Category Archives: Arts

“Josh & Foumiko: An Amusing Writing Couple” (January 1999)

(Editor’s note: Friends and family held a celebration of life for acclaimed writer Josh Greenfeld at the Palisades Library on February 29. His wife, Foumiko Kometani, is an artist and author. Posing as a reporter, Greenfeld penned an amusing story … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Palisades to Feature New Concerto and the Lyris Quartet at March 4 Concert

Chamber Music Palisades (CMP) will present an evening of flute, harp and strings at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at St. Matthew’s Parish, 1031 Bienveneda Ave. The evening will feature a preview of a new work by composer Bruce … Continue reading

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Upcoming: A Celebration of Life for Josh Greenfeld  AND an Art Exhibit by His Wife, Foumiko Kometani

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Josh Greenfeld’s life on Saturday, February 29 at 2 p.m. in the Palisades Library community room. The celebration will also spotlight an art exhibit, “Trash to Treasure,” beginning at 1 p.m., that features … Continue reading

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PaliHi Concert Choir to Perform ‘Sounds of Cinema’ Concert This Weekend at Mercer Hall on Campus 

Palisades High has graduated a large number of students   who have gone on to excel in music, film and television, including Redfoo,, Lauren London, Jeff Bridges, Forest Whitaker, Willa Holland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Erin Gray, J.J. Abrams, Scott … Continue reading

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Times Critic Kenneth Turan ‘Predicts’ the Oscar Winners,  From “1917” and Sam Mendes to Zellweger and Phoenix  

By BILL BRUNS and SUE PASCOE L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan made his annual appearance at the Pacific Palisades Optimist Club meeting on February 4 to give his seasoned predictions about this Sunday’s Academy Awards. “One reason we like … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Art Show and Meeting

Artist Shirley Peppers’ art will be featured in the Palisades Library community room, 851 Alma Real. The opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday, February 7 and the show will run through February 28. The Pacific Palisades Art Association … Continue reading

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A Singing Valentine Gift Is the Perfect Solution

Your special loved one doesn’t want jewels or more material possessions. Your special loved one doesn’t want chocolates, because they’re watching their diet. Your special loved one doesn’t want flowers, because they grow year-round in Pacific Palisades. So what does … Continue reading

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Palisades Symphony to Play February 9; Nonprofit Seeks Donations to Meet Rising Costs 

The Pacific Palisades Symphony, conducted by Joel B. Lish, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, at the Palisades Lutheran Church, 15905 Sunset Blvd. Admission, as always, is free. The orchestra will play Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Suite No. … Continue reading

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Claire Nordstrom to Sing at The Draycott on Selected Evenings

Pacific Palisades resident Claire Nordstrom, a recent graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, will again perform at The Draycott, starting on Monday, February 3. Many might remember that Claire sang the National Anthem at a Seattle Seahawks home … Continue reading

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If Collis Huntington Had Carried Out His Palisades Plan . . .1919 Exhibition at the Huntington

LIBBY MOTIKA Circling The News Contributor Photos: Courtesy The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens It’s interesting to imagine what the Huntington Palisades would be today if Collis Huntington’s plan to establish a private estate on the bluffs above … Continue reading

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