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Articles from the May 2, 2016 edition

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  • When Doves Cry

    Christine Peake, Observer Hollywood Reporter|May 2, 2016

    It was with a deep and heavy heart that I heard a few days ago that the legendary Prince was dying, I shared the news with a few friends but didn't write it much the despair of my editor. Today I wrote what I had been told and what a day it turned out to be! Holy Jehovah! The nasty comments, emails, calls, tweets, was more than I could have hoped for! I was trending.... What amazes me is that not one...

  • In Death, Prince's Popularity Will Rise From The Ashes

    Observer Staff|May 2, 2016

    "Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life Electric word life! It means forever and that's a mighty long time. But I'm here to tell u There's something else: the afterworld. A world of never ending happiness. You can always see the sun, day or night!" -- Prince, Let's Go Crazy Music legend Prince Nelson Rogers, who died Thursday at the age of 57, has been cremated and buried in a private ceremony. Prince is gone forever and that's a mighty long time; but...

  • Prince's Death: Authorities Remain Cagey

    Observer Staff|May 2, 2016

    An autopsy to determine what caused the death of iconic singer Prince was completed at 1 p.m. local time Friday (11 a.m. Pacific) in Ramsey, Minn. However, a spokeswoman from the Midwest Medical Examiner said that final test results may not be available for days or even weeks. Speaking at a press conference Friday afternoon, Carver County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Olson proved that you don't have to watch Dynasty, to have an attitude. He told the press nothing they didn't already know. He...

  • Britweek Returns to the OC

    Mona Day, Observer Staff Writer

    BritWeek hosts a series of events every spring in Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, Orlando, San Francisco to promote British creativity, innovation and excellence across many categories including film & television, music, fashion, sport, philanthropy, business. The event series kicked off its 2016 Los Angeles season with a 10th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 1 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Red carpet celebrities included co-founders Bob Peirce and Sharon Harroun Peirce, Celia Imrie...

  • Prince - Musicians Die but Never the Music

    Glenn Mollette|May 2, 2016

    Prince Rogers Nelson is gone but will be forever remembered by his music. We are always struck hard when an icon suddenly departs from this life. Regardless of how and why Prince left us so suddenly, his fans mourn. Musicians leave a print on the earth. Elvis fans remember the moment and the very place they were when they first heard his death announced. Many of us will never forget the chilling news of John Lennon's assassination. Only recently we mourned the death of David Bowie and Merle...

  • Captain America: Civil War

    debbie lynn elias, Observer Movie Reviewer|May 2, 2016

    To the horror of my colleagues in the press and evoking a chorus of gasps and boos from them at the recent press junket for CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (although Paul Rudd cheered and Kevin Feige lit up like a Christmas tree), I dared to say that which apparently should not be said: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is BETTER than "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." I said it then, I've said it since and I say it again now. While "The Force Awakens" is a global phenomena filled with touchstones of the past...

  • Red Cross Event at Bergamot set for May 10, 2016

    Maria Melo, City of Santa Monica PR

    As part of Los Angeles Red Cross' Centennial Celebration, Bergamot Station and Santa Monica Red Cross is hosting its 10th Annual Red Tie Affair, one of LA's most impactful fundraising events to support disaster relief here and around the world. This year's "Red Tie @ Bergamot Station" theme engages guests in response efforts, while enjoying Santa Monica's vibrant art scene, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds will benefit Red Cross local, national and international disaster relief. Tickets...

  • Candy Chang Spray Paints Annenberg Beachhouse

    Naomi Okuyama, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Supervisor|May 2, 2016

    On Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00-8:00pm, all are welcome to the Beach House for an evening with artist Candy Chang. Inspired to visit Santa Monica by her interest in the psychology of place and the City's award-winning Wellbeing Project, Chang will share her past and present work and demystify the creative process. In a twist on the traditional artist's talk, she'll also share tools for personal reflection and psychological exercises to cultivate personal mental health – while focusing on how t...

  • City Hires New Cultural Affairs Manager

    City of Santa Monica, Press Release|May 2, 2016

    The City of Santa Monica Community and Cultural Services Department has hired Shannon Daut to lead its Cultural Affairs Division. Daut comes to Santa Monica from the Alaska State Council of the Arts-a statewide organization that represents, supports, and advances the creative endeavors of individuals, organizations, and agencies throughout Alaska. She served as its Executive Director for five years. Daut is on the board of the National Performance Network and the Western States Arts Federation....