• La Petite Mort is a part of the exhibition, The Beauty of Men: Celebrating Tenderness,

    The Beauty of Men Captures the Soft Side of Masculinity

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    By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Writer

    Entering the exhibition, The Beauty of Men: Celebrating Tenderness, vibrant rust colored leaves leapt off one co

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  • See It, End It!

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    Film and Arts Festival Takes on Human Trafficking

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor A  film and art festival that explores human trafficking will premiere March 29 and 30 at the Warner Grand Theatre. Called the See

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  • Long Beach Opera “Conversations” Have Multicultural Aims

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Arts Columnist Judging from the audience at a Long Beach Opera performance, you would never guess that this little big city occupying a cultural limbo between Los Angeles and Orange County has a Latinx majority and a median age under 34. That’s

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  • Slanguage Responds

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    Call and Response Transcends Generations

    By Alexa Moreno Perdomo, Editorial Intern Karla Diaz and her partner, Mario Ybarra Jr., believe community involvement is crucial to art. That’s easy to see in the couple’s current exhibition at Cal State Long Bea

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  • Art & Technology Workshops With Machine/Tech Artist D.A. Therrien

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]D.A. Therrien is no stranger to presenting technological art installations on L.A.’s Waterfront. The last offering was this past November, when he presented the work of Pennsylvania "machine" sculptor, Charles Emlen, at th

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  • Portraits of Castaways Line the Walls at Gallery 478

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer The faces looking out at you in Gallery 478 are not supposed to be pretty. They are mostly grim and determined, although you can see the barest hint of a smile in one or two hopeful faces, faces that still hold on to

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  • Town’s Public Artists Dive Into Renaissance

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]We’ve recently fallen back from daylight saving time. But if you’ve traveled along Gaffey Street during the abbreviated sunlight hours, you may have noticed the variety of new artwork on the Department of Transportation, or DOT boxes along the thoroughfare from 1st t

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  • Artist lauren wood, AmericanMONUMENT

    Unpausing American MONUMENT

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    An Opportunity for Restorative Justice

    By Melina Paris, News Reporter

    It’s been two months since California State University Long Beach removed University Art Museum director, Kimberli Meyer, from her post and no explanation has been offered as to why she was removed. Meyer

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  • National Watercolor Society – Tradition and Innovation at 98th International Open Exhibition

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Leslie Belt, Contributing Writer  Our planet is bathed in 326 million cubic miles of water. Whether in the throes of the moon’s heady allure, falling from the sky, or mixing it up with pigment and paper, water is always movin

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  • Where Poe and Día de los Muertos Meet

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor It is generally his place of birth or the place where he met his demise that the major Edgar Allan Poe festivals live. For decades at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in Baltimore, Maryland — the site of Poe’s original grave — an unident

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