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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. […]

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Blue Star Family Day

Blue Star Family Day, a festival featuring live music, food trucks, vendor booths and more, will take place this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the […]

Fall concert lineup at Cerritos College

NORWALK – Students and faculty in the Cerritos College Music Department will showcase their talents in a variety of concerts this fall. Most performances are free and open […]

College theater students to perform ‘Waiting for Lefty’

NORWALK – “Waiting for Lefty,” a play set during the Depression years that is based on the real-life struggles of the New York cabdriver’s union strike of 1934, […]

Halo Circus

Halo Circus, a rock band fronted by former Downey resident and “American Idol” finalist Allison Iraheta, has announced a Friday night residency at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. […]

Symphony’s Garden Party will have Mad Hatter theme

DOWNEY – The Mad Hatter is coming to town! Look for him at the Downey Symphony’s annual Garden Party on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 3-7 p.m. at the […]

Rooftop concerts start Wednesday

DOWNEY – Concerts in the park may have ended, but there are still opportunities to hear free live music while outdoors in Downey. The city’s new rooftop concert […]

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The Wise Guys

The Wise Guys, an 18-piece big band ensemble, will close out Downey’s summer in the park series when they perform at Furman Park this Wednesday at 7 p.m. […]


Conganas, a four-member Latin band that plays salsa, cha-cha, rumba and cumbia, will perform Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Furman Park. The band’s musicians hail from Chile, Cuba, […]

Mini concert in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER – The Bellflower Civic Chorus will perform a mini concert for the Bellflower Long Beach Elks No. 888 at the Elks Lodge in Bellflower. The concert is […]

The Downey Symphony will perform a free concert Wednesday at Furman Park. The performance is part of the city’s summer Concerts in the Park series and begins at 7 p.m. Photo by Joan Anderson/
Symphony performing free concert

DOWNEY – Show tunes, Broadway favorites, patriotic songs, Sousa marches, performed by our own Downey Symphony. For free. What’s not to like? Wafting through Furman Park’s balmy evening […]

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Folklor Pasion Mexicana

Folklor Pasion Mexicana, a dance company that specializes in authentic footwork and style paying homage to the folklorico dance tradition, will perform Wednesday at Furman Park, part of […]

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to make Long Beach debut in summer 2015

LONG BEACH – The Long Beach Playhouse has released its 2014-15 mainstage season schedule, which opens Sept. 27. This year’s offerings are a mix of suspense, comedy and […]

“Solo for Two”

Tickets are still available to see classical ballet dancers Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in their performance, “Solo for Two,” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in […]

The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree, a U2 tribute band, will perform Wednesday night at Furman Park as part of the city’s summer concerts in the park series.   The 4-member […]

‘Trying’ is an intimate look at an american judge

LONG BEACH – It’s 1967. Lyndon B. Johnson is in office, Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis have just become an “item,” protests against the Vietnam War are going […]

Latin rock at Furman Park

DOWNEY – Latin rock group Sonsoles will perform Wednesday at Furman Park as part of the city’s concerts in the park series. Sonsoles (pronounced sown-so-les) is a young […]

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ opens in Long Beach

LONG BEACH – The Long Beach Playhouse closes its mainstage season each year with a musical. This year, it will present the popular classic “Fiddler on the Roof.” […]

‘Jersey Boys’ in Costa Mesa

COSTA MESA – “Jersey Boys,” the Broadway production currently in theaters as a major motion picture, began a three-week stay at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in […]

Caribbean band next up at Furman Park

DOWNEY – Upstream, a regional band that plays Caribbean music – namely reggae, calypso, So Cal and steel drum music – will perform a free concert Wednesday at […]