Beckett’s Profundity Overwhelms at the Odyssey

  What could be more overwhelming than a play by Samuel Beckett? How about FIVE plays by Samuel Beckett? Ron Sossi, the fearless founder of L.A.’s Odyssey Theatre and its Artistic Director, has built his reputation on the innovative, unique, and sometimes quirky theater productions he has undertaken in the Odyssey’s 48 years of... Read more →

Whats on around town

Suicide and depression … no, they’re not the liberal response to the election but rather the subjects of an upcoming comedy—yes, comedy!—at the smaller black box theatre, The Edye at the Broad Stage. It’s called “Every Brilliant Thing,” written by award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan, performed by Jonny... Read more →

Fitness Resolutions: CrossFit

  Editor’s Note: The Daily Press will spotlight several local fitness programs in the coming weeks as residents work towards their New Year’s resolutions. Santa Monica can often be described as the fitness mecca center and the city has welcomed one of the nation’s fastest growing fitness concepts: CrossFit. CrossFit was... Read more →

Medical collaboration to benefit Westside newborns

  After recently being named one of the best children’s hospitals in the state, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is teaming up with Saint John’s Providence Health & Services to expand the level of care available locally. The partnership began Jan. 1, with hopes it will bring additional care to Santa Monica and the... Read more →

KBUG: Week of Jan. 23

  Ishihara Park (Buffer Park) Project As part of the construction of the new Buffer Park at 2909 Exposition Blvd, ‘NO PARKING’ signs will be posted along portions of Exposition Blvd to allow for the construction of sections of new curb and gutter. In addition, the sidewalk on the eastside of Stewart St. at Exposition Blvd. and... Read more →

Film Review: Paterson

Rated R 118 Minutes Released December 28   It would be wise to clear all the extraneous thoughts streaming through your mind before seeing Paterson. This movie is a detailed window into the life of a bus driver and the people around him, in Paterson NJ. Our hero, played with great sensitivity and calmness by Adam Driver, is not... Read more →

Film Review: Patriots Day

  Rated R 130 Minutes Released January 13 Recently many films about heroes have been released, usually about heroes whose power and courage lift them high above the crowd. Patriots Day is a film about people with that kind of valor. However in this film they are everyday heroes, the people of Boston - the friends and neighbors... Read more →

More public art will brighten bland buildings

More murals will be brightening up the sides of businesses in Santa Monica after the City Council voted to allocate $22,000 in matching funds to mural projects led by Beautify Earth. The non-profit started as a local effort to beautify Lincoln Boulevard, but has since expanded to a global force. Beautify Earth is responsible for painting... Read more →

Tony Todd: Santa Monica athlete, actor and best friend

    Once upon a time in a summer in the mid-1970’s a boy from the posh part of Malibu and a boy from the south side of Santa Monica became friends while playing Little League. Later they rekindled their friendship at Santa Monica High School (Samohi). A bond between boys from two different worlds is not in itself unusual.... Read more →

Film Review: Silence

  Rated R 161 Minutes Released January 13th   Martin Scorsese has developed his own approach to storytelling and as a legend in his own time, he has earned carte blanche to “march to his own drummer.” His newest movie, Silence, is long, excruciating and horribly gorgeous. This film is not for everyone. Though it... Read more →

Orangetheory begins annual WLC

  The time has come for the annual Orangetheory Fitness Weight Loss Challenge. The event is a signature program for the company and Orangetheory has garnered significant attention recently including a mention on Good Morning America. Jim Cahlin, Studio Owner of Orangetheory Fitness Santa Monica explains that every studio in the... Read more →

Winter Potpourri

  Lots to see, lots to do. I’ll be attending a super special event as operatic star Julia Migenes returns to The Odyssey Theatre with a world premiere of her newest musical portrait of a composer. For three weeks only beginning February 10, Migenes performs “Debussy: His Letters and His Music.” Clair de Lune (Moonlight)... Read more →

He’s A Lion, Hear Him Roar

  The slice of life that he brings to the stage is his own. Filled with pain and anger, hostility, loneliness, and alienation, it is, nevertheless, a solo performance that in the end brings the audience to its feet in a well-deserved minutes-long standing ovation. Benjamin Scheuer, playwright, songwriter, and performer, has brought... Read more →

KBUG: Week Jan. 9

Week of January 9, 2017 Current Projects: Wastewater Main Replacement Project Ishihara Park Project Los Amigos Park Stormwater Harvesting and Direct Use Demonstration Project Berkeley Street Improvement Project Citywide Sidewalk Repair Project Water Main Replacement Project   ISHIHARA PARK (BUFFER PARK)... Read more →

Restaurant Week hits Santa Monica

  Enjoy the city’s healthy lifestyle and culinary scene with Santa Monica Restaurant Week, formerly known as Eat Well Week. This annual event is presented by the Santa Monica Travel & Tourism. Hundreds of fine dining restaurants in Los Angeles participate in this event to highlight diversity and culinary skills. This year... Read more →