Entertainment

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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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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 […]

 Neely Swanson

“La Religieuse” – Nun but the lonely heart [MOVIE REVIEW]

“La Religieuse” – Nun but the lonely heart [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson In a new 4K restoration, Jacques Rivette’s highly controversial film, La Religieuse (The Nun), is given a long-awaited revival. Finished in 1966, this film generated controversy even before completion, and its release in France was delayed further when the Ministry of Information refused to license it for distribution, despite a board of […]

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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 […]