• RLn THEATER Calendar: Feb. 10, 2015

    Feb. 13 Valentine’s Weekend Readings of “The Vagina Monologues” The Women’s Resource Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills will present a two-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 at the Universit

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  • Raquin is Less Than a Success

    [gallery ids="8872,8873,8874,8875,8876,8877,8878,8879,8880"] By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer The Long Beach Opera opened its 2015 season with performances of Tobias Picker's Thérèse Raquin at the Warner Grand in San Pedro. Picker's

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  • Vital Emcee, Lone Wolf Breaking Stereotypes

    By Melina Paris Music Columnist Vital Emcee is challenging the rapper image with his new album fag, in which he comes out publicly as a gay man. Vital’s “Intro” on fag hits hard. In it, late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, foretold his fate in an audio recording he left to be played should he ever be assassina

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  • New Jackson’s Wine Bar Complements Downtown Vibe

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer For several months, Linda Jackson and her daughter Melissa Klug have been working to bring a spot with urban flair and sophistication to the heart of the 7th Street gallery row.   In January 2015 a new establishment, stocked with a wide array of wines and beer, will open in that area. For two gen

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  • RLn ENTERTAINMENT Calendar

    Jan. 30 David Brewer, Rebecca Lomnicky David Brewer will perform, at 8 p.m. Jan. 30, at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Enjoy the high-energy reels and elegant Celtic tunes on fiddle and bagpipes with guest vocalist, Christina Burch. Details:www.grandvision.org Venue: The Grand

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  • Clean Start: A New Look at a Beverly Hills Maid

    [gallery columns="3"] By John Farrell Celebrating the beginning of its 15th year, Casa 010 opened Clean Start, a new play by Casa founder Josefina Lopez and Kathy Fischer. The play opened to an almost full house of celebrants who enjoyed the play's comic look at the relations between a Mexican maid and her Beverly Hil

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  • RLn THEATER Calendar: Jan. 27, 2015

    Jan. 30 Murder on the Nile Witness the Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile, Jan. 30 through Feb. 14, at the Long Beach Playhouse. In this classic by the modern mistress of mystery, we travel through the Dark Continent along with master sleuth, Canon Pennefather, as he uncovers an audacious conspiracy and brings the c

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  • RLn ENTERTAINMENT Calendar: Jan. 26, 2015

    Jan. 28 A Live Band Karaoke A live band will perform, starting at 8 p.m. Jan. 28, at Godmothers Saloon in San Pedro. Details: (310) 833-1589 Venue: Godmothers Saloon Location:  302 W. 7th St., San Pedro   Jan. 30 Read More

  • Murder on the Nile is Too Long, Too Wordy

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Don't be surprised if Murder on the Nile doesn't quite take you on a journey that you expect. Agatha Christie play, which opened at the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, is genuine Christie, but it shouldn't be confused with Death on the Nile, the 1978 film that fea

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  • Ten Hits Come to One Show

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer There are at least 10 reasons why you should go see the 13th Annual Pick of the Vine at Little Fish Theatre. And, that's only if you count just the 10 plays selected from hundreds of submissions for: Little Fish's yearly salute to new plays and new playwrights. The 10 plays

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