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Real and replica at the Getty Villa

Real and replica at the Getty Villa

Back to the beginning Originals meet the replicas in the Getty Villa’s “Buried by Vesuvius” by Bondo Wyszpolski Few of us will have the experience of digging a well in our backyard which leads to the unearthing of an entire seaside estate. But that’s sort of what happened in 1750 when well diggers were stopped […]

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South Bay arts calendar for July 18 to 24

South Bay arts calendar for July 18 to 24

Thursday, July 18 Sea breeze and seagulls Reno Divorce performs punk and rock & roll from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear reggae beats from Ilocks Walker & The Souls of Love. Free. More are […]

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South Bay arts calendar from July 11 to 17

South Bay arts calendar from July 11 to 17

Thursday, July 11 Seaside soul King Chris performs soul music from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear the blues rock of CC Stugino. Free. More are redondopier.com. The Bard in the yard Shakespeare by the […]

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“Titanic Live” – A new perspective

“Titanic Live” – A new perspective

A neverending fatal voyage Under the stars with “Titanic” by Bondo Wyszpolski April 15, 1912. Within the span of two or three hours it was as if an entire city had slipped beneath the surface of the ocean. And as that city disappeared it was also becoming mythic and legendary, an architectural Atlantis. Several decades […]

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South Bay arts calendar for July 4 to 10

South Bay arts calendar for July 4 to 10

Thursday, July 4 Seaside serenade Big Mess performs indie rock from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear the roots rock of Hamish Anderson. More are redondopier.com. Saturday, July 6 Under the stars with King Henry […]

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Dinner and a show… with pirates

Dinner and a show… with pirates

Daggers, pistols, swords… and a mermaid The Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park by Bondo Wyszpolski On a quest for non-taxing entertainment? Shakespeare and Beckett leaving you cold and confused? Well, matey, one remedy is the festive and rowdy allure of “Pirates Dinner Adventure,” a non-stop high-seas spectacle in Buena Park that’s set on an […]

 Ryan McDonald

Last call for Suzy’s leaves musicians singing the blues

Last call for Suzy’s leaves musicians singing the blues

by Ryan McDonald Chuck Mathieu stood in front of a podium near the entrance to Suzy’s Bar and Grill on Tuesday night. With his Suzy’s t-shirt, his periodic glances at a bound book resting on the podium, and the swarm of people coming up to talk with him, a newcomer to Suzy’s could be forgiven […]

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The Warner Grand Theatre, a gem from the golden age of cinema

The Warner Grand Theatre, a gem from the golden age of cinema

But San Pedro’s Warner Grand Theatre could use a little help