Kevin Cody

Live at the Lounge: A shot of Brahms with a Schoenfield chaser

Comedy and Magic Club owner Mike Lacey took an unorthodox tact Saturday night to booking Live at the Lounge, his 90-seat music club next door to his comedy club. He scheduled five sets of classical music.

 Kevin Cody

The wedding song, aboard Southwest Flight 3267

by Harold Payne [Editor’s note: The following is longtime South Bay musician Howard Payne’s account of how he came to sing a wedding song to a newly engaged couple on Southwest Flight 3267.] I was flying home to LA after performing in Kansas City, when a little while after take off the flight attendant asked […]

 Mark McDermott

The return of the White Buffalo

Story originally published Dec. 10 2009 Word of the White Buffalo has spread. He is not a mythical beast, but ambles just the same. He’s a large white gentleman with a big voice and a throaty yowl that takes a listener back a few centuries, perhaps to a more mythical time – when men sang […]

 Kevin Cody

CLOSBC’s new production: a tail-wagging experience

The Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities (CLOSBC) is offering a tribute to the furry beasts, tonight through Feb. 28. “Bark! The Musical” is Executive Producer James Blackman’s unspoken revenge on an Andrew Lloyd Webber show that portrayed a different breed of four-legged foot warmers.

 Mark McDermott

Their feet can’t fail them now

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band bring the sound and soul of New Orleans to Saint Rocke.

 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 […]