Entertainment

 Neely Swanson

“Lance” – Straight through the heart [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Lance” – Straight through the heart [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “LANCE,” is an outstanding documentary by Marina Zenovich, the award-winning director of “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.” Clearly Zenovich is unafraid of untouchables. A two-part documentary made for ESPN as part of their excellent 30 for 30 series, traces Armstrong’s life, goals, successes, and failures beginning with his childhood. And to quickly […]

 Neely Swanson

“Military Wives” – Conduct very becoming [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Military Wives” – Conduct very becoming [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Military Wives,” directed by Peter Cattaneo of “Full Monty” fame, treads familiar, mine-strewn territory and comes out alive. The soldiers, both men and women, of Flitcroft military base have just been called up for another Afghanistan deployment of up to six months. The spouses will be, once again, left to cope on their own. The […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Squealer! 40 years later, will he be redeemed?

Squealer! 40 years later, will he be redeemed?

Trouble in the Magic Kingdom Redemption after 40 years by Bondo Wyszpolski Author’s note: Nearly everything written these past two or three months has had some connection with COVID-19. While that may define the times, it doesn’t define us. I thought back a few weeks to when I referenced Bocaccio’s “Decameron,” that treasure trove of […]

 Kevin Cody

Beach Streaming: From Easy Reader/HermosaOne

Music and other streaming events from throughout the South Bay. To be included in the Easy Reader/HermosaOne.com streaming calendar, email details to Calendar at EasyReaderNews.com or post details at HermosaOne.com.  Thursday, May 14 Hermosa Brewing Company Live Music: Nick Shattuck. 7 p.m. HBC has teamed up with HBEF and local musicians to live stream a […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Making art? Of course they are!

Making art? Of course they are!

In their burrows, but they aren’t asleep! An interruption or two, but then artmaking marches on by Bondo Wyszpolski When I wrote about our local theaters last week, I was taken by what Gia Jordahl told me, that The Torrance Theatre Company regarded our current health crisis as “the great intermission.” Not being able to […]

 Kevin Cody

Today is the day BeachLife in Redondo Beach was to grow up

Today is the day BeachLife in Redondo Beach was to grow up

Today is the day that would mark BeachLife becoming a second year phenomenon, defining what a boutique curated festival could be. BeachLife Festival, and Redondo Beach would be known nationally after today for being a city filled with music and culture.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Intermission: 20 minutes? or 20 months?

Intermission: 20 minutes? or 20 months?

Life during “the great intermission” Hold that pose: local theater companies on standby by Bondo Wyszpolski The usual theater intermission is about 20 minutes, but what if it’s 20 months? Let’s hope it’s not that long until we can step back into our favorite theater. In the meantime, here’s what some of the area venues […]

 Jefferson Graham

BeachLife musicians to stream ‘real good for free’ on Friday May 1 and Cinco de Mayo

BeachLife musicians to stream ‘real good for free’ on Friday May 1 and Cinco de Mayo

BeachLife 2020 musicians will stream online, for free on Friday May 1 at 5 p.m. and on Cinco de Mayo, (Tuesday, May 5) at 5 p.m. Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg will perform during the May 1 stream and host the Cinco de Mayo stream.