Jewish Journal

Santa Monica International Film Festival

By Joy Bennett

1 day ago

Santa Monica International Film Festival, Santa Monica, CA, July 23, 2016

Yesterday I attended a fantastic short film festival nearby called the Santa Monica International Film Festival.  It was very small but had extremely high... More.

  • The Regrettes

    By Joy Bennett

    5 days ago

    Last night I caught The Regrettes (pictured above) at The Echo club in Echo Park, a cool spot to hear up and coming bands.  They are good!  Three women... More.

  • Chrysalis

    By Joy Bennett

    1 week ago

    Yesterday I visited the Chrysalis organization in Santa Monica for a "Food for Thought" event to get to know more about this impressive nonprofit.... More.

  • The Broad Museum

    By Joy Bennett

    1 week ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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.

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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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