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March 2019

Long Beach Symphony Presents: Northern Lights

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - September 5 @ 10:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Music of various vintages from Finland, Iceland, and Russia, beginning with a mesmerizing 1994 work by Finnish composer Rautavaara whose mystical sounds will send you into the cosmos. Join us as we explore the music of various vintages from Finland, Iceland, and Russia, beginning with a mesmerizing 1994 work by Finnish composer Rautavaara whose mystical sounds will send you into the cosmos. We will stay in Finland for two works by Sibelius: his Symphony No. 3 and his beautiful Finlandia,…

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April 2019

Mozart’s Jupiter

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$29

Eckart Preu, Conductor Simone Porter, Violin You may need a seatbelt for this journey into the stratosphere! Pärt’s other-worldly Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (1977) begins with the tolling of a single bell that leads you on a sensory journey, ending with a chord of such breadth and intensity that it alters your breathing and you feel your body being pressed into the ground as you decompress back to earth. The simple style of this work was influenced by…

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Beautifully Ethnic Presents Our Take on Love

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East Village Arts Park
150 Elm Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Free

Beautifully Ethnic Honors Self-Love and Community at the East Village Arts Park. The program will feature musical and spoken word performances followed by a Panel Discussion. The diverse panel will consist of thought leaders who will answer up to 20 curated questions, covering topics including (but not limited to) Self-Care and Building/Strengthening Community.

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Life Beyond Prison

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CSULB Theater Arts Dept
1250 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840 United States
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Free

Featured Speaker: CSULB, Rising Scholars Justice Lab Performers: TBA Moderator: TBA Panelists: Jasmin Harris (California Innocence Project), CIP exoneree, CSULB Rising Scholars Justice Lab members Experiences of formerly incarcerated persons. The Rising Scholars Justice Lab comprises individuals who are now pursuing academic degrees. They will discuss the trauma of being in jail, their personal trust issues, and having a criminal record. The California Innocence Project takes on cases of wrongful incarceration. The event also includes performances by artists affiliated with…

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May 2019

Cirque Musica Presents: “Heroes and Villains”

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$29

Sean O’Loughlin, Conductor An exciting and new Cirque spectacular featuring classical repertoire including The Planets and Night on Bald Mountain as well as popular sci-fi pieces from movies, comics, and television including The Avengers, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more. Hear powerful music combined with spellbinding performances. What better way to celebrate “May the 4th Be With You” day! Program and artists subject to change.

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The Price by Arthur Miller

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Beverly O’Neill Theater
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, 90802 United States
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$35 – $55

In a New York brownstone marked for demolition, two estranged brothers meet to sort through and sell their late father’s belongings—a pile of relics and old furniture buried by a lifetime worth of family baggage. The resulting confrontation leads them to examine the events and qualities of their very different lives and the price that each of them had to pay. Nominated for two Tony awards in 1968, The Price, is a riveting story about the struggle to make peace…

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

May 10 @ 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 19, 2019

Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company
241 Cedar Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company is proud to announce three new productions in 2019. First, coming in May is The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book, this show has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Experience the joys and heartbreaks of bare-knuckled competition as an eclectic group of entrants vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding”…

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Long Beach City College
4901 Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Free

Featured Speaker: Gary Tyler Performers: TBA Moderator: Kimmy Maniquis Panelists: Gary Tyler, Carl Kemp (Long Beach lobbyist and community leader) and others. Mr. Tyler was the youngest person ever convicted of the death penalty and was incarcerated in Angola prison for 41 years before having his sentence overturned and being released in 2016. Long Beach Opera believes that discussions inspired by art should extend beyond the lobby of the theater. For this reason, LBO is using its 40th anniversary season…

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June 2019

Long Beach Camerata Singers Presents: Evening of Song

June 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Beverly O’Neill Theater
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$30

Long Beach Camerata Singers Presents: Evening of Song on Saturday, June 1st at the Beverly O'Neill Theater from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Pre-concert lecture at 3:30pm Imagine an intimate gathering of musicians in your living room, each one presenting a small jewel: a beautiful art song, a heartfelt duet, a hearty chorus. That is what you will hear at Evening of Song, modeled after the 19th century practice known as a “Schubertiade.” The program's theme, exquisitely constructed by Artistic Director, Dr. James…

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Beethoven’s Ninth

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$29

Eckart Preu, Conductor Long Beach Camerata Singers, Chorus Kala Maxym, Soprano I-Chin Lee, Alto Jason Francisco, Tenor Steve Pence, Bass We celebrate the end of this glorious season with enduring music of pomp and unity. First up: Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music, an orchestral suite composed for an outdoor festival celebrating the end of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48). This jubilant work is notable for its opening trumpet fanfares. It is said that King George II had forbidden Handel…

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Charles Phoenix: Long Beachland

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Art Theatre
2025 E 4th st
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
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$45

Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Epic City by the Sea presented by Long Beach Architecture Week Be prepared for your Long Beach lovin’ pride to SWELL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a “then and now” time travel slide show adventure extravaganza exploring Long Beach’s landmarks and lore. With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles reveals his guide to undiscovered and iconic local landmarks. He also…

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Annual Long Beach Playhouse Radio Hour

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Bank Building
400 Oceangate
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$75

Friday, June 21 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm Fourteenth Floor of the Union Bank Building • 400 Oceangate, Long Beach Written by Gazette Executive Editor, Harry Saltzgaver, The Annual Long Beach Playhouse Radio Hour proves to have the humor, wit, and self reference that makes it a must -see evening out. Attracting the political hard-hitters is easy when it is so much fun and for such a good cause. The Long Beach Playhouse celebrates 90 years in operation and intends to…

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