• Anguish & Obsession:

    An American Love Story

    In Anguish, the model is bound with her hands tied behind her back and blindfolded with police tape. Courtesy photo.
    By Melina Paris Contributing Writer Huss Hardan knew that not everyone was going to find Anguish & Obsession: An American Love Story palatable.

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  • OFFICE HOUR @ South Coast Repertory

    If it walks like a future school shooter and talks like a future school shooter, should we treat it like a future school shooter? This is the starting point for Office Hour, essentially a one-act play portraying a professor's potentially pivotal office hour with a troubled student. So you don't spend the first 10 minutes of Office

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  • Just FAITH Lives Up to Her Name

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Singer-songwriter, Just FAITH, has been capturing fans far and wide, one stage at a time. She performed at a fashion show and the Lighthouse Festival in 2014. In 2015, she performed at the Bully Prevention Extravaganza. This past month, she was the opening act for the Mary Jane Gir

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  • LA VOIX HUMAINE @ Long Beach Opera

    The human voice is a compelling means of connection, especially when it's all you have left. That is the situation for Elle, the sole onstage character in La voix humaine, in relation to her cheri. Recently separated, he telephones her one last time to say goodbye and arrange the retrieval of his belongings. Her real-time side of

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  • The Chouinard Legacy is Carried Forward

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer

      “Art has always been my passion since I was a child… as I started to get older my love for art increased and I knew that this was going to save me from a difficult life

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  • Evolve Creates Change through the Power of Theater

    Jackson Alexander Kelly as Daniel in the stage production of Choosing Us. Photo by Francis Gacad Theatre & Dance Photography, Courtesy of Evolve Theatre By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Evolve Theatre Co. is on a mission to create positive social change. Its production, Choosing Us,

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  • Long Beach Got Humped

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Mike Botica, Editorial Intern The 11th annual Hump! Film Festival recently returned to Southern California. On its third international tour, the festival will make a pit stop at the Art Theatre in Long Beach, on March 24, with all other showings in Los Angeles. Hosted by Dan Sa

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  • Deke Dickerson Tour Stops at Godmothers

    By Mike Botica, Editorial Intern Veteran rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist Deke Dickerson will perform at 8 p.m. March 19, at Godmothers in San Pedro.  He will be headlining a bill that includes local band Lazy Lance & The Longhorns. The cover charge $10. Read More

  • Harold Greene Creates

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Harold Greene’s talents expand beyond creating one-of-a-kind furniture, for which he has been featured over the years in Random Lengths News. Greene also builds and creates music. “Unlike furniture making, which is an art that takes a lot of pre-planning, careful techniqu

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  • FALLUJAH — world premiere @ Long Beach Opera

    We all know the broad strokes. After 9/11, the George W. Bush administration misled Congress into authorizing the Iraq War, one of the most ruinous missteps in American history, costing the U.S. over $2 trillion and claiming the lives of over 4,000 American troops. That's nothing, of course, compared to what has befallen Iraq itself, where over 150

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