• AS ONE @ Long Beach Opera

    Growing up as an unambiguously heterosexual cisgender male, I had the luxury of not being compelled to consider how I fit into any of these categories or how they set me up to fit into society. I did, however, wonder what it was like for others. The arts can be especially helpful for such imaginings. Art is an empathy factory, with its products

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  • Jazz Giants Deliver Musical Enlightenment

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist   When you go to see a performance by musicians whose very nature it is to play, it’s as though you’ve crossed a threshold. The seamless flow between their individual expressions, the continuity of harmony, the building of melody and bridges, and

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  • The Baker Brothers Big Band

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    May 13 The Baker Brothers Big Band The ensemble will feature contemporary and classic instrumental and vocal charts from suc

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  • Cultivating a Rose Amongst the Concrete

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    Machine Community Arts Studio Provides Refuge for Young Graffiti Writers

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  • Anne Walsh Quartet

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    May 6 Anne Walsh Quartet The Joker from Anne Wals

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  • GOOD BOYS AND TRUE @ Cal Rep

    When reviewing a play, I'm generally completely uninterested in knowing anything about the playwright's life. It doesn't really matter whether William Shakespeare or Christopher Marlowe or the Earl of Oxford wrote Hamlet, because the play's the thing. But after seeing Good Boys and True, I was curious about Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

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  • Jazz Salon

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    April 28 Jazz Salon Night Thin Man Entertainment and SPIFFest is presenting a very special night featuring Al Williams, Henry Franklin and Gary Matsumoto. Time: 7 p.m. April 28 Cost: $15 to $25 Details: http://thejazzgiants.brownpapertickets.com Read More
  • UNCANNY VALLEY @ International City Theatre

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a staple of speculative fiction since the time of Alan Turing (b. 1912, d. 1954); and the closer we creep to realizing the possibility, the more timely it seems. But the downside for today's writers taking on the topic is two-fold: 1) there's an ever-larger body of work on the subject to which an audience will

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  • Frank Stallone

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    April 22 Frank Stallone Grammy and Golden Globe nominated artist Frank Stallone is one of the most versatile actors, singers and musicians in the business. His explosive voice and his range from comedy to drama and rock to blues to big band, leaves audiences entertained an

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET @ Elysium Conservatory Theatre

    I was not looking forward to this play. I don't love Shakespeare as I once did, and I never thought much of Romeo and Juliet. Yeah, he's a genius, and admittedly R&J is a great cautionary tale about the dangers of being swept away by immature passions. But three problems: 1) most productions of R&J totally miss or

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