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Arts Discount: Slowgirl

Posted April 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 106 views]
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Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse
Now thru April 27
“Beautifully directed!”- Los Angeles Times
“A resonant exploration of regret and redemption.”– LA Weekly
“Riveting direction and fiercely connected performances of its two actors.” – BroadwayWorld.com
With sharp humor and authenticity, this West Coast premiere featuring William Petersen and Rae Gray and directed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney, reminds us that escape is easy but …

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April Volunteer of the Month!

Posted April 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 622 views]
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Meet the wonderful Blake “Blake V” Veit.
Blake started out as one of our SMC Interns last semester, and since that time, has impressed us all with her commitment, enthusiasm, and general outstanding outlook on life. Since she started here, Blake has been happy to involve herself in many different projects and departments. Currently she is training to do fill in work for our Underwriting …

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Arts Discount: The Tallest Tree In The Forest

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 259 views]
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THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST – World Premiere Production
Mark Taper Forum
April 12 – May 25, 2014
A Play with Music Written and Performed By Daniel Beaty
DON’T MISS PAUL ROBESON’S LARGER-THAN-LIFE STORY
“I am the third Negro ever to attend Rutgers University. And the way these white students are staring at me, I instantly wonder if the other two made it out alive.” —Paul Robeson in The …

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March Volunteer of the Month!

Posted March 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 355 views]
Shannon Ward

If you were to ask what one word comes to mind when I think of Shannon Ward, my mind immediately thinks ‘Angel’. Shannon is always a positively charged, present, and beaming with a glow all her own. Recently I’ve seen her take charge at one of our First Friday events, and she was on fire. Anything she does she does with a smile and …

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KCRW Members Get Creative!

Posted March 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 218 views]
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KCRW Member and multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Lane gets creative with this charming rendition of Arcade Fire’s “Keep the Car Running”. This Arcade Fire song happens to be one of Jason Bentley’s favorites because it always reminds him of LA.

 
Now that I’m on an Arcade Fire kick, here’s another talented musician covering Arcade Fire. Mr. Little Jeans is a KCRW favorite and their cover of The …

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Live Taping of The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell: Dan Harmon on being back at Community, and Punk Rock Television

Posted February 26, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,507 views]
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“I don’t trust [authority]. If your job is to tell me what to do, I think that’s weird.”
This was an overarching theme to an intimate, no holds barred live taping of KCRW’s The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell and his guest, Community creator Dan Harmon. The recent event was held for KCRW Champions at the beautiful, mid-century modern home of Karen and Stephen Hillenburg in …

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KCRW Pets Are An Elite Crew

Posted February 24, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,610 views]
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What started as a simple staff email quickly turned into a pet show of epic proportions.  The one up-manship and pageantry carried on long after everyone went home for the night, and what was left was something extraordinary. KCRW staffers were happy to share their littlest family members with all.  This was the result:
 
Nobody wanted to be left out! Here are some submissions from …

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Arts Discount: VILLON

Posted February 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 245 views]
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Padua Playwrights brings the latest adventure from visionary playwright Murray Mednick.  VILLON.  Mednick brings his unique sensibility to this hair-raising, sometimes violent and often hilarious exploits of François Villon where we follow the 15th century poet and his gang of bandits and vagabond priests through the treacherous forests of medieval France.  Kevin Weisman (from ABC’ Alias and HBO’s Hello Ladies) takes on the title …

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Michael Lee is KCRW’s February Volunteer of the Month!

Posted February 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 588 views]
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There’s a sense of tranquility when working in the office near Michael Lee. This peaceful guy manages to always be helpful and candid, and that’s one of the many reasons we like to have him around. During his time at the front desk, we relied on him for a variety of projects, which were always completed to satisfaction and beyond.  Recently, I was happy …

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Henry Rollins Honored with Ray Bradbury Award

Posted February 10, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 473 views]
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Henry Rollins:
Is There Anything He Doesn’t Do?
This weekend, KCRW DJ Henry Rollins received the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award from Woodbury University’s Friends of the Library. They recognized his contributions to the arts, cultural preservation, and political activism. Previous winners of the award have included Roy Disney, Kirk Douglas, and other unique characters who reflect Bradbury’s own creativity. We consider Henry a dynamic individual …

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