• Raya Yarbough

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    Nov. 10 Raya Yarbough Raya Yarbough is an acclaimed blues-soul vocalist most recognized as the voice of the opening credits of the Outlander series, and for the shimmering vocals featured throughout the Sci-fi hit Battlestar Galactica. Time: 8 p.m. No

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  • “Cabaret” Comes Up Musically Short

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Contributing Writer I’m not easily won over by musicals, which certainly didn’t dispose me to love Long Beach Playhouse’s production of Cabaret. On the other hand, I’d never seen any version of this Kander and Ebb classic

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  • Angel City Jazz Celebrates the Iconic Monk

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist In its 10 years, The Angel City Jazz Festival has garnered a reputation as Los Angeles’ most adventurous jazz festival. It features some of the most innovative and original established jazz artists and emerging talent working today with a focus on west coa

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  • Greene Exhibits Lush Works at WestEdge Design Fair

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Soft lines and smooth finishes make Harold Greene’s woodwork more than a labor of carpentry; they are works of art. Green has exhibited four extraordinary pieces at this year’s WestEdge Design Fair at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar Oct. 19 to 22. In its

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  • Punk is Never Out of Session

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Christian Simac, Contributing Writer Recess Records is the household name within the microcosm of San Pedro punk. First we were given the legendary Minutemen, who put San Pedro on the punk music map,  and brought along neighboring acts like Saccharine Trust, Bla

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  • Heartbeat City

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    Oct. 28 Heartbeat City Named for one of the Cars biggest selling albums, Heartbeat City faithfully re-creates the look and sound of The Cars. They dress in the period-correct 80s style of The Cars. Seeing Heartbeat City is as close as you can come to seeing a Cars concert.

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  • Jeeyoon Kim

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    Oct. 21 Jeeyoon Kim Classical Crossroads’ “The Interludes” concert series presents Beverly Hills National Auditions winner, pianist Jeeyoon Kim. A native of South Korea, Jeeyoon Kim has performed recitals, chamber music, and conc

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  • Bureaucracy Beats All in “The Consul”

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As far as opera’s go, The Consul qualifies as modern. First performed in 1950, Gian Carlo Menotti’s bleaker-than-bleak tale of one woman’s struggle to escape her poor police state of a country

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  • Hell Is the Modern World in “Machinal”

    Sophie Treadwell’s expressionistic telling of one woman’s struggle to find her way in a world she experiences as mechanistically cold and condemningly absurd seems to spring from Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, and David Lynch. The fact that MachinalRead More

  • Grand Annex Showcases Electrifying Hispanic Beats in October

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Melina Paris, Music Columnist One of Spain’s finest guitarists and an all-female salsa band are slated to get all feet on the dance floor this month at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Spanish guitarist El Twanguero performs Oct. 13 and Las Chik

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