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.

We Stand with Jeannine Pearce.
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Sex, Lies and Recall

Business versus Labor Champion: The power struggle behind efforts to recall Jeannine Pearce in Long Beach

By Melina Paris, Staff Writer There are many stories to tell about the former N

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Earth Day and Pride Film Festivals It’s a Wild World

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Beginning Earth Day weekend and extending into May, venues through the Los Angeles Harbor Area and Long Beach will be hosting film festivals. At San Pedro’s Warner Grand

Dana Louis and the Glorious Birds to perform at the Grand Annex April 12.
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Take Flight with Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds

On April 12, singer-songwriter Dana Louise  and the Glorious Birds will present numbers from their new self-titled album. Choosing to to be unconfined by genr

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Joe McBride Brings the Unexpected to Torrance Cultural Arts

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Keyboardist and vocalist Joe McBride performs a tribute to Ray Charles at the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation, April 13. With nine albums released since 1992, his latest

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The Egyptian Lover is Loved Around the World

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist From Europe, East Asia and back through the United States, Greg Broussard, aka the Egyptian Lover, has been on tour since 2018 began. He is bringing the West Coast

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Don Arbor Carries on the Tradition of Protest Music

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist   Turbulent times inspire powerful music. We are in those times. Artists of every kind can make powerful protest music. Yet, often because of the immeasurable and

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Growing into the Reverend Tall Tree

The dynamic artist and the Blackstrap Brothers to perform at the Grand Annex

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist There may never be another Soul Brother Number One, Mr. Dynamite,T

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Relational Undercurrents

Dispels Current Political Overtones in the Caribbean

By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA has come to a close with its more than 70 exhibitions throug

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From War to Love

Guitarist Ana Vidovic Pays it Forward in Post-Valentine’s Day Performance

By Melina Paris, Music Columnist     Ana Vidovic grew up playing music to the sounds of a ci

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