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CSULB Theatre Dept. Honors Supporters at Art à la Carte Gala

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The Theatre Arts Department at California State University, Long Beach has announced the entertainment offerings for their theatrical fundraiser on Sunday, May 3rd. Art à la Carte: A Taste of All Things Theatre at CSULB, will be held from 5 to 8pm in the Theatre Arts building on the CSULB campus.

Long Beach Symphony to Feature the Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich Saturday April 25

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Long Beach Symphony’s penultimate concert of its 80th season will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd). Guest conductor Lucas Richman, who currently serves as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as well as for the symphony in Bangor, Maine will lead the orchestra in a program of powerful music.

Musical Theatre West Adds Additional Performance of Les Misérables to Sold Out Show

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Due to popular demand, Musical Theatre West (MTW) has added an extra performance to it’s sold out run of the exhilarating musical masterpiece, Les Misérables.  This added performance will be Sunday, April 26, 7pm at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. 

ABBAMANIA Comes to The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

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If you missed ABBA’s last California performance 35 years ago, you’ll get one more chance to relive the magic May 3 at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach, 6200 East Atherton Street.

Rickey Smiley, Tommy Davidson and Others Bringing “The Comedy Explosion” to Long Beach

Rickey Smiley and Tommy Davidson set to take the stage at the Terrace Theater.

Rickey Smiley and Tommy Davidson to take the stage at the Terrace Theater. Four of today’s top comedic talents come together to set the Terrace Theater on fire with fun. The Comedy Explosion is a “must-see” combination of standup comedy styles as these cutting-edge comics ignite the Terrace Theater with bursts of uncontrollable laughter.

GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company Presents “Dear Edwina Jr.”

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Edwina Spoonapple is a spunky advice-giver with a big heart, loads of common sense and a huge desire to help people, sort of a teenaged Dear Abby. Using her talents of organization, leadership and song-writing, Edwina produces a musical advice giving show in front of her family’s garage for friends and neighbors, exploring issues such as how to deal with a picky eater, saving money and making friends.

Councilwoman Suzie Price to Host Spring into Summer BBQ and Concert

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3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price Councilwoman Suzie Price will host a Spring into Summer BBQ and Concert featuring music by The Dustbowl Revival on Sunday, April 26th at Marine Stadium Park. This is a free event that will include a moon bounce, face painting, and food being provided by the Long Beach Firefighters Association and Naples Rib Company.

Long Beach Symphony Percussion Consortium Presents a FREE Performance at CSULB Sunday

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On Sunday, April 12, at 3:00 p.m., the Long Beach Symphony Percussion Consortium will present a FREE, outdoor chamber music program on the campus of California State University at MatterApp: Pyramidial, an art installation located between the great blue Walter Pyramid and the Bob Cole Conservatory.  

April ArtXwalk Showcases 5 Contemporary Regional Artists

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ArtExchange (ArtX) announced today the exhibition highlights for “artXwalk ” happening April 11, 2015. A monthly celebration of visual art – each Second Saturday at 3rd and Elm in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District – artXwalk is a free event, open to the public, and full of festivities.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields to Perform at The Carpenter Center

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Direct from London, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields will grace the Carpenter Performing Arts Center stage May 9 at 8 p.m. in their octet string configuration, performing works by Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg and Felix Mendelssohn.

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