Thoughts from the Publisher

Although the lyrics of Billy Joel’s song “I Go to Extremes” are a bit dark and apologetic, I certainly relate to the title of the ditty. My life is full of extremes. One day I may be taking out the trash while wearing my bathrobe, while the next I am dressed in all my finery…

Imitating Life 14 questions for local artist Bob Potier

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor In 100 words or less, what do you do as an artist? I paint on canvas using acrylics and often incorporate hand-dyed fabric pieces. The dye process is similar to tie-dying, common in the 1960s. It’s a painstaking process, but dye gives incredibly beautiful textures and patterns that can’t be achieved…

Brass-rubbing center to return for its 27th year

The Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts Center in Long Beach will open Wednesday, Oct. 23 and run through Saturday, Nov. 16, and is celebrating its 27th year. Tucked inside a make-shift castle at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 E 7th St., the center offers visitors the opportunity to use gold, silver and copper wax sticks that,…

30 local women under age of 30 honored by Lowenthal

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D–Long Beach) hosted the third annual “30 under 30” recognition event on Oct. 9 at Keesal, Young & Logan law firm to honor 30 local women for accomplishments in business, the arts, volunteerism and sports. “In each of these young women we see what makes California great,” said Lowenthal, chair of the…

A timely play about an untimely death: Marking 15th anniversary of tragedy, LB man chooses Matthew Shepard as subject for his first formal play

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor As the vice president of Parades and Spectaculars for Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, and being responsible for the overall creative direction of daytime parades, fireworks displays and nighttime spectaculars at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide, Steven Davison oversees some sensational, larger-than-life shows.