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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.

Music, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc, Events, Things To Do In Santa Monica

Music Is In The Air At Santa Monica College In June

Posted May. 22, 2014, 6:27 pm

The Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to present a variety of spring concerts in June in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center.

News, Business, Music, Santa Monica

Musicians To Deliver Petition To Lionsgate In Santa Monica

Posted May. 13, 2014, 9:22 am

Members of the American Federation of Musicians will visit Lionsgate corporate headquarters in Santa Monica today to deliver a petition signed by more than 10,000 supporters of their Listen Up! campaign.

Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts.

News, Samohi, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Senior Ryan Roberts Claims First Place At Spotlight Awards

Posted May. 6, 2014, 9:07 am

Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts was named the first–place grand prize winner in the classical instrumental category (oboe) at the 26th Annual Music Center Spotlight Awards.

Elemental Strings and Band inspires young musicians to develop their musical and personal skills through weekly orchestral and band experiences.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s Oldest Youth Orchestra To Host Auditions

Posted May. 5, 2014, 8:54 am

Elemental Strings and Band invites all interested musicians currently in 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade to come audition for the upcoming season of Elemental Strings, Santa Monica’s oldest youth orchestra and band programs specifically for elementary school-aged students.

The 'Tango in the Park' sessions will be taught by DanielPonickly, artistic director of Ballroom Madness.

Seven Days, Virginia Avenue Park, Music, Santa Monica, Dance

Enjoy Free "Tango In The Park" Thanks To Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra

Posted May. 2, 2014, 6:33 am

For the next three Mondays -- May 5, 12, and 19 -- the community is invited to dance to live music courtesy of the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra.

John Bohn will receive the first Virtuoso Community Leader Award.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica To Honor John Bohn At Spring Benefit

Posted Apr. 29, 2014, 9:35 am

Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) will honor John Bohn with its first Virtuoso Community Leader Award at a Spring Benefit to be held on Thursday, May 22 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel.

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will share the stage with his mother, acclaimed Brazilian pianist Sonia Goulart, for Chopin second concerto this weekend.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Concludes Season Sunday In Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 8:50 am

The New West Symphony’s final concert of the 2013/2014 Masterpiece Series Season will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 67 this Sunday in Santa Monica.

Singer/songwriter Tracy Newman will host the Folkworks Annual Benefit Concert this Saturday.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Folkworks Benefit Concert Returns To Santa Monica This Saturday Night

Posted Apr. 23, 2014, 9:29 am

The Folkworks Annual Benefit Concert will be held this Saturday, April 26 at the Santa Monica Woman’s Club starting with a reception at 7 pm.

Join the Santa Monica Public Library for a special concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica Strings section and guitarist Ricardo Escobar.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica, Library

Orchestra Santa Monica To Perform Free Library Concert This Saturday

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:15 am

Santa Monica Public Library continues celebrating The Big Read with a free concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) Strings this Saturday, April 12.

Jacaranda will perform David Byrne’s “The Knee Plays” in Santa Monica this Saturday night.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Enjoy The “The Knee Plays” This Saturday In Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 8:48 am

This Saturday night, Jacaranda will perform “The Knee Plays” by David Byrne, the famed driving force of the “art rock” band the Talking Heads at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica.

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