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Harp soloist Alison Bjorkedal and music director Sharon Lavery.
“Harp and Soul”

The Downey Symphony performed the concert “Harp and Soul” last Saturday night at the Downey Theatre, featuring the orchestra’s string section. Photos by Oscar Dominguez of Moving Stills […]


Tickets still available for symphony concert

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert is this Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m., in the Downey Theatre. The harpist Alison Bjorkedal will perform “Sacred and […]


Children’s musical comes to La Mirada

LA MIRADA – “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” a 60-minute musical for children ages 4 and up, will be performed Sunday, Feb. 15, at the La Mirada […]


Free movie screening for AARP members

DOWNEY – Krikorian Theatres in Downey is hosting a free screening of “Spare Parts,” starring George Lopez and Jamie Lee Curtis, on Jan. 23 exclusively for AARP members. […]


Dani Dodge’s art piece, titled “Sometimes a Lie is the Best Thing,” will be exhibited at the Downey Theatre on Jan. 24.
Art exhibit added to Downey Symphony concert

Art exhibit will open prior to symphony concert Jan. 24 at Downey Theatre.


Photo courtesy Downey Arts Coalition
“Off Kilter”

Actors Claudia Duran and Daniel Houston-Davila, along with producer and director Alistair Hunter and playwright Barry Slater, are pictured at the premiere of “Off Kilter” last Saturday. The […]


Cerritos residents cast in ‘Camelot’

CERRITOS – Two Cerritos boys have been cast as Tom of Warwick in the upcoming production of the award-winning musical “Camelot” at the Cerritos Center for the Performing […]


Frankie Avalon coming to Cerritos

CERRITOS – Crooner and former teen idol Frankie Avalon will perform at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Jan. 18. Tickets, starting at $45, are […]


Pictured from left to right (top row) Darcy Rose Byrnes - “The Young and the Restless”, Ryan Newman - “See Dad Run”, Rowan Blanchard - “Girl Meets World”, Ariel Winter - “Modern Family”, (bottom row) Josh McDermitt - “The Walking Dead”, Jillian Rose Reed - “Awkward”, Kevin Chamberlin - “Jessie”, Peyton List - “Mad Men”
‘Wicked’ celebrates Pantages premiere

HOLLYWOOD – The Los Angeles return of “Wicked” was held last week at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, beginning a 14-week engagement through Sunday, March 15. The producers are […]


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Taste tips for wine aficionados

There’s nothing wrong with liking what you like, but you can’t discover new favorites unless you try new things, says wine enthusiast Howard Kleinfeld. While recovering from throat […]


Beatles musical coming to Downey Theatre

DOWNEY – “In My Life — A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles,” a nationally touring musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, […]


‘Camelot’ musical coming to Cerritos

CERRITOS – The four-time Tony-winning musical “Camelot,” called by the Chicago Tribune “one of the great musicals of the 20th century,” will be performed at the Cerritos Center […]


Students performing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

DOWNEY – Downey High School’s Theatre Department will perform Harper Lee’s classic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” adapted for the stage, next month. The play explores the courage […]


Portrait Session with Comedian Jeff Garcia at The Ice House
Comic Jeff Garcia to perform in Downey

DOWNEY – Comic Jeff Garcia will headline a Nov. 20 benefit comedy show at the Embassy Suites. The show is sponsored by Action Faith Ministries, a Downey church, […]


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Author searching for stories about Karen Carpenter

DOWNEY – Downey may play a prominent role in a new book scheduled to be published next year about Karen Carpenter. The book, being written by journalist Joel […]


Theater students to perform ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

DOWNEY – Downey High School’s Theatre Department will perform Harper Lee’s classic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” adapted for the stage, next month. “This tale of courage, compassion, […]


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Marisa’s Mexican Restaurant grand reopening

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-allard presented a Certificate of Congressional Recognition to Marisa’s Mexican Restaurant on occasion of the restaurant’s grand reopening last week. Fidel and Maria Palomo opened Marisa’s […]


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Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

Tickets are on sale to see Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The production, about the scheming […]


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Choral group to take Downey Theatre stage

80-member Chorale Bel Canto performing at Downey Theatre on Oct. 26.


Photos by John Zander
Chick-fil-A’s grand opening

  Chick-fil-A officially opened Sept. 11, creating 60 new jobs. The restaurant already has held a book drive, with donations benefiting Kirkwood Christian Schools.   ********** Published: Sept. […]