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Public Art App to Celebrate Launch with ‘Creative Spirit’ @ Whole 9 Gallery

Public Art App to Celebrate Launch with ‘Creative Spirit’ @ Whole 9 Gallery

All Public Art is an innovative new way for tourists, local residents, and art enthusiasts around the world to connect with artwork in public spaces, and it launches in July 2016 in major metropolitan areas on an international scale. With the use of geolocation on iOS and Android devices, artists and art organizations are able to share images of and information about their art. The general [...]

Made in Culver City – It’s a GWTW Kinda Day

Made in Culver City – It’s a GWTW Kinda Day

Margaret Mitchell’s 'Gone With the Wind', one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for the blockbuster 1939 movie, was published June 30, 1936. It is still among the top ten best selling books of all time, and the Culver City film (numbers adjusted for inflation) remains the top-grossing movie of all time. It was only a month after publication that David O. Selznick bought [...]

Marcom Masque Award Winners Announced

Marcom Masque Award Winners Announced

Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom, for whom the group’s annual Marcom Masque Awards are named. The first Marcom Masque Awards were presented for the 1957-1958 season with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” winning the award for Best Play. During the run of all six productions in their 2015-2016 [...]

Ivy Substation to See ‘Sneaker Suites’

Ivy Substation to See ‘Sneaker Suites’

Sneakers tell a story: a story about those who make them, those who wear them, and those who dance in them. Antics’ new show, Sneaker Suites, tells the story of sneakers through the virtuosity and hyper-physicality of street dance vocabulary. Antics performs Sneaker Suites at The Ivy Substation on July 8th and 9th at 8:00 pm. Sneaker Suites is a performance collaboration between Antics and [...]

Immigrant Stories Inspire Art

Immigrant Stories Inspire Art

When Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre premieres Night Market, it will serve as the culmination of nearly a year of ethnographic, behind-the-scenes work. With guidance from UCLA’s Labor Center, Duckler spent much of early 2016 filming interviews with the vendors and staff of Central Wholesale Market, the produce market that provides ingredients for many of LA’s hottest restaurants. The Market [...]

Jazz Bakery Offers Poncho Sanchez

Jazz Bakery Offers Poncho Sanchez

Legendary jazzman Poncho Sanchez will be at the Kirk Douglas Theater on June 25, 2016 at 8 pm, care of The Jazz Bakery. For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. His influences are [...]

KDT Gets “Recorded in Hollywood”

KDT Gets “Recorded in Hollywood”

Veteran Broadway actor Stu James (Benny in RENT, national tour of The Color Purple) will reprise the role of black entrepreneur and music mogul John Dolphin when last season’s smash hit musical Recorded in Hollywood gets an all-new production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. A rare blend of R&B, rock and relevance, Recorded in Hollywood tells the story of trailblazing Los [...]

MCLM Black Talkies to Screen “Cotton Club”

MCLM Black Talkies to Screen “Cotton Club”

Black Talkies on Parade presents the 1984 musical The Cotton Club. Starring Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, and Diane Lane this underrated film tells the story of Harlem's most popular jazz club in the 1930's. Richard Gere plays musician Dixie Dwyer and Gregory Hines plays dancer Sandman Williams and despite their talents both men end up getting mixed up with the mob. The film's high production [...]

Boulevard Music Summer Concert Series to Open July 7 with Grammy Nominated Bluegrass Duo

Boulevard Music Summer Concert Series to Open July 7 with Grammy Nominated Bluegrass Duo

Boulevard Music presents 6 free concerts on Thursday evenings at 7 pm from July 7 through August 11 in the palm-lined courtyard of Culver City City Hall.  Country/Bluegrass music from 2015 Grammy nominated Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley (July 7); The sounds of World Music from Africa by Peter Mawanga and the Amaravi Movement (July 14); High energy Latin/Salsa rhythms great for dancing from [...]

Critical Mass Will Dance “AmaTerra” @ Ivy Substation

Critical Mass Will Dance “AmaTerra” @ Ivy Substation

Critical Mass Dance Company, the only blacklight dance theatre in Los Angeles, will perform their most cherished work, AmaTerra, in Culver City on June 25, 2016. The performance at 6:00 PM at Ivy Substation will feature illuminated flow arts, aerial arts, blacklight dance and an inspirational, family-friendly message about transformation and environmental stewardship. AmaTerra has toured [...]

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