Last February, aspiring young playwrights around the country were given a challenge — write a 10-minute play about gun violence and efforts to end it.
A new one-man version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will start streaming the Saturday after Thanksgiving to benefit live theaters across the country.
A relatively new theater troupe, the Mid-World Players, is offering the community a Thanksgiving gift in the form of a play designed specifically for the internet.
"Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It's the sweetest thing one can do for oneself and one's fellow human beings," said American poet Maya Angelou.
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.
Greenly Art Space is featuring an online collaboration with Neshkinukat — a California Native American artists' network — to create and curate an art exhibit called “We Are All Related: An Exhibition of Neshkinukat Artists.”
Grammy-winning artist and former guitarist for Paul McCartney Laurence Juber is stepping onto the stage at Grace First Presbyterian Church for a live-streamed concert in October.
With sponsorship from the Port of Long Beach, the Long Beach Creative Group is featuring the exhibit "PHOTOVARIOUS" at the LBCG, Rod Briggs Gallery from Saturday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 7.
Picture This Gallery (4130 Norse Way) may be closed to the public, but folks can still view one the gallery's most popular exhibits online, featuring the many faces of Frida Kahlo.
With fingers crossed and COVID-safe plans in place, caryn desai has announced a five-play season for Long Beach's International City Theatre.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will be celebrating the culture and wildlife of Central and South America at the Baja Splash Festival for National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Long Beach Blues Society will feature more than 10 hours of free music for Long Beach Gives, a citywide fund-raising event, starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, on Facebook Live.
Long Beach's International Children's Peace Choir is back and inviting new choir members to apply. Prospective choir members should be 5 to 17 years and have an interest in singing and dancing.
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.
Gregorio Luke, former director at Long Beach's Museum of Latin American Art, is pivoting his outdoor lecture series, Murals Under the Stars, to an online platform open to the public.
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.
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.
Aspiring playwrights have the opportunity to have their plays read by industry producers, writers, directors and more in a new contest.
Faint hopes of returning to the stage have been dashed for Long Beach performing arts groups with the resurgence of the coronavirus and the attendant restrictions on gatherings.
Organizers of a new art gallery produced by the Port City Creative Guild hopes to have a home later this year at Community Hospital of Long Beach.
The Lakewood branch of Farmers & Merchants Bank is preserving history as it plans for the future. A large sculpture that has decorated the bank’s plaza for decades is being donated to Forest Lawn as the bank prepares for renovations.
The Long Beach Playhouse marquee is blank. For the first time in more than 90 years, no one knows when the next play will take the stage — either the Main Stage or the Studio.
A collaboration between the Long Beach Creative Group and the Museum of Latin American Art aims to mount an exhibition called "Photovarious," and is calling for submissions.
March would have been high season for the performing arts community, but when the coronavirus pandemic prompted government officials to ban gatherings, plays and concerts had no choice but to close their curtains.
International City Theatre's artistic producing director, caryn desai, announced Friday one play will be dropped this season and another, which had been postponed, will move into that slot.
During the Great Depression, the New Deal’s Public Works of Art Project paid a myriad of artists to create murals, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. In a similar manner, the Arts Council for Long Beach has made a commitment to employ artists during the difficulties caused by COVID-19.
In the musical version of “Shrek,” an enormous green ogre lives alone but comes to realize that social isolation is not ideal. He dreams of a “big bright beautiful world” where he can connect with others.
Located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Museum has a mission to create exhibitions and programs that provide space for critical interpretation of contemporary and modern art and culture.
In 1996, a group of young actors tried their hand at writing, producing, and performing a play. Their marketing poster asked audience members to bring their own chairs and watch the show in a garage. A “sell-out” crowd packed the garage both nights.