• Art Comes Alive in Representational Acts

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer On Jan. 20, the Cuban-born, New York-based artist, Carlos Martiel, stood unclothed, alone in a dark room. A motion sensor triggered by people walking in,  illuminated a constellation on the artist’s body. [caption id="attachme

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  • “Shakespeare in Love” is Not Quite the Film, But It Works

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]That Shakespeare in Love takes place in the world of Elizabethan theater would seem to make a theatrical adaptation that much more apt. But when a film wins seven Oscars — including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Screenplay — how good does the play have to be not to suffer by comparison? The ans

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  • Chavela Captures the Essence of a Ranchera Icon

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Filmmakers Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi are making sure ranchera great Chavela Vargas is never forgotten. Their documentary, Chavela, explores the life of the singer through interviews, images and, of course, music. The 25-year

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  • Pearl Charles

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    Jan. 26 Hot House “Ameri-Gumbo” Hot House will be setting the house on fire. Time: 9 p.m. Jan. 26 Cost: Free Details: (310) 832-5503 Venue: Harold's Place, 1908 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro Jan. 26 Richard Smith National

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  • Perfect Pacing Makes Little Fish Theatre’s Annual “Pick of the Vine” Their Best Yet

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="18749" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every January, Little Fish Theatre rings in a new season by offering “Pick of the Vine,” a program of short plays. This is my third year sampling the harvest, and this is easily the best I’v

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  • Third Annual Bob Marley Festival

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Reggae legend Bob Marley died almost 40 years ago, but devotees will be celebrating his life at the third annual Marley Festival Jan. 27, at the Gaslamp in Long Beach. While reggae’s lyrics often offer elements of social and political commentary — depending on the artist  — at its core, reggae is dance m

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  • Only Sissies Like Yellow

    Tom of Finland Explores the Influence of the Man Behind the Leather By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Read More

  • Baker Brothers Big Band

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    ENTERTAINMENT

    Jan. 13 Baker Brothers Big Band Baker Brothers Big Band will be playing your favorite big, dynamic, screamin’ and swingin’ numbers. Time: 8 p.m. Jan. 13 Cost: $20 Details: https://alvasshowroom.com/eve

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  • Grand Vision Brings Art, Music Back to School

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer With the arts under attack in America, many educators are fighting back to make sure that art, music and dance remain in public schools. Grand Vision Foundation is among those taking the fight for arts education to the forefr

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  • Scarface

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    Dec. 23 Scarface Hip-hop legend Scarface is out on a national U.S. tour through the end of the year, along with Gorgeous George and Pimp God. Face will be returning to the stage with his incredible guitar skills, performing alongside a live band. Time:  6 p.m. Dec

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