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All Female Cast Takes On The Importance of Being Earnest at The Playhouse

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Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by ‘Phie Mura in the Studio. 

Maestro Eckart Preu Selected New Music Director at Long Beach Symphony

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Maestro Eckart Preu The Long Beach Symphony Association Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the hiring of Maestro Eckart Preu (rhymes with joy!), the 8th Music Director in our 82-year history.

Long Beach Camerata Singers Announce 2016-17 Concert Season

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The Long Beach Camerata Singers, a 90-voice professional choir, proudly announces its 10-concert season for 2016-17 beginning October 2, 2016 and culminating on June 3, 2017. Among the 10 performances – 4 of which are free of charge – is a new holiday concert for families.

REAL 92.3 DJs Join B.o.B, Lil Jon, Tyga and Kent Jones at Queen Mary’s WET Carnival

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The Queen Mary’s WET Carnival is Southern California’s newest festival experience bringing live performances from today’s top artists including B.o.B, Lil Jon, Tyga, Kent Jones and more to the Long Beach shore on Saturday, September 3.

CHLB Foundation Hosts 9th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner

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“Murder, Mayhem & Moonshine” will be presented on Saturday, August 20 at 6 p.m. at The Grand Event Center located at 4101 E. Willow in Long Beach.

Thousands Expected at Granada Beach For 84th Annual Sand Sculpture Competition

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Alfredo’s Beach Club is gearing up to host the 84th Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest, a free, two-day community festival featuring professional and semi-professional sand sculptors, food and craft vendors, family friendly kid’s zone, live music, drink garden and more.

The Kenneth Walker Dance Project to Debut The Seasons

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The Kenneth Walker Dance Project presents its annual homebase performance at the Martha B, Knoebel Dance Theater on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, August 13 & 14, 2016. The Seasons is KWDP’s most ambitious work to date.

Registration Open For 84th Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest

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    Alfredo’s Beach Club through the Summer Beach Party series, sponsored by the Long Beach Port, is ramping up to host this year’s 84th Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest. The free, two-day community festival featuring professional and semi-professional sand sculptors, food and craft vendors, family friendly kid’s zone, live music, drink garden and more will take place August 13th and 14th at Granada Beach.

Long Beach Playhouse Presents Free Shakespeare in the Park

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Long Beach Playhouse (LBP) joins forces with the East Anaheim Street Business Alliance (EASBA) to provide a free Shakespeare in the Park event for the Zaferia community. Sponsored by the business owners of Zaferia, LBP will be mounting a streamlined version of William Shakespeare’s immortal play about love, magic, and what happens when the two meet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

Long Beach Symphony Presents “Percussion Paints Pictures,” A Free Afternoon of Music and Fun

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On Saturday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m., Long Beach Symphony musicians present “Percussion Paints Pictures,” a free interactive performance in the new amphitheater at Cesar Chavez Park (401 Golden Avenue), designed for fun-loving people of all ages.

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