Kevin Cody

Theater review: “Lobby Hero”

“And so William confides to Jeff that his brother has been arrested for a heinous crime. He may be innocent, but probably isn’t. We never doubt that William is a person of strong moral fiber, who is prepared to see the chips fall where they may and justice run its course – until something convinces him that his brother will not receive a fair trial. All he has to do is provide an alibi for where his brother was that evening…”

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Theater review: “Bark! The Musical!”

If you gathered up all of the musicals that the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities has produced during its almost 20 years, and you put them into one great big pile, “Bark! The Musical!” would be the runt of the litter. All bark; no bite. There isn’t a story or plot, but rather […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Three moms open independent Manhattan Beach book shop

Once upon a time, in a land of corporate chain bookstores, three moms decided to open a small, independent book shop in the heart of Manhattan Beach.

They set out to cut through the two-story, espresso-vending, discount-driven nature of the “Big Box” stores, and return to a way of book selling that they believed had gotten lost.[Read More]

 Mark McDermott

Soul Monster

Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, bringing a boogie-woogie swing sound and one of the hottest blowing harps since the days of Little Walter, arrive at Brixton Sunday night.

 Kevin Cody

Bascom Hill Music Video at Saint Rocke Tues. Feb. 23. To participate show up at 2 p.m. Must stay ’til 8 p.m. Then party.

 Mark McDermott

The Wedding Storyteller

Photographer Amy Theilig does more than photograph weddings. She tells their story.

 Kevin Cody

Belgian Sarah Bettens at the Lounge Friday night

Sarah Bettens comes to Life at The Lounge for one night, accompanied by her guitar and her trusted piano player, Clayton Senne, a young, accomplished songwriter in his own right.

 Kevin Cody

Stanley Clarke comes to Brixton

Bassist/composer/arranger Stanley Clark has been a highly visible and integral contributor to the world’s jazz music scene for decades. He’s performed with everybody, and Thursday night Stanley Clarke brings his quartet to Brixton on the Redondo Beach pier.