Bondo Wyszpolski

All That Jazz! Celebrating the Lighthouse All-Stars and the legacy of Howard Rumsey

All That Jazz! Celebrating the Lighthouse All-Stars and the legacy of Howard Rumsey

by Bondo Wyszpolski Walking down Pier Avenue and stepping into the Lighthouse is quite different now than when Howard Rumsey showed up on May 29, 1949 to play his very first show. John Levine had purchased the club a year earlier and soon agreed to Rumsey’s replacing the rowdier element with an inviting atmosphere conducive […]

 Esther Kang

Forever young

Forever young

Dylanfest, the South Bay’s biggest celebration of Bob Dylan, celebrates 25 years It began in 1990 as a freeform jam in tribute of Bob Dylan at the Hermosa Saloon. In the following years, musicians and longtime friends Andy Hill and Renee Safier continued the tradition in their own backyards, at parks and at Anthony’s in […]

 Jeff Vincent

“Dirty Dose” Presented by Dirty Hippie Radio: My Drunken Haze

by Jeff Vincent/DirtyHippieRadio.com It’s been field tested again and again: throw on any number of records from anywhere in the world dated 1962-1977, and it’s clear as the night sky revealing stars behind a blue curtain that something was in the water. It was about the music. About experimentation, and fusing cultures and styles, inventing […]

 Joe Firstman

Jam for Zane

Jam for Zane

Joe Firstman remembers the saxophonist Zane Musa, who will be honored with a show at Saint Rocke April 8.

 Esther Kang

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington, fresh from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, steps into the limelight

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington, fresh from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, steps into the limelight

The first time Kamasi Washington had contact with a tenor saxophone, an alchemical reaction unfolded in his father’s rehearsal shack in Inglewood. Unlike the clarinet, which he had played for several years prior, the sax made his fingers fly. The 13-year-old just picked it up and his fingers knew what to do. By his rap […]

 Mark McDermott

The education of Jackie Greene

The education of Jackie Greene

Jackie Greene comes to Sainte Rocke.

 Alyssa Morin

Entertainment calendar: books in MB, rock and film in El Segundo, comedy in Hermosa

Arts and entertainment calendar for the South Bay.

 Alyssa Morin

South Bay entertainment calendar: roller derby, eighties music and art shows

What to do in the Beach Cities this week.

 Alyssa Morin

arts and entertainment calendar 2/5-2/11

thursday 5 Across a Green Ocean Wendy Lee, author of Across A Green Ocean, visits {pages}. RSVP’s Recommended. 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Please call 310-318-0900 or email info@pagesabookstore.com. friday 6th Bach’s Lunchtime Recital Alison Bjorkedal on harp and Boglárka Kiss on flute founded Duo Ondine in 2005. To celebrate the Duo’s 10th anniversary in […]

 Brad Jacobson

Singing In The Shower Just Got More Interesting, Live Streaming Concerts

Singing In The Shower Just Got More Interesting, Live Streaming Concerts

The South Bay has produced many great live venues, from the punk revolution to the world renowned Jazz performances so it’s not surprising that a company would emerge from here, changing the face of live music concerts.  We sat down with the founders of Hermosa Beach’s own Irocke, Allen Sanford and Karl Rogers, to find […]

 Alyssa Morin

South Bay Arts Calendar 1/08/15-1/13/15

South Bay Arts Calendar 1/08/15-1/13/15

Thursday January 8 Gluten if not glutton free cooking Local Manhattan Beach resident Michelle Lee will be at Pages bookstore to discus her new cookbook Living Luxe Gluten Free.  Michelle, whose husband developed a sensitivity to gluten and lactose, loves to eat and cook and has learned throughout the years to adapt and now shares […]

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calender 12/18/14-12/24/14

Thursday 18 DONATE Beach City Baseball Academy’s annual baseball equipment donation drive is going on now at their facility in El Segundo. Anyone with unwanted baseball gear such as helmets, gloves, bats, bags, balls, cleats, and hats can drop them off at 430 East Grand Ave El Segundo. BCBA will be adding to donations received […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Going Out on a High Note as Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef bids adieu to Los Cancioneros Master Chorale

Going Out on a High Note as Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef bids adieu to Los Cancioneros Master Chorale

She’d accomplished more in the preceding week than most of us do in a month or maybe two. Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef, who’s been the artistic director for Los Cancioneros Master Chorale for well over two decades, had just returned from her native Lebanon and so far was suppressing any sign of exhaustion. Now she’s […]

 Alyssa Morin

arts and entertainment events in the beach cities 9/18-9/24

Books, beers stage, art and eats-events in the South Bay this weekend and beyond.

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calender 9/25/14-9/29/14

Thursday 25 MEXICAN MUSIC WITH TENOR Mariano Altieri presents Concierto Del Tenor Mariano Altieri in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. For tickets call 310-623-2210 or 310-980-3845.   Friday 26 LOBSTER FESTIVAL The 19th Annual Lobster festival also offers Angus steaks, live music, a mechanical bull, swimming and stand-up paddling in the […]

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