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Peace Starts Here – Call for Artists

Peace Starts Here – Call for Artists

The Peace Project, headquartered out of The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City, is proud to announce their 5th Annual International Call for Artists and Traveling Exhibit. The theme this year is Peace Starts Here. Artists are asked to submit works online that illustrate where peace starts. Is Peace born out of love, community, in the innocence of a child or the beauty of nature? The result is an [...]

Princesses and Pirates Sing-A-Long @ KDT

Princesses and Pirates Sing-A-Long @ KDT

Kids out of school for the summer? Come sing-a-long with your favorite Princesses and Pirates in this rocking new concert produced by The Lythgoe Family at the KDT this Summer. This interactive concert has all the Panto fairytale characters performing all your favorite songs for you to sing-a-along! From Pharrell's “Happy" to Taylor Swift's "You Belong to Me,”  you will be singing and [...]

Wende Museum Will Get East Berlin Guardhouse/Art Installation

Wende Museum Will Get East Berlin Guardhouse/Art Installation

Guardhouses were an integral part of state surveillance in East Germany (GDR), stationed not only at borders but in places where they could monitor ordinary people going about their daily lives. Artist Christof Zwiener rescued one from demolition, and nine other artists worked to create their interpretations for 'adn pfoertnerhuas" "The guard, he or she, controlled the people coming in or out but [...]

Crossroads Exclusive! Tony-Winning Tracy Shares The Joys of Hairspray

Crossroads Exclusive! Tony-Winning Tracy Shares The Joys of Hairspray

Opening night of any show is often a time of high energy and excitement, but this morning the cast at the dee-Lightful Summer Musical Theater Camp got an unexpected thrill; a surprise visit from Marissa Jaret Winokur, the original Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray. Just as the cast was finishing their run-through of the closing musical number "You Can't Stop the Beat," [...]

Opera at the Shore – July 10

Opera at the Shore – July 10

The summer of 2014 finds The Culver City Symphony Orchestra again, and gratefully, heading west for a series of summer-time concerts at Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey. Frank Fetta is the conductor and music director. All concerts are admission free.Bring a picnic, a jacket, a blanket to sit on. There will be food trucks at the park. If you bring a chair, please make sure it has a low back [...]

Facing Our Truth – Trayvon, Race and Privilege

Facing Our Truth – Trayvon, Race and Privilege

A special DouglasPlus reading of "Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege" will mark the first anniversary of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Sunday, July 13 at 1 p.m., at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The playwrights, who were chosen for the range of perspectives they bring to this [...]

Kentwood Players Announce Marcom-Masque Winners

Kentwood Players Announce Marcom-Masque Winners

Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom. At the end of each season, all Kentwood Players members in good standing who have seen all six shows vote by secret ballot and then the group presents their annual Marcom Masque Awards to the winners in each category at an entertainment-filled awards ceremony. The [...]

Culver City Public Theater to Open 16th Season with 12th Night, Quibbling Siblings

Culver City Public Theater to Open 16th Season with 12th Night, Quibbling Siblings

Culver City Public Theatre (CCPT) presents its 16th season of free theater in Carlson Park for families and theater fans of all ages. All shows are open to the public and admission is free. The season opens Saturday, July 12th at 12:00 noon, with the world premiere of THE QUIBBLING SIBLINGS, written and directed by 8-year CCPT veteran Blake Anthony Edwards. This is Mr. Edward’s third play [...]

MCLM Presents Black Talkies – The Bronze Buckaroo

MCLM Presents Black Talkies – The Bronze Buckaroo

Black Talkies on Parade remembers pioneering actor and singer Herb Jeffries born Umberto Alexander Valentino (1913-2014). Mr. Jeffries career began during the 1930's performing with genius artist Duke Ellington. By 1937 Jeffries made his film debut with Harlem on the Prairie. Within a short period of time Jeffries was referred to as the "Singing Cowboy". The Bronze Buckaroo is a 1939 American [...]

AVPA Java Gala VI Celebrates ‘Our Time’

AVPA  Java Gala VI Celebrates ‘Our Time’

Saturday, June 7 at the Kirk Douglas Theater saw the annual AVPA year end celebration packing the theater with inspiring artworks, and parents and students happy to put the crowning touch on a great year. The always welcome Jazz Band played in the lobby as AVPA admirers enjoyed the presentation from Visual Arts, and the Warhol- style portraits of the students were the signature logo on the [...]

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