Starbucks workers showing talent

LONG BEACH - Employees from local Starbucks stores will showcase their artistic talents in a two-day event this weekend at the Long Beach Playhouse.The festival, titled Soapbox, was created four years ago by former Starbucks employee Patricia Garza, who still serves as producer. "I started this event as an avenue for partners to express themselves. A lot of my co-workers have so much artistic talent," Garza said. "After hearing them lament to me how difficult it was for them to find chances to share their talents with the public, I founded Soapbox." Soapbox will be held June 3-4 at the Long Beach Playhouse Art Gallery, 5021 E. Anaheim St., in Long Beach. The gallery opens at 6:45 p.m. with performances from 7-11 p.m. Admission is $2. For more information, call (562) 547-6207 or visit

********** Published: June 2, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 7