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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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"Come and See" Is an Apocalyptic Vision of the Past

The teenage boy’s ears are blown out, and blackish crimson is flooding out of his nose. A Nazi paratrooper is ensnared in the trees above him, struggling to grab a hold of a machine gun and spray the boy down with bullets. The teenage girl, her grip limply holding the strap of her rifle, once so eager to fight the enemy, has the opportunity to take her shot and defend her new friend.

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Preview- Jon Mayer Brings Jazz to SMC

Jon Mayer (not the pop star) is a Jazz pianist who has recorded with John Coltrane and led bands with celebrated jazz musicians like Billy Higgins and Ron Carter. His career began in New York in the 1950s, and it took him to places like France where he performed with Chet Baker at the Blue Note Jazz Club. His path even landed him some gigs writing material for Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra.

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