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Early season’s greetings from Surf City Theatre

Early season’s greetings from Surf City Theatre

Christmas and Hanukkah stories, gift-wrapped and parodied Surf City Theatre’s “A Very Special Holiday Special” opens Saturday by Bondo Wyszpolski Here’s how it started. At last year’s cast party for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” the actors read aloud a few vignettes that were in the holiday spirit. They must have had […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 15 to 21

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 15 to 21

Friday, November 16 Death was no obstacle “Forever Plaid,” the musical comedy about four lads (an all-male harmony group) who die tragically in the 1950s but manage to return from the great beyond for one last (and presumably memorable) concert, is being performed on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 8 to 14

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 8 to 14

Thursday, November 8 Opening night, take two “Ephemeral,” featuring the spatial seascapes of Andre Snyman, is on view from 6 to 9 p.m. at Resin, 618 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach. Sad death of a young man “The Laramie Project,” by Moisés Kaufman and the Techtonic Theatre Company, is being presented in Mira Costa High School’s […]

 Ryan McDonald

Sanford out at helm of concerts

Sanford out at helm of concerts

by Ryan McDonald Saint Rocke owner Allen Sanford will not be returning to put on the Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts in 2019. The show, city officials say, will go on. But after Sanford had run the popular summer concerts for nearly a decade, the city plans to put the management of future concerts out to […]

 Ryan McDonald

Sounds good: city concert options vary

by Ryan McDonald As Hermosa Beach goes forward with its request for proposals for hosting its summer concert series, it will have plenty of options to consider. According to several tourism websites that aggregate event information, there are over 200 cities in California that offer free summer concerts. Some, as Hermosa’s have been in recent […]

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Words of wisdom: PVHS class of 1968 looks back 50 years

Words of wisdom: PVHS class of 1968 looks back 50 years

A letter to our younger selves 50 years on: Palos Verdes High School’s Class of 1968 reflects and looks forward by Bondo Wyszpolski By the early summer of 1968, pop music was at its peak, social unrest was beginning to brew across the country, and baby boomers were booming and blooming. Released into this era […]

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“Satyagraha” shimmers on the opera stage

“Satyagraha” shimmers on the opera stage

“Satyagraha” by Philip Glass at LA Opera, a review by Bondo Wyszpolski A fantasia or meditation on the life of Mohandas Gandhi might not seem like the ideal choice for an opera, but “Satyagraha,” which Philip Glass composed nearly 40 years ago (it premiered in 1980), is musically spellbinding. It is also, in this co-production […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 1 to 7

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 1 to 7

Thursday, November 1 Through the viewfinder The San Pedro Photography Association’s “San Pedro Photographer’s Show” features work by Vince Pirozzi, Janine King, Lisa Greget, Mark Radmilovich, Lena Milos, Bobby Fabro, and Larry Hodgson, and it takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Dekor Gallery, 445 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Hosted by Lisa Medina-Guthman, […]