The Santa Monica College (SMC) Music Department is pleased to present SMC music professor Dennis Parnell in “75 Years of Song (Part II),” a benefit concert to support the department’s special programs. The concert will be held Sunday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.

Parnell will sing rock, pop, and jazz numbers with faculty colleagues Frederick Keith Fiddmont, Kevin O’Neal, James Cheesman, Gary Gray, Sang Hee Cho, and Megumi Smith. Joining them will be SMC alums Chikeze Eze (“American Idol” finalist), Courtney Lemon, and Crystal Starr, and guest musicians Bill Bixler, Maury Baker, Hidehito Ikumo, and Edna Wright of Honey Cone.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at or by calling 310-434-3005 or 310-434-4323.


Submitted by Grace Smith


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