Violin Virtuosos Sons of Mystro

  Click here to get tickets to see Sons of Mystro, November 15 or 16, 2019, at 7:30 pm.   Learning to play an instrument is a kind of rite of passage for childhood. Some kids are forced into it by well-meaning parents. Some kids are drawn to playing music because they grew up with…

Jay White Makes a Beautiful Noise as Neil Diamond

  Click here to get tickets for Jay While and the Ultimate Neil Diamond experience, October 12, 2019, at 8:00 pm!   If it wasn’t for Neil Diamond, it’s safe to say Jay White’s life would be much, much different. In 1983 Jay left a comfortable job as a life insurance salesman to try his…

A Brief History of TOCA

As the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation celebrates its 25th season of performances, it feels natural to look back over the years to see where TOCA has been – and look at where it’s going. First Came the Torrance Cultural Arts Center It all began in early 1990 as then-mayor Katy Geissart and the Torrance City…

Smooth Jazz Pianist David Benoit

  Click here to get tickets to see David Benoit on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 8:00 pm!   For renowned jazz pianist David Benoit, his favorite instrument, the piano, has always been near and dear to his heart. As a young child growing up in Bakersfield, CA, the family piano resided in David’s bedroom.…

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The Winners of the 2019 Juried Fine Art & Photography Shows!

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners! Each year at the South Bay Festival of the Arts, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation hosts a juried fine art and photography show for local artists. Each show recognizes the best pieces of original mixed media arts, and the best original photography. Selected applicants had their pieces shown at an…