Jewish Journal

The Broad Museum

By Joy Bennett

July 15, 2016 | 5:14 pm

Infinity Mirrored Room by Yayoi Kusama

I ventured down to The Broad Museum yesterday which opened last year.  It is spectacular.  Even if you are not a fan of modern art, the building and its... More.

  • Santa Monica Pier Free Summer Concerts

    By Joy Bennett

    July 10, 2016 | 8:13 pm

    Santa Monica has a terrific Twilight Concert Series planned for this summer on Thursdays at 7 pm.  Best of all, it's free, and you can take the new Metro Line there to avoid parking and traffic hassles.  I'll be there, visit santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts/ for the schedule and more information.

  • T.O.L.D.

    By Joy Bennett

    July 1, 2016 | 9:14 am

    Just got back from a brilliant private performance by T.O.L.D. of his just released debut album “It's Not About Witches” at the elegant SoHo House in... More.

  • Huffington Post

    By Joy Bennett

    June 29, 2016 | 1:41 pm

    Good news, I've just become a Huffington Post contributor, you can read my articles here:  


    Hard work does pay off ... either that, or way too much coffee.

    Not to worry, I'm still going to blog about cultural events, music and films and such here, the articles there will be all over the place, whatever pops into my whacked out head!

  • Beautiful

    By Joy Bennett

    June 26, 2016 | 5:23 pm

    We saw the wonderful musical Beautiful today which just opened at the Pantages, it was terrific!  It's the story told through her music of the talented Carole King.   Interesting casting tidbit, the woman that plays Carole in the national tour, Abby Mueller, who was excellent, is the sister of Jessie Mueller.  Jessie won a Tony and originated the role on Broadway.

  • Cellars

    By Joy Bennett

    June 18, 2016 | 2:55 pm

    Last night I was thrilled to attend a private performance of the electro-pop artist Cellars, pictured above.  Her real name is Alle Norton, she's got bundles of talent, and she gave a neat performance for a lucky crowd at the Soho House.  Her album Phases is available now.  I particularly like her song "Do You Miss Me?" which is playing right now from my personal collection.  The Soho House is a private club on Sunset Boulevard, super swanky, with amazing views of Los Angeles looking out from the club's top floor location. 

  • Elizabeth Cook

    By Joy Bennett

    June 8, 2016 | 4:23 pm

    Yesterday I was invited to a rare Los Angeles performance by Nashville musician Elizabeth Cook at Hotel Cafe, a cozy and friendly spot in Hollywood.  Elizabeth has a strong voice and most appealing stage presence, but her gritty lyrics reveal a woman who has been through the fire and survived.  She played songs from her new album, Exodus of Venus, which comes out soon.  Most enjoyable!

  • Metro Expo Line

    By Joy Bennett

    May 31, 2016 | 10:38 am

    Yesterday I went on the new Metro Expo Line in Santa Monica, it's great, they did a nice job sprucing up the neighborhood with nicely designed stations, new parks and artwork, etc.  Good job!

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Joy Bennett is a writer living in Santa Monica, California.  She is the author of Under a Quarter Moon, a poetry and short story collection; and is a contributor to the...

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