Briefs

haleARTS SPACE hosting ‘Love and Lust’ reception

haleARTS SPACE will host an opening reception of the fourth-annual “Love and Lust” sale. In collaboration with featured local emerging artists, the theme of “Love and Lust” is pulled, prodded and turned upside-down. What is love? What is lust? Can art capture the essence of either or both or neither? This year’s show will feature... Read more →

Briefs

‘Arts for Hearts’ to benefit at-risk youth

Since 2002, the Pico Youth and Family Center, a Santa Monica nonprofit organization, has served hundreds of at-risk youth on the Westside by providing much needed case management, counseling, tutoring, computer training, job readiness preparation and music production training. PYFC targets youth ages 16-24 that are most at risk, including... Read more →

Briefs

SMC theater show to fund festival trip

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present a benefit performance to help send students to the regional competition of the prestigious 2015 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The benefit will be held Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa... Read more →

Community Profiles

Faces of Santa Monica: Danny Wax

Santa Monica native Danny Wax started Forelinx after returning from a three year stint on the PGA Nationwide Tour. Forelinx, a social platform for connecting golfers, connects users based on network and interests and allows them to book tee times at 1,500 courses nationwide. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Danny about growing up... Read more →

People

How an Olympic High student won Super Bowl tickets

The bright lights and television cameras were already some 375 miles east of Santa Monica, diehard football fans converging on the host city, players augmenting the spectacle with headline-grabbing sound bites, coaches preparing for America's most prominent sporting event. The action was at Olympic High School. A white envelope was... Read more →

Business

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Santa Monica

It's the matchup America has been waiting for. It's the Pats against the Hawks, East against West, the alleged deflaters against the gregarious haters, the ruling dynasty versus the reigning champions, the mastermind QB against the menacing D. The storylines, if not the tradition, will have millions of people tuning in as the New England... Read more →

Briefs

Sinai Temple to host Israel-Azerbaijan symposium

The close political, economic and defense relationship between Israel and Azerbaijan will be the focus of a discussion between David Siegel, Consul-General of Israel and Nasimi Aghayev, Consul-General of Azerbaijan at the next meeting of the Men's Club of Sinai Temple at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Among the issues to be explored are... Read more →

Briefs

Marcy & Zina Show coming to Malibu

Lyricist Marcy Heisler and composer Zina Goldrich bring their wonderfully wacky and heartbreakingly sincere musical creations to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre (24255 Pacific Coast Highway) in Malibu on Tuesday, Feb, 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced starting at $15 for the public and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available... Read more →

Events

Samohi benefit concert to fund Carnegie Hall trip

The Santa Monica High School wind ensemble wasn’t going to turn down a chance to play at one of the most prestigious venues in the country. Performing as a headlining group? In the New York Sounds of Spring International Music Festival? At world-famous Carnegie Hall, of all places? “Just the name itself is synonymous with classical... Read more →

Community Profiles

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Faces of Santa Monica: Joe Marrapodi

Joe Marrapodi is a serial entrepreneur with achievements that include Get Rare!, New Media, working at Intermix Media (where he orchestrated the first ad deal between Yahoo & Warner Bros) & working as the VP of Digital at LBI Entertainment. Currently, the CEO & Co-Founder of Greentoe.com, Joe directs all strategic business... Read more →

Airport

World War II pilot, 91, taking flight of a lifetime

He's spent thousands of hours in scores of aircraft during his 91 years on Earth, but Jule Lamm has never been as excited for a flight as he is for the one he'll take Sunday. A longtime Santa Monica resident and area optometrist, Lamm steered several kinds of transport planes as a pilot during World War II. He flew his own Cessna 182 on... Read more →