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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.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Accepting Applications For Independent Contractors For Semi-Private Music Lessons

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.

The Teen Choice Awards honor the best of TV, movies, music and sports in the eyes of the teen set.

News, Music, Celebrity, Film, Television

Teen Choice Awards Tonight; Full Nomination List Led By Taylor Swift, 'Hunger Games'

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.

Classical music DJ Rich Capparela will take part in the Santa Monica Symphony summer benefit this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Summer Bash To Feature Otherwise Normal

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.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s third annual Sound in Focus concert series launched this Saturday, July 25 to an overflowing courtyard of light, photography, performance, and music.

Seven Days, Music, Video, Century City

VIDEO: Sound In Focus A Free Weekly Concert Series In Century City

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.

Louie Cruz Beltran will perform on Aug. 16, an extraordinary conguero, timbalero and vocalist.

News, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Jazz On The Lawn Returns To Stewart Street Park All Five Sundays In August

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.

This week on Westside Top 5, host Atlas Novack shares his top five karaoke bars on the Westside of Los Angeles.

News, Seven Days, Music, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Top Five Karaoke Bars On The Westside

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.

The annual Tchaikovsky tradition returns to Hollywood Bowl this weekend. Courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

Seven Days, Music, Hollywood

Hollywood Bowl To Host Tchaikovsky Spectacular With Fireworks This Weekend

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.

Apply now to the New West Symphony Quick Bowman Piano Competition.

News, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Quick Bowman Piano Competition Extends Deadline

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.

BET Awards to be presented Sunday at Microsoft Theatre (previously Nokia Theatre) at L.A. Live.

News, Awards, Music, Celebrity, Film, Television

Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Carry Six Nominations For Sunday's BET Awards

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.

One of the Make Music LA events in Santa Monica this Sunday.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Where To Enjoy Make Music LA Events In Santa Monica On Sunday

Posted Jun. 20, 2015, 9:37 am

On Sunday June 21, the summer solstice, a variety of performances in parks will take place across the City of Santa Monica. This will be the fourth year Santa Monica participates in Make Music Los Angeles/MMLA, a countywide celebration of music.

This week on Brock On Your Block Brock speaks to Rebecca Hogan, Director of Marketing for, Make music LA 2015. He also speaks to an array of guest musicians such as Katrina Carlson, Jaq Mackenzie and Tom Nolan.

News, Music, Video, Parks, Santa Monica

Brock On Your Block: Make Music LA Arrives In Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 10:16 am

This week Brock on Your Block Brock host Phil Brock speaks to Rebecca Hogan, Director of Marketing for, Make Music LA 2015. He also speaks to an array of guest musicians such as Katrina Carlson, Jaq Mackenzie and Tom Nolan.

News, Music, Courts, Television

Singer Sues "X Factor" Producers, Alleging Voice Was Altered In Audition

Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:00 am

The producers of "X Factor" were sued today by a contestant who alleges her voice was altered and that other measures were taken to ensure her audition failed.

Bob Holbrook, Dennis White, and Cindy Bandel.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Honors Bob Holbrook With Virtuoso Community Leader Award

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:52 am

Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) honored former Santa Monica Mayor and City Councilman Bob Holbrook on May 17 with its second Virtuoso Community Leader Award.

The 2015 Twilight Concert Series begins July 9 and runs for 10 consecutive weeks on Thursday.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

2015 Twilight Concert Series Line-Up Announced

Posted May. 20, 2015, 1:09 pm

The line-up for the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier has been announced.

Musician Phil Brown lives in Santa Monica, but travels back and forth to Nashville to record music.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Musician Phil Brown On His Ever Evolving Career

Posted May. 15, 2015, 12:51 pm

When musician Phil Brown decided to take a break from the grueling tour circuit, he became a staff writer from 1983 to 1988 working for Warner Brothers and A&M Music.

Latest New West Symphony news.

News, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Announces Piano Competition

Posted Apr. 26, 2015, 9:22 am

Following a 21-year legacy in Sedona, Arizona, the Quick Bowman Piano Competition is being brought to Southern California and will be presented in collaboration with the New West Symphony during the orchestra’s 2015-2016 concert season.

Universal Music in Santa Monica has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle digital royalties suit.

News, Business, Music, Santa Monica

Universal Music Agrees To Pay $11.5 Million To Settle Digital Royalties Suit

Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 8:39 am

Santa Monica-based Universal Music Group on Tuesday submitted a settlement resolving claims that it shorted recording artists on royalties from digital downloads.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Music, Santa Monica, Columnist

Pop Music From Jay To Z

Posted Apr. 12, 2015, 11:43 am

We didn’t know how simple and uncomplicated we had it back in the day. You would hear a song – say from the new Crosby/Stills/Nash album – on the radio. (Radios were boxes that... just Google it). You liked the song. Maybe it even made you think of someone at school you’d been romantic with or wanted to be romantic with. So you went to Sears or Kmart or some other very American, very acceptable mall store and you bought the LP and paid full retail.

Ken Caillat was an engineer on producing the 'Rumours' album, the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac recorded mostly in 1976.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Making "Rumours" - The Inside Story Of Classic Fleetwood Mac Album

Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 10:34 am

In February 1976, Fleetwood Mac convened at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, with hired engineers Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The more technically adept Caillat was responsible for most of the engineering and producing of the band's eleventh studio album "Rumours."

The Kids Choice Awards will be handed out at the Forum today.

News, Music, Film, Television

Kids Choice Awards Tonight: Full Nomination List

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:37 am

Meryl Streep has a chance to add yet another award to already-impressive resume tonight when the Kids Choice Awards are handed out at the Forum.

New West Symphony presents the very challenging 'Sibelius Violin Concerto' featuring acclaimed violinist Jennifer Frautschi as guest artist this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Presents "The Planets" In Santa Monica On Sunday

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 11:06 am

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in three performances of the fifth Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary season, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

Kat and the Blues Hounds will perform a free show at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar tonight.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Free Show At Sonny McLean’s In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:39 am

Kat and the Blues Hounds will perform a free show at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar in Santa Monica from 9 pm to 12:30 am tonight, March 27.

Bob Aguirre with Stevie Nicks, now a Santa Monica resident.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Before Fleetwood Mac: Fritz Band Founder Q&A On Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:18 am

It is Fleetwood Mac’s 40th anniversary together as a band. How fitting it is that they are touring throughout North America and Europe for this occasion. Christine McVie is back with the band.

Santa Monica Pier’s acclaimed children’s concert series 'Wake Up With The Waves' returns Saturday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Fitness, Santa Monica, Pier

Wake Up With The Waves Returns To Santa Monica Pier This Saturday Morning

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:02 am

The acclaimed free children’s concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings, starting this weekend.

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