• Racing Extinction: A Wake-Up Call

    Photo Courtesy of the Oceanic Preservation Society By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Among the events that comprised the VisionLA ’15 Climate Action Arts Festival was the Dec. 2 screening of Racing Extinction, at Off the Vine in San Pedro. The festival spanned Los Angeles and paralleled t

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  • Nuoc 2030

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    Water and Absolute Truth Ahead of the Paris Summit on Climate Change

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Nuoc 2030 didn’t get the attention it deserved when it premitered at the San Pedro International Film Festival in October. That is a shame, considering its proximit

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  • Life Pays Off for the Man Who Chased the Money Fish

    By Greggory Moore, Contributing Reporter John Cox navigated choppy seas from childhood to the premiere of his one-man show, The Money Fi$h, in Hollywood. But without the difficulties of the long voyage he never would have gotten at all. At 13, Cox was already sure he was heading for nowhere. Struggles with an abusive

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    [gallery columns="4" ids="10963,10955,10961,10960,10958,10959,10956"] By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor It may seem as if the United States has reached an unprecedented level of equality, now that it is moving toward a society that no longer struggles for marriage equality, but the battle is far fro

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  • How a Little Long Beach Theatre Company Got to World Premiere a Tom Stoppard Play

    Tom Stoppard has won more Tony Awards (four) than any playwright in history, and he got jobbed out of a fifth in 1995 when his Arcadia, the best play ever written, lost out to Terrence McNally's comparatively mediocre Love! Valour! Compassion! No doubt a certain subjectivity plagues the previous paragraph, but there's no spin

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  • The Problem with Cock

    ‘Cock’ Wrestles with Identity, Stereotypes

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor In a time when Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal top the list of social media posts, it is easy to see how issues of identity take center stage in today’s society. Cock, a play by Mike Bartlett, aims to cha

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  • Allen Ginsberg, in 3-D

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    Long Beach Opera produces an unsettling dark journey into a neon American apocalypse

    Ivan Adame, Contributing Writer Hydrogen Jukebox, which closed June 7 after a weeklong run in San Pedro, was staged in the rear of the same space

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  • Queen Latifah, Empress of the Blues

    By Melina Paris, Columnist If there was ever a question as to which present-day actress would be one of the best choices to portray Bessie Smith, Queen Latifah would certainly be the best answer. Queen Latifah will indeed star in the legendary singer’s biopic, Bessie, which airs on HBO May 16. The film

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  • 99-Seat Theater May Go

    Proposal Changes May Affect San Pedro, Long Beach Theaters
    By John Farrell, Curtain Call writer

    Actors don’t agree on much, but recently hundreds of them agreed on one thing: the new plans that the Actor’s Equity Association is considering threaten the theatrical diversity in town. Read More

  • Beam Me Up, Wolfgang

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio is a comic singspiel about Turks and Christians. Written more than two centuries ago, Abduction is about rescue and redemption and a Moslem leader who is more merciful than his Christian counterparts. This all is told in spoken word an

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