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 Arts    September 25, 2014 

Rehearsals Begin for Douglas Play 'Forever'

The world premiere of Dael Orlandersmith's "Forever," a DouglasPlus presentation, begins rehearsals September 23 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre where it will open on October 12. Comm...

 
 Arts    September 25, 2014 

MCLM To Present Bobby Bradford

On Sunday, November 2 at 2 pm The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum in Culver City will present another of the late Mimi Melnick's Double M Jazz Salons, headlining influential bandleader, trumpeter, cornetist, composer and educator, Bobby Bradford....

 
 Arts    September 25, 2014 

MCLM to Present Bradford

On Sunday, November 2 at 2 pm The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum in Culver City will present another of the late Mimi Melnick's Double M Jazz Salons, headlining influential bandleader, trumpeter, cornetist, composer and educator, Bobby Bradford. T...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Arts    September 18, 2014

Blast From The Past Coming To Saban Theatre

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Get ready for a blast-from-the-past as the triumvirate of famous classic rockers - Stephen Bishop, John Ford Coley and Bill Champlin make an appearance at the...

 
 Arts    September 18, 2014

Communist Guardhouse Comes to Culver City

The Guardhouse that formerly watched over the legendary media headquarters of the German Democratic Republic in East Berlin (Allgemeine Deutsche Nachrichtendienst "ADN," Public German News Service) is coming to Los Angeles in time for the 25th...

 
 Arts    September 11, 2014

TUPAC SHAKUR: BEFORE I WAKE

MCLM in association with the BADWest St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Documentary Series begins the 2014-2105 with the 2001documentary film Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake directed by Sean Long on Sept. 22. Before I Wake is unique in that it is the only...

 
 Arts    September 11, 2014

DAVID MAMET'S PROVOCATIVE "RACE" OPENS AT DOUGLAS THEATER

“Race,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, opened last Sunday at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances run through September 28. Directed by longtime Mamet collaborator Scott Zigler, “Race”...

 
 Arts    September 11, 2014

Kentwood to Present "Orphans"

Kentwood Players will present "ORPHANS" by Lyle Kessler from Friday, September 12 to Saturday, October 18, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm at the...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Arts    September 11, 2014

Blast From The Past Coming To Saban Theatre

Get ready for a blast-from-the-past as the triumvirate of famous classic rockers - Stephen Bishop, John Ford Coley and Bill Champlin make an appearance at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Arts    September 4, 2014

Magical History Tour is Coming

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter "Roll up! Roll up for the Magical 'History' Tour! Step right this way!...the Magical 'History' Tour is waiting to take you away..." Did you know that Beatles...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    Arts    August 21, 2014

She Puts Pep in Your Step

By Sandra Coopersmith Features Writer You'd think someone with "English" as a surname would be destined to teach language and, in a roundabout way, that's just what Jackie English does. After all,...

 
 Arts    August 14, 2014

Kentwood Players Announces Auditions for "INTO THE WOODS"

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the Tony Award winning musical "Into the Woods" with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from...

 
 Arts    August 7, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream Comes to Actor's Gang

For a month this summer, The Actors' Gang, the renowned Los Angeles based ensemble theatre company, is will performing A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City. Tickets...

 
 Arts    August 7, 2014

Once on This Island Comes to Vet's

dee-Lightful Productions will present 4 performances of "Once on This Island, Jr." featuring talented local performers ages 7-17. Tickets are available to the public for this powerful musical which...

 
 Arts    July 31, 2014

Blues Music Documentary at Culver Church

Free showing of the documentary film, THE BLUES OF SOUTH L.A. on Sunday, August 17 at Culver City Presbyterian Church, 11269 W. Washington Blvd. The church is located 1 block west of Sepulveda Blvd. Southern Comfort Food served at noon with the...

 
 By Beth Lindly    Arts    July 24, 2014

'Sordid Lives,' a solid production, relies on themes of family

By Beth Lindly Special to the Observer Local theatre troupe Kentwood Players' production of "Sordid Lives," a dark comedy penned by Del Shores, is a familiar, enjoyable piece of theatre. It unfolds...

 
 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...

 

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