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A huge crowd gathered last July at the 
Santa Monica Pier for a free Twilight Concert Series performance by Chicano Batman. Photo by Eric Lieb courtesy of the Santa Monica Pier Corp.

Music 2016: A Summer of Sonic Discovery

Experience dozens of FREE outdoor concerts in your own backyard A huge crowd gathered last July at the Santa Monica Pier for a free Twilight Concert Series performance by Chicano Batman. Photo by Eric Lieb courtesy of the San...


Yo-Yo Ma sets sail with a diverse crew of music virtuosos in “The Music of Strangers”

Music and the Language of Culture

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville on traveling the globe with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble By Bliss Bowen Yo-Yo Ma sets sail with a diverse crew of music virtuosos in “The Music of Strangers” “What’s the pur...


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Happy Early Fourth of July!

SMC’s annual Independence Day fireworks show happens this weekend The Fourth of the July happens in June at Santa Monica City College, where free fireworks and entertainment celebrate Independence Day early on Saturday, June...



Grant Lyon, Andy Peters, Nick Anthony and Dave Waite put on a secret comedy show once a month
Photos by Nogen Beck

Funny Can’t Hide for Long

Word of the Blind Barber Secret Comedy Show is traveling fast By Christina Campodonico Grant Lyon, Andy Peters, Nick Anthony and Dave Waite put on a secret comedy show once a monthPhotos by Nogen Beck The Blind Barber Secret ...


Barbara Tarbuck recounts her Burning Man experience in “Stopping By”

On Stage – The week in local theater

Compiled by Christina Campodonico Barbara Tarbuck recounts her Burning Man experience in “Stopping By” Beatnik Bard: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Santa Monica College Shakespeare’s classic tale of wild romps in ...


Guitar Shorty lost $30,000 in gear when his touring van was stolen, but now his friends are helping him get back to performing
Photo by Dan Monick

Burglary Blues

Musicians rally around local blues hero Guitar Shorty for a fundraiser to replace his stolen gear By Bliss Bowen Guitar Shorty lost $30,000 in gear when his touring van was stolen, but now his friends are helping him get back&...



A Richard Prince photo of a Polo cologne bottle (top left), a postcard from Hollywood signed by Prince (bottom left), and a Prince portrait of collector Douglas Turnbaugh
Images courtesy of Edward Cella Art + Architecture

The Edicts of a Prince

Correspondence collection lets viewers look into the mind of enigmatic artist Richard Prince By Christina Campodonico A Richard Prince photo of a Polo cologne bottle (top left), a postcard from Hollywood signed by Prince (bott...


HUSHfest participants dance to the beat of their own headphones during a May dance party on the Santa Monica Pier
Photos by Courtnay Robbins Bragagnolo

The Sound of Silence

At HUSHfest, deejays broadcast through wireless headsets for dance parties no one else can hear By Stephanie Case HUSHfest participants dance to the beat of their own headphones during a May dance party on the Santa Monica Pie...


A scene from “Iggy Pop: Live in Basel”

Iggy Pop on the Big Screen

Concert film captures Switzerland concert A scene from “Iggy Pop: Live in Basel” Iggy Pop fans get the chance to see the punk rock icon on the big screen this weekend when “Iggy Pop: Live in Basel 2015” plays at…



The Ruth’s Chris MdR team at last year’s Chamberfest
Photo by Edizen Stowell / venicepaparazzi.com

Nosh and Network

ChamberFest LAeXpo returns to Playa Vista The Ruth’s Chris MdR team at last year’s ChamberfestPhoto by Edizen Stowell / venicepaparazzi.com Networking and noshing combine at the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber...






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