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More razzle-dazzle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

More razzle-dazzle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Magic in the Air “Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” debuts at Universal Studios by Bondo Wyszpolski Enter Hogsmeade Village, and dozens of children can be seen flittering to and fro with their magic wands, waving them expectantly at designated sites and perhaps muttering spells and incantations. But the real magic as of this weekend is […]

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Friday Kahlo: Sensuality and Sorrow

Friday Kahlo: Sensuality and Sorrow

Long Beach Opera presents “Frida” – a review by Bondo Wyszpolski We may think that artists, highly regarded in the present, have always been recognized as a breed apart and above, but fame is fickle even when the talent seems obvious. In the years after her death in 1954, Frida Kahlo lingered in the immense […]

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South Bay Film Festival starts Tonight

South Bay Film Festival starts Tonight

Cause and Effect A film festival with something to say by Bondo Wyszpolski The South Bay Film + Music Festival, now in its second year, opens this evening with “Under an Arctic Sky,” and continues through Sunday. The screenings will largely take place in the Hermosa Community Theatre, with additional events at the Manhattan Beach […]

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Saturday shindig at Torrance Cultural Arts

Saturday shindig at Torrance Cultural Arts

All Together Now Torrance art festival has music, dance, painting, and more by Bondo Wyszpolski Envisioned as a celebration of the diversity of the arts in the South Bay, from San Pedro to El Segundo, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation, or TOCA, has made big plans and is about to bring them to fruition. The […]

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South Bay art calendar for June 22 to 28

South Bay art calendar for June 22 to 28

Thursday, June 22 Soon to be friends Strangers on a Saturday Night, featuring organist Carey Frank, guitarist Will Brahm, and drummer Jamey Tate, perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, as part of the ongoing Thursday Tunes at TAM music series. The current exhibits are “Why […]

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The Mother of all Diagrams? It’s right here

The Mother of all Diagrams? It’s right here

Just Follow the Arrow and the Dotted Line Matthew Ritchie explores the history of diagrams at ESMoA by Bondo Wyszpolski Noema. The very word brings us up short. We might recall that noetics is the study of the intellect, of pure thought, with noesis being the intellect at work, its functionality. And here, swimming in […]

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Four Seasons music bio is one for the ages

Four Seasons music bio is one for the ages

Always in Season “Jersey Boys” – a review by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s been lighting up the Ahmanson Theatre for a few weeks, but for anyone who’s never seen “Jersey Boys” time is growing short in order to experience one of the deservedly successful musicals of this century. It’s the story of an East Coast pop […]

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Fine art benefit auction on Saturday in Manhattan Beach

Fine art benefit auction on Saturday in Manhattan Beach

All This Can Be Yours! “Cross Town Traffic” benefits everyone by Bondo Wyszpolski Two prominent art organizations, the Manhattan Beach Art Center and South Bay Contemporary, have joined together for a fundraising auction and art show that’s coming to a head on Saturday. “Cross Town Traffic” features almost 100 works of art that are viewable […]

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South Bay arts calendar June 15 to 21

South Bay arts calendar June 15 to 21

Thursday, June 15 Put on those comfortable shoes The El Segundo Art Walk, now in its third year, goes from 5 to 9 p.m. and features over 40 artists in 35 venues throughout downtown and the Smoky Hollow neighborhood. Maps are available at venues (such as 305 Richmond (headquarters), Smoky Hollow Studios, Unita, Copper Willow […]

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North Manhattan Beach Art Walk, from 10 to 4 this Saturday!

North Manhattan Beach Art Walk, from 10 to 4 this Saturday!

An Art Walk of Their Own It’s on Highland Avenue this Saturday by Bondo Wyszpolski North Manhattan Beach isn’t exactly a desert, but culturally speaking it’s been pretty sparse. At least that’s the opinion of Jacquelyne May who’s been busy organizing the inaugural Surf Art Walk, which is taking place Saturday from 10 a.m. to […]

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Surf City Theatre’s “Odd Couple”: Bachelorhood redux

Surf City Theatre’s “Odd Couple”: Bachelorhood redux

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not Surf City Theatre’s “Odd Couple” opens Saturday in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Every community theater eventually gets around to Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” and now it’s Surf City Theatre’s turn to give it a shot. I think it’s a litmus test for any company by way […]

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South Bay arts calendar: June 8 to June 14

South Bay arts calendar: June 8 to June 14

Thursday, June 8 You’re the king pin The Hermosa Beach Lawn Bowling Club gives a brief history of their club as well as demonstrations on how to play (watch out for those gophers) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawn Bowling Club, 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. To RSVP call (310) 318-9421 or email […]

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CA 101’s “It Takes a Village” opens Friday

CA 101’s “It Takes a Village” opens Friday

Taking the Scenic Route “CA 101” opens on Friday in Riviera Village by Bondo Wyszpolski I don’t want to sound like a shill for the Friends of Redondo Beach Art, but the annual “CA 101” shows really do seem to get better year after year. And why shouldn’t they? For this one, entitled “It Takes […]

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South Bay arts calendar from June 1 to 7

South Bay arts calendar from June 1 to 7

Thursday, June 1 Memorable dance steps The spring choreography showcase “Second Take,” presented by El Camino College dance and choreography students, takes place at 1 and 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, on the school grounds at Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The works were inspired by dance sequences from such films as “West […]

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Rajiv Joseph’s “Archduke” – plotting murder at the Taper

Rajiv Joseph’s “Archduke” – plotting murder at the Taper

Tubercular Bells: “Archduke” at the Taper (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski The Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima would have grasped the opening and closing sequences of Rajiv Joseph’s “Archduke,” onstage through June 4 at the Mark Taper Forum. Mishima said that “We do not collide with our destiny all of a sudden,” but seemed to be […]

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