Posted Nov. 21, 2015, 10:41 am
America's musical sweetheart Taylor Swift will carry a leading six nominations into Sunday's presentation of the 2015 American Music Awards, including a nod for artist of the year.
Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 6:00 am
The Dream Orchestra presents two performances of Handel’s Messiah Dec. 3rd and 4th at beautiful St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.
Posted Nov. 18, 2015, 11:21 am
Marcelo Lehninger, who helped guide the New West Symphony (NWS) through its 20th anniversary celebration a year ago and who has been highly-praised for his conducting skills, will be concluding his tenure as music director at the end of the 2016 season, it was announced today.
Posted Nov. 10, 2015, 9:58 am
Aspiring musician James McCain chats about moving to the West Coast and performing on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.
Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:36 am
GRAMMY-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding will make her New West Symphony debut as guest soloist in “Scottish Fantasy,” an all-Mendelssohn program to be presented by the orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 4 pm at Santa Monica’s Barnum Hall. Also featured will be National Geographic photojournalist Jim Richardson’s stunning imagery of Scotland, with the acclaimed photojournalist present at the performance.
Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:31 am
Santa Monica College’s Synapse Dance Theater – the innovative and widely praised Contemporary Dance ensemble – will present a program of new repertory by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers tonight and Sunday.
Posted Nov. 5, 2015, 2:26 pm
Aspiring musician Chelsea Williams is a regular performer on the Third Street Promenade - check out her story and her original song “Hear The Thunder.”
Posted Oct. 30, 2015, 9:23 am
Santa Monica Symphony music director Guido Lamell chats about the 2015/16 concert season that kicked of Oct. 10 and continues through May 29, 2016. The next concert is on Saturday, Dec. 12.
Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 10:16 am
Aspiring musician Alana Nabors performs her original song "In Love With Love" on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 9:15 am
Following its successful “Opera Forever” gala kickoff, the Dream Orchestra continues its 2015-16 season with Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D Minor” on Friday night, Oct. 30, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.
Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:11 am
The Santa Monica College Music Department presents three fall concerts in October in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center.
Posted Sep. 28, 2015, 9:27 am
Orchestra Santa Monica is delighted to announce its fourth season of concerts, once again presenting four exciting programs under the baton of Music Director Allen Robert Gross in the acoustically and visually intimate Ann and Jerry Moss Theater.
Posted Sep. 15, 2015, 10:10 am
The Blaschke Collection includes many rare and important items from the Beatles’ Hamburg period, as well as hundreds more through the years of Beatlemania and beyond.
Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 10:54 am
Powered by her theatrical "Bad Blood" video, Taylor Swift will carry a leading nine nominations into Sunday's presentation of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 10:47 am
Kanye West Sunday will receive the MTV's highest Video Music Awards honor, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, honoring a career of "groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances" and his impact on music, art, fashion and culture.
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.
Posted Aug. 22, 2015, 8:35 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is currently accepting applications for independent music contractors to provide semi-private music lessons in strings, winds and voice, to students in 4th through 12th grades.
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Posted Aug. 16, 2015, 9:28 am
Taylor Swift, "The Hunger Games" and superheroes are among the big nominees heading into tonight's presentation of the Teen Choice Awards, honoring the best of TV, movies, music and sports in the eyes of the teen set.
Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:18 am
Classical music DJ Rich Capparela brings his rock band, Otherwise Normal, to Santa Monica tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 15 for a summer party to benefit the Santa Monica Symphony.
Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:47 am
KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s third annual Sound in Focus concert series launched Saturday, July 25 to an overflowing courtyard of light, photography, performance, and music.
Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:21 am
The 10th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series returns to Santa Monica’s Stewart Street Park on all five Sunday afternoons in August.
Posted Jul. 22, 2015, 9:58 am
This week on Westside Top 5, host Atlas Novack shares his top five karaoke bars on the Westside of Los Angeles.
Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 4:07 pm
Love Tchaikovsky? Fans are in for a treat this weekend as Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks this Friday and Saturday (July 24-25) at 8 pm both nights at the Hollywood Bowl.
Posted Jul. 14, 2015, 10:06 am
The first annual New West Symphony Quick Bowman Piano Competition has extended its deadline for submission of applicants to July 31, 2015.
Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 7:46 am
Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will carry a leading six nominations each into Sunday's 15th annual BET Awards, while Beyonce and Lil Wayne each have four.