Month: December 2017

The Music of Language

California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia leads an exploration of poetry and song in Santa Monica By Bliss Bowen Though it isn’t always recognized as such, music exists inside language — in the human rhythms of syllables, sentences, diphthongs, breath and accents. That relationship between language and music will be explored throughout “Poetry Through Voice,” a presentation at The Broad Stage this Sunday. Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann, accompanied by musicians from the Salastina Music Society, and composer husband Eric Whitacre (also a Grammy winner, and the LA Master Chorale’s artist-in-residence) are among the artists who will perform between readings by...

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The Incredible Costero

This LAX hotel restaurant defies expectations in the kitchen and the dining room By Richard Foss The environments in which we eat influence our opinion of the food, and it can be interesting to see how architects try to make dining spaces energetic, homelike or tranquil. It can be difficult to trace the inspiration behind modern architecture, but I found perhaps the unlikeliest of influences in a most unexpected place: the Sheraton Hotel at LAX. Costero California Bar + Bistro, not far from the hotel lobby, has conventional furniture but is visually broken up by huge square pillars decorated...

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Car Crashes into Restaurant on Santa Monica Pier

Police say driver was involved in drunken argument with construction workers By Gary Walker A driver who struck a construction worker before crashing his car into the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant on Santa Monica Pier this morning has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and attempted murder. Santa Monica police say Daniel Arroyos, 21, was arrested at the scene after he drove his vehicle around traffic bollards on the pier and struck the construction worker, a rowboat public art installation also meant to block cars, and the exterior of the restaurant. The injured construction worker was treated...

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