Entertainment

 Easy Reader Staff

‘Where there’s a Willie, there’s a way’

‘Where there’s a Willie, there’s a way’

  A musical odyssey, from a Maryland farm to King Harbor by Katie Henley Saturday morning, before he went on stage, Moi from Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds asked how long I’d been working on BeachLife. I said, “Since December I’ve done nothing but work on this festival.” He laughed and said, “Katie, you’ve been working on […]

 Ryan McDonald

Punk rock lives on with fest openers X

Punk rock lives on with fest openers X

by Ryan McDonald It wouldn’t be a punk rock show if a few street urchins didn’t sneak in. By that measure and others, Thursday night’s BeachLife kickoff party featuring L.A. legends X was indeed punk rock. X, who along with Black Flag were one of six bands to appear in the influential first installment of […]

 Kevin Cody

BeachLife Silver Surfers

BeachLife Silver Surfers

 

 Ryan McDonald

BeachLife brings Big Wave Awards to South Bay

BeachLife brings Big Wave Awards to South Bay

by Ryan McDonald The sun was sinking behind surfer Alex Gray, illuminating the Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula surf breaks, where Gray has scored some pretty sizeable waves. But some far bigger waves were about to unfold right behind him, inside Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon. Gray had the honor of presenting the men’s biggest […]

 Easy Reader Staff

A Touch of the Dead [at BeachLife]

A Touch of the Dead [at BeachLife]

by Edith Johnson The snow was just starting to melt in the Wasatch Mountains on Sunday night. But I was far from my new home, back in my old one, sun-kissed and salty-haired with blistered feet from barefoot dancing as I took in the official BeachLife Festival after party at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. […]

 Mark McDermott

The BeachLife Festival reimagines Redondo

The BeachLife Festival reimagines Redondo

by Mark McDermott Ten thousand people came to the beach last weekend in Redondo Beach, all because a teenage boy lit a fire 28 years ago. Allen Sanford was a thoughtful juvenile delinquent. He didn’t want to do harm. He just wanted people to stop and wonder for a second. So as a 13-year-old kid, […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

The art of a more pleasant hospital stay

The art of a more pleasant hospital stay

Hospitalized, yet barely stressed? It now seems possible The USC Institute for Arts in Medicine launches on the Peninsula by Bondo Wyszpolski Given a choice, most of us would rather be vacationing in Tahiti than undergoing a bone marrow biopsy or a lumbar puncture. While the first is optional, the second sometimes is not, but […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for May 9 to 15

South Bay arts calendar for May 9 to 15

Thursday, May 9 Seaside resort Chip Creek, author of the novel “Cape May,” described as “Rules of Civility” meets “Revolutionary Road,” discusses his book at 7 p.m. in {pages}: a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Free. (310) 318-0900 or go to pagesabookstore.com. Going around the bend “Hot Flashin’,” a musical comedy written by Gina […]