• Ballot Measure, Documentary Series Tackles LB Housing Issues

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By M. Smith, Editorial Intern While Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia touted development in the city as sign of progress at his State of the City address Jan. 9, many renters in Long Beach are fearing the impacts of gentrification. Sixty percent of Long Beach’s residents are renters, but

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  • How to Make Love the Bonobo Way

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Contributing Writer Couples should make love like apes — or more specifically, like bonobos. That’s what Los Angeles sex therapist Susan Block suggests in her latest book, The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure. Her thesis maintai

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  • Relational Undercurrents

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    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 throughout Los Angeles County, but one of the initiatives major ex

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  • From War to Love

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    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 civil war outside of her window. She was born in Karlovac n

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  • Rob Garland’s Eclectic Trio

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    Feb. 9 Hugh von Kleist Duo Enjoy live traditional hard swingin’ jazz styled after Zoot Sims and Lester Young. Time: 6 p.m. Feb. 9 Cost: Free Details:  www.blowingold.com Venue: 28th St Bar & Grill Lounge Doubletree by Hilton, Read More
  • Art Comes Alive in Representational Acts

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer On Jan. 20, the Cuban-born, New York-based artist, Carlos Martiel, stood unclothed, alone in a dark room. A motion sensor triggered by people walking in,  illuminated a constellation on the artist’s body. [caption id="attachme

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  • “Shakespeare in Love” is Not Quite the Film, But It Works

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]That Shakespeare in Love takes place in the world of Elizabethan theater would seem to make a theatrical adaptation that much more apt. But when a film wins seven Oscars — including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Screenplay — how good does the play have to be not to suffer by comparison? The ans

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  • Chavela Captures the Essence of a Ranchera Icon

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Filmmakers Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi are making sure ranchera great Chavela Vargas is never forgotten. Their documentary, Chavela, explores the life of the singer through interviews, images and, of course, music. The 25-year

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  • Pearl Charles

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    Jan. 26 Hot House “Ameri-Gumbo” Hot House will be setting the house on fire. Time: 9 p.m. Jan. 26 Cost: Free Details: (310) 832-5503 Venue: Harold's Place, 1908 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro Jan. 26 Richard Smith National

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  • Perfect Pacing Makes Little Fish Theatre’s Annual “Pick of the Vine” Their Best Yet

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="18749" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every January, Little Fish Theatre rings in a new season by offering “Pick of the Vine,” a program of short plays. This is my third year sampling the harvest, and this is easily the best I’v

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