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The Torrance Cultural Arts Center forges ahead: a talk with Christian Wolf

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center forges ahead: a talk with Christian Wolf

Empty stages Progress and possibility at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center by Bondo Wyszpolski Those shows that you attended at the James Armstrong Theatre, the George Nakano Theatre, and elsewhere at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center? The man responsible for getting them booked and onstage is Christian Wolf. But then, in March, everything went south […]

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Drica Lobo’s vibrant artwork at ShockBoxx

Drica Lobo’s vibrant artwork at ShockBoxx

Be Here Now Drica Lobo’s ShockBoxx show is about connection, and being in the moment by Bondo Wyszpolski Drica Lobo celebrated her birthday last Saturday evening by hosting the virtual opening of “Decoding the Flow,” up through Sept. 12 at ShockBoxx in Hermosa Beach. The exhibition is like a big candy box with its vibrant […]

 Neely Swanson

“The Personal History of David Copperfield” – And a glorious one at that [MOVIE]

“The Personal History of David Copperfield” – And a glorious one at that [MOVIE]

by Neely Swanson “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s marvelous take on this Dickens classic is gloriously revolutionary. I’ll be the first to admit that I have yet to read the book. I’ve read a number of his novels but the sheer length of this one has always put it into the category […]

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Literary icon: Bukowski at 100

Literary icon: Bukowski at 100

Light some candles, raise a glass Remembering Charles Bukowski on his 100th birthday This Sunday, August 16, Charles Bukowski would be drinking a glass of wine and celebrating his 100th birthday, but his earthly partying came to an end in 1994 and so the rest of us will have to do the drinking and the […]

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“Bay of Silence” – Better that way [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Bay of Silence” – Better that way [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Bay of Silence,” directed by Paula van der Oest (“Zus and Zo”) and written by Caroline Goodall, is a film of almosts. Aiming to be a mystery/thriller in the vein of Hitchcock, it never achieves that lofty goal. It’s almost a thriller, it’s almost a mystery, it’s almost a love story; but […]

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Quality films for home viewing

Quality films for home viewing

Let’s dim the lights and screen a movie Film quartet: “A White, White Day”; “A Girl Missing”; “Shanghai Triad”; and “You Never Had It: An Evening with Bukowski” by Bondo Wyszpolski The movie-going experience at our local theaters may have to wait, but recent or re-digitized arthouse films are available on DVD or through virtual […]

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Body painter Paul Roustan and the year of the Psychedelic Circus

Body painter Paul Roustan and the year of the Psychedelic Circus

At the top of his game Paul Roustan places high in the World Body Paint Festival by Bondo Wyszpolski I’m guessing that most of us haven’t noticed, but not only is the World Body Paint Festival the largest gathering of body painters on the planet, the Austria-based annual competition has been held for over 20 […]

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The legacy of South Bay poet and bookseller JB Kennedy

The legacy of  South Bay poet and bookseller JB Kennedy

To Poet JB Kennedy, a Homage (James Bullard Kennedy passed away on July 13, 2020) by Bill Yankes When the call comes in the dead of night, the doctor leaps to his feet to rush to attend a person in crisis; so does the fireman, and the war correspondent… the warrior poet cannot bear the […]