• Summer Guide Fun: iPalpiti Orchestra

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    July 25 iPalpiti Orchestra The iPalpiti Orchestra performs selections from the 20th iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates.iPalpiti (ee-PAHL-pit-ee, Italian for “heartbeats

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  • Nasty Woman Concert Delivers Great Pleasure

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Nasty women gathered all around for the inaugural Nasty Woman Concert Series kickoff July 8 at diPiazza’s Restaurant, Lounge and Nightclub in Long Beach. Named after Donald Trump’s description of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election cycle, this to

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  • Here’s a Concept: Quality Radio in Español

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor A few months ago, I stumbled upon a radio station playing Celia Cruz’s hit song, Carnaval. I lingered on the dial hoping to catch some more cumbia, merengue or salsa. (I grew up listening  to tropical rhy

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  • Summer Fun Guide: Sean Lane

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    July 22 Sean Lane Join the band on a journey through time and hear everything from the foundational raw Delta style that started it all to the electrified blues-rock that it has become. Time: 8 p.m. July 22 Cost: $15 Details:Read More
  • SP Waterfront Arts District Selected as One of 14 State Designated Cultural Districts

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — On July 13, the California Arts Council announced that the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District will be among 14 districts serving as the state’s premier designated cultural arts districts. This is the first year that the council has voted to designate cultural arts districts. These districts will hi

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  • With Resonance, Jimetta Rose Evokes Metta

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist In a space inhabited with luminous, clouds Jimetta Rose provided both poetry and music, June 30, during her Resonance presentation at Zebulon in Los Angeles. It was about, in her words, “healing tones, words and visuals.”

    Jimetta Rose’s

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  • Standing Where U2 Stood Against the Joshua Tree

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Contributing Writer In the darkness of the reactionary Reagan era, U2 lit a candle, an unforgettable fire of music that mattered. Throughout the 80s these four white Christian street punks from Dublin — Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. — gave us songs that honored M

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  • Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Pays Tribute to J. Dilla

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Re-imagining the transcendent music of legendary producer Jay Dee, (or J. Dilla) is how multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson described his June 24 show at Grand Performances. The beloved J. Dilla’s music couldn’t have b

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  • Auction Brings Light to Gallery 478

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer When a prolific artist approaches the end of her life, there is often the question of what will become of a large body of work. For fine art photographer Audrey Barrett, who spent the last five years of her life resisting cancer

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  • Jean Genet’s THE BALCONY @ the Garage Theatre

    About halfway through opening night of the Garage Theatre's production of The Balcony, I was put in mind of a bit I particularly like from Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre's 1943 philosophical magnum opus. Sartre asks us imagine a waiter at a café, to examine his particular little movements and expressions as he takes orde

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