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GET READY FOR WAM!

Music, Art & Community Combine at Westchester’s All-Day Block Party

Enjoy the last weekend of summer by heading down to Emerson Avenue for one of the community’s most popular family-friendly events—the Westchester Arts and Music Block Party (WAM)! Featuring more than a dozen musical acts, food trucks, kids activities, community booths, a beer & wine garden and more, the event is a chance for an all-day hang-out session with friends you bring with you, and people you meet along the way.

“We’re stoked for this year’s event,” said event producer John Sharpe. “We have some great music and entertainment acts lined up, a bunch of great food options and the best beer & wine garden around! Make sure you don’t miss out. You’re bound to run into your friends and neighbors, whether you’re rocking out to a band or doing arts & crafts with your kids. The event is all about celebrating our community and supporting the Emerson Avenue Community Garden, and in our fourth year, we’re thrilled that WAM is becoming a Westchester tradition.”

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I love my hometown…record shop

As the Westchester Town Center BID Ambassador, it’s Steve Rhodes job to know all the businesses in the Westchester business district, and there’s one that he knows particularly well: Soundsations. The music enthusiast says he stops in three to four times a month to check out the local record store’s inventory, which includes vinyl, DVDs, CDs and T-shirts.

“I don’t know what I’d do if this place didn’t exist,” said Steve who has lived in Playa del Rey since 1990.  “I think music should be available to everyone and having a record store close by is awesome. I always find records here that I haven’t seen in ages, or forgot existed, and albums that are hard to find.”

As the dad of two sons, Jaren, 17, and Jacob, 12, stopping into the shop with his kids has been a great way to share his passion for music and find new bands that they can all enjoy listening to.

“I could come in here all the time,” said Steve as he reminisces about some of his favorite albums. “I can get lost in here. You end up getting into random conversations with people about music and that’s half the fun.”

Steve loves Soundsations and thinks you will, too. Check out Soundsations for all your music needs at 8701 La Tijera Blvd. in Westchester. 

Pictured:Soundsations co-owner, Lee Wilson, and Steve Rhodes (right) show off some of their favorite albums.

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Posted February 2019

Movies and music in the park

Summer is officially here, so grab your family and friends and enjoy a movie or concert in the park at one of the following July events!

Movies in the Park at Playa Vista.

Playa Vista is sponsoring a variety of Movies in the Park events during the summer months that are perfect for the entire family. The movie events rotate between Concert Park, located at the corner of Seabluff Drive and Discovery Creek and the Central Park Bandshell, located at 12045 Waterfront Drive. For events at the Central Park Bandshell, shuttles are Continue reading