Crimes of the Heart at ICT

Theatre review

Crimes of the Heart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Beth Henley, was originally produced in 1979. The current revival at International City Theatre, continuing through June 25, captures well the mid-1970s mood for a trio of sisters in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, as they cling together against their circumstances, especially one being accused of shooting her husband.…

Julius Caesar at the Richard Goad Theatre

Theatre review

Et tu, Brute? Very few last words better convey shocked disbelief and utter disappointment as these by the dying Caesar. Such is the depth of tragedy and loss in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, continuing at the Richard Goad Theatre through June 17. With superb direction by Helen Borgers and excellent acting, Long Beach Shakespeare Company…

Open-studio tour to feature 15 local artists

Fifteen Long Beach visual artists will open their studios to the public during the 8th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 11am to 4pm. The tour is free and made possible through a microgrant from the Arts Council for Long Beach. Artworks include paintings, mixed-media constructions, handmade artist…

In Kings & Fools at The Garage Theatre – Theatre review

By: Anita W. Harris Culture Writer What could be more explosive than a holiday family gathering? In Kings & Fools, a Panndora Productions drama having its world premiere at The Garage Theatre through May 28, places you in the Alman family’s typical American back yard to experience the poignant and riveting answer. Ably directed by…

Long Beach Opera’s As One – Theatre review

By: Adam Buchsbaum Culture Writer Opera conjures up images of flamboyant costumes, star-crossed lovers and romance languages, but opera is a mode of theatrical music, not just an exotic fantasy– and there’s plenty of room for it in the modern era. As One’s composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed imagine opera…

SH gallery exhibit to explore wilderness

Greenly Art Space in Signal Hill will host an opening reception Saturday, May 20 for Within the Wilderness, a fundraising art show aimed at supporting the nonprofit gallery, as well as Bolsa Chica Land Trust, a local organization involved with environmental restoration. In the exhibit, each art piece explores the artist’s personal interpretation of the…

Art exhibit to explore wilderness theme

Greenly Art Space in Signal Hill will host an opening reception Saturday, May 20 for Within the Wilderness, a fundraising art show aimed at supporting the nonprofit gallery, as well as Bolsa Chica Land Trust, a local organization involved with environmental restoration. In the exhibit, each art piece explores the artist’s personal interpretation of the…

Biennial art-studio tour to feature 15 local artists, gallery

Fifteen established Long Beach visual artists and a gallery will open their studios to the public during the 8th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 11am to 4pm. The tour is free and made possible through a microgrant from the Arts Council for Long Beach. Artworks include paintings,…

MoLAA to host art auction preview, reception

The Museum of Latin-American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., will host an art auction preview and champagne reception on Friday, May 5 from 7pm to 9pm to allow attendees the opportunity to view and place early bids on artwork that will be included in its annual gala and art auction on May 20. The 2017 art…

Uncanny Valley at International City Theatre– Theatre review

By: Anita W. Harris Staff Writer The future is closer than it appears. Exploring the brave new world of intelligent robotics, Uncanny Valley, at International City Theatre through May 7, offers a riveting and cerebral experience of what it means to create artificial life. This timely drama engages the essential questions of what constitutes humanness…

LB Symphony concert to feature local chorale

Four professional soloists, 80 voices from Long Beach Camerata Singers and 62 musicians from the Long Beach Symphony will combine forces to bring Mozart’s Requiem mass to life at the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., at 8pm on Saturday, April 29. The Symphony will welcome conductor Robert…