Long Beach's Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM) is the only museum in the contiguous United States with a mission is to amplify the collective wisdom of the people of Oceania. The current “Carrying the Pacific” exhibit is the first of its kind, centering on Pacific Islanders’ birthing …

It is a rare instance when a play filled with such sorrow can leave you with hope. Not overflowing with hope but just the slightest glimmer.

Disney’s version of Hans Cristian Anderson’s tale has been part of our world for more than 30 years now. For many of us, the songs have taken their place along with the likes of “A spoon full of sugar" and "You can fly." While the story may seem like a typical Disney princess ‘tail,’ in its …

In the works since 2017, Long Beach High Five, described as a “freestanding painting” by the artist, has been installed in Gumbiner Park, near Sixth Street and Alamitos Avenue, adjacent to the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum and across the street from the Museum of Latin American Art.

Spider-Man is back in theaters in a big, enjoyable way in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” In home video, “Little” does a great job on the old story about an adult in a child’s body.

Spring 2019 saw superblooms in Southern California. Summer 2019 sees the walls blooming in downtown Long Beach with the second annual Blooming California show at Hellada Gallery’s Studio E.

Long Beach-based watercolors and creative ceramics are on display in C Gallery’s current show, this is Long Beach: Beaches, Boats and Buildings.

American photographer and filmmaker Bob Mizer (1922-1992) expanded the genre of male physique photography.

Female super heroes in both home video, “Captain Marvel,” and “Dark Phoenix” in theaters. But the animated characters appearing in “Secret Life of Dogs 2” in theaters are the most fun.

A small group of friends, mostly working from studios connected to their homes, started the Mid-City Art Studio Tour in 2003. This year's tours will include individual studios, artist co-ops and two galleries, Chez Shaw and Greenly Art Space.

In 1965, a Cal State Long Beach professor teamed up with an Israeli artist to organize a symposium that paired artists with industry to create a series of monumental pieces that would reside on the university's campus.

It was in his seventh grade class that playwright August Wilson found history was one of his favorite subjects. His fascination with events prior to 1957 would lead him to, in his words, “ ...to restore the black experience to a primary role, to create in essence a world in which the black A…

Rambunctious Rebel Wilson rips up the rom-com genre in “Isn’t It Romantic” in home video and there’s something for all tastes in theaters with the action-packed “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” dogs and tears in “A Dog’s Purpose” and young adult romance in “The Sun is Also A Star.”

Arthur Miller’s “The Price” was written in 1968 as a reaction not only to the Vietnam War, but in response to the absurdist theatre movement that was taking Broadway by storm at the time.

The Long Beach Unified District High School Juried Exhibition, “Food for Thought,” is exciting, energizing and on display at the Long Beach Museum of Art through May 26.

All the movie talk this week is about “Avengers: Endgame,” which it should be, because it’s a good movie. And it’s a dull week in home video.

Mothers are the focus in two theatrical releases this week. “Breakthrough” is the story of one mother’s uncompromising faith and another mother fights supernatural evil in “Curse of La Llorona.”