• The Dick Watt Tour 2019

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    From Punk, The Sardine to Missingmen

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher  On a hot Saturday morning in September, I watched Mike Watt and Todd Congelliere jam together on the stage of the yet-to-open Sardin

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  • The Ever Changing Tastes of Wolf Bradley

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By David Bellhouse, Editorial Intern The Harbor Area has always been home to underground artistry. San Pedro’s pop group The Habits is one example of the underground talent in the community. I first heard about The Habits while working as a cashier at a local groc

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  • Nia Andrews’ Art of Storytelling

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter Nia Andrews calls herself a storyteller and a polymath, which she described as “A person who wears many hats fully.” After listening to her first full-length album, No Place Is Safe, I see why. She unveiled her

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  • The Ever Changing Tastes of Wolf Bradley

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By David Belhouse, Editorial Intern The Harbor Area has always been home to underground artistry. San Pedro’s pop group The Habits is one example of the underground talent in the community. I first heard about The Habits while working as a cashier at a local groce

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  • Howard Scott Sr. recalls San Pedro history

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Editor's note: The following is a transcription of Scott's interview on various topics, from the inspiration for the songs "Slippin into Darkness" to "Cisco Kid." The text in itallic are transitions written by editorial for contextualization and readable transitions. [caption id="attachment_23531" alig

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  • First Beach Life Festival Draws Thousands

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Mark Friedman, RLn Contributing Writer Inaugurating what might become an annual event, 10,000 South Bay residents came to hear scores of acts and big-name musicians such as Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Ziggy Marley and Willie Nelson. The line-up also  includ

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  • Artists Ready to Take the Stage at San Pedro Music Festival

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Dennis J. Freeman, Contributor The first-ever San Pedro Music Festival is scheduled to take place on Mother’s Day with a full lineup of top-tier musical talents. The daylong concert which begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the Warner Grand Theatre, is a celebration

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  • Celebrating Joni Mitchell’s Relevant, Healing Music

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Joni Mitchell’s music is timeless. Her music is more relevant now than ever. Her 1971 album Blue topped NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums by Women in 2017. Mitchell celebrated her 75th birthday with a gala at the Dorothy Chan

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  • Windy Barnes Farrell Sings the Song of Music

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Dennis J. Freeman, RLn Contributor Music for life. That is songbird Windy Barnes Farrell’s story. She sings, sings and sings some more. While you’re at it, make it good to the folks listening to you, she said. Barnes Farrell has made it go

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  • Women Who Rock: Portraits of Courageous Heroines

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Music Columnist Visiting Evelyn McDonnell at her quiet home nestled close to Cabrillo Beach, one may be surprised to find a trailblazer in San Pedro with a comprehensive publishing career recognizing women recording artists. She is the e

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