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 By Beth Lindly    Arts    July 17, 2014 

'Princesses and Pirates' Combines the Past and the Present

By Beth Lindly Special to the Observer Old and new worlds will collide as Lythgoe Family Productions opens its original show "Princesses and Pirates" this weekend. True to its name, "Princesses" will showcase fairytales best known for their stories o...

 
 By Beth Lindly    Arts    July 10, 2014

Culver City Public Theatre Kicks Off Summer Season

By Beth Lindly Special to the Observer Theatre buffs and newcomers alike will find something to enjoy in the upcoming summer season of Culver City Public Theatre, starting July 12. The group will be...

 
 Arts    July 3, 2014

Winners of 2013-2014 Marcom Masque Awards

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...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Arts    July 3, 2014

Fab Four Celebrate Beatles 50th

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter During the season-opening concert on Saturday at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank, I closed my eyes and listened to The Fab Four sing a Beatles song and thought...

 
 Arts    July 3, 2014

Summer Music Festival Returns

Boulevard Music presents 6 free concerts on Thursday evenings at 7pm from July 10 through August 14 in the palm-lined courtyard of Culver City City Hall. Curated by producer Gary Mandell, Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival offers...

 
 Arts    July 3, 2014

Kentwood Players Presents Sordid Lives

Kentwood Players will present “Sordid Lives” by Del Shores from July 11 to August 16 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester. The...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Arts    June 19, 2014

"Stayin' Alive"- Barry Gibb in Concert

By Steven Lieberman Culver City Observer Barry Gibb is still “Stayin’ Alive” as he appeared last week with his 11-piece band at the Hollywood Bowl, the last stop on his solo six-concert...

 
 Arts    June 12, 2014

Orchestra Presents Sounds of Downtown

Frank Fetta will be conducting and featuring Soprano Lori Stinson. There will be no pre-concert talk at this concert and a post-concert reception at Kirk Douglas Theatre for ticket holders. . Only Cash or Checks will be accepted at the box office...

 
 Arts    June 12, 2014

Arts District Plans Summer Solstice of Art Galleries

The Culver City Arts District (CCAD), a unique collection of art galleries, creative businesses, specialty retail and restaurants, will present its first annual Summer Solstice event on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 7pm. The Culver City Arts...

 
 Arts    June 12, 2014

Kentwood Players Holds Auditions for "ORPHANS"

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for "ORPHANS" by Lyle Kessler on Saturday, July 12, from 12:00-4:00pm and Sunday, July 13, from 6:00-9:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hind...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Arts    May 29, 2014

LA Chamber Orchestra Wraps Up Season

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter It was a magical, awe-inspiring close to the 2013-14 season for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) on Sunday at Royce Hall. Maestro Jeffrey Kahane pulled...

 
 Arts    May 22, 2014

Douglas Features "DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING"

The world premiere of Kimber Lee's "different words for the same thing" has opened at the Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances continue through June 1, Directed by...

 
 Arts    May 15, 2014

"Affair of the Arts" Festival Comes To Culver

The Whole 9 Art Gallery and online community presents the 2nd Affair of The Arts” on June 7 and 8 in downtown Culver City at the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Main Street. The free outdoor festival showcases 60 of Southern California's premiere...

 
 Arts    May 8, 2014

Culver Chamber Orchestra Presents

The Culver City Chamber Orchestra welcomes winners of the MTAC (WLA Branch). They were judged and will be awarded by performing with the Culver City Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 pm....

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Arts    May 8, 2014

Verdi Chorus Scores Again

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Anne Marie Ketchum, Music Director and Founding Artistic Director for The Verdi Chorus (now Frank and Merle Strauss Artistic Director), pulled out all the stops...

 
 Arts    May 1, 2014

Actors' Gang Embarks On International Tour

The actor's Gang embarks on an international tour with William Shakespear's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM DIRECTED BY TIM ROBBINS Robbins and the Theatre Company will take the Production to Beijing,...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Arts    May 1, 2014

Who Could Ask for Anything More? as S.T.A.G.E. Goes To The Movies

As recalled by stage and screen legend Carole Cook, "We called it 'the plague'. They called it 'the gay disease'. There wasn't even a name." The time was 1984. We would come to know the disease as AID...

 
 Arts    April 17, 2014

Concert For Young Musicians

The Culver City Symphony Orchestra continues its 2013-14 Season with the concert: For Young Musicians. The concert is Saturday, April 26 at 8pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave....

 
 Arts    April 17, 2014

Rehearsals Begin for Douglas Play

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Kimber Lee's "different words for the same thing," which begins previews May 4 at the Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City....

 
 Arts    April 17, 2014

Kentwood Players Presents Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW

Kentwood Players proudly presents Agatha Christie's "THE HOLLOW" from May 16 to June 21 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 at the Westchester Playhouse. The...

 
 Arts    March 13, 2014

"Birder": A Special DouglasPlus Event

A special event that includes a reading of the new comedy "Birder" by Julie Marie Myatt and a guided bird walk in the gardens of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) will be...

 
 Arts    February 27, 2014

"Broadway Bound" Concert Coming To Culver-Palms

Culver-Palms United Methodist Church will be presenting its second "Broadway Bound" concert on Sunday, March 2, at 2 pm. The show will feature members of the church's music department performing...

 
 Arts    February 27, 2014

'Fiddler On The Roof' Coming To Kentwood

Kentwood Players will present the Tony Award winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Jerry Bock, and music by Sheldon Harnick from March 14 to April 19. There will...

 
 Arts    February 27, 2014

The Hilarious Parody of The Fifty Shades Of Grey Trilogy

With sold out audiences in Chicago and New York screaming for more, and a hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a 4-star review, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL – THE ORIGINAL PARODY is premiering...

 
 Arts    February 20, 2014

Special Reading Coming to Douglas Theatre

Center Theatre Group welcomes the Latino Theater Company to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special reading of "Hope: Part II of A Mexican Trilogy" by Evelina Fernández on Saturday, March 1 at 1 pm.....

 

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