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Jazz artist David Benoit rising above his musical horizon

Jazz artist David Benoit rising above his musical horizon

On the launching pad with David Benoit

by Bondo Wyszpolski Jazz artist David Benoit and the California Science Center are rarely mentioned in the same sentence, but that’s beginning to happen more often these days thanks to the space shuttle Endeavour. So far, so strange, so let’s explain. On Sunday, November 5, the Manhattan Beach native and Palos Verdes Estate resident  will […]

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Style Stays, fashion fades with Tziporah Salamon

Style Stays, fashion fades with Tziporah Salamon

Peninsula art Style stays, fashion fades Tziporah Salamon brings “The Art of Dressing” to the PV Art Center by Bondo Wyszpolski We won’t charge you, but by the time you’re done reading this article you’ll be on your way to becoming the best-dressed person on your block, and maybe in all of the South Bay, […]

 Judy Rae

Marching Orders – Music Man at Norris Theatre

Marching Orders – Music Man at Norris Theatre

“The Music Man” takes place in 1912 and is set in River City, Iowa.

Marching Orders The Music Man raises his baton at the Norris Theatre by Bondo Wyszpolski Most Broadway musicals come and go, but 60 years after its debut “The Music Man” still lights up the theater marquees across the country. Right now it’s lighting up the Norris Theatre marquee in Rolling Hills Estates, where it’s playing […]

 Daniel Sofer

Homegrown virtuoso: Young Palos Verdes native arpeggiates to international acclaim

Homegrown virtuoso: Young Palos Verdes native arpeggiates to international acclaim

A plastic toy keyboard he received from his parents on his sixth birthday sealed Adam Coleman’s fate. “Apparently, I would just sit there for hours at a time plucking at the keys that lit up,” said the now  21-year-old Coleman. “I learned some classic pieces that way.” The following year, his parents took him to […]

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Stage name

by Robb Fulcher The Norris Center for the Performing Arts is experiencing a growth spurt at age 32, with fresh community outreach efforts, bold additions to its state-of-the-art theater and pavilion, and a name change to Palos Verdes Performing Arts. The impetus for much of the center’s change came from a marketing survey headed by […]

 Eddie Solt

THIS SATURDAY! showing of “RIDING GIANTS” Cabrillo Marine Aquarium FREE!

THIS SATURDAY! showing of “RIDING GIANTS” Cabrillo Marine Aquarium FREE!

This spectacular film is a comprehensive look at the history of surfing, from its origins as a tiny subculture to its widespread resurgence – and surfers’ ongoing obsession with the sport. Stacy Peralta directs this critically lauded opener to the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.CMA is turning the film screenings into a surfing celebration! Wear Hawaiian shirts, check out vintage a vintage woody wagon and surfboards and enjoy good eats from the “Meat in the Middle” food truck. (Ten percent of food sales will be donated to FRIENDS of CMA.)

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Janice Weissman and the art of replicating a living canvas

Janice Weissman and the art of replicating a living canvas

“Much like wearing jewelry or designer clothes, tattooing has become a personal message about a woman’s identity… I am the re-teller of their stories.” And I am now the re-teller of Janice Urnstein Weissman’s story, a figurative painter with a sensual eye for detail, color, form, and the seductive interplay of light and dark. In […]

 JudithHerman

A brush with Classical Mythology: Artist Steve Shriver revives a piece of Los Angeles history

A brush with Classical Mythology: Artist Steve Shriver revives a piece of Los Angeles history

Painter Steve Shriver operates at two speeds. He can whip out a watercolor like a skateboarder thrashing downhill. Or he can take his sweet time: nearly a decade, so far, on a current project. Lean and tan, with a sunburned nose, a soul patch and pierced ears, Steve Shriver looks like he was born on […]

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Benoit drums up more magic with taiko musician Hayashida

For the past decade, Asia America Symphony director David Benoit has conducted a series of magical, East-West collaborations between his symphony, his trio and Asian guest musicians. The guests have included koto player June Kuramato of Hiroshima, erhu player Karen Hua-Qi Han, who performed on the soundtrack for ‘Memoirs of a Geisha,” the Ahn Trio, […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

An Elegy for the Ancient Mariner

On Saturday, the large white tent was filled to its 750-seat capacity, and easily there were dozens upon dozens more wherever one looked, standing at the perimeters. They had come to the Cabrillo Marine Museum for the public memorial celebration that honored and bid farewell to San Pedro’s favorite son, John Olguin, who had passed away on January the first, a few oar strokes shy of his 90th birthday.