An Evening of Jazz With Songstress Denise Donatelli

  Get tickets to see Denise Donatelli on April 6th or 7th at 7:30 pm!   When Denise Donatelli was growing up in rural Pennsylvania, there wasn’t much around. In fact, her closest neighbor was a Shetland pony farm several miles down the road. But that didn’t stop her singer mother and self-taught musician father…

Hear Us Roar!

Click here to get tickets to see I Am Woman on March 24, 2018, at 8:00 pm.   Over the past several months a new social discourse has sprung up. A discourse around equality and women’s rights. Yes, this is a conversation that has been going on for centuries, but today’s conversation has a different…

Taiko, the Heartbeat of a Generation

  Get tickets to see UnitOne and Miyake Taiko on March 9th or 10th, 2018, at 8:00 pm!   Drummers take the stage getting into position behind or beside massive drums. Solid, carved wood gleams beneath the stage lights, the air thick with anticipation. A hush falls across the room as a drummer raises her…

Good Friends, Good Music, and Good Memories!

Click here for tickets to see Joel Gaines & Friends on February 2 & 3, 2018!   It was a slight twist of fate that brought Joel Gaines onto the stage in Torrance – knowing the right person at the right time. And now, a few short years later, Joel has become an audience favorite,…

Seventh Annual Dancing With the South Bay Stars!

Shine up your dancing shoes and get ready to cheer on your favorite South Bay neighbor! Dancing With the South Bay Stars is back for its 7th annual competition! Click here to vote for your favorite South Bay star!   What Is Dancing With the South Bay Stars? Almost eight years ago the board of…

Going Inside Perla Batalla’s House of Cohen

Perla Batalla is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter who has earned critical acclaim for her unique voice. Formerly a backup singer for Leonard Cohen, it was with Cohen’s encouragement that Perla launched her solo career. Since then she has recorded seven albums, been featured on TV and in movies, and has performed all around the world.

TOCA year in review

2017 Was a Very Good Year for TOCA

As the year slowly comes to a close, it feels natural to take time to reflect on the past 12 months.

For the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation, 2017 was a banner year. We won awards, sold out shows, and spent time connecting with, and giving back to, our community.  Come with us on a brief walk down memory lane to see what the year held for us.