• Angels Gate Examines Human Trafficking

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Although Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves 150 years ago, modern forms of slavery are thriving throughout the world. The housekeeper, the quiet young girl working in the nail salon or the teenage boy standing on the street corner could all be victims of human trafficking. Perpetrators prof

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  • Photographer Exposes a Watershed with ‘RiverRun’ Exhibit

    By Andrea Serna, arts and culture writer Photographer Ray Carofano has fallen into the Los Angeles River. Well, not literally. Known for his black and white photography of the California Mojave Desert, he now has had an encounter with the Los Angeles River that has elevated his color palette and subject matter with a dramatic look at the 51-mile

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  • Trippin’ the Sixties Returns to Alvas

    Featuring Barry McGuire and John York with Special Guest P.F. Sloan By B. Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude I went off to Altadena to catch the Trippin’ The Sixties performance by Barry McGuire and John York  with P.F. Sloan at The Coffee Gallery Backstage. My mission was to preview the act before they c

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  • Seatbelt at The Eldorado

    By B.Noel Barr, Music Writer Dude On March 20, I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite, local, rockabilly bands perform. I have known Seatbelt for quite a while. I watched its progress through two CDs: Modern Sounds in Pagan Love Songs and Pour Me A Traveler. To say that I’m a fan is an understatement. Last s

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  • San Pedro Bluesman Dave Widow Headlines Fundraiser

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Popular San Pedro musician Dave Widow will be headlining a fundraiser for radio station KKJZ April 19 at St. Rocke in Hermosa Beach. A regular at such venues as B.B. King's Blues Club, the House of Blues, the Mint and the Lighthouse, Widow and his Line up delivers a hot night of rhythm and blues. The c

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  • Hyung Mo Lee – A Witness to Change

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer On a windy bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Hyung Mo Lee works diligently, experimenting with materials found on the hills outside his studio. The artist’s work is on display at the Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery in an exhibition titled Lessons Learned. Curated by gallery direct

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  • 99-Seat Theater May Go

    Proposal Changes May Affect San Pedro, Long Beach Theaters
    By John Farrell, Curtain Call writer

    Actors don’t agree on much, but recently hundreds of them agreed on one thing: the new plans that the Actor’s Equity Association is considering threaten the theatrical diversity in town. Read More

  • Beam Me Up, Wolfgang

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio is a comic singspiel about Turks and Christians. Written more than two centuries ago, Abduction is about rescue and redemption and a Moslem leader who is more merciful than his Christian counterparts. This all is told in spoken word an

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  • Klaus Center Opens With Anticipation, Controversy

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer In 2008, a group of creative visionaries gathered informally and discovered that they shared a vision for the arts and economy in San Pedro. Recently, their vision came to fruition with the opening of the Marylyn and Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts in San Pedro. The 4,000-square-foot,

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  • LA Harbor International Film Festival Features Live Burlesque

    By Ivan Adame, Editorial Intern The L.A. Harbor International Film Festival has announced its roster of films for its 12th year, taking place at the Warner Grand Theatre April 9 through 12. Among them is the 1962 musical Gypsy, which will be preceded by a live, adults-only burlesque show. The Academy Award-nominated

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