Entertainment

 Neely Swanson

“Citizen K” – Special [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Citizen K” – Special [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Citizen K,” the multi-layered documentary by the masterful Alex Gibney (“Going Clear”), focuses its lens on the enigmatic and peripatetic life of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, formerly the richest man and one of the first oligarchs of the “new” Russia under Boris Yeltsin. Unapologetic in his pursuit of wealth, K (as we will refer […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay theater: makeup artist Patty Jarvis brings the illusion to life

South Bay theater: makeup artist Patty Jarvis brings the illusion to life

As the scene changes, so does the cast Hair and makeup artist Patty Jarvis lends her ‘Midas touch’ to local theater productions by Bondo Wyszpolski We’ll be checking in on Ruthie and Bill and their three grown children over the course of nearly four decades in Sean Grennan’s “Making God Laugh.” Surf City Theatre’s new […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Nov 21 to 27

South Bay arts calendar for Nov 21 to 27

Thursday, November 21 Body works The annual “Fall Advanced Dance Concert” highlights El Camino College dance students at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, in the school’s Campus Theatre, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. Featuring guest choreographer Edwin Siguenza plus choreography by dance faculty members and […]

 Neely Swanson

“Scandalous” – It really is [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Scandalous” – It really is [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer,” a wonderfully conceived documentary by Mark Landsman, will really surprise you. From the history of its creation to its sordid present, it doesn’t disappoint. It all goes back to Papa, or Generoso Pope, an Italian immigrant, who with the help of “connected” friends set up the Italian […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Below the surface: Barbara Strasen’s layered artwork at El Camino College

Below the surface: Barbara Strasen’s layered artwork at El Camino College

Over, under, sideways, down Barbara Strasen and the group show “Layer Upon Layer” at El Camino College by Bondo Wyszpolski No one should be surprised, when standing in front of a painting by Barbara Strasen, to find themselves drawn forward into its depths, under or just behind the surface images where other images are waiting. […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 14 to 20

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 14 to 20

Thursday, November 14 Into another dimension “She Kills Monsters,” a play by Qui Nguyen, is being presented by Mira Costa High School Drama Tech in Mira Costa’s Small Theatre, 1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach. After the death of her sister Tilly, Agnes finds her Dungeons & Dragons notebook, and through the portal she goes, into […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 7 to 13

Thursday, November 7 The way it was “Robi Hutas: Classic Photographs and Watercolors” goes on view at Richard Stephens/Cannery Row Studios, in The Loft at 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro. Open during the First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Hutas has chronicled life and sports in the South Bay, especially in […]

 Kevin Cody

BeachLife tickets photo contest

BeachLife tickets photo contest

BeachLife contest Tag #welivethebeachlife on Instagram or Facebook and be entered to win.