Past Stories
Westside aviation pioneer Katherine Sui Fun Cheung kickstarts her engine before takeoff in this historic family photo
Photo courtesy of Dottie Leschenko

A Daredevil Ahead of Her Time

“Aviatrix” introduces a new generation to the first Asian-American woman in flight By Brian Welk Westside aviation pioneer Katherine Sui Fun Cheung kickstarts her engine before takeoff in this historic family photoPhoto co...


Actress and comic Wendy Hammers launched Tasty Words after enduring a triple whammy of divorce, a close friend’s death, and 9/11

Modern Family Lore

Tasty Words stages funny and poignant stories of adoption By Bliss Bowen Actress and comic Wendy Hammers launched Tasty Words after enduring a triple whammy of divorce, a close friend’s death, and 9/11 Standup comedy experi...


Folk artist David Poe (pictured) joins Dixie Chicks and Bonnie Raitt collaborator 
Maia Sharp, local songstress Kim Michalowski, and alt-country tunesmith Will Hawkins for a benefit concert to help homeless people off the streets of Venice
Photo by Marina Chavez

A Soundtrack for Hope

Home for the Holidays concert raises funds to reunite homeless people with their families By Joe Piasecki and Christina Campodonico Folk artist David Poe (pictured) joins Dixie Chicks and Bonnie Raitt collaboratorMaia Sharp, l...



On Stage – The week in local theater

Moody Machinations: “The Lion in Winter” @ Pacific Resident Theatre In this historically and psychologically insightful play by James Goldman, King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine maneuver against each other to position ...


‘This is Hunger’ conveys personal stories of Americans struggling to feed themselves (below), as told by: (from left) Ashley, a military mom, 
and her family; a Michigan boy named John; a little boy from Louisiana; Emery, a National Guardsman in Mississippi; and Normarose, an English expat in Montana
Photo ©2016 Barbara Grover / MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

‘This is Hunger’

Interactive art exhibit asks participants to engage with stories of Americans who don’t have enough food By Christina Campodonico ‘This is Hunger’ conveys personal stories of Americans struggling to feed themselves (belo...


Andy Hendrickson tests out some new material during last month’s Comic Books and Comedy show
Photo by Andy Vasoyan

‘So, a Wookie, a Droid and Capt. Kirk walk into a Bar …’

Comic Books and Comedy brings another dimension to Hi De Ho Comics By Andy Vasoyan Andy Hendrickson tests out some new material during last month’s Comic Books and Comedy showPhoto by Andy Vasoyan Of all the things you migh...



Zach Provost channels a bit of Amos Lee through his soul-threaded yet joyful originals and pop covers

Walking That Road

Soulful pop artist and former Josh Groban sideman Zach Provost returns to Casa del Mar By Bliss Bowen Zach Provost channels a bit of Amos Lee through his soul-threaded yet joyful originals and pop covers “Walk that road bec...


Matrimony may — 
or may not — await 
the cast of “Waiting 
for Grace”
Photo by Ed Krieger

On Stage – The week in local theater

Compiled by Christina Campodonico A Shadowy Scrooge: “A Christmas Carol” @ Miles Memorial Playhouse In this highly theatricalized version of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, Santa Monica Rep uses shadow puppetry ...


Jeffrey Vallance used vintage campaign posters to create “The Octopus of Politics (with tentacles extended)”
Photo courtesy of Edward Cella Art + Architecture

‘An Artist’s Anthropologist’

Jeffrey Vallance, who once turned a frozen chicken into a pet, skewers the political process By Christina Campodonico Jeffrey Vallance used vintage campaign posters to create “The Octopus of Politics (with tentacles extended...



Iggy-Pop

Controlled Chaos

New book tells story of the Stooges, as told by Iggy Pop … and some other rock stars When music historian Jeff Gold and punk rock curator Johan Kugelberg visited Iggy Pop for two days at his home in Miami,…






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