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Artist Samira Yamin, consultant Sharón Zoldan and collector Lori Sandel contemplate a purchase during the 2013 “Incognito” art sale
Photo by Vince Bucci

A bittersweet benefit

Saturday’s ‘Incognito’ art sale precedes the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s departure from Bergamot Station By Michael Aushenker Santa Monica Museum of Art may be leaving Bergamot Station Arts Complex at the end of May, b...


A special Spider-Gwen image created by artist Siya Oum, appearing at Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day celebration in Culver City
Image courtesy of The Comic Bug

Up, Up and Give Away!

Free Comic Book Day arrives in Culver City with a BANG, POW, ZAP By Michael Aushenker With this weekend’s opening of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ushering in a summer blockbuster season that will also see Marvel’s “Ant-M...


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A CINCO CELEBRATION FOR FOODIES

For many Angelenos, Cinco de Mayo may be just another excuse to have too much to drink. This year in Venice, however, it’s a foodie holiday. On Tuesday, local event planners Nicole Muyingo and Bowdy Brown are hosting the laun...



Jenny Pagliaro and Angela Petrilli meld classic pop and country with engaging, soulful arrangements

Vibing to Find a Voice

Born out of the Westside scene, Roses and Cigarettes celebrate their debut album at South Bay Customs By Bliss Bowen When Roses and Cigarettes performed at South Bay Customs in October, they were accompanied by a percussionist ...


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‘Sacred Spaces’

We Are the West create ambient context for their music with monthly underground parking garage concerts in Santa Monica By Bliss Bowen When discussing We Are the West, it’s hard to avoid mentioning space — the calming, floa...


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Remembering Pacific Ocean Park




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Kissing Marilyn Monroe



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Get in with ‘The Out Crowd’

Australian transplant David Koutsouridis is no stranger to feeling like an outcast. As an overweight teen in Melbourne, he struggled to fit in at school, ending many nights in tears. Through determination and courage he lost th...


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The Pier Goes Dutch




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Chicano Photography at SPARC

There’s nothing wrong with celebrating diversity, but sometimes portrayals of ethnic identity can flatten perceptions of a group through generalizations and stereotypes. On Saturday, Armando Durón intends to do a bit of corr...






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