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 Bondo Wyszpolski

Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

Peggy Zask goes at art with sticks and razor blades. Her solo show opens Saturday. If we’re looking for precise answers and definitions of art, we’d better not ask Peggy Zask. Her replies, however, reveal that she’s still searching, and if art isn’t about encounter and exploration, what is? “I tend to have different artist […]

 Esther Kang

HERMOSA SUMMER CONCERTS – Pato Banton takes the stage

HERMOSA SUMMER CONCERTS – Pato Banton takes the stage

Nearly four decades since the first peak of his ascent as a reggae MC from Birmingham, U.K., Pato Banton continues to ride the wave of his prolific career in music. The 53-year-old singer has no plans to stop at the moment — he’s working on his 13th album, due out early next year, and planning […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Wine, women, and a gnarly old poet

Wine, women, and a gnarly old poet

Buried but ever present, Charles Bukowski keeps rolling along   by Bondo Wyszpolski Most of us won’t be here to blow out the candles on our 95th birthday, nor did Charles Bukowski reach that milestone. Even so, a number of people will be celebrating for him this Sunday afternoon at the Warner Grand Theatre and […]

 Alex Khatchadourian

Art with heart

Art with heart

Johnny “2/3” Anderson hosts art benefit for Harbor Rock Recovery Every Friday morning Johnny Anderson wakes up and makes his way down to the grassy oasis, known as Noble Park, that sits along The Strand between 14th and 15th streets in Hermosa Beach. It’s here he’s spent the last four years working to create a […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

“Tarzan: The Stage Musical” – Review

Although the runs are far shorter, 3D Theatricals has stepped in to fill a part of the musical void left by the departed Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities. And while the number of local performances (the company also operates in Fullerton) are fewer in number–only one weekend’s worth of shows next season–the production […]

 Esther Kang

MUSIC PREVIEW: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers take stage

MUSIC PREVIEW: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers take stage

If there’s one thing that Arizona-native rock band Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers appreciate, it’s a good party. RCPM was formed in 1999 following the breakup of Clyne’s and drummer Paul “PH” Naffah’s former alternative rock band The Refreshments, which gained acclaim in the ‘90s, particularly for their radio hit “Banditos.” The band also penned […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Bad Apples

Bad Apples

In the musical “Hairspray,” mother and daughter are conniving and ruthless. The show opens Saturday in Torrance During rehearsal breaks, Megan Davis would go up to her fellow cast members and apologize: “I’m sorry I’m so mean!” Amanda Webb comes to her colleague’s defense, as well as her own: “Both of us are really nice […]

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

About Town in Manhattan Beach

State Senator Ben Allen and Assemblyman David Hadley will speak at the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce’s State of Business in California event on Aug. 12.

 Caroline Anderson

Returning team wins low-key 6-Man Volleyball Tournament

Returning team wins low-key 6-Man Volleyball Tournament

A few hundred enthusiastic observers gathered around the courts as the teams duked it out in the hot late afternoon sun.

 Richard Foss

A La Carte

A La Carte

Moving and Improving… Hermosa’s Café Bonaparte will be moving into the former Froyo space a few doors away from their current location so that Palmilla can expand, but you won’t have to miss the Pier Plaza’s favorite croissant sandwiches for long. The move won’t take place for months depending on the speed of the permit […]

 Esther Kang

MUSIC PREVIEW: Pine Mountain Logs kick Hermosa Summer Concerts

MUSIC PREVIEW: Pine Mountain Logs kick  Hermosa Summer Concerts

Back in 1992, it started as a “fun side thing” at Venice Bistro, a small bar on the Venice Beach boardwalk, to bring in some extra cash. They called themselves the Pine Mountain Logs–or “The Logs”—and the band simply caught fire. The band moved their residency to Harry O’s Bar in El Segundo, which has […]

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

About Town in Manhattan Beach

The city is asking residents to fill out a survey on their preferences for a potential skate park.

 Special Contributor

“Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” author William Finnegan comes to Manhattan Beach

“Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” author William Finnegan comes to Manhattan Beach

by Ryan McDonald You probably know Eustace Tilley, even if the name doesn’t sound familiar. He’s the mascot of the New Yorker magazine, decked out in gloves and top hat, studying a butterfly through a monocle. In a small history of the famous lepidopterist, one writer observed that it was not clear whether readers of […]

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

About Town in Manhattan Beach

The Bo Bridges Gallery celebrates its second anniversary in downtown Manhattan Beach with a limited edition release party on July 23 and 24 from 7 to 10 p.m.

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

About Town in Manhattan Beach

The Manhattan Beach Farmers Market will celebrate its ninth birthday on July 14.

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