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One of Santa Monica's most distinguished citizens, John Bohn, sponsors Orchestra Santa Monica's first concert of the 2014-15 season.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Orchestra Santa Monica

John Bohn Sponsors Orchestra Santa Monica's Season Opening Concert

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:40 am

Supporting classical music is a family tradition that Santa Monica’s John Bohn is carrying on with enthusiasm. He is continuing this tradition by sponsoring Orchestra Santa Monica’s season opening concert in October.

News, Downtown, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Made In America Festival To Conclude Today With Kanye West, Iggy Azalea

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:01 am

A two-day concert featuring Kanye West, Iggy Azalea and Kendrick Lamar is due to conclude today in Grand Park.

In a one-night only performance at the Ford Anson Amphitheatre, Jennifer Holliday was the headliner in 'Broadway Under The Stars' and wowed the audience with her heart-thumping rendition of 'I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from 'Dreamgirls,' which she starred in 33 years ago.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

"Broadway Under The Stars" A Hit At Ford Amphitheatre

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:28 am

Being a transplanted born and bred New Yorker raised in the shadow of Broadway, I was quite excited and looking forward to “Broadway Under The Stars,” Chris Isaacson’s musical review with Jennifer Holliday headlining this first-class production which was presented at the jammed iconic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Announce 2014/15 Season Of Four Concerts

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 9:29 am

Orchestra Santa Monica this week announced its exciting 2014-2015 season of four orchestra concerts. Entering its third season, Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) has been enthusiastically embraced by music lovers in Santa Monica and its surrounding communities.

News, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica

A Look At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

Posted Aug. 25, 2014, 9:22 am

Miley Cyrus won the top award, Beyonce won three awards and newcomer 5 Seconds of Summer took home two at Sunday's 2014 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, held at the Forum in Inglewood.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Seeks Musicians To Provide Strings, Winds & Voice Lessons

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 9:23 am

Applications are being accepted for independent music contractors to provide semi-private music lessons to students’ grades 4 through 12 in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District schools.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Television

Full Nomination List For Sunday's 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted Aug. 23, 2014, 9:49 am

Beyonce has a leading eight nominations heading into Sunday's presentation of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, including nods for video of the year, best female video, best choreography and best collaboration for her work with husband Jay Z.

Rory Partin performs tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica in anticipation of his Aug. 19 release of his forthcoming fan-funded album.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Rory Partin To Perform At Typhoon In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 11:25 am

Los Angeles soulful singer Rory Partin will perform tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica at 8 pm in advance of his new album release on Tuesday.

Four teenage musicians from Crossroads School in Santa Monica are helping save financially impacted music and education programs through their organization called Teens United Live.

News, Crossroads, Music, Santa Monica, Youth

Teens United Live: Saving Education Through Music

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:16 am

Four Crossroads seniors are reminding the community that age is but a number, and if anyone wants to make a change, then there needs to be something done about it.

Critical Brass, a New Orleans band that blends Dixieland jazz, gospel funk, Afro-Latin grooves, and neo-soul hip-hop freestyles, will perform this Sunday at Jazz on the Lawn.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Free Jazz On The Lawn Series Returns Sunday At Stewart Street Park

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:02 am

The smooth sounds of jazz is set to fill the air at Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August from 5-7 pm, beginning this weekend thanks to the return of the free Jazz on the Lawn series.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Pier

Silent Dance Party To Take Place On Santa Monica Pier Every Sunday

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:21 am

Starting this Sunday July 27, the end of the Santa Monica Pier welcomes music lovers and groovers for a silent dance party.

Eighth grader Ava Delaney’s cover of “Bridge OverTroubled Water” is now available on iTunes for 99cents with all profits being given to InternationalJustice Mission.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Non Profits

8th Grader Records "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Cover To Help End Child Trafficking

Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:18 am

Veteran music producer Peter Asher is no stranger to creating emotionally charged music over the past four decades while producing hit records for James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and 10,000 Maniacs.

Alexander 'Sasha' Gurevich has been named general manager of the New West Symphony.

News, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Appoints Alexander Gurevich As General Manager

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:47 am

The New West Symphony Board of Directors has appointed Alexander Gurevich as general manager of the New West Symphony. Effective immediately, he joins the Symphony staff led by executive director Natalia Staneva.

Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin of American indie pop band Cults will open the 2014 Twilight Concert Series this Thursday, July 10.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

Cults To Headline Twilight Concert Series Opener This Thursday Night

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:08 am

One of Santa Monica’s most awaited summer night traditions returns to the Santa Monica Pier this week. Featuring a different band each Thursday night from 7-10 pm, the annual Twilight Concert Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting July 10.

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehinger Wins Prestigious Award

Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:41 am

The League of American Orchestras presented Marcelo Lehninger, Music Director of the New West Symphony and Associate Conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, with the Helen M. Thompson Award earlier this month at its National Conference in Seattle.

The format of the 2014 Twilight Concert Series will be changed to reduce the size of crowds.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

Santa Monica Police To Ramp Up Law Enforcement At Twilight Concert Series

Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:21 am

With the return of the Twilight Concert Series on July 10, the Santa Monica Police Department says it will be enforcing laws governing the beach and the Santa Monica Pier regarding alcohol, glass bottles, and smoking.

Make Music Los Angeles, an LA-based non-profit, produces an annual participatory musical celebration this Saturday, June 21, the Summer Solstice.

Seven Days, Music, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Parks To Celebrate Make Music Day This Saturday

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:17 am

The sound of music will fill Santa Monica’s parks on Summer Solstice, as a coordinated effort to celebrate International Make Music Day will welcome the first official day of summer.

Main Street To Host Summer SOULstice Event

Business, Seven Days, Music, Main Street, Santa Monica

Main Street Santa Monica To Host Summer SOULstice Event This Sunday

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:15 am

The Main Street Business Improvement Association (MSBIA) will throw its 14th Annual Summer SOULstice Festival on Main Street in Santa Monica this Sunday, June 22.

Make Music Los Angeles, an LA-based non-profit, produces an annual participatory musical celebration this Saturday, June 21, the Summer Solstice.

Music, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Parks To Celebrate Make Music Los Angeles This Saturday

Posted Jun. 17, 2014, 9:24 am

Santa Monica will feature a variety of performances in parks across the City this Saturday, June 21.

Jagwar Ma will perform Thursday, August 7 as part of the 2014 Twilight Concert Series.

Music, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

2014 Twilight Concert Series Line-Up Announced

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 10:21 am

The line-up for the 30th annual Twilight Concert Series has been announced. Featuring a different band each Thursday night from 7-10 pm, the annual Twilight Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting in July.

News, Business, Music, Santa Monica

The Grammy Foundation Announces 173 Students To Take Part In Grammy Camp

Posted Jun. 10, 2014, 9:09 am

The Grammy Foundation, based in Santa Monica, announced Monday that 173 students -- 167 from the U.S. and six from abroad -- have been selected as participants in the 10th annual Grammy Camp program.

Singer/songwriter Justin Chart has written a handful of songs about Los Angeles.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Justin Chart Sings About His Love Of Los Angeles On Youtube

Posted Jun. 3, 2014, 9:07 am

Justin Chart loves Los Angeles. This native son has proven his love for his city in a logical manner for a singer/songwriter – with Los Angeles the song. To date, five versions of it.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Music, Santa Monica, Oped, Rock And Roll

Growth: Putting A Saddle On Godzilla

Posted May. 31, 2014, 12:42 am

When it comes to rock n’ roll, many will tell you that only Yankee-made axes are worthy of consideration

Music, Santa Monica, Lifestyle, Arts, Scholarship

Mid-Career Artists Receive $75,000 Scholarships

Posted May. 24, 2014, 12:51 am

Every year, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts is given to five mid-career and risk-taking artists, each of whom represent one of five different categories.

Chelsea Williams, a charming country pop singer, has become one of the most popular performers on Third Street Promenade and has become a true Santa Monica landmark.

Music, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Lifestyle

Country Pop Singer A Promenade Pleaser

Posted May. 24, 2014, 12:43 am

On a gloomy Sunday morning at the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade, Chelsea Williams–a pretty, young barefoot brunette in a peasant dress–sings Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to her own plaintive guitar accompaniment.

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