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 By Rachel Ganz    Arts    August 15, 2019

Icons of Hollywood Art Show & Sale at the Edwards-Lowell Gallery

On Wednesday, August 7,2019 The Harold and Carole Pump Foundation held its pre-gala kick-off at the Edwards-Lowell gallery, 8712 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. The event honored artist Jim "Taz" Evans...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    Arts    July 29, 2019

Lou D'Elia artist at California Heritage Museum- exhibit extended to Aug 28

Lou D'Elia is an assemblage artist working with found/obsolete objects to create 3 dimensional artworks. D'Elia frequently incorporates vernacular photography, artificial light and visual puns in his...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    Arts    July 29, 2019

What Drives a Salesman to Suicide Makes for Compelling Theater in "Death of a Salesman"

Deception, ambition, illusions, reality all play a part in the" Death of a Salesman" at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica . Set in New York and Boston in 1949, the action takes place in the...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    Arts    July 24, 2019

Can a Soft Hearted Waitress Find Happiness With New Jersey's Favorite Wedding Singer?

A raucously enthusiastic "The Wedding Singer," adapted from the Broadway musical and hit movie opened June 29th at the Morgan-Wixson theatre. A cast of 28 multi racial singers and dancers told the...

 
 By Sterling Roberts    Arts    July 14, 2019

Exhibit Review: LACMA's Material Art from China

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art currently has awe-inspiring exhibits which range from Picasso's portraits to their famous Urban Lights structure to some fun pop art to the exhibit which will be...

 
 By Colleen OMara    Arts    July 12, 2019

Life in 5 Inches: Pacific Palisades Woman Spends 57 Years Collecting 4300 Figurines

Maxine Wolf is meticulous. Her Pacific Palisades home is warm and inviting. She greets you at the door, welcoming you enthusiastically in to see her extensive glass figurine collection. Her lovely,...

 
 By Sterling Roberts    Arts    June 27, 2019

The Downfall of Art: An Interview with Seidman Gallery's Cathy Seidman

Having been in the art and framing business for 25 years, Cathy Seidman has witnessed the downfall of art. Cathy, and her sister, Connie, own the Seidman Gallery in Culver City. When asked how she...

 
 By Greg Kot    Arts    June 14, 2019

The Times, They Are A-Changing: Love is in the Air, and Music Returns to Protest Lyrics

(tca/dpa) - Is there a formula that explains artistic expression in hard times? Fear and anxiety equal urgent music? "Music comes and goes in cycles," Mike Watt, bassist of the groundbreaking postpunk...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    Arts    May 27, 2019

Venice Family Clinic Conducts Annual Fundraiser at Google's Main Street HQ

5/19/2019: The Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Auction hosted an event at Google LA on Sunday, May 19, raised more than $1,000,000 in support of the Clinic's mission to provide health care to...

 
 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...

 
 By Mona Day    Arts    April 5, 2019

Golf to the Sound of Bagpipes, Watch a Helium Dance between Mauro and a Clowness

The show's title Corteo in Italian means 'cortege', and it is about its central character Mauro the Dreamer Clown imagining his own funeral procession as a carnival parade, in a mysterious space...

 
 By Grace Smith    Arts    March 25, 2019

Santa Monica College Stages "Shakespeare in Love" March 29 - April 7

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department presents "Shakespeare in Love" March 29 - April 7 in the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the main SMC campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. In the popular...

 
 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 Stan Greene    Arts    March 14, 2019

Bonnie He at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Physical comedian Bonnie He takes the audience on an flirtatious journey from death to rebirth, opening a voyeuristic window into personal tragedy, triumph, and titillation, at the Santa Monica...

 
 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...

 
 By Livia Squires    Arts    December 6, 2018

Westside Ballet of Santa Monica Celebrates 46th Annual Performance of Nutcracker

Santa Monica (10/22/18) – Westside Ballet of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra, announced its 46th season of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. After selling out five...

 

Up Close And Personal With A Star On The Rise: Renown actor Jim Meskimen Certainly Impresses Again In The New Amazon Prime Series 'Impress Me'..

In the much anticipated debut season, Amazon Prime Video's series 'Impress Me' has introduced viewers to Jim and Ross, the cream-of-the-crop of celebrity impressionists. This dynamic duo is as...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    October 15, 2018

Five Young Latinas and one Former 300 Pound Old White Dide Reflect on "Real Women Have Curves"

'Real Women Have Curves' a real world story Virtually everyone who lives in Southern California is aware that there are lots of typically small clothing factories sometimes called "Sweat Shops" in...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    October 4, 2018

The Art of Killing the Deal at the The Victory Theatre Center

It all begins in the boardroom of a large advertising agency in New York City. One by one women show up expecting to put the final touches on a major presentation to be presented the following...

 
 By Stan Greene    Arts    September 27, 2018

Lady Whose Nether Regions are Depicted in "The Origin of the World" identified

French historian Claude Schopp has solved one of the great mysteries of 19th century art. When Gustave Courbet's 1866 painting "The Origin of the World" was new, it caused riots in Paris. The...

 

A Portrait of the Playwright as a Young Man: Broadway Bound, a comedy by Neil Simon

It's 1949, the war is over, and America is beginning a new chapter. Eugene Jerome and his brother Stan are being given a chance to audition as comedy writers for CBS in the emerging medium of...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    September 18, 2018

Can a Playboy Type Modify the Classic Blonde Bimbo? The Eternal Question

Sarah is an international news photographer recently nearly killed while on assignment in a hot war zone. Beaten and bruised she is still alive and very happy to be back home with James her longtime...

 

Romeo as an Aryan Nazi and Juliet as a Jewish girl: Shakespeare on a Whole New Level

Okay so you may have heard about the ill-fated love between the 16 year old boy, Romeo Montague and a 13 year old Juliet Capulet both from Verona, Italy and both families very much despising the...

 

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...

 

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