Once adrift among the sea of schools seeking refuge at one of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s campuses, Westchester Secondary Charter School ended its odyssey last month when it found a home at a Westchester church.
The charter’s co-founders, Ann Wexler and Janet Landon, have always wanted to be in Westchester as the students of the community are their target audience. They say they have received applications from students from the surrounding areas of Mar Vista, Playa del Rey and Del Rey but also from the student feeder pattern of Westchester schools, Ladera Heights and Windsor Hills.
The site of the new charter is at 8820 East Sepulveda Speedway near La Tijera Boulevard, the former location of WISH Charter.
They are planning to open their doors for the first time Sept. 3.
The school will serve middle school students as well as ninth graders and plans to eventually add 10th, 11th and 12th grades.
The 29th annual Twilight Concert Series returns to the Santa Monica Pier at 7 pm this Thursday, July 11.
In its customary fashion – organizers have lined up a variety of local acts and world music to excite movement from all corners of the dock.
Last year’s line-up included headliners Best Coast and Amadou & Mariam. Also, an assortment of opening acts who have used their Santa Monica exposure to boost their way unto an international stage – see the three sisters of Haim.
This year, wonted co-producers Rum & Humble have partnered with Spaceland Presents, the company behind First Fridays (music and food events) at the Natural History Museum.
RH&S has written out a menu that goes beyond music – encompassing some gourmet food trucks which have become quite prominent in the past year.
See the full story on www.smmirror.com, including the complete summer schedule. For more information on the Twilight Concert Series, head over to their website.
Kentwood Players will hold auditions for the comedy rock musical Little Shop of Horrors with book by Howard Ashman and music and lyrics by Alan Menken on Saturday, July 13 from 11am-4pm and Sunday, July 14 from 6-9pm, with callbacks on Monday, July 15 from 7-10pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045.
Production dates are September 13-October 19, 2013 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm. The production is directed by Michael-Anthony Nozzi, with Musical Director Joshua Eli Kranz, and produced by Shari Barrett and Sheridan Cole Crawford by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Kentwood Players will hold interviews for the upcoming July-August 2013 Kentwood Kids class session on Saturday, July 13 from 9am to 11am and Sunday, July 14 from 10 am to 12 noon. Interviews will be conducted in the green room at the Westchester Playhouse.
SPACE IS LIMITED and you must attend one of the Interview Days to be considered for the class.
The subjects of this session will be physicality and character analysis.
The classes will be held from on Saturdays from July 20 through August 17. (Class times will be announced later.) Teachers will be Drew Fitzsimmons and Samantha Barrios. There will also be two guest teachers coming in for a part of two of the classes.
To cover expenses there will be a fee, which will be announced later. The fee will be due on the FIRST DAY of class. Classes are open to children ages 6-16.
For questions or additional information, go to the Kentwood Players’ website or email Kentwood Kids at email@example.com.