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 Mark McDermott

Tales of the Magic Uke: The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the four-string wonder 

Tales of the Magic Uke: The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the four-string wonder 

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the four-string wonder The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the four-string wonder  by Mark McDermott  Nobody knew how the instrument ended up on the top shelf of a bookcase at the Beloff family’s summer home in Connecticut. In fact, until that day in 1991 when his father-in-law happened […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 19 to 25

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 19 to 25

Thursday, September 19 When rock came of age The Hermosa Beach Historical Society and Museum presents local author Don Jung, author of “Rockin’ Through Troubled Waters,” as he discusses “West Coast Music in the South Bay during the ‘60s and ‘70s” from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa […]

 Judy Rae

Artist Lance Richlin – Matter and Spirit

Artist Lance Richlin – Matter and Spirit

“In the 1970s, you could make art about anything, and there were no limits. Today, people love to censor art.” — artist Lance Richlin

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Bent for surf at an early age

Bent for surf at an early age

Brian Bent traces his surf art and hotrods to growing up behind the Greg Noll surf shop in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski When I arrived at Brian Bent’s home in San Juan Capistrano, he was putting the finishing touches to his painting of the old Jacobs Surfboards shop in Hermosa Beach, one of several […]

 Neely Swanson

“Sound of Silence” – Too bad it’s not [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Sound of Silence” – Too bad it’s not [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson Sound of Silence,” directed by Michael Tyburski and co-written by Tyburski and Ben Nabors, was based on their short film of the same name. Never have I seen a more vivid example of why most short films should stay short films. Briefly, and I wish they had been, Peter Lucien (Peter Sarsgaard) […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

“The Heal” has bite at the Getty Villa

“The Heal” has bite at the Getty Villa

Getting off on the wrong foot “The Heal” is under the open skies at the Getty Villa by Bondo Wyszpolski If you’re going to retitle “Philoctetes,” the drama that Sophocles wrote in 409 BC, “The Heal” is a better choice than most because it loudly suggests “heel,” which not only refers to the back part […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 12 to 18

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 12 to 18

Thursday, September 12 Swim through this Josie Iselin discusses her book, “The Curious World of Seaweed,” at 7 p.m. in {pages}: a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. $5 of each ticket to be donated to the Roundhouse Aquarium. (310) 318-0900 or to purchase your Brown Paper Ticket go to pagesabookstore.com. Friday, September 13 Supremes? […]

 Teri Marin

Wilfred and the flowers

Wilfred and the flowers

by Mark McDermott  Flowers are relatively new in the history of Earth. Evolutionary biologists believe the first flower didn’t appear until 114 million years ago, meaning the planet spun around the sun for 4.4 billion years before that first unlikely bloom one primordial dawn. This flowering would spread across the globe, and by the time […]