Past Stories
Joseph Marcell stars in the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre traveling production of “King Lear,” opening Wednesday at The Broad Stage

The Fresh King of Broad’s “Lear”

Joseph Marcell, who played Geoffrey the butler on TV’s “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” stars as the Shakespearean king when London’s Globe Theatre comes to Santa Monica By Jenny Lower     When the touring produ...

Ken Peplowski, who played with Benny Goodman, will perform during the upcoming “Something Cool” festival

Four days of ‘Cool’

Los Angeles Jazz Institute celebrates the birth of Cool Jazz with a comprehensive series of concerts, films and panels in Westchester By Michael Aushenker Why wait for the weekend to go out when “Something Cool” is already ...

Painter Mitchilito Orquiola is one of eight Grand View Fine Art Studios artists opening his creative space to the public this weekend
Photo by Matt Bruer

Mar Vista has it ‘Made’

Homegrown art takes center stage this weekend at Grand View Fine Art Studios By Michael Aushenker “Made in Mar Vista” isn’t just the theme of Grand View Fine Art Studios’ open studios event this weekend, it’s the orga...


Peach is back in season

Veteran blues singer and guitarist returns to the WitZend backed by ‘the band of a lifetime’ After touring the world and headlining this year’s Untapped Blues & Brews Festival in Washington State, Peach and the Elect...

Steve Kaufmann’s 1927 Spanish-style home in Playa del Rey once belonged to movie star Ronald Colman
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Younger

Homes for the holidays

Sunday tour features five spectacular home remodels in Westchester and Playa del Rey By Ricky De Guzman The Westchester Mental Health Guild Holiday Home Tour, an annual fundraiser for the Airport Marina Counseling Service that ...

Photo by Mike Yokotake

Frank Fetta returns

MdR Summer Symphony leader takes up the baton in Culver City It’s hard to imagine summers in Marina del Rey without Frank Fetta leading the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony at Burton Chace Park as the sun sets over the…

Westside Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 30 Chess Club, 4:15 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 16 can learn to play chess or improve their strategy through free Thursday classes at Venice-Abbot Kinney Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-1769;


From Paris to P32

A journey that real estate developer Howard Spunt began three years ago in Europe has culminated with a new Santa Monica ‘art lounge’ By Michael Aushenker                    ...


And baby makes three

Pop duo Sweet Talk Radio, learning how to raise a child together and still make music, make a long-awaited return to WitZend on Saturday By Bliss Bowen Living the creative life becomes infinitely more complicated when you deci...


A not-so-simple plan

Billy Bob Thornton shares the story of his rise from abused child to Oscar-winning writer and movie star with students at LMU’s School of Film and Television By Michael Aushenker If Billy Bob Thornton were an animal, he’d s...

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