santa Monica’s season opening concert in October.

News, Downtown, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Made In America Festival To Conclude Today With Kanye West, Iggy Azalea

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:01 am

A two-day concert featuring Kanye West, Iggy Azalea and Kendrick Lamar is due to conclude today in Grand Park.

In a one-night only performance at the Ford Anson Amphitheatre, Jennifer Holliday was the headliner in 'Broadway Under The Stars' and wowed the audience with her heart-thumping rendition of 'I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from 'Dreamgirls,' which she starred in 33 years ago.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

"Broadway Under The Stars" A Hit At Ford Amphitheatre

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:28 am

Being a transplanted born and bred New Yorker raised in the shadow of Broadway, I was quite excited and looking forward to “Broadway Under The Stars,” Chris Isaacson’s musical review with Jennifer Holliday headlining this first-class production which was presented at the jammed iconic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Announce 2014/15 Season Of Four Concerts

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 9:29 am

Orchestra Santa Monica this week announced its exciting 2014-2015 season of four orchestra concerts. Entering its third season, Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) has been enthusiastically embraced by music lovers in Santa Monica and its surrounding communities.

News, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica

A Look At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

Posted Aug. 25, 2014, 9:22 am

Miley Cyrus won the top award, Beyonce won three awards and newcomer 5 Seconds of Summer took home two at Sunday's 2014 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, held at the Forum in Inglewood.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Seeks Musicians To Provide Strings, Winds & Voice Lessons

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 9:23 am

Applications are being accepted for independent music contractors to provide semi-private music lessons to students’ grades 4 through 12 in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District schools.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Television

Full Nomination List For Sunday's 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted Aug. 23, 2014, 9:49 am

Beyonce has a leading eight nominations heading into Sunday's presentation of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, including nods for video of the year, best female video, best choreography and best collaboration for her work with husband Jay Z.

Rory Partin performs tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica in anticipation of his Aug. 19 release of his forthcoming fan-funded album.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Rory Partin To Perform At Typhoon In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 11:25 am

Los Angeles soulful singer Rory Partin will perform tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica at 8 pm in advance of his new album release on Tuesday.

Four teenage musicians from Crossroads School in Santa Monica are helping save financially impacted music and education programs through their organization called Teens United Live.

News, Crossroads, Music, Santa Monica, Youth

Teens United Live: Saving Education Through Music

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:16 am

Four Crossroads seniors are reminding the community that age is but a number, and if anyone wants to make a change, then there needs to be something done about it.

Critical Brass, a New Orleans band that blends Dixieland jazz, gospel funk, Afro-Latin grooves, and neo-soul hip-hop freestyles, will perform this Sunday at Jazz on the Lawn.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Free Jazz On The Lawn Series Returns Sunday At Stewart Street Park

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:02 am

The smooth sounds of jazz is set to fill the air at Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August from 5-7 pm, beginning this weekend thanks to the return of the free Jazz on the Lawn series.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Pier

Silent Dance Party To Take Place On Santa Monica Pier Every Sunday

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:21 am

Starting this Sunday July 27, the end of the Santa Monica Pier welcomes music lovers and groovers for a silent dance party.

Eighth grader Ava Delaney’s cover of “Bridge OverTroubled Water” is now available on iTunes for 99cents with all profits being given to InternationalJustice Mission.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Non Profits

8th Grader Records "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Cover To Help End Child Trafficking

Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:18 am

Veteran music producer Peter Asher is no stranger to creating emotionally charged music over the past four decades while producing hit records for James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and 10,000 Maniacs.

Alexander 'Sasha' Gurevich has been named general manager of the New West Symphony.

News, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Appoints Alexander Gurevich As General Manager

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:47 am

The New West Symphony Board of Directors has appointed Alexander Gurevich as general manager of the New West Symphony. Effective immediately, he joins the Symphony staff led by executive director Natalia Staneva.

Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin of American indie pop band Cults will open the 2014 Twilight Concert Series this Thursday, July 10.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

Cults To Headline Twilight Concert Series Opener This Thursday Night

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:08 am

One of Santa Monica’s most awaited summer night traditions returns to the Santa Monica Pier this week. Featuring a different band each Thursday night from 7-10 pm, the annual Twilight Concert Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting July 10.

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehinger Wins Prestigious Award

Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:41 am

The League of American Orchestras presented Marcelo Lehninger, Music Director of the New West Symphony and Associate Conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, with the Helen M. Thompson Award earlier this month at its National Conference in Seattle.

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