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An Endless Journey: New work by Ed Moses, Andy Moses, and Kelly Berg is featured in “Family Plot,” opening Thursday in Manhattan Beach

An Endless Journey: New work by Ed Moses, Andy Moses, and Kelly Berg is featured in “Family Plot,” opening Thursday in Manhattan Beach

by Bondo Wyszpolski Three individual painters, and yet a strong underlying bond is at the core of “Family Plot,” the Homeira Goldstein-curated exhibition that highlights recent work by Ed Moses, his son Andy Moses, and Andy’s wife Kelly Berg. The show opens at 6 p.m. this evening at the Manhattan Beach art Center. Ed Moses…Read More→

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South Bay Arts Calendar May 26 – 29, 2016

South Bay Arts Calendar May 26 – 29, 2016

Thursday, May 26 Gone girl Kim Hooper, author of “People Who Knew Me,” about a woman who runs away from everything after 9/11, discusses her work at 7 p.m. in {pages}, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. RSVPs appreciated. Call (310) 318-0900 or go to pagesabookstore.com. Anything goes The North High School Dance Dept. presents its…Read More→

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“Fare” is a cinematic ride

Thomas Torrey’s “Fare” screens June 2 in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Among the many films screening this coming week during the “South Bay Film & Music Festival” is one out of Charlotte, North Carolina, called “Fare.” Screening on Thursday, June 2, at 9:45 p.m. in the Hermosa Beach Community Theater, the picture was written…Read More→

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South Bay Arts & Entertainment Calendar, May 18 – 25

South Bay Arts & Entertainment Calendar, May 18 – 25

Thursday, May 19 Pure voice Red Harmony, an a cappella choir, performs from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of the “Tunes at TAM,” in the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Suggested donation is $20. Call (310) 376-5577.   Friday, May 20 A taste of tomorrow The Beach Cities Symphony, conducted by…Read More→

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South Bay entertainment calendar May 12 to 19

Friday, May 13 Laugh lines The improvisational comedy troupe Jump Start improvises funny scenes using audience suggestions, and they’re performing at 8 p.m. in the Second Story Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Tickets, $15. Are you under 12? Your ticket is just $5. More at JumpStartImprov.com. Climbing the ropes Harold Lloyd stars in the…Read More→

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Rancho Palos Verdes’ Geanna Culbertson, the young author of the Crisanta Knight series (she’s Cinderella’s daughter), is living in a fairy tale

Rancho Palos Verdes’ Geanna Culbertson, the young author of the Crisanta Knight series (she’s Cinderella’s daughter), is living in a fairy tale

by Bondo Wsyzpolski It was during the summer of 2011, prior to her Sophomore year at USC, that Geanna Culbertson had an inspiration that would change the course of her young life. “I wish there was a more logical way to explain it,” the Rancho Palos Verdes resident says, “but I was literally just sitting…Read More→

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South Bay Arts and Entertainment Calendar, May 5 through 12

South Bay Arts and Entertainment Calendar, May 5 through 12

Thursday, May 5 About courage and self-discovery “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.,” the 15th annual spring musical presented by Fantasia Family Music, takes place Thursday at 6:30, Friday at 7, and Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. The musical, based on the Roald Dahl…Read More→

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Goodbye, Connor Everts

A Canvas as Large as Life Remembering Torrance artist Connor Everts (1928-2016) by Bondo Wyszpolski I remember one day when Norman Zammitt made the comment that Connor Everts looked like Fidel Castro. Out of the corner of my eye I glanced over at Connor and, sure enough, he did seem to resemble the Cuban revolutionary….Read More→

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South Bay entertainment 4/29-5/1

Friday, April 29 Our favorite creepy family “The Addams Family,” by the creators of “Jersey Boys,” is being presented by the Drama and Tech Departments of Mira Costa High School, with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30, plus a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m., in the MCHS Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Tickets available…Read More→

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Getting away with “Love & Murder”

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” – going once, going twice by Bondo Wyszpolski In case you haven’t gotten around to seeing (nay, experiencing!) one of the most delightful musicals of the past few years, let me make my way into the belfry so I can toll the bells that say: Last call! “A…Read More→

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What price freedom? Suzan-Lori Parks at the Mark Taper Forum

Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) – a review by Bondo Wyszpolski The latest effort from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks to come to the Mark Taper Forum (“Topdog/Underdog” has stayed with me all these years) takes place during the Civil War and begins on a modest plantation in Texas,…Read More→

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Life Cycles: Artist Steve Shriver took a tumble, and it’s an arduous climb back up

Life Cycles: Artist Steve Shriver took a tumble, and it’s an arduous climb back up

by Bondo Wyszpolski We all know what happened to Humpty Dumpty: All the king’s horses and all the king’s men/ couldn’t put Humpty together again. But wait. If he’d been airlifted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center maybe we’d have a different rhyme and a different outcome. Steve Shriver may not forgive me for…Read More→

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Where the Music Never Ends

Where the Music Never Ends

The Norris Theatre presents “Fiddler on the Roof” for three weekends Tomorrow evening, the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opens at the Norris Theatre for 11 performances, a decent run by local standards. However, when the show opened on Broadway in 1964 it was an unstoppable phenomenon that didn’t step off the stage until nearly…Read More→

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A Feisty Woman, and the Man in the Mirror

A Feisty Woman, and the Man in the Mirror

Surf City Theatre brings a rarely seen comedy to Hermosa Beach Charles Busch has written many successful plays, including “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” which in 2002 was staged to acclaim at the Ahmanson Theatre. “Olive and the Bitter Herbs” didn’t garner as much praise when it opened off-Broadway a few years back, and…Read More→

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Long Beach Opera: Nocturnal Desperation

“La Voix Humaine,” a review by Bondo Wyszpolski In recent years, Long Beach Opera has set some of its out-of-the-usual repertoire productions in out-of-the-usual venues. We’ve seen performances in swimming pools, parking garages, warehouses, and, just last month, the National Guard Armory. Now, if you hurry, you can enjoy Francis Poulenc’s “La Voix Humaine” in…Read More→

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