Greggory Moore

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Trapped within the ironic predicament of wanting to know everything (more or less) while believing it may not be possible really to know anything at all. Greggory Moore is nonetheless dedicated to a life of study, be it of books, people, nature, or that slippery phenomenon we call the self. And from time to time he feels impelled to write a little

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A Good Day, a Terrible Night in Long Beach

By Greggory Moore, Contributing Writer

The protests in Long Beach Sunday afternoon could not have been more encouraging, as thousands of marchers used only their feet and voices to vent their righteous anger, while police employed perfect restraint, not

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Bixby Knolls Leads the Way as Long Beach BIDs and BIAs Provide Community Support

By Greggory Moore, Long Beach Columnist

First Fridays is a staple of life in Bixby Knolls, the fairly affluent suburban enclave between the 405 and North Long Beach just east of the 710. Under the direction of Executive Di

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Long Beach Opera’s New Programming Keeps the Music Coming During COVID-19

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist

In the time of COVID-19, opera has been deemed inessential. Worse yet, given the large number of people

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Returning the Favor: Indie Band Donates COVID-Inspired Song to Help Record Store Through Crisis

By Greggory Moore, Columnist When Rand Foster opened unselfconsciously hip Fingerprints Music in 1993, Amazon was only a South American river, and the first digital download (Duran Duran’s “Electric Barbarella,” says <

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Hard Reality for Local Theater in the Time of Pandemic

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist It may be different on Broadway and for a handful of behemoths in major media markets. For the vast majority of theater companies, however, plying their trade is mostly or even completely a labor of love,

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Hard Reality for Local Theatre in the Time of Pandemic

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call columnist It may be different on Broadway and for a handful of behemoths in major media markets. For the vast majority of theatre companies, however, plying their trade is mostly or even completely a labor of

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“Psycho Beach Party”: Silly and Nothing But

By Greggory Mooore, Curtain Call Columnist I don’t know why, but in the mid ‘60s the beach-party movie was a thing. These were intentionally cartoonish bits of cinema, slapstick on speed with surf and a sandy SoCal setting. The fad lasted less than a decade,

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“The Andrews Brothers” More Than the Sum of Its Middling WWII-era Songs

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist

The Andrews brothers are 4F, meaning they can't directly join the fight against the Axis powers. But they've signed up with the U.S.O. to help entertain the troops at Fort Kittylock. They're only stagehands, but they've got a hankering to

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“Ragtime”: Musical Theatre West Makes a Good Musical Great

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Even without having read E.L. Doctorow's 1975 novel Ragtime, it's clear a lot falls through the cracks i

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