• The Art of Curating is on Display at the MOLAA

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer The Museum of Latin American Art is displaying Transformations, an exhibition that visually portrays the inspiring, life-changing stories of five community members. It showcases the museum’s permanent collection in a fresh and inspired way. The exhibition is the creation of the museumâ€

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  • Artists React to Charlie Hebdo Massacre

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer In order for art to be worthwhile, it must have something to say. And, when you have something to say, you risk infuriating extremists or even the occasional thin-skinned observer. As the world reflects on the attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, Harbor Area artists responded to the mass shooti

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  • Charmaine Clamor Lives Through Her Voice

    By Melina Paris Music Columnist On Jan. 16 and 17, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presented a show with gifted vocalist Charmaine Clamor. She performed in the intimate dinner setting of the George Nakano Theater. Clamor appeared at this theater six years ago, so her performance was awaited with great anticipation. The speakeasy

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  • Long Beach Opera Becomes San Pedro Opera (Unofficially)

    [gallery ids="8607,8608,8609"] By John Farrell, Theater Writer They've been everywhere. One opera was performed in the water (and we mean in the water) at the Belmont Shore Olympic Pool, which has seen both international competition and day-time exercise swimmers. It was repeated. (That was Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus a

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  • Freda Rente’: The Compassionate Outsider

    [gallery ids="8600,8601,8602,8603,8604"] Melina Paris, Music Columnist San Pedro's own Freda Rente' (also known as Sista Sin) is celebrating the presence of the African American female presence in the punk-rock scene with a film-in-making called, Under the Underground, A Chocolate Girl’s Phobic Adventures within the Realm of Rock-

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  • Winter Reflects the Season of Cool at Warshaw

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Maybe it’s just me, but the quality of exhibitions at Warschaw/Transvagrant Gallery seems to improve with each new opening. Warschaw/Winter is an eclectic group exhibition featuring artist works previously featured at Warschaw/TransVagrant Gallery. Painting in its various guises, f

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  • RLn COMMUNITY, THEATER Calendars: Jan. 2, 2015

    COMMUNITY Jan. 11 South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society Gregg DeChirico, president of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America, is presenting a program on the plants and wildlife of Madagascar, starting at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 11, at the South Coast Botanic

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  • RLn ENTERTAINMENT Calendar: Dec. 30, 2014

    Jan. 4 Jazzedelics The Jazzedelics are scheduled to perform, at 4 p.m. Jan. 4, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Jazzedelics is the brainchild of singer and percussionist Tony Jones and guitarist Doug Perkins. Their music is based on a simple premise: what if seminal rock giants of the 60s had written their songs

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  • Listening in to LACO’s Baroque Conversations

    By Melina Paris, Music Columnist The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has a well-loved tradition of performing the five concert “Baroque Conversation” series. Now in its ninth year, music director Jeffrey Kahane leads the program. This year the program uniquely included four harpsichords with the chamber orchestra. There were two perf

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    Dec. 19 James Kimo West James Kimo West performs, at 8 p.m. Dec. 19, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Suggested donation is $20. Details: www.jimkimowest.com Venue: Alvas Showroom Location: 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro Dec. 20 Read More

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