• RLn ENTERTAINMENT: May 28, 2014

    June 21 Long Beach Bayou Festival Celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Long Beach Bayou Festival, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 21 and 22, at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach. The event is a zydeco, blues, Creole and Cajun festival. Tickets start at $25. Details: (562) 912-4451; Read More

  • The Last Romance

    [gallery columns="1" ids="7092,7091"] By John Farrell Ralph Bellini takes a walk in a different direction for once in his retired life and it makes all the difference in his world. Well, actually Ralph makes the difference: Scott Renfro, playing Ralph, makes plenty of difference when he meets Carol Reynolds (Daryl Hogue Fr

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  • Cabaret

    [gallery columns="1" ids="7084,7085,7086,7087,7083"] There are two stories told in Cabaret, the musical which opened at the San Pedro Theatre Club and continues there through June 8. The first story is about love and life in the surreal world of Weimar Germany, which you probably know. Th

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  • RLn THEATER calendar: May 26, 2014

    June 4 Other Desert Cities International City Theatre presents Other Desert Cities, June 4 through 29, at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. In Jon Robin Baitz's funny, explosive and entertaining look at unruly family politics (a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize), the manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and

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  • Midsummer Night’s Scream

    [gallery columns="1"] By John Farrell The view from the Reef Restaurant across Queensway Bay to downtown Long Beach is fantastic. The dinner served is elegant and delicious. But when the curtain is pulled across the view and one of the cast of A Midsummer Night's Scream is poisoned before your eyes (and carri

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  • Susie Glaze, the Hilonesome Band Bringing Hot acoustic strings to Alvas

    By Larry Wines, RLn Contributor Susie Glaze puts “international award-winning Folk-Americana music” and “Broadway star” in the same sentence. Her band’s latest album, White Swan, was No. 1 for three months on Roots Music Report and is still charting in the Folk Category’s Top 50, more than a year later.

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  • Documentary Finds Sugar Man

    Melina Paris, Music Columnist Singer and songwriter rock musician Sixto Rodriguez  released his two albums and disappeared from the music scene back in the 1970s, few took notice in the states. Wild stories of his death circulated, like the artist setting himself on fire while performing or pulling a gun to his head and shooting himself

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  • Scandal in San Pedro

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Head to downtown New York for a delightful evening of sexual intrigue, all without having to go any farther than the Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro. Central Park West is Woody Allen's one-act play that involves all the participants, incl

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  • Review: Long Beach Opera’s “An American Soldier’s Tale” + “A Fiddler’s Tale”

    Long Beach Opera does non-traditional opera. So what could be more non-traditional than staging a work devoid of singing? How about staging two on a single bill? That's exactly what LBO is up to with their double-bill based on Igor Stravinsky's neoclassical theatre piece L'Historie du soldat. There's music, dancing, and recitation, but

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  • High Fidelity Returns

    [gallery ids="6923,6924,6925"]   By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer There were always a few holdouts: A small core of collectors who held on to their turntables and never placed their albums on the lawn at a yard sale. Now, those collectors have been vindicated. Dig out your turntable. Vinyl is back in a very big way. In 2

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