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Architecture Series Opens on Sunday

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A unique winter series, Architecture Talks, featuring conversations by internationally recognized professionals based in Culver City, opens on Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, 86-9 W. Washington

Burning Heart Bluegrass Is Coming to Joxer Daly’s

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Culver City's favorite Irish pub, Joxer Daly's, will present the high-lonesome, hard-driving sounds of authentic bluegrass music on the wings of Burning Heart Bluegrass on Saturday night, Feb. 7, at 9:30. One of L.A.'s newest bluegrass bands, Burning Heart is made up of seasoned professionals with

A Tale of Two History Lessons

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Reviews of French Revolutions for Beginners and The History of Classical Music for Beginners. Whatever revolutionary impulses might lurk in the mind of contemporary America’s body politic have, with the exception of a few flare-ups here and there, been effectively muddled, diffused, and ultimately deflected. French Revolutions for Beginners by attorney and professor Michael J. Lamonica isn’t a dissection of American politics, past or present, but it does offer insight – a tonic for complacency, perhaps? - into the revolutionary spirit via France’s dramatic shedding of the old

Chanukah Wanes – as Time Goes By

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Editor’s Note: On this seventh, or penultimate, day of Chanukah, reader Diane Rosenberg, best known for her decades-long association with the Culver City Democratic Club, sends along the most delightful Chanukah-sensitive rhyme she received from

Ho, Ho, Ho! Or Is It Oh, Oh?

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Dr. Hoult, Culver City's poetess laureate, returns with a poem on Christmas and

Deck the Halls of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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For the prize of a virtual candy cane, here’s a riddle: What holiday event is charming, cheerful, indispensable, and quintessentially L.A.? Okay, so it’s a bit of cheat because there really are two such events, the Rose Parade being one of them. The other is the annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration produced by the L.A. Arts Commission on behalf of the Board of Supervisors. Each year, close to 5,000 people visit the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to enjoy the performance in-person – for free – while over a million people tune in to the live television broadcast. I’m going to be one of those 5,000. How about you?read

‘Annie Jr.’ Hits the Boards Next Month at the Robert Frost

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Culver City's children's musical theater group, dee-Lightful Productions, invites the community to their latest show, "Annie, Jr.," over three days and four performances by two different casts next month. The schedule at the Robert Frost Auditorium, on the campus of Culver City High School, 4401 Elenda St.

What Will Happen to Baby Luna?


Review of Luna Gale, on stage at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Cynicism is an easy currency to trade in, especially when the subject is the government and its initiatives – and popular entertainment is a large marketplace. Consider child protective services and related efforts to help distressed children; how often is the social worker positioned relative to families as the internal affairs investigator is to the police? In Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman wisely resists the impulse to be cynical without resorting to romanticism. Her depiction of a social worker’s efforts on behalf of the titular baby is poignant, yes, but also

Spending an Early Navidad with Three Latina Comediennes

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Back by popular demand after a sold-out run last year -- standing room only -- The Latina Christmas Special at Theatre Asylum features three Latina comediennes telling three personal Christmas stories of holidays past. Sandra Valls, Diana Yanez and Maria Russell return to deck the halls with guacamole in nine performances the next three Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 5, at 6322 Santa Monica

Moderately Suggestive: Thoughts on Slightly Salacious at WLAC’s Fine Arts Gallery

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Anyone hoping for nerve-tingling titillation or grand displays of erotic prowess from the West L.A. College Fine Arts Gallery’s latest show would do well to recall its title: Slightly Salacious. There are nudes, yes, as well as insinuations, but nothing outrageous enough to work up a good froth over. The exhibit offers no incentive to re-chart well-trod topographies in an attempt to delineate pornography from art, although I wonder to what extent the question even holds any interest in this worldly age. What Slightly Salacious does offer, however, is

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