• SP: The Pleasure Trip to Horton’s Hayride Festival

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist

    Rock, psychobilly and diversity were part of this year’s Horton’s Hayride festival in San Pedro. Perhaps, the festival, which used to take place in Long Beach, signals more upcoming activity to come to the other side of the twi

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  • Arthur Miller’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE @ Cal Rep

    Off the tops of their heads Gary Johnson and Jill Stein may not be able to name any world leaders they like, but I'll be they can name one Arthur Miller play. So can you. And it's not A View from the Bridge. Maybe it's time to change that, because despite its merits, Read More

  • Night at the Tropicana

    ENTERTAINMENT Oct. 1 Graceband Channeling the best the Vegas years, you'll hear the big hits with big arrangements, from California's only 12-piece Elvis tribute band Time: 8 p.m. Oct. 1 Cost: $20 Details: www.grandvision.org Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro Caress of Steel<

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  • RIP, Josh Fischel; or A Big Man Leaves a Big Hole Behind

    I met Josh Fischel in early 2013. He died yesterday, September 29, 2016. No, that can't be right. That would mean everything I experienced of and with this man took place in less than four years. That can't be right. The first three things I learned about Josh were probably the first three things most people learned about Josh when they met him:

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  • EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL @ the Garage Theatre

    A few years ago, the Garage Theatre put on Cannibal!: The Musical, a work loosely based on a disastrous 1874 prospecting expedition that resulted in Alferd Packer killing and eating the flesh of his fellow trekkers to survive. There may not be an unlikelier subject for a full-blown comedy, but this was one of the most enjoyable theatrical

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  • The Spazmatics Comes to the Grand Annex Sept. 23 and more

    Sept. 23 The Spazmatics SoCal's favorite 80s band performs songs like Devo's Whip It, A-ha's Take on Me and other period classics including Tainted Love, Blister in the Sun, Rebel Yell and Jesse's Girl. Complete with way cool dance moves that capture the vibe of the era in perfect style from the decade we love. Time: Read More

  • Memories Made at the New Blues Festival

    The New Blues Fest in Long Beach ended on Sept. 4, but the memories of the electrifying performances and my talks with famous blues artists still lingers.