Mark McDermott

Bringing it all back home

Bringing it all back home

David Benoit returns to El Camino College for a special night with Oleta Adams and the Asia American Youth Symphony Orchestra by Mark McDermott David Benoit’s first gig was at the Polynesian restaurant on the Redondo Beach Pier. It was 1971, and he was 16. He’d already been playing for a decade. His family’s piano […]

 Kevin Cody

Spyder Surf Fest brings music, fashion, surfers to Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza

Spyder Surf Fest brings music, fashion, surfers to Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza

The 13th Annual Spyder Surf Fest will showcase local musicians, fashions and surf industry vendors on Saturday, April 27, following the Surfer Walk of Fame inductions.

 Kevin Cody

The Beach Boys: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductees

The Beach Boys: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductees

As much as any surfer on the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame, the Beach Boys helped stoke surfing. They will be inducted in the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame on Saturday, April 27.

 Mark McDermott

The Charities have arrived (and are about to depart)

The Charities have arrived (and are about to depart)

How the beach gave birth to a real soul band  

 Judy Rae

Connie Lim, Quiet no more

Connie Lim, Quiet no more

The song came from the streets. The chorus from a dream

 Kevin Cody

Opinion: Saint Rocke’s Concerts on the Beach say goodbye to Hermosa Beach

Opinion: Saint Rocke’s Concerts on the Beach say goodbye to Hermosa Beach

Thank you to the people of Hermosa Beach for allowing our business, Saint Rocke, to bucket list throwing amazing live concerts on the beach every summer for the past decade. It’s been a tremendously rewarding experience and we’re saddened that this summer was our last year producing the Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts.

 Judy Rae

Half a century, and the orchestra plays on

Half a century, and the orchestra plays on

Peninsula Symphony president John Williams describes how they keep the music going

 Kevin Cody

Lobster Rock rocks Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

Lobster Rock rocks Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

The two decades old lobster festival at the Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach moved into the present this weekend, under new promoters Mike Bourchard and Dave Tardiff.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

When dreams came true… in Carnegie Hall

When dreams came true… in Carnegie Hall

Conductor Joanna Medawar Nachef takes 120 South Bay singers to New York to perform in ‘a hall that sings back’

 Judy Rae

Beach music – South Bay Summer Concerts

Beach music – South Bay Summer Concerts

Summer of music line-up

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Saloon celebrates Johnny Cash’s birthday with Humble Harry

Hermosa Saloon celebrates Johnny Cash’s birthday with Humble Harry

Humble Harry and Alyssa Barron rock the Hermosa Saloon singing Johnny Cash’s and June Carter’s “Jackson,” in celebration of Johnny Cash’s birthday

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay Jam takes root at Standing Room in Hermosa Beach

South Bay Jam takes root at Standing Room in Hermosa Beach

Every Thursday, Barclay Roach plays a variety of music that is as head-spinning as it is head-bobbing. From punk to jazz, the South Bay Jam has evolved over the past year to incorporate a rotating crew of dozens of musicians and hundreds of songs.

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the hill – Asia America Symphony

Spotlight on the hill – Asia America Symphony

Starbright boutique

 Kevin Cody

Linkin Park’s Bennington performed for Palos Verdes Peninsula school kids

Linkin Park’s Bennington performed for Palos Verdes Peninsula school kids

At a 2016 concert in Palos Verdes for local school kids, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington joined fellow rock stars and the Palos Verdes High choir in singing Bob Dylan’s elegiac “Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” On Thursday, Bennington was found dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home, of an apparent suicide.

 Kevin Cody

Carjacking suspect decides not to carjack Pennywise guitarist in Redondo Beach

Carjacking suspect decides not to carjack Pennywise guitarist in Redondo Beach

“It looked like he was reaching for the driver side door handle and I thought for a moment he was coming for my truck. But if he was, he changed his mind when we made eye contact,” said Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge. Dragge is 6-foot-5, 300 pounds.

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