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AVPA Offers “The Big Show” – Dec. 18 @ Robert Frost

AVPA Offers “The Big Show” – Dec. 18 @ Robert Frost

Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is undertaking one of its largest productions ever: The Big Show. For the first time in AVPA’s 19-year history, students will join forces across all five departments in a site-specific celebration of their artistic home, the Robert Frost Auditorium. Installations and performances will take place throughout the building, from [...]

‘Tis the Season for Song: AVPA Music to Present Festive Winter Concert, Dec. 12

‘Tis the Season for Song: AVPA Music to Present Festive Winter Concert, Dec. 12

The AVPA Music Department at Culver City High School will present a musical celebration of the season in a festive winter concert, this Friday Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.. Among the highlights: The String Ensemble will be joined by a wind section to perform Tchaikovsky’s Agitato and Allegro in E minor – a work the Russian composer wrote as a student for a composition class. The Concert Band and [...]

KDT Offers Powerful Theater with “Luna Gale”

KDT Offers Powerful Theater with “Luna Gale”

There are moments in 'Luna Gale ' when I thought I knew what motivation a character had to make a choice, and then, in the next scene, I realized I had not gone deep enough - it was something else completely. Watching the Goodman Theater production of Luna Gale at the Kirk Douglas Theater on Tuesday, Dec. 2, I was both amazed and enchanted by the power of the play. Luna Gale premiered in [...]

Goodsearch Supports AVPA Foundation – Get Online

Goodsearch Supports AVPA Foundation – Get Online

Our schools - like all schools - are always looking for ways to raise funds. In the search for simplicity, the AVPA Foundation has found a way that is that is about as easy as fundraising gets - The Goodsearch/ Goodshop search engine is based on website searches and online shopping and when you sign up and designate AVPA Foundation as your cause, you will get 1 cent for each website search that [...]

Commins Writes Another Couple of Couples for Christmas

Commins Writes Another Couple of Couples for Christmas

Former Culver City resident Kevin Commins has a number of Christmas movies to his writing credit, and this Christmas is no exception. The Hallmark channel has two of them - both new this year - in rotation for your holiday viewing pleasure. The first, “Angels and Ornaments,” is a holiday love story,  where  "Corrine's holiday season gets an unexpected dose of romance when she meets the [...]

It’s Nutcracker Time! Westside Ballet Steps into Tradition

It’s Nutcracker Time! Westside Ballet Steps into Tradition

Now in its 5th decade of performances, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, with live music by Santa Monica College Symphony, returns to present its holiday classic, The Nutcracker. After selling out the 2013 inaugural performances at the Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center, the company announced today its 2014 return to the Broad will include additional performances. A total of nine [...]

AVPA Blurred Vison Theater Offers “The Seagull” for Final Weekend

AVPA Blurred Vison Theater Offers “The Seagull” for Final Weekend

If you were not at the Black Box Theater on the CCHS Campus last weekend to see "The Seagull" this weekend Anton Chekov will give you another chance. Chekov is a challenging playwright, and this early work is a classic with all the trimmings - A Russian country house by the lake, a family with money issues, a few spouses, a few lovers, and the constant craving to be an artist. The Blurred [...]

BADWest to Screen Angela Davis Doc at MCLM

BADWest to Screen Angela Davis Doc at MCLM

Monday, November 24, 2014 @7pm St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Free Screening, MCLM in association with the BADWest St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Documentary Series Presents Free Angela and All Political Prisoners Written and Directed by Shola Lynch Free Angela is a feature length documentary about Angela Davis. The high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapults the 26 year-old [...]

Doctors Symphony to Offer “Shall We Dance?”

Doctors Symphony to Offer “Shall We Dance?”

“Shall We Dance….” a concert by the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra featuring memorable classic music of the dance - will be coming to the Vets Auditorium Sunday November 23, 2014. Program includes excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty;” Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance;” Stravinsky’s “Firebird;” Ravel’s “Minuet Antique;” and much [...]

Running for My Life – TS Owen

Running for My Life – TS Owen

I’ve been intentionally in shape three times in my adult life, and running was part of all three. So was quitting. Number One was when my sister-in-law Janet shared The Book of Running by Jim Fixx. She knew farmers don’t get as much exercise as you’d imagine and urged us to try it. The next day my husband and I burst through the front door, clattered down the porch steps and [...]

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