• Dana Louis and the Glorious Birds to perform at the Grand Annex April 12.

    Take Flight with Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]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 genre names, they call their music future folk and will g

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  • Joe McBride Brings the Unexpected to Torrance Cultural Arts

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 one, titled  Lookin’ For A Change, perhaps best

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  • David Ivar’s Sweet Thursday

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    A sense of place through past and present

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist San Pedro artist David Ivar of the band, Herman Dune will soon release an indie-folk album called, Sweet Thursday, entirely recorded in two days here in tow

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  • The Egyptian Lover is Loved Around the World

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]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 electro sound of the 1980s to the world. And he’s still ro

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  • Don Arbor Carries on the Tradition of Protest Music

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 varied ways we now consume music, coupled with our demanding

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  • The Everly Brothers Experience Comes to San Pedro

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Zachary and Dylan Zmed are bringing the Everly Brothers Experience to the Grand Annex on March 10.  The siblings can flat-out sing and play the dickens out of their steel-string acoustic guitars. In fact, they play Everly Brothers hit s

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  • Growing into the Reverend Tall Tree

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    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,The King of Soul or a Godfather of Soul. Mr. James Brown took

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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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  • Grand Vision Brings Art, Music Back to School

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer With the arts under attack in America, many educators are fighting back to make sure that art, music and dance remain in public schools. Grand Vision Foundation is among those taking the fight for arts education to the forefr

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  • Harkin Bares his Hearth ‘In the Round’

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Keith Harkin’s approach in recording his new album, In The Round, is as noteworthy as the singer, songwriter and guitarist’s sound. The live album, full of diverse rhythms and energy is from Harkin’s upcoming DVD, which will be released March, 2018. Af

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