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Donald Trump, who is a 2016 Republican presidential candidate,  appears at a news conference after the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant.

News, Santa Monica, Entertainment, Politics, Presidential Race

Head to Busby's Tonight To Watch the GOP Debate

Posted Sep. 16, 2015, 8:52 am

Whether you watch for fun, for talking points, or for real, tonight's 11-candidate Republican debate will rouse the public for what will surely be a tweetable discussion.

The Independent Spirit Awards will host its show under a tent in the parking lot directly north of Santa Monica Pier in 2016.

News, Awards, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Resident Spirit Awards Gets New Location

Posted Sep. 6, 2015, 9:52 am

The Independent Spirit Awards is moving, but it will remain in Santa Monica next year.

The third edition of Life is Beautiful Festival Sept. 25-27 will include headliners Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar.

News, Music, Travel, Entertainment

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar To Headline 2015 Life Is Beautiful Sept. 25-27

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 2:14 pm

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar will headline the third annual Life is Beautiful Festival next month, Sept. 25-27 in Downtown Las Vegas.

Comic-Con Is A Pop Culture Phenomenon

News, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Comic-Con Is A Pop Culture Phenomenon

Posted Jul. 17, 2015, 9:26 am

The San Diego Comic-Con is four-and-a-half straight days of total madness and pushing through enormous crowds of more than 130,000 people and ending up almost completely exhausted. But it’s also an incredible amount of fun, a sensory overload of the best kind, and a truly treasured experience for comic book fanatics and those who love science fiction, fantasy, horror, video gaming, cosplay, etc.

DJ Art Laboe is set to return to the LA radio waves.

News, Santa Monica, Entertainment

DJ Art Laboe To Return To LA Radio On KDAY-FM

Posted Jun. 7, 2015, 9:21 am

A Southern California radio tradition of nearly 60 years will resume, as DJ Art Laboe is set to return to the LA radio waves, it was reported today.

Brandon Stoddard died age 77 on Monday, Dec. 22.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Former ABC President Brandon Stoddard Dies Age 77 After Battle With Cancer

Posted Dec. 23, 2014, 9:17 am

Brandon Stoddard, who as president of ABC Entertainment oversaw the creation of shows such as "thirtysomething" and "The Wonder Years" and helped develop the miniseries "Roots," died Monday at age 77.

News, Holiday, Entertainment, Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood To Usher In "Grinchmas'' Holiday Season Today

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:22 am

Universal Studios Hollywood will usher in its annual "Grinchmas'' holiday season today as Mayor Eric Garcetti tries his hand at Seussian rhyme while presenting a proclamation to Whoville Mayor Augustus Maywho and helping a host of Whos light the curving Whoville tree.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Kelsey Grammer's Daughter To Serve As Miss Golden Globe At Jan. 11 Ceremony

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:22 am

Greer Grammer, the 22-year-old daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammer, was named tonight to serve as Miss Golden Globe at the Jan. 11 awards ceremony.

News, Entertainment, Hollywood Bowl

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga To Perform Together At The Hollywood Bowl

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 9:38 am

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will perform together at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Radio City Music Hall in New York City next year, Live Nation announced today.

News, Entertainment, Hollywood

Greek Theatre Management Contract May Be Decided Today

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:42 am

The future of the Greek Theatre's management will be considered by the city Recreation and Parks Commission again today after the panel delayed making a decision at two previous meetings.

News, Entertainment, Television

Fox Orders "Scream Queens'' Comedy-Horror Anthology Series

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:05 am

Fox announced Monday that it has ordered 15 hour-long episodes of "Scream Queens,'' described as a "genre-bending comedy-horror anthology series'' from the executive producers of "Glee'' and "American Horror Story.''

News, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Full Nomination List For American Music Awards; Iggy Azalea Leads The Pack

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:16 am

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored a leading six nominations on Monday for the American Music Awards, while John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each received five.

News, Santa Monica, Entertainment, Singer, Jerry Vale

Singer Jerry Vale Passes Away

Posted May. 19, 2014, 8:00 am

Jerry Vale, an Italian American crooner who made a name for himself in the 1950s and 1960s, reportedly passed away on May 18 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 83.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio features 250 rooms and a top level Wine Bar and Cocktail Lounge.

California, Travel, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino: Gamble, Golf & Bowl The Weekend Away

Posted Jul. 9, 2013, 8:51 am

Finding your way to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino from Santa Monica is a piece of cake – jump on the 10 Freeway and head east for about 140 miles.

Ireland's Torch Lit Parade wended its way past Trinity College, The Central Bank, and nearby Temple Bar and Grafton and O’Connell streets ending at St. Stephen’s Green for a brilliant fireworks display.

Travel, Entertainment, Food

Ireland's Year Of "The Gathering" Is Now Taking Place

Posted Feb. 28, 2013, 8:00 am

Fifty journalists from around the world including Belgium, Germany, India, Sweden, Denmark, South Africa, and the United States, arrived on a chilly Dublin day to celebrate the New Year’s Eve kick-off of “The Gathering,” an international outreach to hundreds of thousands of Irish people worldwide.

Enjoy a free program of Downbeat 720 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse tonight, Jan. 8.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Entertainment, Youth

Santa Monica Fireside Program To Present Free Program Of Teen Open Stage

Posted Jan. 8, 2013, 9:11 am

Fireside at The Miles will tonight, Jan. 8 feature Downbeat Holiday by the Fire, a free program of teen open stage called Downbeat 720 (previously scheduled for Dec. 21). It will be held at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica.

Randy Lubas' newest Comedy Club runs every Friday and Saturday night in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Entertainment

J.R.'s Comedy Club Added To Earth, Wind, And Flour's Menu

Posted May. 30, 2012, 2:08 am

It’s hard to get Santa Monica to laugh, but J.R.’s Comedy Club knows the trade secret: Laughter is contagious. Hailing from a successfu...

Comic Brad Garrett opened his new Comedy Club inside MGM Grand in Las Vegas last weekend.

News, Entertainment, Comedy

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club Open For Laughs Inside MGM Grand

Posted Apr. 6, 2012, 8:11 am

Best known for his role of Ray Romano’s big brother Robert on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Brad Garrett is now calling the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas “home” with the opening of his comedy club last weekend.

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saint Patrick’s Day with doors opening at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Restaurant, Seven Days, Main Street, Entertainment

Where To Go On Saint Patrick’s Day In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 16, 2012, 1:44 am

Saint Patrick’s Day means different things to many people. For some, it’s a special holiday, for others just another day. Being an Irish girl f...

Visit dnj gallery for a cheap date night out. Currently the works of Jennifer Bain are on display with an opening reception set for Saturday evening.

Dining, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Dating Ideas For Santa Monica Couples On A Budget

Posted Feb. 24, 2012, 12:47 am

Dating can be an expensive venture. Planning an evening out, which includes dinner, and some sort of entertainment takes some thought, especially i...

Zanzibar in Santa Monica will hold its monthly event known as "The Moth StorySLAM" this Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Entertainment

The Moth StorySLAM Serves Up Stories At Zanzibar On Wednesday

Posted Jan. 31, 2012, 1:09 am

They say truth is better than fiction – that’s why the types of performers and stories at The Moth StorySLAM, better known as two hours of “...

Brad Garrett will open his own intimate 288-seat comedy club in Las Vegas.

Celebrity, Entertainment, Comedy

No Joke: Brad Garrett To Open Vegas Comedy Club On April Fools Weekend

Posted Jan. 20, 2012, 7:50 am

Best known for his role of Ray Romano’s big brother Robert in “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Brad Garrett is about to call the MGM Grand Hotel

Happy New Year! "What's Hot" in Santa Monica this week -- Friday, Dec. 30 through Thursday, Jan. 6, 2012.

Calendar, Seven Days, Theater, Music, Santa Monica, Entertainment, Art

Santa Monica Mirror's Events, Art, Theater, And Music Calendar Dec. 30 To Jan. 5

Posted Dec. 30, 2011, 1:00 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Santa Monica Mirror has you covered with local events, live music, theater, and art gallery listings....

Contortionists adopt striking poses in Cirque du Soleil’s newest major resident show “IRIS.”

Seven Days, Theater, Entertainment

IRIS: A Journey Through The World Of Cinema

Posted Dec. 19, 2011, 1:13 am

As the home of the Academy Awards, the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard is the perfect setting for Cirque du Soleil’s newest major resident s...

The parade scene features high energy performers.

Life And Arts, Theater, Review, Travel, Entertainment

The Beatles Live On In “LOVE:” Cirque Du Soleil Tribute Samples 130 Songs In Vegas

Posted Sep. 27, 2011, 2:39 am

The spirit of The Beatles lives on in the form of “LOVE,” the Cirque du Soleil production that’s been entertaining audiences at The Mirage in...

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