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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.

Orchestra Santa Monica will perform next on Sunday, April 19, at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School Campus.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Agensys, Wells Fargo Advisors Show Support For Orchestra Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 9:40 am

Santa Monica-based Agensys, Inc. and Wells Fargo Advisors showed their community support and love of the arts with a generous donation of $5000 each to Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM).

Violinist Vijay Gupta will perform with Santa Monica Symphony this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Hits The Road Saturday Night With Free Concert

Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 8:45 am

The Santa Monica Symphony hits the road this Saturday, March 14, for a special concert at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

New West Symphony piano soloist Sean Chen will perform at Santa Monica Place this Friday, Feb. 20, for a Lunar New Year celebration.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica Place, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Acclaimed Pianist To Kick Off Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:35 am

Acclaimed pianist Sean Chen will kick off this weekend’s Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in a performance taking place on Friday, Feb. 20, at Santa Monica Place.

The 66th annual Stairway of Stars choir concert returns at Barnum Hall tonight. A band concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 12 while an orchestra concert will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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

66th Annual Stairway Of The Stars Returns Tonight At Santa Monica High School

Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 9:11 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will present the 66th annual Stairway of the Stars event at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School starting tonight and continuing on Thursday night (Feb. 12) and next Wednesday night (Feb. 18).

A selection of some of the 57th Grammy Awards performers.

Life And Arts, Awards, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, New

Full Nomination List For Tonight's 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:33 am

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith is poised for a big night at tonight's 57th annual Grammy Awards, carrying nominations in the top three categories of song, record and album of the year, along with a nod for best new artist.

Willie Nelson will perform the 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert this Thursday, Feb. 5.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Music, Celebrity

Grammy Foundation Concert Thursday To Star Nelson, Lauper, Etheridge, Thicke

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 9:38 am

The 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on Thursday will welcome architect Frank Gehry for the world premiere of composer Andrew Norman’s “Frank’s House,” a work inspired by the acclaimed architect's extraordinary Santa Monica home and featuring percussion sounds made by the unconventional materials Gehry used to build it.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

LACO Santa Monica Concert To Spotlight Frank Gehry

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:07 am

Acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and the world premiere of “Frank’s House” by LACO composer-in-residence Andrew Norman inspired by the celebrated architect’s extraordinary Santa Monica home will be spotlighted at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) Westside Connections concert next week.

Amy Raasch performs at a previous “Fireside at the Miles” performance.

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

“Fireside At The Miles” Heats Up At Miles Memorial Playhouse

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:06 am

The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division is currently presenting the 6th Annual “Fireside at the Miles” performance series at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse at 1130 Lincoln Blvd.

A benefit will be held Tuesday to help Santa Monica High School students’ fundraising needs towards their April invitation to perform at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York.

Samohi, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High “Bands At The Broad” Benefit Concert Night Returns Tuesday

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:03 am

Celebrating the 100th year of the Santa Monica High School Band Program, the Samohi Wind Ensemble will present the third annual “Bands at the Broad” benefit concert and silent auction this Tuesday, Feb. 3.

News, Los Angeles, Music, Hollywood

Nederlander To Fight For Right To Operate Greek Theatre

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:21 am

The Greek Theatre's long time management company is planning to fight for the right to continue operating the Griffith Park venue during a City Council committee meeting today.

New West Symphony principal violist Lauren Chipman will make her solo debut with world premiere of symphony commissioned work by noted pianist/composer Mike Garson.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Concert Sunday To Feature Italian Musical Feast

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

The New West Symphony’s principal violist Lauren Chipman will make her solo debut with the orchestra this weekend – including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday – as part of the third Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th anniversary season.

Niki J. Crawford will perform at Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra’s free concert this Saturday afternoon that celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Presents Free MLK Concert This Saturday

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 9:07 am

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual Martin Luther King Day concert this Saturday, Jan. 17, at 2:30 pm at the SGI Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.

Orchestra Santa Monica celebrates its move to the Moss Theatre at New Roads School this Sunday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica To Present All-Mozart Concert This Sunday

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 9:04 am

Orchestra Santa Monica celebrates its move to the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica’s New Roads School by presenting an all-Mozart concert this Sunday, Jan. 18 – a few days before the composer’s birthday.

Orchestra Santa Monica celebrates its move to the Moss Theatre at New Roads School this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, New Roads

Orchestra Santa Monica To Present All-Mozart Concert This Sunday, Jan. 18

Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 10:28 am

Orchestra Santa Monica celebrates its move to the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica's New Roads School by presenting an all-Mozart concert this Sunday, Jan. 18 - a few days before the composer's birthday.

Taylor Swift received People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night for favorite female artist and favorite pop artist while her 'Shake It Off' won for favorite song.

News, Los Angeles, Music, Celebrity, Film

Taylor Swift Wins Three People's Choice Awards

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 8:10 am

Taylor Swift received People's Choice Awards today for favorite female artist and favorite pop artist while her "Shake It Off" won for favorite song.

Joseph Maviglia.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Catching Up With Joseph Maviglia, Author Of “Critics Who Know Jack”

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:39 am

Joseph Maviglia is a singer-songwriter, poet, and essayist whose work has appeared in journals and media across North America and Europe. His tribute poem jazz dharma was commissioned the the CBC’s The Sunday Edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alan Ginseberg’s iconic poem "Howl."

News, Music, Santa Monica, Education, Usc

LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane To Join USC's Thornton School Of Music

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:16 am

Classical pianist Jeffrey Kahane, music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, will become a part-timer at USC's Thornton School of Music and later, a full professor, once he steps down as chamber director in 2017, the school announced today.

The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers (from left) Jon Preston, Kathy Leonardo, Suzy Williams, Catherine Allison, Mikal Sandoval, and Rory Johnston perform tonight at Montana’s Holiday Walk, Saturday night at the Main Street holiday celebration, and Sunday afternoon on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Main Street, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers To Perform Three Free Gigs This Weekend

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:39 am

The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers are back to celebrate the holidays at three free community events this weekend.

The Santa Monica Symphony is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

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

Free Santa Monica Symphony Concert This Sunday At Barnum Hall

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:36 am

The Santa Monica Symphony performs Beethoven’s spectacular “Ninth Symphony,” with internationally acclaimed soloists and chorus singing the “Ode to Joy,” in celebration of the Symphony’s 70th anniversary this Sunday, Dec. 7.

News, Los Angeles, Music, Celebrity

2015 Grammy Award Nominees Announced; Sam Smith, Beyonce Lead

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:21 am

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith and powerhouse Beyonce were at the head of the pack of Grammy nominees today with five nods each, but Smith was selected for more of the most coveted awards, including song of the year and record of the year.

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