Bo Leibowitz Dead at 74

Alan "Bo" Leibowitz, host of KCRW's "Strictly Jazz," passed away this morning after a long illness. He was 74.

KCRW announced his death on their Facebook page. "His legacy and influence in the LA jazz community is profound," the post station stated, adding that they would share more information about Leibowitz's life and contributions in the coming days.

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Bonnie & Clyde Raise A Little Hell

In a mix of bang-bang, lively blues, an eccentric preacher, and some hot smooching, Bonnie and Clyde live once again through a melodic, turbulent, and romantic musical show. The Main Stage production by Santa Monica College (SMC) is based on Ivan Menchell's Broadway playbook. Despite it being inspired by the real-life Bonnie and Clyde, it takes its own artistic liberties when musically exploring the story of the early 1930's outlaws turned folk heroes

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Superintendent Jeffery Denies Knowledge of Racist Statements

Superintendent and President of Santa Monica College (SMC), Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery has denied knowledge of racist statements allegedly made by administrators during a meeting of senior staff. At the most recent Board of Trustees meeting, which took place on Tuesday, May 7, Chair Margaret R. Quiñones-Perez stated that a source close to her heard a member of senior management make racist statements at a recent Senior Staff meeting.

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SMC Offers Measles Vaccination

There have been 47 confirmed cases of measles in California so far this year, according to the California Department of Public Health. As the number of measles outbreaks around the state grows, the Santa Monica College (SMC) Student Health Services Center fights against the disease by administering the measles vaccine.

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SMC Table Tennis Achieves Unprecedented Success at a National Level

The Santa Monica College (SMC) Table Tennis team’s journey in the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) ends in the Round of 16. They reached this far for the first time in the program’s 40-year history. They performed well in singles play, with one team member advancing to the quarterfinals. In doubles, the team advanced to the Round of 16.

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A Letter to Those Older

I am not a confrontational person. I do, however, enjoy debate and sharing ideas, arguing about views of life, and dissecting what behavior is moral and what isn’t. People around my age generally agree with me on most things, particularly politics. Thus, I seek people older than I, who will challenge me in my thinking, resulting in a discourse more fruitful because we will disagree.

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The Air we Breathe

Los Angeles is the number one city polluted by ozone, according to the American Lung Association’s 2019 census which gave the city an F rating. NASA defines Ozone as a naturally occuring gas that forms in the upper part of the atmosphere, formed when oxygen atoms (O2) are split by sunlight and then combined into O3.

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SSI Celebrates Israeli Independence

A lone student, Ron, a Math major and former Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldier who opted to only use his first name leapt and danced with feverish energy waving an Israeli flag, sparking onlookers to join his celebratory dance for Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israeli Independence Day. He said, “I heard that they’re going to have the event here. And I was like ‘I got to come.’

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