Los Angeles is home to some truly world-class soloists and ensembles, beginning with the LA Philharmonic and LA Chamber Orchestra, but tickets can seem expensive, times and locations difficult for families including children or seniors, and concert etiquette intimidating...
Eighth Grade Can a movie about what is arguably the worst year of school be delightful, insightful and impactful? The answer is a resounding yes. Comedian Bo Burnham (find his stand-ups “Make Happy” and “What” on Netflix), writer and director,...
The first in an occasional series. By now, everyone is familiar with the now overused “Netflix and chill,” (its  “actual” meaning varies based on age, probably). But as streaming and subscription services grow in popularity, more and more options...
By Spencer L. - Age 11 Kid Scoop Media Correspondent On July 31, I saw the musical “Hamilton,” on Broadway in New York City. I fell in love with this musical since I first heard the soundtrack a year ago. I...
AMC’s 10-episode series “Dietland” inexplicably shows up under the genre “comedy,” and make no mistake, this not a comedy. It’s not even that popular mashup genre, a “drama-dy.” Based on the well-received 2015 novel by Sarai Walker, “Dietland” follows...
The Sinner - Season One - Netflix These days, the troubled, haunted and often tormented lead character is at the forefront of a lot of bingeable television series, and this describes USA Network’s now-in-its-second-season series, “The Sinner;” the first season...
Culver City's Veterans' Auditorium has hosted events ranging from bodybuilding competitions, basketball, and roller derby to orchestra concerts, musical theater, and the annual rock and mineral show. It has also occasionally hosted other kinds of rock. One especially notable performance...
And, it’s time for the summer blockbusters. Do you go to the movies more in the summer? Here are some brief bits for films current theatrical releases. The theme for these reviews is … not for everyone. While this reviewer...
Boulevard Music not only keeps musicians supplied with strings, picks, and reeds, it offers a place to perform, network and train the next generation. Located south of Culver on Sepulveda, Boulevard Music (www.boulevardmusic.com) offers instrument sales, rentals, and repairs, books...
Satchmo in Screenland--Louis Armstrong: History and Legends Mythmaker Louis Armstrong claimed to have been born July 4, 1900, a date which suits his colossal stature in 20th Century American culture. However, recent research found a baptismal record with an August 4,...

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