Arts & Culture Wow Audiences at Pepperdine University

 Article and Photography  Arts and culture thrive at Pepperdine University, home of the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, where a diverse variety of performing artists showcase their talents each year.  The Center’s recently announced 2018–2019 performances and exhibitions feature an impressive range of incredible artists, including leading interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein, ukulele virtuosi Jake Shimabukuro, Grammy Award-winning…

Malibu Poet Laureate Shares Penchant for Poetry

Providing a unique and inspiring voice for Malibu, Malibu’s first Poet Laureate, Ricardo Means Ybarra, felt surprised, elated and honored when he was chosen for the post last March.

“The Nutcracker”Heralds
a Season of Giving

Tis’ the season of sugar and spice and everything nice. This includes visions of sugar plums for Pacific Festival Ballet as they prepare their 24th year of “The Nutcracker” at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Witches, Giants & Mermaids Make a Splash in Pepperdine’s “Big Fish”

“Big Fish, 12 Chair Version,” Pepperdine University’s latest musical production, opens November 9 for a seven-show run through November 18. A musical production for the whole family, “Big Fish” brings to life the fantastical stories of traveling salesman Edward Bloom, who lives life to its fullest. As Edward’s larger-than-life stories delight everyone, especially his devoted wife Sandra, son Will, embarking…

The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn Flys Solo at Smothers Theatre

The indisputable music icon Roger McGuinn returns to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Thursday, October 5 at 8 p.m. As a founding member of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn delivers a mesmerizing evening of story and song. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Eight Miles High" and "Mr.…