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A Spring Awakening at Destination: Art

A Spring Awakening at Destination: Art

“Colors of the South Bay” blooms at Destination: Art by Bondo Wyszpolski Finding it increasingly difficult to have their work shown in venues once more accommodating, such as the Palos Verdes Art Center and the Torrance Art Museum, a small group of local artists took matters in their own hands and formed Destination: Art. That […]

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Trombones! Cornets! The Music Man!

Trombones! Cornets! The Music Man!

Marching Orders The Music Man raises his baton at the Norris Theatre by Bondo Wyszpolski Broadway musicals come and go, but 60 years after its debut “The Music Man” still lights up the marquees of theaters across the country. Right now it’s also lighting up the marquee of the Norris Theatre in Rolling Hills Estates […]

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South Bay arts calendar for April 20 to 26

South Bay arts calendar for April 20 to 26

Thursday, April 20 Strumming for you pleasure Guitarist Mike Sullivan performs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, as part of Thursday Tunes at TAM, produced by Georgette Gantner. The current exhibition that surrounds the event is “Baker’s Dozen VI.” Suggested donation is $20. Call (310) 376-5577 […]

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“The Movement” – Kurt Miller’s film about disabled skiers airs Saturday night

“The Movement” – Kurt Miller’s film about disabled skiers airs Saturday night

Falling Down, but Standing Tall Kurt Miller’s “The Movement” screens Saturday on KNBC Channel 4 by Bondo Wyszpolski In 2004, Universal Studios executive Rick Finkelstein had some terrible luck. While skiing in Aspen he broke his back and collapsed both lungs. He was paralyzed from the waist down. Six years later, after nine surgeries and […]

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This Year’s Model: The Pastel Society of So. Cal in Torrance

This Year’s Model: The Pastel Society of So. Cal in Torrance

An Oil Change, a Tune-Up, and a Work of Art Wall-to-wall with the Pastel Society of Southern California by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s 7:30 on a weekday morning and, like most of us, you’ve just brought your car into the South Bay Lexus Service Center in Torrance. It’ll only take 45 minutes, maybe an hour, so […]

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South Bay art calendar for April 13 – 19

South Bay art calendar for April 13 – 19

Thursday, April 13 Grab your board The Hermosa Beach Historical Society is presenting a talk on the history of surf photography with John Grannis, son of LeRoy Grannis, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. The elder Grannis transformed surf photography in the 1960s and captured its […]

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The Wondrous art of Shane Guffogg

The Wondrous art of Shane Guffogg

“Dance of Thought” Paintings by Shane Guffogg in Manhattan Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski It will be a privilege to see recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Shane Guffogg in our corner of the universe, in a show presented by Homeira Goldstein and Time4Art, opening Wednesday at the Manhattan Beach Art Center. Guffogg thinks of his […]

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Tziporah Salamon: All dressed up with somewhere to go

Tziporah Salamon: All dressed up with somewhere to go

Style Stays, Fashion Fades Tziporah Salamon brings “The Art of Dressing” to the PV Art Center by Bondo Wyszpolski We won’t charge you, but by the time you’re done reading this article you’ll be on your way to becoming the best-dressed person on your block, and maybe in all of the South Bay, who knows. […]

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South Bay arts calendar for April 6 to 12

South Bay arts calendar for April 6 to 12

Thursday, April 6 More legs than a millipede The 2017 American College Dance Association Baja Region Conference takes place Thursday through Sunday at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. There are four adjudicated concerts scheduled, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 and 8 p.m. These cost $10 each. The […]

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Morten Lauridsen joins the Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers on Sunday

Morten Lauridsen joins the Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers on Sunday

When the Heavens Open, the Music Begins The Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers have a very special guest by Bondo Wyszpolski Morten Lauridsen is a man whose reputation precedes him. His “Lux Aeterna” is an undisputed choral masterpiece, his compositions have been performed worldwide and recorded on over 200 albums, and in 2007 President George W. […]

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South Bay arts calendar: March 30-April 5

South Bay arts calendar: March 30-April 5

Thursday, March 30 Where the artists go Yorktown’s second annual celebration of local artisans takes place this evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and features works by Snygg Mas, Drica Lobo, Missy Patterson, Elisabeth Pohle, Shannon Wadsworth, Michael Panetta, and Susan Anderson. Limited tickets, $20 each (which includes sips and light bites), available at Yorktown, […]

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At the Getty: Edme Bouchardon, masterful French sculptor

At the Getty: Edme Bouchardon, masterful French sculptor

Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment by Bondo Wyszpolski Clearly not a household name, in this country at least, the French draftsman and marble sculptor Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762) was a transitional figure between Rococo and Neoclassicism, part of “the generation of 1700” as Pierre Rosenberg coined it in 1973. In the catalogue that accompanies the […]

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Sondheim’s “Company” in Manhattan Beach

Sondheim’s “Company” in Manhattan Beach

Comes That Day of Reckoning A local church theater presents “Company,” Sondheim’s acclaimed musical by Bondo Wyszpolski Musicals, by and large, are uplifting, and the ones performed under the auspices of your local church perhaps doubly so. But sitting down with Bob Manning, who’s directing Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” for the Manhattan Beach Community Church Theater, […]

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Shrek sets foot at Redondo Union High

Shrek sets foot at Redondo Union High

Passion and Performance Melissa Staab stages “Shrek” at RUHS by Bondo Wyszpolski Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed might be one way to describe Melissa Staab, the new theater director at Redondo Union High School, who is about to stage her first musical here. “Shrek” opens tomorrow and plays this weekend and next. She grew up in Oak […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 23 to 29

South Bay arts calendar for March 23 to 29

Friday, March 24 Magic in the air “Enchanted Evening,” presented by the Beach Cities Symphony and conducted by Barry Brisk, features Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy,” featuring violin soloist Roberto Cani, as well as Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and Stravinsky’s 1919 “Firebird Suite.” Free. The concerts begins at 8:15 p.m. but there’s a pre-concert lecture at […]

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