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‘The Cat in the Hat’ at Morgan-Wixson Theatre

  Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss's classic "The Cat in the Hat" in a production at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, ensuring anyone who's read the story will find themselves transported into the world they've always imagined. "The Cat in the Hat" is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the... Read more →

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Happy birthday, David Hockney

I share a birthday with artist David Hockney — today he is 78 years old (I'm 15 years behind him). While I've been a longtime fan, I was also privileged to interview him three times for NPR. When LACMA hosted the Hockney retrospective exhibition in 1988, I was thrilled to sit in his studio, then just off Mulholland Drive, where he drew a... Read more →

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Tea, fashion fundraiser to benefit WISE & Healthy Aging

An "Afternoon Tea & Fashion Runway" will bring together women (and men) throughout the Los Angeles Westside to support WISE & Healthy Aging's nonprofit mission of enhancing the independence, dignity and quality of life of the elderly. This fundraiser will be held on July 10, at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, a historical landmark,... Read more →

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Tongva Park to host hip-hop dance class

Tongva Park invites people of all ages and levels to participate in a high-energy hip-hop dance class that will include a blend of street styles. On Wednesday, July 8, from 7:30 - 9 p.m., Tongva After Dark presents a dynamic introductory lesson with Antics, a hip-hop dance theater company based in Los Angeles under the artistic direction... Read more →

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July events at SMC’s Drescher Planetarium

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites residents to come find out what the latest developments are in the quest for a reusable rocket, and enjoy a preview that prepares to make the most of the Perseid meteor shower coming next month. The planetarium's July schedule also offers an opportunity to gaze at the moon and Saturn... Read more →

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Santa Monica road races relived

Santa Monica will relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races on Friday, July 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, which is sponsoring the event to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum. Admission is free and includes a rare opportunity to view an original 1911 Santa Monica Road Race car owned by... Read more →

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SHINE storytellers ‘Out of Control’ on July 12

Have you ever “lost it”? On Sunday, July 12, at 7 p.m., SHINE storytellers will share true tales of when they went “Out of Control” — and what they learned from the experience. This popular storytelling event takes place monthly at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica. In July, SHINE will be hosted by Terrie Silverman, a... Read more →

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At Bergamot station, art space as art

18th Street Arts Center will present award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson's latest work EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN at Bergamot Station on Saturday, July 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Enveloping the buildings of Bergamot Station Art Center in light, shadows, and video projections, Johnson transforms the art campus into a single... Read more →

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Santa Monica firm to host ‘Women in Green’ forum

Three Squares Inc., an environmental consulting firm in Santa Monica, will be hosting the 6th annual Women in Green forum at the TreePeople Conference Center, at 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, on August 26. The Women in Green forum brings together an international audience of women focused on environmental issues, including... Read more →

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Female fireworks

Sandra Tsing Loh is not your typical performer. With a BA in physics from Caltech and trained as a classical pianist, she became a phenomenon in 1987 when, positioned atop the roof of a parking garage next to the Harbor Freeway downtown, she played a grand piano amplified by massive speakers that was heard by thousands of rush-hour... Read more →

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Santa Monica police plan DUI checkpoint

The Santa Monica Police Department's Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on July 2, at an undisclosed location within city limits. The operation will take place between the hours of Thursday at 7 p.m. to Friday at 3 a.m. Officials said the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven factor in reducing the... Read more →