Past Stories
Madeleine Peyroux, performing Saturday at The Broad Stage, honed her skills by busking in Paris

Secular Hymns for a Troubled World

Madeleine Peyroux brings unique interpretations to songs of resilience and self-exploration By Bliss Bowen Madeleine Peyroux, performing Saturday at The Broad Stage, honed her skills by busking in Paris When Madeleine Peyroux...


Annabelle Gurwitch and Andrew Walke in “Go Back to Where You Are”
Photo by Enci Box

On Stage – The week in local theater

Compiled by Christina Campodonico Susan Priver and Brian Burke in “Kingdom of Earth”Photo by Michael Lamont   American Dreamin’: “A Raisin in the Sun” @ Ruskin Group Theatre Tony Award nominee Starletta DuPois...


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Being David Bowie

David Brighton and Space Oddity take imitation beyond flattery By Christina Campodonico The saying goes that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But for David Bowie impersonator David Brighton, playing one of the grea...



McCoo and Davis Jr., who perform Saturday in Marina del Rey, fell in love as members of R&B supergroup the 5th Dimension

Love in the 5th Dimension

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. celebrate 47 years of marriage in song McCoo and Davis Jr., who perform Saturday in Marina del Rey, fell in love as members of R&B supergroup the 5th Dimension By Evan Henerson He was&hel...


Before he was a villain in “Stargate,” Cliff Simon danced at the Moulin Rouge

The Man Behind the Ba’al

“Stargate” actor Cliff Simon has quite the story to tell Before he was a villain in “Stargate,” Cliff Simon danced at the Moulin Rouge Cliff Simon may have played the evil overlord Ba’al in the sci-fi franchise “S...


Vonda Shepard is taking new music around the country

From “Ally McBeal” to McCabe’s

Vonda Shepard is back on tour with a new record Vonda Shepard is taking new music around the country Singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard shines brightest in a club behind a microphone, but it was television that made her famous. ...



Stu James plays barrier-breaking businessman John Dolphin in “Recorded in Hollywood”
Photo by Ed Krieger

On Stage – The week in local theater

Compiled by Christina Campodonico Stu James plays barrier-breaking businessman John Dolphin in “Recorded in Hollywood”Photo by Ed Krieger Rhythm and Blues: “Recorded in Hollywood” @ Kirk Douglas Theatre This new mus...


Alexa Yeames and 
Lindsay Plake star in 
“Right Left with Heels”
Photo by Paul M. Rubenstein

Life in a Nazi’s Shoes

Hand-me-down heels pass from Joseph Goebbels’ wife to a victim of modern-day “patriots” in a controversial City Garage production By Christina Campodonico Alexa Yeames andLindsay Plake star in“Right Left with Heels”P...


Youth, Cameras, Action

International Teen Film Festival returns to Santa Monica Young filmmakers from Santa Monica and around the world are screening their best work this weekend during the 11th annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival, h...



The Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars

Infirmity, Fruit and Fun

The Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars host a pop-up blues party in Santa Monica The Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars Unless you really know the blues, you don’t know the blues. So says longtime Playa del Rey resident David Hale, a lifel...