Past Stories
Jason Alexander directs Noah James and Allan Miller in a rehearsal for “Broadway Bound” at the Odyssey Theatre

‘Broadway Bound’ again

On a mission to champion its writer, actor Jason Alexander returns to the Neil Simon play he starred in nearly 28 years ago — this time in the director’s chair By Michael Aushenker He’s been there before, but never quite&...


Bangles guitarist Vicki Peterson and singer-songwriter Susan Cowsill are the Psycho Sisters

Better late than never

The Psycho Sisters, performing Saturday at McCabe’s, finally recorded an album after 22 years By Bliss Bowen The common descriptor for a full-length musical recording is “album,” though the old-school term “record” is...


Flavio Alejandro Bisciotti plays curator at his own workshop and studio on Friday

The FAB five

Flavio Alejandro Bisciotti’s alternative art space in Santa Monica hosts local and international artists By Kathy Leonardo The FABstudio story starts with Dogtown Coffee. In 2011, Flavio Alejandro Bisciotti, an architect and ...



“Promise of Shadows”

Seeing nature in Bloom

Noted L.A. artist changes up his palette for a new Santa Monica exhibit By Michael Aushenker Douglas C. Bloom has finally seen the light. It’s illuminating his forests. Until recently, the painter has been obsessed with portr...


Classic cars and antique boats from the 2012 Old Fashioned Day in the Park

A Bronx cheer for Old Fashioned Day in the Park

Annual Marina del Rey vintage boat and car event is also a meet up for nostalgic New York transplants By Michael Aushenker Every year, the Classic Yacht Association and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors join ...


Jackie Bristow’s new record conveys a sense of hard-won grace

Rollin’ Stone

Back in L.A. after an Austin sojourn, Jackie Bristow lands at WitZend with songs from a new album By Bliss Bowen Sometimes it’s hard to understand what motivates artists to keep moving forward despite bookers with deaf ears, ...



Johnson’s once-secret paintings depict the zeitgeist of more radical times

A journalist’s secret passion

Politically charged paintings by late Change-Links Editor John Johnson, discovered after he died, go on display for the first time Saturday By Michael Aushenker The Los Angeles progressive community knew the late John Johnson a...


Zach Yudin leads Cayucas back home on July 24 Photo by Karen Vandenberghe

California dreamin’ comes true

Launched during a gig in Santa Monica two years ago, alt-rockers Cayucas celebrate success with a massive homecoming concert on the pier By Michael Aushenker OK Go, Yuna, The Zombies, Lee “Scratch” Perry — Santa Monica Pi...


OnStage-0710-SordidLives

On Stage

Compiled by Michael Aushenker “Sordid Lives” at Westchester Playhouse The dependable Kentwood Players present Del Shores’ black comedy about a trashy Texas family dealing with the aftermath of their elderly matriarch’s ...



Stephanie Trachtenberg and her painting “String of Pearls”

Restaurant has a taste for art

Upper West hosts new work by Santa Monica painter Stephanie Trachtenberg, a painter of women now exploring the male psyche By Kathy Leonardo Art and the dining experience often entwine, but more often than not the artwork takes...






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