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Santa Monica College Emeritus Concert Band

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus Concert Band, under the baton of Yosuke Miyoshi, will present a free performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 24. The performance will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, located at 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.

The free concert – sure to please an audience of all ages – will feature as guest conductor Venice High School Director of Instrumental Music David W. Lee, and includes an eclectic mix of music with performances by members of the Venice High School and Narbonne High School Bands.

Ample free parking will be available on the premises. Seating is on a first-arrival basis.

“The SMC Emeritus Concert Band is always topnotch entertainment for your Sunday afternoon,” said Dr. Scott C. Silverman, Associate Dean of SMC Emeritus. “It will be a great time, so bring your friends and family.”

SMC’s Emeritus Concert Band is made up of musicians of a wide age range. The variety of musical and life experience that each band member brings to the group fuels an environment of ongoing inspiration. New members are always welcome. Information on how to join is available by calling 310-434-4306.

The Concert Band has thrilled listeners with its free concert series since 1979. The 60-member band is part of Santa Monica College’s acclaimed Emeritus program, established in 1975 to offer free classes and special programs to older adults.

More information is available at www.smc.edu/emeritus or by calling 310-434-4306.  An accommodation due to a disability to participate in any SMC events can be arranged by contacting Stephanie Schlatter at schlatter_stephanie@smc.edu or 310-434-4313 at least 5 business days in advance.

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 07:08AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Vicente Chamber Orchestra

The Vicente Chamber Orchestra begins its 2019 Concert Season with Boston based cellist Carol Ou in a performance of Robert Schumann's beloved cello concerto in A minor.  A versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou has warmed the hearts of audiences with her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and her “wonderfully pure cello tone and incisive technique.” (The Strad)  A founding member of the Buswell- Ou Duo and a former member of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, Ms. Ou’s solo and chamber music concerts have taken her to prestigious concert venues across the globe.

The program also includes Franz Schubert's Symphony no. 4 in C minor, the Tragic. After the concert, mingle with members of the orchestra, Carol Ou and other guests at our reception.   

Saturday, March 9, 4:00 PM

Santa Monica First Presbyterian Church

Tickets available at www.vincentechamberorchestra.com : $10 to $22.50 

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 01:25PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Santa Monica Elks Lodge 906 Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation 

Highlights from the Santa Monica Elks Lodge 906 Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE; also often known as the Elks Lodge or simply The Elks) is an American fraternal order founded in 1868 originally as a social club in New York City. The Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 06:13AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

ZIPLINE

Guests ride on pop-up #zipline during W Hotels Costa Rica launch party at the Santa Monica Pier on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. W Hotels is celebrating the opening of its newest resort in Costa Rica.

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 07:47PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Artist James Shepard from Markhan Designs paints a mural at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken on 2309 Main St., Santa Monica, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 01:17PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Tatiana Zamir and Isokan Arts Collective perform during the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the SGI-USA World Peace Auditorium on Monday, January 21, 2019. The multi-ethnic, interfaith program — attended by hundreds of community members including local leaders and elected officials — featured Derric J. Johnson, the founding director of Crossroads Schools new Equity & Justice Institute as keynote speaker. In addition, there were performances by Tatiana Zamir and Isokan Arts Collective, 21st Street Singers of Crossroads School, and inspirational readings by local faith and community leaders.

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 04:47PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Venice Electric Light Parade

The Venice Electric Light Parade rolls along the #SantaMonica Beach Bike Path on Sunday, January 20, 2019

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 06:53PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Arnold Sports Festival Pro Strongman

Strong men compete at the Santa Monica Pier during the Arnold Sports Festival Pro Strongman USA on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Martins Licis won the Strongman competition. 

The Arnold Strongman USA consists of disciplines designed to demonstrate a balanced combination of complete and extraordinary body strength.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is hosted the event and a portion of the proceeds will benefit California Firefighters. Special Guests included 2018 Arnold Classic Strongman champion Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and two-time Arnold Strongman Classic champ Brian Shaw.

Created in 1977, the World's Strongest Man has become the premier event in strength athletics. For over 30 years, the strongest men on the planet have come together in a series of unique and amazing tests of strength to determine the World's Strongest Man. The competition has traveled to stunning and varied locations such as Zambia, Iceland, Mauritius, Malaysia, Morocco, China and the USA. Arnold Strongman USA

Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint
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