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Laura Linney as the best-selling crime novelist Patricia Highsmith and Seth Numrich as Edward in Joanna Murray-Smith’s “Switzerland” on stage at The Geffen Playhouse.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Laura Linney Graces Geffen Playhouse In Joanna Murray-Smith’s “Switzerland”

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:30 am

Laura Linney is no stranger to the stage and has racked up multiple impressive Broadway credits including “Time Stands Still,” “Sight Unseen,” “The Crucible,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” “Uncle Vanya,” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” and “The Seagull.” Equally at home on the big screen, she had key roles in “You Can Count on Me,” “Kinsey,” “The Savages,” “Hyde Park on Hudson,” “The Squid and the Whale,” “Love Actually,” and “The Truman Show,” just to name but a few.

Bob Aguirre with Stevie Nicks, now a Santa Monica resident.

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Before Fleetwood Mac: Fritz Band Founder Q&A On Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:18 am

It is Fleetwood Mac’s 40th anniversary together as a band. How fitting it is that they are touring throughout North America and Europe for this occasion. Christine McVie is back with the band. Now, it is time to also say goodbye to Fleetwood Mac. They recently announced this is their last tour.

Santa Monica Pier’s acclaimed children’s concert series 'Wake Up With The Waves' returns Saturday.

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Wake Up With The Waves Returns To Santa Monica Pier This Saturday Morning

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:02 am

The acclaimed free children’s concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings, starting this weekend.

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Santa Monica College Symphony Presents Romantic Program March 29

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 10:07 am

The Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert Sunday, March 29, featuring a romantic program of music both happy and sad. Los Angeles baritone John Atkins joins the symphony to perform as guest artist. SMC student Joseph Rishik, a cellist, is also featured.

'90404 Changing' is a multi-dimensional feature-length film that employs a unique form of story-telling which blends standard documentary coverage with dramatic narrative.

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Santa Monica Conservancy To Host Free Movie Screening “90404 Changing” Thursday

Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 9:41 am

The Santa Monica Conservancy will host a free screening of local film “90404 Changing” at 6:30 pm this Thursday, March 26.

Violinist Vijay Gupta will perform with Santa Monica Symphony this Saturday night.

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Santa Monica Symphony Hits The Road Saturday Night With Free Concert

Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 8:45 am

The Santa Monica Symphony hits the road this Saturday, March 14, for a special concert at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

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Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk Returns This Saturday, March 14

Posted Mar. 12, 2015, 8:42 am

The public is invited to explore the more than 60 artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airport’s converted airplane hangars during the 9th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk this Saturday, March 14.

Victor Franz (Sam Robards) discusses the sale of the family furniture with Gregory Solomon (Alan Mandell).

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Arthur Miller’s “The Price” On Stage At The Mark Taper Forum

Posted Mar. 10, 2015, 9:16 am

It’s almost sacrilegious to even think about criticizing Arthur Miller – one of America’s most preeminent, most lauded playwrights. His Death of a Salesman, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, stands as one of the greatest plays ever written as it dissected the slow demise of a once very successful salesman.

Shows are March 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7 pm and March 14 and 21 at 2 pm.

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Santa Monica High Theatre Arts Presents The Wizard Of Oz Musical Starting Friday

Posted Mar. 8, 2015, 6:00 am

Frank Baum’s beloved classic The Wizard of Oz musical is being brought to life by two talented casts of Samohi theatre, choir, orchestra, band and dance students in seven performances at Barnum Hall this month.

The Annual Emeritus College Student Photography Exhibition runs March 5-April 22 in SMC's Emeritus College Gallery, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Exhibit opening reception on March 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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SMC Emeritus College Emeritus College Art Gallery Presents Photography Exhibit

Posted Mar. 3, 2015, 9:43 am

The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery presents its Annual Student Photography Exhibition start this Thursday, March 5. It will run through April 22, 2015.

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SMC Emeritus College Acting Troupe To Present Free Performance Today

Posted Mar. 1, 2015, 7:59 am

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Acting Troupe will presents its Spring 2015 Performance at 1 pm today, March 1.

New West Symphony piano soloist Sean Chen.

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New West Symphony Season Continues With Sunday Show In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:44 am

New West Symphony continues its 20th anniversary season theme of “Breaking New Sound” with performances of two works new to the Symphony’s repertoire, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

Adventure travel photographer David Heath will exhibit never-before-seen images from his new book “BURMA: An Enchanted Spirit” in Santa Monica starting this Saturday.

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Adventure Travel Photographer To Exhibit Burma Images From Book

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:43 am

Globetrotting adventure photographer, David Heath, will launch the exhibition of exclusive images from his new book, “Burma: An Enchanted Spirit” this Saturday, Feb. 28, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Santa Monica College Spring 2015 Art Lecture Series Begins Today

Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:43 am

Santa Monica College launches its Spring 2015 Art Lecture Series today, a selection of eclectic lectures and presentations exploring the many facets of art in its various manifestations.

Matt Paweski “Corner (Jade)”

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Renowned Artists Exhibit Works At Santa Monica College Art Gallery

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:37 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is currently presenting "FONDAMENTA: Future Furniture Formed in a Collective Memory,” an exhibition of original works by renowned artists Peter Shire, Matt Connors, Peter Harkawik, and Matt Paweski.

Santa Monica Place's center court.

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Ring In Lunar New Year This Weekend At Santa Monica Place Free Entertainment

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:16 am

Santa Monica Place rings in the Lunar New Year with lots of cultural entertainment this weekend.

New West Symphony piano soloist Sean Chen will perform at Santa Monica Place this Friday, Feb. 20, for a Lunar New Year celebration.

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Acclaimed Pianist To Kick Off Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:35 am

Acclaimed pianist Sean Chen will kick off this weekend’s Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in a performance taking place on Friday, Feb. 20, at Santa Monica Place.

Karen Landry and Chris Mulkey star in David French’s “Leaving Home” on stage at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica.

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“Leaving Home” - Ruskin Group Theatre Play Has Hits & Misses

Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 8:47 am

“Kitchen sink realism,” a style of theatre, as well as other art forms, popularized in Britain in the late 1950s and 1960s, illuminated the domestic challenges of every-day living of the working class. David French’s “Leaving Home” clearly falls into that genre as it explores the dynamics of a particular dysfunctional family.

Jane Austen’s Regency Period classic “Pride and Prejudice,” will be celebrated at the the Library’s kickoff celebration with live music, English country dancing with dancers in period costume and guest caller Judee Pronovost.

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Read, Dance & Eat At Santa Monica READS Library Kickoff Event Saturday

Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 7:47 am

The thirteenth annual Santa Monica READS community reading program will host a kickoff celebration this Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 pm, in the Main Library’s North Entry Courtyard, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

The 66th annual Stairway of Stars choir concert returns at Barnum Hall tonight. A band concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 12 while an orchestra concert will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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66th Annual Stairway Of The Stars Returns Tonight At Santa Monica High School

Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 9:11 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will present the 66th annual Stairway of the Stars event at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School starting tonight and continuing on Thursday night (Feb. 12) and next Wednesday night (Feb. 18).

Shlomi Elkabetz and his sister Ronit Elkabetz co-wrote and directed “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” in which Ronit plays the lead character and is Israel’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award.

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Shlomi & Ronit Elkabetz Talk About Their Film: “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 9:00 am

“GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” is an award-winning film and Israel’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the third film in a trilogy, which began more than a decade ago.

A selection of some of the 57th Grammy Awards performers.

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Full Nomination List For Tonight's 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:33 am

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith is poised for a big night at tonight's 57th annual Grammy Awards, carrying nominations in the top three categories of song, record and album of the year, along with a nod for best new artist.

'War of the Worlds' will be staged at at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica this Friday, Feb. 6.

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"War Of The Worlds" Comes To Santa Monica Live On Stage Friday Night

Posted Feb. 5, 2015, 3:41 pm

An updated and relocated presentation of the classic science fiction radio drama "War of the Worlds" will be staged at at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica at 8:30 pm this Friday, Feb. 6.

Get up close and personal with live sharks at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

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Santa Monica Pier Aquarium “Whale Of A Weekend” Returns Valentine's Weekend

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 9:45 am

Sightings of whales along the Southern California coast are already exceeding last year’s record-breaking numbers. Come show some love for the whales at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium during “Whale of a Weekend” next weekend on Feb 14 and 15.

Former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay.

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SMMEF For The Arts Concert Saturday To Feature Men At Work's Colin Hay

Posted Feb. 2, 2015, 9:32 am

Former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay along with singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop (hits include On and On, Separate Lives) will join talented Santa Monica-Malibu Unified student musicians and international recording artists Venice for the 11th benefit concert to support the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation’s For The Arts campaign.

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