Live: Cirque du Soleil’s “OVO”

By Don Heckman The bugs took over the beach next to the Santa Monica pier last week.  The bugs and a mysterious egg, that is.  Bugs in the form of the brilliantly talented members of Cirque du Soleil, revealing their extraordinary physical virtuosity in their latest show, OVO. For this installment of the company’s numerous… Read More Live: Cirque du Soleil’s “OVO”

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Live New Orleans Music: Dr. John at the Santa Monica Pier (2 views)

“Mesmerized by the Funk” By Michael Katz When Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) walks onstage at the Santa Monica Pier Thursday night, the late boomerhood patrons up front, who have arrived early with their portable chairs and staked out a turf where they can sit and listen in comfort, rise as one.  Mesmerized by the… Read More Live New Orleans Music: Dr. John at the Santa Monica Pier (2 views)

Live Pop: Rickie Lee Jones at the Santa Monica Pier

By Michael Katz For all those residents of the beach communities looking for an antidote to the seemingly endless shroud of fog that has enveloped the coastline this summer, Rickie Lee Jones couldn’t have been more welcome.  The Duchess of Coolsville warmed up an adoring audience gathered at the Santa Monica Pier Thursday night for… Read More Live Pop: Rickie Lee Jones at the Santa Monica Pier