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...



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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…



18 turns 25

Santa Monica’s 18th Street Arts Center throws itself a 25th birthday bash to help fund affordable housing and studio space for emerging artists By Michael Aushenker They say 40 is the new 30. This weekend in Santa Monica, you...


Peter Shire’s modern interpretation of an ancient Greek vase
Photo by Monica Nouwens

Paying homage to Homer

LMU and Otis collaborate with the Westchester-Loyola Village Library By Michael Aushenker How do you top “Moby Dick”? For the sequel to last year’s citywide celebration of that classic of American literature, the Los Ange...


Kids made friends with reptiles during last year’s Mar Vista Community Fall Festival
Photo by Roy Persinko

Festivals mark the arrival of Fall

By Michael Aushenker New TV shows and ubiquitous pumpkin products notwithstanding, a sure sign of autumn’s arrival can be found in your own backyard this weekend, when Mar Vista and Del Rey hold their annual fall festivals at...



Ken Chen, Alexis Wong, Kurt Spencer and Joel Korpi are raising funds to help war refugees

‘Art Plus Music’ equals international relief

Venice fundraiser benefits civilians caught in the crossfire in Iraq and Syria By Michael Aushenker Ken Chen lives in Venice and Joel Korpi is from Austin, so it’s only fitting that Big Red Sun is the venue for the DJs’&hel...






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