Melina Paris

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Melina Paris is a Southern California-based writer, who blends her passion for writing and connecting people to their local community into pieces centered music, cultural events, the arts, and most recently, the intersection of art and social justice.

Lyons Irish Dance Returns

By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Writer The seventh annual Lyons Academy of Irish Dance performance and fundraiser comes to Warner Grand Theatre, April 7. Meredith Lyons, the dance teacher and pro

Women Who Rock: Portraits of Courageous Heroines

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Visiting Evelyn McDonnell at her quiet home nestled close to Cabrillo Beach, one may be surprised to find a trailblazer in San Pedro with a comprehensive publishing

A Troubadour of his Own Making

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist One would think the pressure is greater for those born to musical greats. But that’s not always the case, as I learned during a long and wide-ranging conversation

Quixotic with Love, Done Well and Right

Joshua Fischel and The Fiction’s Album Release at Dipiazza’s

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist The record release of Quixotic was an important event on multiple levels. It was the posthumous release of

New Media Advance Indie Sounds

Los Angeles Indie-Rock band New Media have been making a name for themselves playing gigs from the West side to Long Beach.

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist; Photo by Simone Wicks

Taking Care of Our Own

Coast Guard spouse collects donations for other Coast Guard families, fears a renewed shutdown

By Melina Paris, Reporter Just days before President Donald Trump temporarily ended the sh

Art History Bears Path to Success for Wilson Grad

2018 Wilson High Graduate and Art History Major, Tess Anderson

By Melina Paris, Staff Reporter Continuing our second in the series on two Wilson High graduates from Long

Music for the Soul

Setting the Standard with a Blues Holler

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist I’ve been preoccupied by two thoughts in regard to music these past few months. First: Th

Town’s Public Artists Dive Into Renaissance

We’ve recently fallen back from daylight saving time. But if you’ve traveled along Gaffey Street during the abbreviated sunlight hours, you may have noticed the variety of new artwork on the Department of Tr

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