Category: Long Beach

RAGE REVIEWS:  BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

RAGE REVIEWS: BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Popular movies have been serving as inspiration for Broadway musicals for at least the past two decades.  The Producers, Hairspray, The Lion King and Kinky Boots all originated on the silver screen.  The much-admired 1975 documentary Grey Gardens and 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are additional, somewhat more surprising picks for musicalization […]

AN EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE AND HEALING: COMMUNITY GATHERING IN RESPONSE TO EVENTS IN ORLANDO

AN EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE AND HEALING: COMMUNITY GATHERING IN RESPONSE TO EVENTS IN ORLANDO

[ 0 ] June 16, 2016

Several community groups and leaders will convene a gathering of remembrance and healing in response to the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The gathering will be held on Thursday, June 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Temple Israel (269 Loma Avenue in Long Beach). The developing list of sponsors for the evening includes: The LGBTQ Center […]

JEWELS’ GEMS: JUNE EDITION

JEWELS’ GEMS: JUNE EDITION

[ 0 ] June 7, 2016

  Pride Season is in full swing! After an action-packed Long Beach Pride weekend full of fabulous pool parties, parades, and festival action, the season continues in West Hollywood with LA Pride from Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12. The bevy of celebrations leading up to the large festival days are somewhat overwhelming, but […]

THELMA HOUSTON

THELMA HOUSTON

[ 0 ] May 11, 2016

SHE’S NEVER LEFT US ~ by joel martens ~ “Don’t Leave Me This Way” began its life on Thelma Houston’s third album Any Way You Like It back in 1976, hitting both the Billboard and Club Play Singles charts in 1977 and winning her the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys that same […]

SOLIDARITY THROUGH PRIDE

SOLIDARITY THROUGH PRIDE

[ 0 ] May 11, 2016

2016 LONG BEACH LGBT PRIDE ~ by joel martens ~ Established in 1983, the first Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival and Parade took place in June of 1984. Long Beach was known to have a large LGBT population, so the idea was, as is the case for most Pride celebrations, to unite the […]

THE RIPPLE EFFECT: A STAPLE FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY TAKES ITS FINAL BOW

THE RIPPLE EFFECT: A STAPLE FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY TAKES ITS FINAL BOW

[ 1 ] May 9, 2016

by tony reverditto –  The backstory of Ripples at Belmont Shore in Long Beach, has a history that dates back to the 1950s. The space was an “under the radar” bar called Oceania and was a haven for the repressed gay scene in those days. Closed in 1968, the location was next purchased by actor John […]

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

[ 0 ] May 7, 2016

  CHRIS BOTTI WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY Back by popular demand for an all-new show, the world’s most popular trumpeter, Chris Botti returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night […]

RAINBOW REEL FILM FEST: CELEBRATING LONG BEACH PRIDE

RAINBOW REEL FILM FEST: CELEBRATING LONG BEACH PRIDE

[ 0 ] May 6, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Although it is located a good 30 miles from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, the Filmmakers’ Gallery of Long Beach is rapidly becoming known within the movie industry. The intimate screening room is located at 2238 E. Broadway, just down from Hot Java and other popular LGBTQ establishments. It recently […]

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY PRESENTS HANDEL HARP CONCERTO, MOZART AND BEETHOVEN ‘EROICA’

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY PRESENTS HANDEL HARP CONCERTO, MOZART AND BEETHOVEN ‘EROICA’

[ 0 ] April 19, 2016

  When Maestro Lucas Richman steps to the podium of the Terrace Theater (300 E. Ocean Blvd.) on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m., it will have been almost precisely one year since he previously did so in a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor that garnered top headlines: “Long Beach Symphony […]

LGBTQ CENTER DENOUNCES ANTI-TRANSGENDER BIAS IN LONG BEACH

LGBTQ CENTER DENOUNCES ANTI-TRANSGENDER BIAS IN LONG BEACH

[ 0 ] April 15, 2016

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach has learned of two incidents impacting the public safety, security, and dignity of the transgender community in Long Beach. On March 20, 2016 a transgender woman was attacked, including being stabbed, by at least two assailants. The victim has survived and two assailants were quickly arrested and charged with […]

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