In some respects, covering a definitive and beloved album can prove more taxing and daunting than crafting original songs. While there’s no shortage of covered tunes (countless musicians and bands revel in this sort experimentation and interpretation), cover albums, on the other hand, appear to be rarities. With several tribute albums in its repertoire, the […]
The annual Manhattan Beach fireworks event will take place on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
Art nearly got away from Scott Trimble, but now it’s his #1 passion by Bondo Wyszpolski Each evening, at 7 or 7:15, Scott Trimble arrives home in Hermosa Beach from his office in Beverly Hills. He doesn’t turn on the TV or pick up the newspaper but goes straight to his garage where he […]
Manhattan Beach photographer Bo Bridges and Palos Verdes big wave rider Alex Gray will discuss their latest trip to Tahiti, which landed them the coveted cover of the recent Surfer magazine.
The speakers at this year’s TedXMB event on Nov. 14 come from backgrounds as diverse as an information scientist to a shoemaker, but their talks will coalesce around one topic: What’ s next?
An informal meeting to discuss issues related to residential mansionization is scheduled for Nov. 9 at 3 to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall.
by George Schmeltzer There are as many reasons to walk The Camino as there are pilgrimage trails leading to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. For Yogi Roth, author, athlete, ESPN commentator, world traveler, motivational speaker, former Hermosa Beach resident and, now, filmmaker, the reason to undertake the demanding 240 kilometer walk along the Caminho Portugués from […]
As the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, the supergroup Velvet Revolver, and his newest ensemble, the Wildabouts, Scott Weiland has had a storied career. He’s produced hits like “Wicked Garden” and “Vasoline” and played with the remaining members of the Doors for their “Stoned Immaculate” tribute album. With his worldwide fame and infamy, it’s […]
by Sean Carroll If you have seen the 2003 film Old School, then you are probably familiar with the scene featuring a wedding singer performing an unconventional rendition of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” If have seen the 2009 film The Hangover, then you are probably familiar with the scene featuring the same wedding singer performing […]
Despite a last minute plea from the Manhattan Village Homeowners Association to be exempt from a ban on smoking in multi-unit residences, the city council decided not to exclude them and narrowly passed the law Tuesday night.
Real stories, real people, on stage in Hermosa Beach It’s a new take on an old concept. People have often unburdened themselves to strangers — on airplanes, trains, or sitting around a campfire. Presumably these confessions are unrehearsed, but imagine a similar scenario in which several men and women, one after another, get up on […]
This weekend is the hometown fair, beginning Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with the 38th running of the Manhattan Beach 10K.
Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2, 3, and 4 Robert Enriquez has been upbeat about the now-annual Sunscreen Film Festival (this is its third year), and it’s back again for three days in the big theater (and little theater) of the Hermosa Beach Community Center. Once again, also, one can buy day passes ($50) or go […]
Torrance and Manhattan Beach art venues are taking part in the 3rd “SUR: biennial” Hispanic or Latin American art? For some people, variations of work by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera may spring to mind, or maybe some graffiti near a freeway interchange. Sorry, it’s a great deal more than that. And just as art […]
City Councilmember Wayne Powell will be hosting a new radio show on Mondays at 1 p.m. starting Oct. 5. “Powell to the People” will focus on Manhattan Beach and the rest of the South Bay.