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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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]
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 […]

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. […]

Photo by John Zander
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, […]