Entertainment

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Making art? Of course they are!

Making art? Of course they are!

In their burrows, but they aren’t asleep! An interruption or two, but then artmaking marches on by Bondo Wyszpolski When I wrote about our local theaters last week, I was taken by what Gia Jordahl told me, that The Torrance Theatre Company regarded our current health crisis as “the great intermission.” Not being able to […]

 Kevin Cody

Today is the day BeachLife in Redondo Beach was to grow up

Today is the day BeachLife in Redondo Beach was to grow up

Today is the day that would mark BeachLife becoming a second year phenomenon, defining what a boutique curated festival could be. BeachLife Festival, and Redondo Beach would be known nationally after today for being a city filled with music and culture.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Intermission: 20 minutes? or 20 months?

Intermission: 20 minutes? or 20 months?

Life during “the great intermission” Hold that pose: local theater companies on standby by Bondo Wyszpolski The usual theater intermission is about 20 minutes, but what if it’s 20 months? Let’s hope it’s not that long until we can step back into our favorite theater. In the meantime, here’s what some of the area venues […]

 Jefferson Graham

BeachLife musicians to stream ‘real good for free’ on Friday May 1 and Cinco de Mayo

BeachLife musicians to stream ‘real good for free’ on Friday May 1 and Cinco de Mayo

BeachLife 2020 musicians will stream online, for free on Friday May 1 at 5 p.m. and on Cinco de Mayo, (Tuesday, May 5) at 5 p.m. Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg will perform during the May 1 stream and host the Cinco de Mayo stream.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Art is also highly contagious!

Art is also highly contagious!

Creativity is also contagious Artists responding to the times we’re living through by Bondo Wyszpolski As each week passes, our resolve takes a hit or perhaps hardens, and an ongoing chronicle of our time resides in the thoughts and ideas and imagery created by our visual artists. So, with a nod to our future historians, […]

 Neely Swanson

“Robert the Bruce” – No pining here [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Robert the Bruce” – No pining here [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson Two hours has rarely seemed as never-ending as “Robert the Bruce,” the film directed by Richard Gray and written by Eric Belgau and Angus Macfadyen. Beginning several years after the events in the far superior “Braveheart,” and using the conceit of having Macfadyen reprise his “Braveheart” role as Robert the Bruce, the […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Isolation Row: Artists alone

Isolation Row: Artists alone

For each artist, new challenges and opportunities At home alone: another sequel by Bondo Wyszpolski Times like these are good for storytellers. In the old days we’d gather around campfires; today we gather around the big screen TV. Last week I referenced Boccaccio’s “Decameron,” that classic compendium of tales, 10 of them each by 10 […]

 Neely Swanson

“The Booksellers” – Content but no content [MOVIE REVIEW]

“The Booksellers” – Content but no content [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson D.W. Young set out to pay homage to the magical world of books and those who revere them in “The Booksellers.” Opening on the 2018 New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, Young profiles various book dealers who inhabit that world, as well as some of the collectors who frequent their stalls. I […]