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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 14 to 20

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 14 to 20

Thursday, February 14 Puppy love The Torrance Theatre Company has been presenting “Sylvia,” about a couple, Greg and Kate, and a dog named Sylvia that enters their lives. Jealousy jumps up onto the couch. Directed by Jim Hormel, it plays Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and then closes Sunday at 2 p.m. There’s also […]

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Pontormo’s “Visitation” visits the Getty

Pontormo’s “Visitation” visits the Getty

Heaven scent “Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting” by Bondo Wyszpolski Sure, a mighty retrospective spilling into adjacent galleries can be quite a treat, but at times a few choice works are all that’s needed for an important exhibition; and that’s what we have now with Jacopo da Pontormo (1494-1557) and a small but […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 7 to 13

Thursday, February 7 Underdog specialist “Smudge” is comprised by portraits created by Tom Bolema that he created from photocopied inmate worker IDs printed ten to a page and displayed at the Education Officer’s workstation. For this exhibition they’ve been digitized and modified. The artist provokes viewers to share his concerns over prison conditions and to […]

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Plenty of swordplay at the Norris Theatre

Plenty of swordplay at the Norris Theatre

Action heroes “The Three Musketeers” by Bondo Wyszpolski The Norris Theatre should be commended for taking on a play that has never been staged west of the Alleghenies. On the other hand, who hasn’t heard of “The Three Musketeers,” the 1844 novel by Alexandre Dumas? A can’t miss show, right? Well, let’s have a look… […]

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LA Art Show, and now Photo LA

LA Art Show, and now Photo LA

A haven for the visual arts Photo LA this week, Art LA last week by Bondo Wyszpolski “So, you’re a stalker,” she said. “No,” I replied, “because these pictures were taken at a public event where everyone dresses well and wants to be seen… and to make an impression.” We were talking about last week’s […]

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South Bay arts calendar: Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

South Bay arts calendar: Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

Thursday, January 31 A swell conversation Michael Scott Moore talks about the “History of Surf” during a happy hour (6 to 8 p.m.) presentation at the Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For this talk the museum is teaming up with the South Bay Boardriders Club. Admission, free for HBHS members and $10 […]

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Art comes alive at Resin in Hermosa Beach

Art comes alive at Resin in Hermosa Beach

Art + Technology = Magic! Jonmar’s art embraces all media by Bondo Wyszpolski “Pierce the Veil” has been billed as a transdimensional art exhibit, and at last Saturday’s opening at Resin in Hermosa Beach this proved to be no exaggeration. Jonmar (John Marr) has also been referred to as a modern-day Renaissance man, and this, […]

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South Bay arts calendar from Jan. 24 to 30

South Bay arts calendar from Jan. 24 to 30

Thursday, January 24 Break on through “Pierce the Veil,” a trans-dimensional art exhibit by Jonmar, is open on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closes Saturday with a bon voyage reception from 4 to 9 p.m. The show features over a dozen interactive paintings that come to life via iphones and […]

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ES people – Pulling strings with Kerri Epps

ES people – Pulling strings with Kerri Epps

El Segundo schools Kerri Epps had a five year plan for establishing an orchestra. She completed it in four.

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Sally Mann: a photographer’s dark vitality

Sally Mann: a photographer’s dark vitality

Through light to darkness, and back again “Sally Mann: a thousand crossings,” at the Getty (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski Despite the usual anticipation, my reactions were lukewarm after viewing “Sally Mann: a thousand crossings,” at the J. Paul Getty Museum through Feb. 10. That was, however, before becoming immersed in the smart and readable […]

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A life in the balance at Surf City Theatre

A life in the balance at Surf City Theatre

And the verdict is? Surf City Theatre goes on trial with “12 Angry Jurors” by Bondo Wyszpolski Did he stab his father to death? That’s the question being debated by 12 men and women who’d rather be anywhere else than in the courtroom. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case: Clearly the man is […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 17 to 23

South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 17 to 23

Friday, January 18 No passports required “Musical Travel through Europe and Asia” is the title of the Beach Cities Symphony concert, taking place at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The program includes Borodin’s “In the Steppes of Central Asia” (with an accompanying visual presentation), Rachmaninoff’s […]

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South Bay Arts Calendar for Jan. 10 to 16

South Bay Arts Calendar for Jan. 10 to 16

Thursday, January 10 The tastiest fruit “Pick of the Vine 2019” opens at 8 p.m. in Little Fish Theatre, 777 S. Centre St., San Pedro. This yearly event features nine short plays, culled from 800 submissions from around the world. Always the best theater experience to begin the new year. Additional performances on most Fridays, […]

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One handshake, and an album is reborn

One handshake, and an album is reborn

Vinyl Crossroads In a record store, a record deal is made by Bondo Wyszpolski Record Recycler is a rarity, a beacon from from another era, long before music was accessible with simply a few keystrokes, and without ever getting up and leaving home. Located on Crenshaw near Artesia in Torrance, the store is a destination […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 3 to 9

South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 3 to 9

Thursday, January 3 They go hand in hand “Love and Chaos,” new painting by Michael Stearns, goes on display this evening (Thursday) in the Michael Stearns Studio, located in The Loft, 401 S. Mesa Ave., San Pedro. The artist’s reception is on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. Through Feb. 23. Friday, January […]

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