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The other day I received a request for help from a gentleman who lives near Boston, MA, who is looking for some help to authenticate the 9"x11" color print shown above that he believes is the work of legendary artist Ed Ruscha. He had read my recent article about the artist moving from…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 30, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Do you want a real voice in the future of Culver City? The city is actively seeking volunteers for its commissions, committees and boards. Act Now!! The application deadline for appointments is 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 29, and late applications will not be accepted.
Openings are available…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 28, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
The Culver City Symphony's annual "Concert for Young Musicians is this Saturday, April 26, at 8:00 pm at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. The evening, featuring Beethoven's "Pastorale" Symphony No. 6, will offer performances by the two young violinists who were the winners of the orchestra's most recent Parness Concerto Competition: Aileen Chung-Age 14 and Yu…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 25, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Tito’s Tacos and the Culver City Public Works Department will join forces to celebrate Arbor Day 2014 with a tree planting ceremony outside of the award-winning Mexican food restaurant, tomorrow morning, April 23, from 8 am to 9 am.
The Arbor Day tree will be planted to replace a recently removed and unhealthy tree in the public right-of-way sidewalk area, next to…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 22, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
The 27th Annual Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale takes place this weekend, April 26th and 27th, at 3LABS Studio in Culver City. Featuring more than 40 national and international exhibitors presenting decorative and fine arts from all design movements of the 20th century, the Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale offers furniture, lighting, sculpture, paintings,…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 22, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
The Mar Vista Community Council invites you to participate in the FREE 6th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 10 am to 4pm. You can get a preview of some of the gardens…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 21, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Last Thursday, April 17, marked the 90 anniversary of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Studios, and an industrious fan on Tumbler, Nitrate Diva, took the opportunity to create some fun gifs.
Quoth Wikipedia on MGM's origin:
Added by Scupine on April 21, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Last Sunday's New York Times magazine "Diagnosis" column featured the story of a surprising diagnosis of a troubled young man by Culver City physician Dr. Jory Goodman.
In the story, the 23-year-old's parents reach the end of their rope when…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 18, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Here's an update (of sorts) from Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke regarding Parcel B, the 1-acre plot in the heart of downtown Culver City. To get caught up, last September the Culver City Successor Agency transmitted a resolution to the State Department of Finance, recommending the sale of Parcel B to Combined / Hudson LLC. That company was the one selected by the city…Continue
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Artist Matt Saunders' show Neon in Daylight opens at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, April 17. It's the artist's second solo exhibition at the gallery. The show comprises a new video installation as well as some startling and beautiful works utilizing a cameraless photographic technique in which light is passed through painted linen or Mylar onto…Continue
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Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this vine-covered wall is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.
If your answer fails to appear in the comments section…Continue
Stephen Sylvester, co-author of M-G-M Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot, and Academy award winning cinematographer Fred Koenekamp will share the spotlight at the next general meeting of Culver City Historical Society, this Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m in the Veterans Memorial Building’s Multi-Purpose Room. The public is welcome to enjoy this free program.
Added by Scupine on April 9, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
If the continuing viability of the Culver City Ice Arena is of interest to you, mark April 22 on your calendar. On that date, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission will be holding a special meeting to discuss designating the rink a "Cultural Resource" and a candidate for historical preservation. The special meeting will take place at 7:00 pm in the Culver City…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 8, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments
The storefront between The Corner Door and ChocoVivo in West Culver City has been closed for a while now, but recently a Public Notice of Application to Sell Alcoholic Beverages has been affixed to the boarded-up exterior, affording us a clue to its future. It will be called "The Detour" and will be a "general eating place" with a full liquor license.
The Detour will…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 7, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Please remember to VOTE Tuesday, April 8, to select two members of the City Council. Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. You can confirm your voting location with your ballot or using THIS website.
Your four choices for the City Council this year are Gary Abrams, Jim B. Clarke,…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 4, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Artist Kurt Solmssen's first solo exhibition at the George Billis Gallery opens this Saturday, April 5, and runs through May 10. The opening reception - which is, as always, is free, open to the public, and sure to be a lot of fun - is this Saturday, April 5, from 5 pm to 8 pm.
"Solmssen is the realist of an idyllic world," observes the gallery about the artist's…Continue
Added by Scupine on April 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
KCET.org recently offered an in-depth and quite entertaining look at Culver City's own Culver Hotel. Describing the building as having "the cramped, faded glamour of a European establishment," author Hadley Meares takes a spin…Continue
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