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Ray Bradbury and the Free Monorail System

Ray Bradbury may have had his head in the sky for The Martian Chronicles and other amaz- ing stories set on other worlds and dimensions, but he knew a good thing here on Earth when he saw it. In the early Sixties, the Alweg Monorail Company offered to build a 41.8-mile long trans- portation system...

Introducing: The Venice Symphony Orchestra

Venice Symphony Orchestra actively seeking local volunteer musicians to join community-based orchestra. Looking for orchestral/symphonic instruments (violin, cello, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, etc.). The purpose of this venture is to bring together local musicians within the Venice community to combine symphonic pieces with modern music for several performances each year. The intent is to celebrate all...

Like Father, Like Daughter

By Jack Neworth For the last years of his life, legendary comedian, satirist, social critic and best-selling author George Carlin lived in Venice. Actually he, his wife Brenda and young daughter, Kelly, lived here back in 1970 and had a great affinity and affection for this unique community. In 2008 when Carlin died I was...

Venice Artist Diane Butler

Memorial Tribute: Venice Artist Diane Butler – Mary Getlein Song: There’s a ghost at every corner – Diane Buter Poem: To Diane Butler – Suzanne Verdal Poem: My Humble Ode to Diane – Tina Catalina Corcoran Poem: For Diane – Mary Getlein ————————————————- By Mary Getlein The Venice community lost a valuable member when Diane...

Theatrical Review: “Awake in a World that Encourages Sleep”

Reviewed by Roger Linnett From the beginning of Raymond J. Barry’s “Awake in a World that Encourages Sleep” at the Electric Lodge, the audience is subjected to a lurching, frenetic exposition of the tormented lives of three people on the edge, presented by a top-flight trio of actors fused into a powerful ensemble. The play...

Get Ready for the Doomsday Year

Not since 1000 AD has there been so much apprehension about the new year. It’s the end of the Mayan Calendar, the lining up of the sun with the galactic core, the sun is entering a dust cloud in this part of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way. Not to mention global climate change,...

Boats Parade in the Venice Canals

By CJ Gronner One of the most adorable things you could ever do in Venice, California is attend the annual Holiday Boat Parade in the Venice Canals. This year was the 30th one, and I think it might have been the best yet. I say that because the mood of the boating participants and the...

Fear of Drumming

Ronald K. Mc Kinley The current Venice Drum Circle is about twenty-two years old. I say current because the VDC has origins before I came to Venice. When I came to Venice there was no circle. The VDC of the 60s and the 70s was finally beat down. I talked with players of the old...

William Attaway Featured Artist

By CJ Gronner The Other Venice Film Festival is honoring William Attaway as its Featured Artist during all the screenings at Beyond Baroque (October 13-16th) so I thought it was about time I and We got to know a little bit more about the man behind a lot of the art that we see in...

Two Barrie Plays

By Suzy Williams Have you had a good cry lately?   Have one at the Pacific Resident Theater: there are two gems by J.M. Barrie, and the second one’ll getcha. Both of them are about older women, younger men, and deception, and they’re both rife with witty Victorian English, as might be expected.  The first,...
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