• Rick Parma

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    Nov. 30 Rick Parma Jazz it with Rick Parma and the Chitown Soul. Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30 Cost: $25 to $310 Details: www.solvenue.com Venue: 313 E. Carson St., Carson Dec. 1 Trio Céleste Based in Orange County, Read More
  • Exene Cervenka, John Doe Reignite a New Generation

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist For a culture obsessed with youth, authenticity matters. This is especially true if golden age artists are able remain relevant, when decades separate them from their audience. Exene Cervenka and John Doe, members of the punk band X, are perfect exam

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  • Unearth Unexpected Gems at the 97th NWS Show

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Each visit to the National Watercolor Society unearths unexpected gems. Brilliant jewel-toned paintings hang beside the somber image of a priest kneeling in prayer. The aged, grizzled face of a homeless man hangs on a wall ju

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  • Circus Vargas’ Steam Cirque Updates Tradition

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor [caption id="attachment_18390" align="alignleft" width="300"]Read More

  • Raya Yarbough

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    Nov. 10 Raya Yarbough Raya Yarbough is an acclaimed blues-soul vocalist most recognized as the voice of the opening credits of the Outlander series, and for the shimmering vocals featured throughout the Sci-fi hit Battlestar Galactica. Time: 8 p.m. No

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  • “Cabaret” Comes Up Musically Short

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Contributing Writer I’m not easily won over by musicals, which certainly didn’t dispose me to love Long Beach Playhouse’s production of Cabaret. On the other hand, I’d never seen any version of this Kander and Ebb classic

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  • Angel City Jazz Celebrates the Iconic Monk

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist In its 10 years, The Angel City Jazz Festival has garnered a reputation as Los Angeles’ most adventurous jazz festival. It features some of the most innovative and original established jazz artists and emerging talent working today with a focus on west coa

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  • Greene Exhibits Lush Works at WestEdge Design Fair

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Soft lines and smooth finishes make Harold Greene’s woodwork more than a labor of carpentry; they are works of art. Green has exhibited four extraordinary pieces at this year’s WestEdge Design Fair at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar Oct. 19 to 22. In its

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  • Punk is Never Out of Session

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Christian Simac, Contributing Writer Recess Records is the household name within the microcosm of San Pedro punk. First we were given the legendary Minutemen, who put San Pedro on the punk music map,  and brought along neighboring acts like Saccharine Trust, Bla

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  • Heartbeat City

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    Oct. 28 Heartbeat City Named for one of the Cars biggest selling albums, Heartbeat City faithfully re-creates the look and sound of The Cars. They dress in the period-correct 80s style of The Cars. Seeing Heartbeat City is as close as you can come to seeing a Cars concert.

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