• We Are Misty Copeland

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    San Pedro Ballet Students Receive Scholarships to Prestigious Dance Schools

    By Kym Cunningham, Contributing Writer San Pedro Ballet School has announced that three of its students will be following in Misty Copeland’s graceful footsteps b

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  • Big Daddy, The Band of ‘59

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    May 26 Sea Shanties Sing sea shanties at San Pedro’s English pub, The Whale & Ale. Join the talented Sea Shanty group on the last Friday of each month for some rollicking songs of days gone by. Time: 7 p.m. May 26 Cost: Free Details: www.thewh

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  • August Wilson’s FENCES @ Long Beach Playhouse

    Fences is a puzzler. It's easy to understand the play itself, a relatively straightforward domestic drama set within the context of huddled masses of Black people still struggling to be free a century after the eradication of slavery. What I don't get is the hoopla, the accolades, the Pulitzer and Tony and Oscar, the renown this sixth inst

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  • Trio Eclectic

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]May 20 Trio Eclectic Trio Eclectic takes listeners on a sonic journey that fuses many different genres of music, which are augmented by loops and effects. Time: 8 p.m. May 20 Cost: $20 Details: alvasshowroom.com Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St, San Pedro

  • AS ONE @ Long Beach Opera

    Growing up as an unambiguously heterosexual cisgender male, I had the luxury of not being compelled to consider how I fit into any of these categories or how they set me up to fit into society. I did, however, wonder what it was like for others. The arts can be especially helpful for such imaginings. Art is an empathy factory, with its products

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  • Jazz Giants Deliver Musical Enlightenment

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist   When you go to see a performance by musicians whose very nature it is to play, it’s as though you’ve crossed a threshold. The seamless flow between their individual expressions, the continuity of harmony, the building of melody and bridges, and

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  • The Baker Brothers Big Band

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    May 13 The Baker Brothers Big Band The ensemble will feature contemporary and classic instrumental and vocal charts from suc

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  • Cultivating a Rose Amongst the Concrete

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    Machine Community Arts Studio Provides Refuge for Young Graffiti Writers

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  • Anne Walsh Quartet

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    May 6 Anne Walsh Quartet The Joker from Anne Wals

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  • GOOD BOYS AND TRUE @ Cal Rep

    When reviewing a play, I'm generally completely uninterested in knowing anything about the playwright's life. It doesn't really matter whether William Shakespeare or Christopher Marlowe or the Earl of Oxford wrote Hamlet, because the play's the thing. But after seeing Good Boys and True, I was curious about Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

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