• Curtain Call: Darkside

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    A Powerful Meditation on the Search for Goodness

    By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist mily has a problem. She’s at university studying a bit of philosophy and she’s increasingly troubled by her investigations into the status of the Good

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  • The Case for Shopping Secondhand First

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Leslie Belt, Contributing Writer Along the avenues of the San Pedro arts district and beyond there has emerged a kind of home-grown market for all things retro and vintage—timeless, one-of-a-kind fashion to collectible records, books, and ephemera to a

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  • LB Playhouse’s “Pride and Prejudice” Should Please Just About Everybody

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Jane Austen’s writing is a funny thing. Although her novels have a strong narrative voice, the last quarter-century has produced dozens of smashingly successful adaptations that mostly or even completely eschew that narrative and focus solely on plot. Read More

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    Unpausing American MONUMENT

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    An Opportunity for Restorative Justice

    By Melina Paris, News Reporter

    It’s been two months since California State University Long Beach removed University Art Museum director, Kimberli Meyer, from her post and no explanation has been offered as to why she was removed. Meyer

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  • National Watercolor Society – Tradition and Innovation at 98th International Open Exhibition

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Leslie Belt, Contributing Writer  Our planet is bathed in 326 million cubic miles of water. Whether in the throes of the moon’s heady allure, falling from the sky, or mixing it up with pigment and paper, water is always movin

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  • Tropicalia Fest

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    We Got Our Money’s Worth

    By Benjamin Garcia, RLN Reporter Tropicalia, a brief, dazzling burst of barrier-breaking art and aesthetics from a half-century ago, continues to radiate inspiration to audiences that find its celebrat

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  • Darkside at the Garage Theatre, Photo by FreshFrameFoto.com

    “Darkside” – A Powerful Meditation on the Search for Goodness

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text][Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the extension of the rundates for Darkside at Garage Theatre.]   By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Emily has a problem. She's at university studying a bit of philosophy, and she's increasingly trouble

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  • Where Poe and Día de los Muertos Meet

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor It is generally his place of birth or the place where he met his demise that the major Edgar Allan Poe festivals live. For decades at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in Baltimore, Maryland — the site of Poe’s original grave — an unident

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  • An Artist Finds What Was Lost Coming Into Being

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer The search for self, the search for one's own identity is the ubiquitous quest of humanity. Nearly everyone, at some point in their life has been told to “just be yourself.” But what does that mean? How does a Native American

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  • Bright Star Musical Theatre

    Bright Star Fails to Shine Musically

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist One of the hardest things in the world, they say, is to write a good hook. See enough musicals and you come to feel just how true that may be. For every Sweeney Todd or Grease, there are a hundred without even a single song that sticks. That’s Bright St

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