Past Stories
Classic cars and antique boats from the 2012 Old Fashioned Day in the Park

A Bronx cheer for Old Fashioned Day in the Park

Annual Marina del Rey vintage boat and car event is also a meet up for nostalgic New York transplants By Michael Aushenker Every year, the Classic Yacht Association and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors join ...


Jackie Bristow’s new record conveys a sense of hard-won grace

Rollin’ Stone

Back in L.A. after an Austin sojourn, Jackie Bristow lands at WitZend with songs from a new album By Bliss Bowen Sometimes it’s hard to understand what motivates artists to keep moving forward despite bookers with deaf ears, ...


Johnson’s once-secret paintings depict the zeitgeist of more radical times

A journalist’s secret passion

Politically charged paintings by late Change-Links Editor John Johnson, discovered after he died, go on display for the first time Saturday By Michael Aushenker The Los Angeles progressive community knew the late John Johnson a...



Westside Calendar

Thursday, July 24 Business Travel Seminar, 6 p.m. A high-profile business executive who has traveled all over the world, Stacy Waite explains how to travel safely and successfully around the globe during a free seminar and cock...


Zach Yudin leads Cayucas back home on July 24 Photo by Karen Vandenberghe

California dreamin’ comes true

Launched during a gig in Santa Monica two years ago, alt-rockers Cayucas celebrate success with a massive homecoming concert on the pier By Michael Aushenker OK Go, Yuna, The Zombies, Lee “Scratch” Perry — Santa Monica Pi...


OnStage-0710-SordidLives

On Stage

Compiled by Michael Aushenker “Sordid Lives” at Westchester Playhouse The dependable Kentwood Players present Del Shores’ black comedy about a trashy Texas family dealing with the aftermath of their elderly matriarch’s ...



Stephanie Trachtenberg and her painting “String of Pearls”

Restaurant has a taste for art

Upper West hosts new work by Santa Monica painter Stephanie Trachtenberg, a painter of women now exploring the male psyche By Kathy Leonardo Art and the dining experience often entwine, but more often than not the artwork takes...


The Shrine - photo by Olivia Jaffe

Blasting off with ‘Bless Off’

Skate metal group The Shrine brings it home to the Townhouse Venice on July 17 By Michael Aushenker So a funny thing happened in South America. A few weeks ago, Westside musician Rahne Pistor, formerly an arts and entertainment...


The royal couple: Joe McGovern and Carole Weyers Photo by Erika Boxler

Shakespeare dressed down

Venice’s Pacific Resident Theatre has a hit on its hands with a minimalist take on “Henry V” By Michael Aushenker Guillermo Cienfuegos’ minimalist, unconventional staging of Shakespeare’s “Henry V” at Venice’s P...



Photo by Mike Yokotake

Thursdays go ‘symphonic’

By Michael Aushenker Arias ring out tonight from the band shell at Burton Chace Park as Marina del Rey Summer Symphony Musical Director Frank Fetta launches the group’s 15th season with “Opera at the Shore.” The annual en...






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