• RLn ENTERTAINMENT: Aug. 1, 2014

    Aug. 2 James Kimo West, Friends Spend an evening with Hawaiian slack key master, Jim "Kimo" West, featuring hula by Amanda Taketa and Kevin Tsutsui, starting at 8 p.m. Aug. 2, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Suggested donation is $20. Details: (800) 403-3447 Venue: Alvas Show

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  • RLn ENTERTAINMENT: July 29, 2014

    Aug. 1 Carl Verheyen Group Show The Carl Verheyen Group will be performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 1, at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Details: (310) 833-3281 Venue: Alvas Showroom Location: 1417 W 8th St., San Pedro Aug. 7 Michael Bradford Songwri

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  • Art Draws Attention to San Pedro

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer

    In the past few years several successful artists have moved from the crowded and costly habitat of Santa Monica and Venice to the port town of San Pedro.

    Their motivations vary slightly. Some Santa Monica and Venice Beach artists fled metropolitan congestion. while others were fleeing oppr

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  • Four Clowns Take the Bible to the Beach

    By John Farrell Can anything be better than a relaxing afternoon at the beach? How about a relaxing afternoon at the beach and an intriguing and original play, thrown in for free? That's what Four Clowns, the very successful LA-based acting company, is offering through at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica. The Anne

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  • Boxcar 7 Puts A Jump in the Blues

    By Andrea Serna, Art and Culture Writer Blues is a strong tradition in Long Beach. On Labor Day weekend the blues returns to Long Beach with the New Blues Festival at POA Park. Long Beach band Boxcar 7 is on the lineup. Lay out your path towards the dance floor cuz it’s going to be hard to sit still when Boxcar 7 is on the stage. They

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  • Woody Guthrie is Still Singin’

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    By John Farrell

    The Hollywood Fringe Festival is over for a year and no one could see everything. But there were moments, and the best, from our point of view, was Hard Travelin' with Woody Guthrie, a one-man show written and directed by Randy Noojin that was intimate, as simple as the music of American

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  • Shakespeare is Still Going Strong

    [gallery columns="3"] By John Farrell It's time for Shakespeare. For the 17th season Shakespeare by the Sea is presenting plays by the bard of Avon at Point Fermin Park for the next few weeks before going on tour to more than 20 sites around Southern California and then returning for their final performances in

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  • Museum of Latin American Art Announces Major Change

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer Since its inception in 1996, the Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA, has worked under the constrictions of a mission statement that focused on the work of artists who have lived and worked in Latin America post 1945. The question of what is Latin American art, and who falls under the definition h

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  • Picasso’s Women is one the best at the Fringe

    By John Farrell Picasso's Women: The Darker Side of Genius is a clever and thought-provoking look at the many women in Pablo Picasso's long, creative and troubled life. The event in question is a gathering of the surviving women from Picasso's life, brought together by Dora Maar with the idea of writing a book about them and how

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  • Last Confession

    [gallery columns="3"] By John Farrell Catholic or non-Catholic there is a fascination with the ancient rituals and modern politics of churches. When Dan Brown wrote The Da Vinci Code he tapped into that fascination and made millions. But that was, for all the web excitement that book generated, a book of fiction. The Last

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