August 2012 Blog Posts (29)

Culver City Orchestra Presents Debussy in the Park this Thursday

This Thursday, August 9, the Culver City Orchestra will continue its summer-long series of outdoor concerts at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey with their presentation of "Remembering France." Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy, 1862-1918, the program will present his "March Ecossaise" and the brilliant "Iberia" from "Images." Maurice Ravel returns to these concerts with his ode to the dance: "La Valse." Then the highly…

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Added by Scupine on August 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sony Water Tower Getting a Fresh Coat of Paint

As previously observed, Culver City's iconic Sony Pictures Water Tower is having a bit of work done. According to a Sony spokesperson, the tower is getting a fresh coat of paint.…

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Added by Scupine on August 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Update: Tony Tasset's 94-foot Rainbow Coming to the Sony Lot This October

According to today's Variety,Tony Tasset's enormous, colorful "Rainbow" is currently being constructed offsite, and its unveiling is planned for mid-October.

In May of 2011, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission  approved the art work concept for Tony Tasset's Rainbow, which…

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Added by Scupine on August 7, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Charter School on Antioch University Campus in Culver City Will Offer Radical New Take on College Preparation

Da Vinci Charter High School has announced plans to open a new school on Culver City's Antioch University campus that will allow students to take high school classes and college classes simultaneously. The school's students will graduate in five years instead of four, but they will earn an associates college degree in addition to their high school…

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Added by Scupine on August 6, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Helms Bakery 3rd Annual Sunset Cinema Series in Culver City Begins This Saturday with Outdoor Wizard of Oz

Helms Bakery in Culver City is hosting its 3rd annual Helms Bakery Sunset Cinema series beginning September 8 and continuing all September long. This year’s theme is "Celebrating the History of film in Culver City," with all of the movies selected from MGM’s catalog. 

The screenings all begin at 7:15pm. Come by…

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Added by Scupine on August 4, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 034

Every other Friday, I'll post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.'

This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this astronaut is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.

Last time, I posted this structure:…

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Added by Scupine on August 3, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Olympic glory on display at Culver City Historical Society

Stop by the Culver City Historical Society Archives this Saturday, August 4, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to view the archive's Summer Exhibit. The exhibit includes an Esther Williams bodysuit, a Fiesta costume and exhibit, and the Olympic-themed "LA 84." The LA84 exhibit is on loan from Pat Clapp, a local who served as a volunteer…

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Added by Scupine on August 2, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Arturo Sandoval Performs Outdoor Concert in Marina del Rey This Saturday

Legendary Latin jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will give a free outdoor performance as part of the Summer Music Series in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park this Saturday, August 4 at 7:00 pm.

Added by Scupine on August 2, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys Wrap Up Culver City's 2012 Boulevard Music Summer Festival

"Rockabilly, jumpin’ western swing, and hillbilly boogie" band Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys will wrap up the 2012 Boulevard Music Summer Festival in Culver City this Thursday, August 2. Check out the clip above from Late Night with Conan O'Brien: lots of fun retro sounds played by expert musicians.

Singer/guitarist Robert David Hall, who plays…

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Added by Scupine on August 1, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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