• 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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  • Conversation with a Curator: Ron Linden Discusses 7 Painters

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Andrea Serna, Arts & Culture Writer Artist and curator Ron Linden believes in challenging an audience. In his current exhibition, 7 Painters, on display at Gallery 478, he challenges the intellect while stimulating the visual senses.  7 Painter

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  • Curtain Call: Musical Theatre West Makes “Guys and Dolls” Sing

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Review by Greggory Moore The sum total of my childhood exposure to traditional Broadway musicals was the film Grease and my mom’s incessant playing of the original cast recording of A Chorus Line. So, when I get out to Musical Theatre West, I’m usually in the 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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  • Calendar

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  • 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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