• Trippin’ the Sixties Returns to Alvas

    Featuring Barry McGuire and John York with Special Guest P.F. Sloan By B. Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude I went off to Altadena to catch the Trippin’ The Sixties performance by Barry McGuire and John York  with P.F. Sloan at The Coffee Gallery Backstage. My mission was to preview the act before they c

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  • Seatbelt at The Eldorado

    By B.Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude On March 20, I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite, local, rockabilly bands perform. I have known Seatbelt for quite a while. I watched its progress through two CDs: Modern Sounds in Pagan Love Songs and Pour Me A Traveler. To say that I’m a fan is an understatement. Last s

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  • San Pedro Bluesman Dave Widow Headlines Fundraiser

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Popular San Pedro musician Dave Widow will be headlining a fundraiser for radio station KKJZ April 19 at St. Rocke in Hermosa Beach. A regular at such venues as B.B. King's Blues Club, the House of Blues, the Mint and the Lighthouse, Widow and his Line up delivers a hot night of rhythm and blues. The c

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  • Hyung Mo Lee – A Witness to Change

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer On a windy bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Hyung Mo Lee works diligently, experimenting with materials found on the hills outside his studio. The artist’s work is on display at the Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery in an exhibition titled Lessons Learned. Curated by gallery direct

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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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  • Klaus Center Opens With Anticipation, Controversy

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer In 2008, a group of creative visionaries gathered informally and discovered that they shared a vision for the arts and economy in San Pedro. Recently, their vision came to fruition with the opening of the Marylyn and Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts in San Pedro. The 4,000-square-foot,

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  • LA Harbor International Film Festival Features Live Burlesque

    By Ivan Adame, Editorial Intern The L.A. Harbor International Film Festival has announced its roster of films for its 12th year, taking place at the Warner Grand Theatre April 9 through 12. Among them is the 1962 musical Gypsy, which will be preceded by a live, adults-only burlesque show. The Academy Award-nominated

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  • Marilyn Forever Brings the Star to the Warner

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call columnist The Warner Grand in San Pedro was built for movie premiers. In its long and sometimes illustrious career, it was home, at least for a few hours, to some big Hollywood celebrities. But as far as anyone can figure out, Marilyn Monroe was not one of them. That will change March 21, when Long

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  • Power Outage Doesn’t Stop Shakespeare

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer William Shakespeare had more than his share of production headaches back when the Globe Theater, the original Globe Theater, was operating. Never mind the fact that his female characters had to be played by men — effeminate men, no doubt, but still. Never mind that his scripts had to

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