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Resistance Then, Resist Now! @ Arlington West, Oct. 25th

By T. Conboy, published on Oct 10, 2009

The Ash Grove Foundation in its ongoing series of “Beyond November” community events will honor the 45th Anniversary of The Resistance draft resisters movement with “Resistance Then, Resist Now!” on Sunday, October 25th at Arlington West in Santa Monica, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.   Admission is free.  The event also honors Arlington West and Veterans for Peace.   Arlington West is a temporary memorial erected every Sunday on the beach by Veterans For Peace, immediately north of the Santa Monica Pier:  http://www.arlingtonwestsantamonica.org/.

 

The Resistance was an organization of draft... (more)

Tags: iraq, hip-hop, healthcare, california, hollywood, music, santa monica

Bigger, Better, Tastier Taste Of Santa Monica

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 4, 2009

8TH ANNUAL TASTE OF SANTA MONICA

BIGGER, BETTER, TASTIER

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce in partnership with “KOOZA” Cirque du Soleil is taking TASTE OF SANTA MONICA to new heights for its 8th annual food festival at Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, September 13th from 1:00 – 5:00pm.

This year’s TASTE OF SANTA MONICA will offer an extended live music performance and Sunset Happy Hour from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Your entrance fee includes live music, giveaways, chance to win “KOOZA” tickets, preferred prices to see “KOOZA”... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, environment, music, restaurant, santa monica

Santa Monica Pier Celebrated With Sounds Of African Music

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 4, 2009

Santa Monica Pier Celebrated with African Music

Santa Monica-Summer is a great time to attend the various outdoor concert series throughout the city. It doesn’t take much prodding to encourage the public to go to the beach in Southern California. Thousands have been getting their groove on at the popular Twilight Dance Series on the Santa Monica Pier.

The City of Santa Monica is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the world famous Santa Monica Pier. This is also the 25th Anniversary of the world famous Twilight Dance Series on the pier, produced by King & Company... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, california, music, santa monica

Beethoven Billy Bragg Ninth Concert

By T. Conboy, published on Jul 2, 2009

The North American premiere of Billy Bragg’s version of “Ode to Joy,” the choral finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony will take place Saturday, August 29th at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Asia America Youth Orchestra will perform the piece under the baton and musical direction of David Benoit. At the concert Bragg will perform and lead the audience in a sing-along of the choral. Commissioned in 2007, Bragg translated the German words of “Ode to Joy,” (found in the fourth movement of The Ninth), for a new generation. It was... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, music, japan, santa monica

Ash Grove Summer Intra-national Event, July 12th

By T. Conboy, published on Jul 1, 2009

The kickoff of Ash Grove Summer, an Intra-National series, is Sunday, July 12th on the beautiful grounds of a private home at 939 San Vicente Boulevard (at Larkin Place) in Santa Monica, 1:30 – 5:30. The event is an Ash Grove Foundation fundraiser for its Summer Festival in August (date/location TBD). Performances start at 1:30 p.m. and include Michelle Shocked, blues guitarist Bernie Pearl, pianist/songwriter Sheila Nicholls, musical humorist Roy Zimmerman, poet/writer S. Pearl Sharp, S.H.I.N.E Mawusi women's drum alliance, Get Lit players – teenage wizards with poetry from the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hip-hop, hollywood, santa monica, obama

Glorious Juneteenth Celebration In Santa Monica

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 22, 2009

Glorious Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Monica

Santa Monica- June gloom was prominently featured on the morning of June 20th until the early afternoon. The day featured a noticeable mist. This didn’t dampen the resolve of hundreds gathered at Virginia Avenue Park for the 17th Annual Juneteenth Celebration-2009. This year’s theme was “A New Voice of Hope.”

The Juneteenth 2009 Planning Group-Laverne Ross-President, Juneteenth Celebration Committee Inc., Rev. Dr. Sidonie Smith-Director, Firelight in Spirit, Eula Fritz- City of Santa Monica, Bishop Willis... (more)

Tags: jesus, jazz, california, police, santa monica, obama

Trastevere Almost A Travesty

By D. E. Carson, published on May 25, 2009

On the corner of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Boulevard stands a large imposing edifice housing an Italian restaurant named Trastevere Ristorante Italiano. The place is decorated in a fashion befitting a good old, authentic Italian restaurant. It has the plaster walls complete with cracks to give it that “Old World” feel. Included in the restaurant is an al fresco dining area and large front windows that fold open like old fire station doors that open the place up to make for a great dining experience.The food is prepared as one might expect. I had a standby: pepperoni... (more)

Tags: new york, california, restaurant, fashion, santa monica

Santa Monica Festival: greener And Greener

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 11, 2009

Santa Monica Festival-Greener and Greener

Santa Monica-I arrived at Clover Park at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. just in time to catch the last couple of tunes performed by Masanga Marimba as they presented a set of popular music and dance of Zimbabwe and Latin America. I had the pleasure of seeing this group on two prior occasions-California Plaza during Grand Performances Concert Series and at Hollywood and Highland. The group has since recorded two CD’s- self titled Masanga Marimba Ensemble and Mas Masanga and added two energetic dancers Ronnie Daliyo and Julia Chiyambo.

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Tags: new york, jazz, hip-hop, california, environment, hollywood, music, fashion, santa monica

Meditation For Any Season...

By Kim, published on Apr 14, 2009

A cool Friday evening of April 3rdfound an audience at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica enveloped in the melodic sound of waves from the ocean in the background.

This proved a perfect settingfor Musician - Flutist Ellen Burr as she performed a stunning arrangement of George Telemann's "Twelve Fantasies for Solo Flute"

Each Fantasy whether performed in a major or minor key, flat or sharp sound, displayed emotive expression that gave you the feel as if you were in the living room of heaven with the creator hosting a private... (more)

Tags: music, santa monica

Paff Celebrating Rich African Heritage Globally In Cinema

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 10, 2009

...Film Festival in the United States. The festival will take place from February 5 thru 16, at the Culver Plaza Theatres, 9919 Washington Blvd., in Culver City. (Please note the new venue for the film festival) Culver City Bus #1 has a bus stop directly across the street from the theatres. Santa Monica Big Blue Bus #12 stops near the theatres. Metro Bus #33 stops one block north of the theatres at Hughes Ave., as well as Metro Bus #333 which stops at Bagley Blvd. The PAFF Art Market, which exhibits black fine arts and crafts will be on display at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 3650 W.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, music, santa monica

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