Category: Long Beach

Long Beach Symphony Opens 82nd Season with New Music Director Announced

Long Beach Symphony Opens 82nd Season with New Music Director Announced

[ 0 ] September 20, 2016

Long Beach Symphony opens its 82nd season on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theater with excitement and a new vision for the arts and music scene in the City of Long Beach. The Symphony announced the appointment of its new Music Director, Eckart Preu this past August, whose […]

Celebrating Cinematic Diversity at QFilms

Celebrating Cinematic Diversity at QFilms

[ 0 ] September 6, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Palm Springs’ Cinema Diverse may have a bigger reputation and budget, but each September also brings the Long Beach Q Film Festival. Now in its 23rd year, Qfilms (as it is colloquially known, locally) remains the longest-running film festival in the ocean side “International City.” The 2016 edition will run Thursday, […]

BIG BEAR ROMP AND MORE HIGHLIGHT AUGUST LGBT EVENTS

BIG BEAR ROMP AND MORE HIGHLIGHT AUGUST LGBT EVENTS

[ 0 ] August 6, 2016

  BIG BEAR ROMP rômp / verb – 1. To play or run about wildly, boisterously, or joyfully. Go BIG this summer with the return of the latest, greatest and now favorite opportunity to “ROMP,” all set in the grandeur of the San Bernardino Mountains. Specially catered to bears, cubs and a diverse group of […]

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 […]

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