Author: development

Breaking the Virtual Fourth Wall

By Katherine Brubaker The Actors’ Gang, founded by Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins nearly 40 years ago, has been hosting summer camps since 2005 and during the school year hosts a variety of free arts education programs in LA County schools. “We go into classrooms and give free theater arts programming to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have a theater arts program. Some of our programs go into history or English classes, and we bring history or literature to life,” explains Stephanie Lee, Operations Manager of The Actors’ Gang Teaching Department, a teaching artist and actor with the company. “They...

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Flexing Mental Muscles on a Fretboard

By Anthony Torrise Like COVID-19, music is highly contagious — but in a good way! Whether we realize it or not, music constantly surrounds us — either while we’re at the store waiting in a socially-distanced line or simply tapping our hands or feet to some kind of rhythm that’s stuck in our heads. Frankly, can anybody say they haven’t played an air guitar at least once in their life? As much fun as it is to tap along to a song, playing an actual instrument brings that fun to a whole new level. More time indoors means that...

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Corona by the Numbers & Local Updates

Compiled by Christina Campodonico Reported Data & Cases by Neighborhood as of Monday, July 27 Culver City: 311; Del Rey: 238; El Segundo: 97; Marina del Rey: 51; Mar Vista: 228; Playa Vista: 95; Playa del Rey: 17; Santa Monica: 605; Venice: 192; Westchester: 274 Total Confirmed Cases in LA County: 178,642 Current Hospitalizations as of Tuesday, July 28: 2,051 Testing Postivity Rate: 8.4% Total Deaths: 4,426 • A small earthquake jolted Santa Monica early Monday morning (July 27). The 3.2 magnitude quake hit about 6 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. • Authorities have identified the body...

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