Entertainment

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports

Surfing/Volleyball The Jimmy Miller Foundation and Dig 4 Kids presents Dig4Jimmy: Surf ‘n’ Turf, a surfing and beach volleyball invitational tournament to be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 2, at the Manhattan Beach Pier. An after party will be held at Sangria in Hermosa Beach. Entry fee is $40. Registration is available at www.active.com. […]

 Mark McDermott

The making of a musical master

The rumba began for Karl Grossman when he stepped outside the Greek Theater one night in 1993 to find that his car had been keyed. It was a dance that would lead him to the feet of a dying old flamenco master and a new lease on his musical life. Grossman had already led a […]

 Kevin Cody


Shaun Hague and friends paid tribute to the music of rock gods Led Zeppelin at Saint Rocke on Wednesday, April 7. The night featured an outstanding array of musicians playing their favorite Zep tunes for a sold-out crowd. Upcoming shows with Shaun & crew will honor Santana (May 5) and Eric Clapton (June 23). — Kathy Sena

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Los Angeles Opera: “The Stigmatized”

“The Stigmatized” is the first production of a Franz Schreker opera in North America. It is lush and Romantic, and don’t miss it!

 Easy Reader Staff

Tomorrows Bad Seeds take on today

Their forthcoming and second full length album Sacred For Sale explains it all. “What is sacred should never be for sale…” lead singer and front man, Moises Juarez, expounded in an interview this week. “What is priceless, most dear to you, something you cannot sell…your soul, your life, your love…stuff that you feel, but you […]

 Randy Angel

AVP Tour begins with new look, partners

It’s been a year since Leonard Armato stepped down as commissioner of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and changes brought on by the new regime — along with a number of new teams — will begin to be noticed this weekend when the players hit the courts in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The most visual […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

“A Record of Emotions: The Photography of Frederick H. Evans”

Referring to them as “poems in stone,” Frederick H. Evans is remembered for his platinum prints of medieval stone cathedrals in England and France. He also said, “It is the beautiful rather than the antiquarian aspect that attracts me,” but in “A Record of Emotion,” on view through June 6 at the Getty Center, it […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

LA Opera’s production of “Gotterdammerung” completes Wagner’s “Ring” cycles

The best cure for thinking that time moves too quickly is to sit through an opera. “Götterdämmerung,” the concluding chapter of Richard Wagner’s “Ring of the Nibelungs,” stretches out over five hours, or is it five days? – and those who emerge pale and blinking at the end of it may think they’re in need […]