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 By Mary Leipziger    Arts    April 17, 2019

12 Angry Women Register Voters in 60 Cities, Following Dramatic Reading of Play

Last weekend, over 60 US Cities hosted readings from the play "12 Angry Men," performed "by 12 impassioned women!" Says the group's website, 12000voices.com. In 1954 Reginald Rose wrote a...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    Arts    April 17, 2019

Exploring the Jewish Musical Legacy at the Braid Theater

The Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) Presented Bravissima! Jewish Women in Music last Sunday. The event included a Celebrated Flutist, Emmy-Winning Composer and Internationally Renowned Conductor . The...

 

So Cal Edison Science Scholarship awarded to Samohi Senior Katie Richards

3/26: At a presentation today, So Cal Edison surprised SamoHi Senior Katie Richards with a $40,000 college scholarship from Edison International to pursue STEM education. Breanna Snyder, Katie's...

 

The Curious Palate Brings Adventure and Pasta to Santa Monica Place

Carefully hidden on the third floor of Santa Monica Place Mall, beside the Arc Light theatre and across from the new Children's Museum is THE CURIOUS PALATE. An adventurous small restaurant with fine...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    Arts    March 25, 2019

SamoHi Senior is a Semifinalist in The Music Center's Spotlight Program

Dilay Akcora, a senior at Santa Monica High, was just announced as a Semifinalist in The Music Center's annual Spotlight program.  Spotlight is a free nationally-acclaimed scholarship and arts...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    News    March 14, 2019

United Methodist Church Divided as Church in Ocean Park Aligns with Progressives on LGBTQ rights

Rev Janet Gollery McKeithen, the minister of the Church in Ocean Park (CIOP) was ordained in the United Methodist Church 35 years ago. She is the daughter of the late United Methodist minister...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    Arts    March 14, 2019

It's a Life Explores Death: Artists and Playwrights Share their Deepest Emotions

Death is mysterious and unexplainable. Yet, throughout time, artists have strived to unravel and explain it in ways that bring comfort to the living. Five artists will share their explorations of...

 

Can a Nice Jewish Boy Find Happiness Singing at the Church In Ocean Park?

Our photographer Mary Leipziger captured teen heartthrob (well ok, not really) Ross Altman, as he performed at the Church in Ocean Park. Altman has been singing at the Church in Ocean Park the Sunday...

 

Retirement Fest For Fromin's Founder Maurice Solomon Features Well, Deli Food What Else?

I enjoyed a warm, low key party to celebrate Maurice Solomon's retirement from the deli business after 65 years. His partner and friend from his Cleveland days, Dennis Fromin ,will be the new owner...

 

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