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Excursion to see ‘Les Miserables’

DOWNEY – Downey’s Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to the La Mirada Performing Arts Center to take in a performance of “Les Miserables” on June […]

Terry Fator

Las Vegas headliner and “America’s Got Talent” winner Terry Fator will perform at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside this Saturday, May 31. Tickets start at $74 […]

Andy Gerges and Darcy Porter-Phillips star in “The Philanderer”, now playing at the Long Beach Playhouse.
‘The Philanderer’ a classic battle of the sexes

New production at the Long Beach Playhouse follows Leonard, a philanderer who loves to woo women but cannot commit to a prolonged relationship.

Indie film screening in Downey

DOWNEY – “50 to 1,” a new independent film about a misfit group of New Mexico cowboys who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their […]

Oak Ridge Boys in La Mirada

LA MIRADA – Country and gospel band The Oak Ridge Boys, owners of a Grammy Award and 12 gold records, will perform twice at the La Mirada Theatre […]

St. Pius X performing ‘Alice in Wonderland’

DOWNEY – Students at St. Pius X — St. Matthias Academy’s Performing Arts Department will present “Alice in Wonderland” next weekend, May 16-17. Both performances are at 7 […]

Parachute will headline Brave Fest at St. John Bosco High School this Sunday.
St. John Bosco launches music festival

BELLFLOWER – The first annual Brave Fest, a music festival planned by high school students under the guidance of industry professionals, will be held at St. John Bosco […]

Riverside theater releases schedule

RIVERSIDE – The Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside has released its 2014-15 season lineup, headlined by performances of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and the smash hit […]

St. Pius X performing ‘Alice in Wonderland’

DOWNEY – Students at St. Pius X — St. Matthias Academy’s Performing Arts Department will present “Alice in Wonderland” next weekend, May 16-17. Both performances are at 7 […]

LB Playhouse releases studio schedule

New season began this month with opening of “In the Next Room.”

Review: Mike Ferguson at Stay Gallery

DOWNEY – Stay Gallery’s current exhibit features Mike Ferguson, who lives in South Gate. His art is full of paradox: whimsical yet profound; down-to-earth yet spiritual; familiar yet […]

Fashion show June 9

DOWNEY – The Downey Newcomers Club will host its annual fashion show Monday, June 9, at the Rio Hondo Event Center. Tickets are $25 and the public is […]

Comedy to premiere in Long Beach

LONG BEACH – A new comedy film, “Midnight Cabby,” filmed entirely in Southern California, will make its premiere Sunday, May 11, at the Art Theatre in Long Beach. […]

La Mirada Theater releases 2014-15 schedule

LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts has released its 2014-15 season schedule, highlighted with the world premiere of the musical “Pride and Prejudice” […]

Symphony music: better than recess

Symphony quintet enthralls Old River Elementary fourth grade students.

Students performing Shakespeare with a twist

DOWNEY – Downey High School students will perform William Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” opening May 3. Students will portray Shakespeare’s tale of clever matchmaking, […]

Family carnival at Golden Park

DOWNEY – Families are invited to a “Bunny Breakfast and Extravaganza” at Golden Park on Saturday, April 12. The breakfast is sold out, but there will be free […]

Shakespeare musical comedy at Cerritos College

NORWALK – “The Boys from Syracuse,” a musical comedy about twins and women chased, will be performed next month by the Cerritos College Theatre Department. The first musical […]

Front row: Andrew Lopez, Jasmine Mijangos, Dominic Gutierrez, Cynthia Aragon, and Sophia Correa. Second row: Claire Smith, Anais Macias, Valerie Flores, Frederick Guzman, Nick Portillo, Dilan Ajtun, Eddie Estrella, Sebastian Contreras, Nicholas Correa, Anthony Prado, Vanessa Romero, and Giselle Mora. Third row: Mariah Guevara, Linda Gaspar, Dayanara Lucio, Natalie Aguirre, Lilly Gonzalez, Andrea Gonzalez, Keily Valerio, Jeremias Aguinada, Jasmine Marroquin, and Melissa Gutierrez. Back row: Nathan Harder, Simmy Rai, Cesar Hernandez, and Ana Sofia Rodriguez.
Doty Middle School’s 31 advanced drama students

With the help of lighting technician Jeff Toussieng and drama teacher Julie Moren, Doty Middle School’s 31 advanced drama students put on the comedy, “Knights of the Rad […]

Local band Fathers & Suns performing live show

DOWNEY – Long Beach band Fathers & Suns will perform at Stay Gallery next Thursday, April 17, at 9 p.m. The band is comprised by Arturo Bandini (guitars […]