Month

February 2013

Jazz in the Canals

By Anne Alvarez Chris Bennett sits still during a moment of reflection on the patio of her home overlooking the Venice Canals, as she takes me back through a multi faceted career that spans 3 decades, various  genres of music and a Grammy nomination for co/writing and singing the title track for the film Midnight...

Edward Biberman Mural

By Delores Hanney Since the recent slipping into private hands of the 1939 WPA-built post office in Venice, there has been much anguish and gnashing of teeth mainly due to the loss of an almost constant availability of the pleasure afforded by an offhand gaze at its iconic mural, The Story of Venice, tucked up...

Artist Profile: Barbara Mastej and John Ransom

By Greta Cobar It might not be breaking news that Venice attracts artists and fosters creativity, but take a moment and listen to the story of Barbara Mastej and John Ransom, who for nineteen years have watched their love, creativity, co-habitation and body of work steadily grow in a green little bungalow in the Canals....

Must-See Art at the Rose Cafe

By Nike Wind There is a must-see exhibit Exploring Adam and Eve – Venice Paintings from 1990-2012 at The Rose Cafe now through March 3rd, posthumously exploring the work of Venice Artist, Michael Ayars. I was more than lucky in that not only did I personally know Mike, but he was a true friend. I...

Poetry

Poetry I Sing To My Wild Biology – by Krista Schwimmer Sleep – by Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGos False Hope- by Mary Getlein My Great Religion – by Daniel J. Kaufman Rattle Moon – by Aryn Youngless Moonlight Porch – by Majid Naficy Old in Venice –  by Lynette Monday, January 28 – by Roger Houston...

Normal Is Dead

By CJ Gronner I am thrilled to report that my good friends at the Venice Beach Freak Show are getting their own reality show on AMC, called, appropriately, Freakshow, which starts airing this Valentine’s Day, February 14th at 9:30 pm. Todd Ray, his wife Danielle, kids Asia (now the youngest sword swallower in the world!)and...
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