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  • "Sordid Lives" Relies on Themes Of Family

    Beth Lindly, Special to the Observer|Jul 21, 2014

    Local theatre troupe Kentwood Players' production of "Sordid Lives," a dark comedy penned by Del Shores, is a familiar, enjoyable piece of theatre. It unfolds like something I might have performed in high school, albeit more swear-filled. The acting was good in some parts. But this play's strengths don't lie in its artistry. "Lives" is ultimately a work revolving around themes of family and community, and every aspect of the production contributes to them. "Sordid Lives" is about a Texan family...

  • Pono in Hawaiian means done 'the right way'- and at Pono Burger they're not wrong

    Katie Wilmshurst and Beth Lindly, Special to the Observer|Jul 14, 2014

    Since May 2013, the Quonset hut in Santa Monica has been transformed into a great organic burger restaurant. With the return of summer and strawberry season came the return of their very best Sweet Mona Burger to their menu- and we just had to check it out. The first thing you notice is the mouth watering aromas- well, the first thing that really hits you is that you're in an old war hut, but soon enough your stomach is growling and you're ready to tuck in. Pono Burger really is one of a kind-...

  • 'Princesses and Pirates' Combines the Past and the Present

    Beth Lindly, Special to the Observer|Jul 14, 2014

    Old and new worlds will collide as Lythgoe Family Productions opens its original show "Princesses and Pirates" this weekend. True to its name, "Princesses" will showcase fairytales best known for their stories of royalty and magic. However, LFP has added a twist to the folklore we all know and love: songs from top 40 radio, while audience members can sing along in the style of traditional British "panto." Kris Lythgoe is the president of Lythgoe Family Productions, and one of the producers of th...

  • 'Princesses and Pirates' Brings Pop, Family Fun to the Stage

    Beth Lindly, Special to the Observer|Jul 7, 2014

    Starting the weekend of July 18, families are going to be able to experience the exciting combination of folklore, pop music and live audience sing-alongs. Lythgoe Family Productions, along with The Pasadena Playhouse, are bringing the mythical, magic "Princesses and Pirates Sing-a-long Concert" to Culver City at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. "Princesses and Pirates Sing-Along Concert" is based on a variety of fairytales – however, each has been updated to fit today's modern pop culture l...

  • Westside Leaders Outraged Over Israeli Teenagers' Deaths

    Beth Lindly, Special to the Observer|Jun 30, 2014

    The recent deaths of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers have not only impacted the players on the world's stage, but also locally. Eyal Yifrach, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frankel, 19, disappeared in Israel while returning home earlier this month. The teenagers' bodies were found Monday evening in a field north of the Israeli city of Hebron, spurring a flow of grief from those around the world as well as in California. Culver City Congresswoman Karen Bass and Santa Monica Congressman Henry...