LB to host LGBT global conference

The country’s largest annual gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders will be held in Long Beach this year, according to a press release issued by First District Councilmember Robert Garcia’s office. The 28th International LGBT Leadership Conference will take place at the Renaissance Hotel and surrounding venues in downtown Long Beach from Nov.…

Musical Theatre West to offer conservatory for kids

Musical Theatre West (MTW) is offering students ages 8 to 18 a two-week musical theatre conservatory taught by working theatre professionals in the month of July. Students will receive in-depth training in singing, dancing, and acting with an understanding and exposure to different genres of musical theatre and its history. The session will end with…

City of LB gets ready for ‘100 Days of Summer’

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the City of Long Beach offers hundreds of free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the city through a program called “100 Days of Summer,” as a partnership between the Parks, Recreation & Marine Department and the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Aquarium’s new exhibit includes penguins rescued in Brazil

Penguins have existed on Earth for more than 50 million years, but today’s environmental issues are threatening their future survival. The Aquarium of the Pacific’s new June Keyes Penguin Habitat opened to the public on May 17 and will allow visitors to get up-close with these animals and learn what can be done to help…