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A scene from Act 2 of "Carmen." Photo: Robert Millard.

Carmen: Perfect Beginning to a New Concert Year

Published on September 26th, 2013 | by Reporters Desk

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Carmen was a crowd-pleaser when it opened the Los Angeles Opera’s 2013-2014 season on Sept. 21. Maestro Placido Domingo, perhaps a little too old for the youthful Don Jose, led the [&hellip... Read More


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Harbor Commission Scraps Unused Container Fee

Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Reporters Desk

SAN PEDRO —The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, on Sept. 19, voted in favor of Port of Los Angeles staff’s recommendation to eliminate a never-used container fee created almost six years ago to help finance [&hellip... Read More


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Two Killed, Two Wounded

Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Reporters Desk

Two men were killed and two women were wounded at about 10 p.m. Sept. 20, in the 6500 block of Rose Avenue in Long Beach, officials said. The four people were shot in the torso. Long [&hellip... Read More


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Firefighters Get New Station

Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Reporters Desk

LONG BEACH — Fire Station 12 opened Sept. 23, near Artesia Boulevard and Orange Avenue in Long Beach. The station opened its new facility, replacing a 1920s building on the 6500 block of Gundry Avenue.  The [&hellip... Read More


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Officer Involved in a Shooting in Belmont Heights

Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Reporters Desk

LONG BEACH — An officer-involved shooting took place at about 6 p.m. Oct. 21, on the 200 block of Park Avenue, within the BelmontHeights neighborhood of Long Beach.               Officials said [&hellip... Read More


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Matthew Cordle: Rupert Pupkin for the Internet Generation

Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by Greggory Moore

By Greggory Moore In Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, Robert De Niro plays Rupert Pupkin, a delusional comic manqué who kidnaps late-night talk-show host Jerry Langford (played by Jerry Lewis), pledging to release him only [&hellip... Read More


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Nothing But Conversation at The Weir

Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by Reporters Desk

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Nothing much happens in The Weir, Conor McPherson’s extraordinary play that opened, Sept. 20, at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro. Except for the drinking, whisky, Guinness, and the delightful, witty [&hellip... Read More


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Little Shop: Doesn’t Leave Room Dessert

Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by Reporters Desk

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer If the Kentwood Players gets any more ambitious, it is going to have to move to a bigger theater. It did manage Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in the Westchester Theater recently, and other [&hellip... Read More


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Getting Around Campaign Reform

Published on September 20th, 2013 | by Reporters Desk

The Long Beach city attorney recently sent out a memo citing questions “from several parties” that raises constitutional questions about the 1994 Campaign Reform Act. The questions are about whether large amounts of campaign contributions from [&hellip... Read More


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Mikado at Pacific Opera Project

Published on September 20th, 2013 | by RLn Staff

By John Farrell You will never see a more colorful Mikado than the one Pacific Opera Project is presenting at the Miles Theater in Santa Monica. It’s unlikely, too, that you’ll hear a better-sung, livelier and [&hellip... Read More


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