The Grunion
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Despite the beginnings of lifting restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Long Beach Opera officials have announced changes to its 2021 season, including an ambitious online project in conjunction with the Boston Lyric Opera.

“Puff of Wind," a public art sculpture donated by Dr. Asher David Kelman, has been installed at its new Long Beach home at Junipero Beach, just below the Long Beach Art Museum.

Despite our low campus population since last March, key Beach personnel, together with external teams, have been working to repair and improve facilities and infrastructure, as well as work on new structures around The Beach. From necessary landscaping projects to construction on our forthco…

The phrase, “the opera ain’t over until the fat lady sings,” first appeared on the sports pages of the Dallas Morning News in March 1976. The saying cautions against assuming that an event is irreversible and is most commonly used in association with athletic competitions.

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Long Beach Symphony officials held on as long as they could, but announced Monday, Aug. 17, that all of the remaining Classical concerts will be rolled over to the next season, and the two remaining POPS! concerts have been cancelled.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum describes Millard Sheets as one of California’s “foremost artists and architects.” Known for his excellence with watercolors, Sheets also painted with oil and acrylic.

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While life before the pandemic was very busy for Long Beach musician, writer and filmmaker Frank Meyer, staying at home has turned out to be a creative boon for the guitarist and frontman of the veteran punk rock band The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs.

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