Little Tree Theatre debuts first production at the LB Playhouse

Rhiannon Williams Contributing Writer Newly launched by California State University Long Beach graduates David Anis and Annalisa Sevaly, production company Little Tree Theatre hopes to provide local artists and players with an opportunity to grow, learn and perform on stage. On Friday, March 6, the company debuted their first play, The Moon, the Sun and…

Theatre review: The Real Thing at Long Beach Playhouse

Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer I have heard it said that love is more a behavior and less a feeling. That if you treat someone lovingly, then the feelings of love will flourish. Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, currently in production on the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage, is a play exclusively and undeniably about love,…

Annual ‘State of the District’ highlights new events, programs and businesses this year in Bixby Knolls

Sean Belk Staff Writer For the past year, events and programs have built a synergy between the commercial corridor and the neighborhood in Bixby Knolls, attracting businesses and residents alike. And this year is no different. Last week, Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA), showcased last year’s accomplishments while…

Letter: Ad buster

I am appalled by the recent New York Times advertisement written by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for This World: The Values Network. Rabbi Shmuley attacked National Security Advisor Susan Rice claiming she is “blind to genocide” in Israel and Rwanda. Ms. Rice is a respected professional who has served her country proudly in numerous roles over…

Restaurant Week event to benefit Food Finders

As part of Eat LBC Long Beach Restaurant Week, local eateries are offering a Chef’s Tasting Menu as a benefit for Food Finders food rescue organization March 22–28. The Chef’s Tasting Menu, offered at The Sky Room, Michael’s On Naples, Queensview Steakhouse, and L’Opera Ristorante, to name a few, features three courses for $50 plus…

Library to host artist’s paper cut-out creations

Cut-outs and Cartoons, art and illustration by Long Beach artist Lara Odell, will be on display at the Long Beach Public Library, 101 Pacific Ave., through April 30. The exhibit will be on view in the display cases located on the first floor of the library. Odell is an artist working in both the commercial…