Mark McDermott

“Politically Incorrect” in Hermosa

Comedian Bill Maher appears at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach this week.

 Kevin Cody

“No Sex Please, We’re British”

by Ally Van Deuren What makes British farce so humorous? Is it the slamming doors, the screwball circumstances and chaos, the saucy subject matter, or just the actors themselves? You’ll find the answer in the Norris Theatre’s production of “No Sex Please, We’re British,” which combines all these elements and more, to deliver the quintessential […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Curtain calls: Pacific Stages Premier

“I had a lot of the same preconceived notions about Los Angeles that a lot of New Yorkers have,” says Jeryll Adler, “which is that it is a vast intellectual wasteland. But as a friend of mine said, ‘That’s what they say to keep people from coming here.’ Once you get here, you discover it’s […]

 Mark McDermott

The fellowship of the harp

The Blues Harp Blowout at Brixton Saturday features three masters of the instrument — Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza, and Mark Hummel.

 Easy Reader Staff

Fitting misfits: Re:Style has clothed South Bay punks for 30 years

The year was 1980. An explosive punk rock scene was taking off. The influence of British punk and new wave music had traveled half way around the world to Hermosa Beach. Local kids who embraced the movement imitated it not only in music, but also in fashion, outwardly expressing their newfound defiance against the norm. […]

 Kevin Cody

100 Monkeys slow down at Saint Rocke Fri. Feb. 5

 Kevin Cody

“The Good Soldier Schweik”

When brilliant composers die young, whether it’s Bizet or Gershwin and especially Mozart, people wonder what they might have accomplished had they lived longer. Robert Kurka died in 1957, at age 35, before the premiere of his sole opera, “The Good Soldier Schweik.”

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Old World, new approach

“I’ve had a lifelong interest in mythology,” says Seamus Ryan. “[Unlike] other photographers who just take pictures, I imagine a picture first, then I take a lot of pictures to create the picture I want. With this one” – and he points to “The World Tree,” a coastal view with ravens – “I knew I […]