Join us this week as we talk with actor/producer Paul Sand about his “Song Story” of Brecht-Weill tunes, a 1920’s German, waterfront cabaret act with pretty girls, and handsome men singing songs of revenge, murder and broken hearts at the far Western edge of the Santa Monica Pier. We’ll also visit with author Martin Turnbull to learn how his research into the lost lore of the celebrated Garden of Allah hotel has resulted in two historical novels, with seven more to come.

We’ll also discuss the fire at the Institute For Figuring and how you can help, Gloria Molina’s call for Evergreen Cemetery to water their lawns, the restoration of the lost courtyard in the Pacific Mutual Building, the re-lighting of the Rialto Theatre’s neon sign and a Kickstarter campaign for the secret magic theater at Brookledge. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of December 9th, 2013.

Image Credit: Marie Lalanne

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Paul Sand Presents Kurt Weill at The Cuttlefish Hotel (at the West End Theatre

Martin Turnbull’s website. His first novel, The Garden on Sunset.

Help the Institute for Figuring recover from the fire. 

call for Evergreen Cemetery to improve. 

Lost courtyard in the Pacific Mutual Building is revealed.

The Rialto Theatre’s neon is re-lit.

Brookledge Follies 2014 Season and BEYOND! Kickstarter campaign.

LAVA’s December Monthly Sunday Salon

Adrienne Crew’s Dorothy Parker’s Los Angeles Bus Tour (December 14).

Adrienne Crew’s Dorothy Parker Book Release & Cocktail Party (December 12) for Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide.