Entertainment

 Neely Swanson

“Samba” – A difficult dance [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Samba” – A difficult dance [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Samba” is a film by writers/directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, the duo responsible for the wonderful “Intouchables” of a few years back. It should have been better, but even so, is still good enough. Benefiting from a superb cast led by Omar Sy, the Cësar-winning actor of “The Intouchables,” and Charlotte Gainsbourg, one of […]

 Brad Jacobson

Boho Beach Fashion Looks With Tanya Monaghan

Boho Beach Fashion Looks With Tanya Monaghan

Boho-Chic is a style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences.  Many elements of boho-chic became popular in the late 1960’s and the look has resurfaced throughout the years since. The boho-chic look is currently one of the most popular looks, so the Civic Couch Show teamed up with fashion blogger Tanya Monaghan of […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Neighborhood Stroll – Holly Socrates and the El Segundo Art Walk

Neighborhood Stroll – Holly Socrates and the El Segundo Art Walk

Holly Socrates hasn’t been standing still. It was only last November that she opened her own art space–the petite Holly Socrates Gallery–on the corner of Franklin and Main in downtown El Segundo, across the street from Rock & Brews and an easy lob from ESMoA. Her business enterprise hardly off the ground, Socrates corralled various […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Andrea del Sarto, Master Renaissance Draftsman

Andrea del Sarto, Master Renaissance Draftsman

One cannot write in depth about an artist without placing him or her within the context of the era in which they lived and cavorted, and to write about Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) is to instantly shuffle him into the shadow of Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and perhaps others such as Titian and Correggio. […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

MUSIC – Primal Scream

MUSIC – Primal Scream

The record release party for Chaos Delivery Machine’s “Burn Motherf… Burn” takes place Saturday night at Fat Face Fenner’s on Hermosa’s Pier Plaza

 Jeff Vincent

The Dirty Dose: A Few From the LA Underground

The Dirty Dose: A Few From the LA Underground

Here’s the deal. The homegrown DirtyHippieRadio platform is curated internet radio for today’s global independent music community, which to date features an unknown number of artists from  far reaching corners of the USA, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, South Korea, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Serbia, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Russia… and […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Home alone

Home alone

Humble beginnings couldn’t deter Ranee Henderson. Now she’s the recipient of a solo show at the PV Art Center Ranee Henderson didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in her mouth. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1981, the child of mixed-race parents. She was was raised by her mother and older sister while […]

 Special Contributor

Day of the Dead: Cubensis opens up for final Grateful Dead show streamed in Hermosa Beach

Day of the Dead: Cubensis opens up for final Grateful Dead show streamed in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald  There will be no elaborate wigs for Cubensis’ performance at Saint Rocke this Sunday, no putty noses nor period costumes. Any physical resemblance to the Grateful Dead is purely coincidental. “We call ourselves a tribute band, but that’s just for lack of a better word,” says guitarist Craig Marshall. “We try to […]

 Ron Arias

Loss Angeles: local writer Mathieu Cailler publishes debut collection of short stories

Loss Angeles: local writer Mathieu Cailler publishes debut collection of short stories

by Ron Arias  Halfway through one of his riveting stories about relationships, South Bay author Mathieu Cailler (pronounced kai-yay) presents readers with this paragraph: “The needle zigzags across her skin, and Tess guesses that Star is shading. It feels like Star has swapped her needle for a scalpel, and Tess brings her head back and […]

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South Bay Arts Calendar 06/18/15-06/22/15

South Bay Arts Calendar 06/18/15-06/22/15

Thursday, June 18 What’s not to like? Shakespeare by the Sea begins their 2015 touring season with “As You Like It,” Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (plus upcoming dates), at Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. It’ll be moving across the South Bay between now and the end of August, in tandem with […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Animal Farm at the Getty: Stay, Sit, Pose!

Animals in Photographs, by Arpad Kovacs (Getty Publications, 111 pp., $24.95) As an artistic medium, photography got cooking in the 1830s, but it wasn’t until 1870 that someone snapped a decent shot of a live animal in nature. Prior to that, because long exposures were required, an animal needed to be dead or comatose before […]

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Magic Kingdom Memories

Magic Kingdom Memories

Reflections and thoughts on Disneyland’s newest milestone birthday I’m not sure if this means it’s now a senior citizen, but this summer the Disneyland Resort–or at least Disneyland proper–turns 60 years old, and over the past few weeks the world’s most famous theme park has been touting its Diamond Celebration for all it’s worth, which […]

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South Bay Arts Calendar 06/11/15

South Bay Arts Calendar 06/11/15

Thursday, June 11 That softly glowing piano “Steinway by Starlight” features the Alan Pasqua Trio, performing the Great American Songbook, along with the CSUDH Jazz Ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre of California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson. Tickets, $30. Go to csudh.edu/uce/steinway. Time for Shorts is shorter Submissions […]

 Mark McDermott

The grateful ruffian: how the hell Ray Wylie Hubbard keeps getting better

The grateful ruffian: how the hell Ray Wylie Hubbard keeps getting better

The biography of the songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is an unlikely combination of gratitude, grit and outright cussedness.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

A man of Many Voices – Roberto Perlas Gomez in “Hydrogen Jukebox”

  The last time I met with Roberto Perlas Gomez he talked about hijacking a ship somewhere in the Mediterranean. Oh yeah, right; sure thing, Roberto, uh-huh. But just days later pictures of him were in major newspapers, scowling at the camera and brandishing an AK-47. Gomez is a baritone who often sings with Long […]

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