Past Stories
Surfer/artist Ellwood Risk adds his trademark target-range sheet on wood panel aesthetic to The Endless Summer 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition

‘Endless’ love

Artists pay tribute to Bruce Brown’s seminal surf movie “The Endless Summer” — and its iconic poster art — at Venice’s 800 Main By Michael Aushenker “The Endless Summer” is more than just a movie about surfing. ...


MIXMATCH-500

Diversity in dance

Weekend festival highlights 60 ways to move Colors, movement and music unite! This weekend, Hart Pulse Dance’s 8th annual MixMatch Dance Festival shakes things up with more than 60 dances in styles as diverse as hip-hop,...


The “7 Dudley Cinema” event mixes live performance with trippy video projections, including the above stills of a rock concert and a rodeo clown

‘Turn your eyes into ears’

Artist-filmmakers Will Erokan and Gerry Fialka combine video with poetry, dancing and live music to chart a multimedia exhibition By Michael Aushenker Marvel Comics has Dr. Strange, the fabled Master of the Mystic Arts who coul...



Bluesman Rick Holmstrom redefined his sound by dropping from a four-piece to a trio

The Power of Three

Home from backing Mavis Staples on tour, guitarist Rick Holmstrom returns to Liquid Kitty Sunday night with his trio By Bliss Bowen When eclectic blues guitarist Rick Holmstrom first started playing local gigs with just a trio,...


Westside Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 28 Chess Club, 4:15 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 16 can learn to play chess or improve their strategy through free classes each Thursday at Venice-Abbot Kinney Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-1769; lapl.or...


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Return of The Upsetter

Reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry — from whom Bob Marley, The Clash and the Beastie Boys took notes — heads to Santa Monica to play a free show on the pier By Michael Aushenker Reaching Lee “Scratch” Perry by an&hel...



Milo Gonzalez of Insects vs. Robots is Venice through and through

‘A big, psychedelic ball of craziness’

Milo Gonzalez and Friends, mentored by the likes of Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, close out Saturday’s Venice Beach Music Fest By Michael Aushenker His stepdad is Chuck Dukowski, and...


A scene from “The Cherry Orchard” featuring Anya (Kelsey Ritter)and her mother, played by Marilyn Fox

On Stage

“The Cherry Orchard” @ Pacific Resident Theatre Dana Jackson directs this retelling of Anton Chekhov’s last work, a comic ode to the timelessness of the human condition. The play chronicles an aristocratic Russian woman a...


Jennifer Corday

Not just a walk in the park

Fiesta La Ballona celebrates cultural diversity with three days of free music and dance By Michael Aushenker A celebration of Woodstock, songs from the musical “Hairspray,” a tribute band covering Rat Packers Frank Sinatra,...



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Grit and Grace

Bernadette Peters brings Broadway to Burton Chace Park By Bliss Bowen “There’s no business like show business,” as a tongue-in-cheek Irving Berlin immortally put it in his classic song for the musical “Annie Get Your Gu...






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