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John Van Hamersveld retrospective – tonight in Manhattan Beach

John Van Hamersveld retrospective – tonight in Manhattan Beach

  The Hammer comes down in Manhattan Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Even if he doesn’t set foot in the water today, John Van Hamersveld will be riding the biggest wave of all. That’s because a tightly-focused retrospective of his work opens in just a few hours, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in […]

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Arts and Entertainment – 8/25 – 8/31

Thursday, August 25 Give ‘em some milk Feed the Kitty plays rock from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, part of the Summer of Music series. More at redondopier.com. Friday, August 26 But he won’t fall asleep The Torrance Theatre Company presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 8 p.m. on Friday and 2 […]

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South Bay Arts and Entertainment Calendar August 18-24

South Bay Arts and Entertainment Calendar August 18-24

Thursday, August 18 Art walking Smoky Hollow Industries in El Segundo presents a unique exhibition featuring a live body art painting, photography, and video by award winning body artist Paul Roustan during the final El Segundo Art Walk. Roustan is a globally-renowned artist based in Los Angeles known for his work in body painting, photography, […]

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Arts and Entertainment calendar from 8/18 to 8/24

Thursday, August 18 Wear that cowboy hat TennWest performs country/western music from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier as part of the Summer of Music series. This time it’s at the Octagon lot where the pier meets the International Boardwalk, near Kinkaid’s. Free. More at redondopier.com. He needs new wheels Local poet […]

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“Concept/Content” – a thinking person’s guide to art

In the Paint “Concept/Content” opens Saturday at APC Fine Arts Gallery in Torrance by Bondo Wyszpolski As large a city as it is, Torrance isn’t known for its art galleries. If one exempts the Torrance Art Museum, which often caters to work from beyond the South Bay, what’s left? Precious little. But one showcase venue […]

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Entertainment calendar for 8/11 to 8/17

Thursday, August 11 Music at sunset Darrell Mansfield plays the blues from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier as part of the summer-long free concerts on the pier series. More at redondopier.com. Tunes at TAM The Yuko Mabuchi Trio, with jazz pianist Mabuchi joined by Bobby Breton on drums and Michael Saucier […]

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Yes, London’s calling, and you should answer – at the Getty

Hanging with the Boys “London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, Kitaj” at the Getty by Bondo Wyszpolski Referring to works in London’s National Gallery, in 1987 Lucian Freud wrote that “One quality these paintings share is that they all make me want to go back to work.” That’s the ultimate compliment, isn’t it? And […]

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Entertainment Calendar 8-04-2016

Thursday, August 4 Summer sounds like this The Crow Hill Band performs classic rock and country music from 6 to 8 p.m. at the far end of the Redondo Beach Pier. Come back on Saturday, same time, same place, to hear the instrumental surf sounds of Neptune Cocktail. More at redondopier.com. The soundtrack of her […]

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Dedicated to the One I Love

  Dedicated to the One I Love Annie Appel’s portraits of her Muse are on view in San Pedro’s Gallery 381 by Bondo Wyszpolski Photographs by Annie Appel One can be inspired by a sunset or a sermon, but when a creative artist is inspired by another person then that person becomes a muse. An […]

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Entertainment calendar from 7/28 to 8/6/2016

Thursday, July 28 Get up and dance Retro Revival performs 1960s and ‘70s music from 6 to 8 p.m. on the far end of the Redondo Beach Pier as part of the Summer of Music Concert Series. Free. Come back on Saturday, same time, same place, to hear the reggae/rock sounds of SayReal. More at […]

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“CA 101” opens Friday at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach

“CA 101” opens Friday at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach

Gallery in the Galleria “CA 101” has an impressive lineup of artists from throughout the state by Bondo Wyszpolski Just as Highway 101 brings together northern and southern California, so it is with “CA 101,” the annual arts exhibition founded four years ago in Redondo Beach. Previous exhibitions have taken place at the AES Power […]

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Entertainment calendar for July 21-27

Entertainment calendar for July 21-27

Thursday, July 21 Welcome to Coolsville The second installment of this summer’s El Segundo Artwalk takes place in 33 venues throughout the city’s downtown and Smoky Hollow districts from 5 to 9 p.m. Among the featured artists are body painter Paul Roustan, who is doing a “glow in the dark” exhibition at Smoky Hollow Industries […]

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Wraths: Music with a sting

The Sound and the Fury Down to basics with South Bay’s Wraths by Bondo Wyszpolski If you ask him about his involvement with Wraths, Jim Lindberg may reply that he’s just the hired help. But regardless of how he’d answer, the mere presence of the lead singer of Pennywise gives any project in which he […]

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Hillside Serenades

Hillside Serenades

Summer-long concerts each Wednesday evening at Malaga Cove Malaga Cove is an enclave unto itself, and it’s also one of the first things we see when we drive up from Redondo Beach and into Palos Verdes Estates. In the plaza, landmarked by the statue of Neptune, there are art shows each month, but a little […]

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Théodore Rousseau and “Unruly Nature”

Alight in the Forest “Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau” at the Getty by Bondo Wyszpolski We know him as one of the key figures of the Barbizon School, and as an artist who was pushing up at the floorboards of Impressionism, but how does Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867) fare in his own right? Of […]

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