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South Bay arts calendar for April 4 to 10

South Bay arts calendar for April 4 to 10

Thursday, April 4 Coming up daisies Taylor Jenkins Reid talks about her new book, “Daisy Jones and the Six,” at 7 p.m. in Pages, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Live music. (310) 318-0900 or go to pagesabookstore.com. When this goes with that “Seven Boxes & Six Curiosities,” assemblages by James Preston Allen, are on view […]

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South Bay art listings: March 29 to April 3

South Bay art listings: March 29 to April 3

Friday, March 29 Strike up the band The Beach Cities Symphony, conducted by Barry Brisk, presents “Melodic Moments,” the third concert (of four) in its 69th season, and it takes place at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The program includes Beethoven’s “Egmont” overture by Beethoven, […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 21 – 27

South Bay arts calendar for March 21 – 27

Friday, March 22 From the creator of “Hamilton” The El Camino College Theatre Department presents “In the Heights,” with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, plus 3 p.m. on Sunday, in the school’s Campus Theatre, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance. Also plays March 29, 30, and 31. Directed by Bill Georges […]

 Neely Swanson

“Out of Blue” – Not just blue [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Out of Blue” – Not just blue [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Out of Blue,” the misguided film written and directed by Carol Morely, tells a story of murder, philosophy, and physics, and none of it well. Based, one can only hope loosely, on the novel Night Train by Martin Amis, “Out of Blue” begins with a lecture on the stars and the nature […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 15 to 20

South Bay arts calendar for March 15 to 20

Friday, March 15 From the creator of “Hamilton” The El Camino College Theatre Department presents “In the Heights,” with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, plus 3 p.m. on Sunday, in the school’s Campus Theatre, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Also plays March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31. Directed […]

 Neely Swanson

“Yardie” – Imprisoned [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Yardie” – Imprisoned [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson Idris Elba’s directorial debut in the British film, written for the screen by Brock Norman Brock and Martin Stellman, based on the book of the same name by Victor Headley, can be a tough film to watch. “Yardie” is hard-edged and violent, described by Elba as a UK gangster film but with […]

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Mozart’s “Clemency of Titus” at LA Opera

Mozart’s “Clemency of Titus” at LA Opera

“The Clemency of Titus” – an opera review by Bondo Wyszpolski If we open the door a little to allow in every last child, there are 17 operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of which seven actually get to sit at the table of the operatic repertoire. Of these seven brothers and sisters, “The Clemency of […]

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ShockBoxx Gallery features new paintings by Laura Schuler

ShockBoxx Gallery features new paintings by Laura Schuler

A bigger burst of energy Laura Schuler’s “Creative Dissonance” opens Saturday at ShockBoxx in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski It wasn’t the answer I was expecting. “I studied systems engineering,” Laura Schuler replies when asked what she majored in. Schuler, along with Michael Collins, owns ShockBoxx Gallery on Cypress Avenue in the quasi-bohemian district of […]