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Cults of personality in ‘Disconnection’

In the beginning there was always a man who had worked it all out. After long contemplation, he would claim that he alone had achieved Enlightenment and would devote the rest of his life to “fixing” the world. All he needed in order to accomplish this was a devoted band of worker/disciples who believed in everything he said and followed... Read more →


Collaboration takes flight at Airport ArtWalk

Art is often an individaul endeavor, a vision devised and executed by one person. But, as the upcoming Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk will show, it doesn’t have to be. Collaborative and communal projects will be highlighted throughout the ninth-annual event, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The free, family-friendly... Read more →


Broad Stage to host Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers

The Broad Stage has launched a musical partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute with the West Coast debut of Musical Explorers. In this celebration of Los Angeles' rich and diverse musicians, families will discover a world of music in their own backyard. Playful and informative, this inventive program will get children... Read more →


Samohi bringing ‘Wizard of Oz’ to Barnum Hall

L.Frank Baum's beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz” musical is coming to Barnum Hall. Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado to the magical land of Oz — “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” There Dorothy, accompanied by her little dog Toto, makes great new friends — the Scarecrow, The Tin Man and The Lion — and a mortal enemy in the... Read more →


SMC presents spring jazz series

The Santa Monica College Music Department will present this year's Spring Jazz Series, featuring Jon Mayer, the Louis Van Taylor Sextet and the Christian Moraga Quartet. The series begins with Jon Mayer on Friday, March 13. All concerts are held at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in The Edye at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, located on... Read more →


St. Matthew’s Music Guild welcomes L.A. Philharmonic members

St. Matthew's Music Guild continues its 2014-15 season in Pacific Palisades on March 13 with a program featuring Britten's Double Concerto For Violin And Viola, with Jin-Shan Dai and Dana Hansen. Dai and Hansen are both members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's string section. The program also includes the Lyric For Strings by George Walker... Read more →


Weather concerns heat up ahead of LA Marathon

With temperatures expected to approach record highs on race day, LA Marathon organizers and first responders are taking numerous precautions amid mounting concerns about heat-related issues for runners. Marathon organizers issued a weather advisory Monday afternoon warning that the expected temperatures “pose a high level of risk” to... Read more →


In LA Marathon, new Santa Monican feels right at home

If you don't think the LA Marathon impacts Santa Monica beyond race day, meet Kirsten Wahlquist. When she ran it for the first time in 2012, she had never been to the city by the sea — she simply saw the event as an opportunity to visit friends in the area and a chance to complete a race she hadn't entered before. But the finish line... Read more →


Science lecture series coming to SMC

The latest news from the front lines in the battle against ebola and research in reconstructing evolutionary history are just two of the topics of Santa Monica College's Spring 2015 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series, beginning March 10. All talks — designed for lay audiences — are free and held on the Santa Monica College main... Read more →


Comedy, auction to support animal welfare group

Voice For The Animals Foundation (VFTA) is hosting a hilarious night of comedy, gourmet vegan cuisine and silent and live auctions at their annual fundraiser Saturday March 14 from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying at 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Grammy, Tony, Emmy Award winner and Kennedy Center honoree, Lily... Read more →


UCLA plans kidney health fair in Santa Monica

March is National Kidney Month and to mark it, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, UCLA Kidney and Hypertension specialist, and his UCLA team will hold a Kidney Health Fair on March 8 in Santa Monica to raise awareness of kidney health and associated co-morbid conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. The event will focus on integrative... Read more →


Santa Monica Synagogue hosting community carnival

The Santa Monica Synagogue is inviting the public to participate in its annual carnival on March 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 18th Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard. (1448 18th St.). The annual carnival will feature attractions such as a zip line, rock wall, painless paintball, inflatable jumpers and slides, and the popular... Read more →