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2010 Stories by Stacy Davies

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  • And the Ship Sails On

    published December 23, 2010

    The Long Beach Opera’s new film series, “LBOpera Cinema,” which debuted this past May, is going full-steam ahead this month with... More >>

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    published December 16, 2010

    While it will forever remain a cinematic crime that this 1947 Christmas classic was not filmed in Technicolor—thus robbing us of Maureen... More >>

  • Paula Poundstone

    published December 9, 2010

    She’s currently known for her witty comebacks on the popular radio news-quiz show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! but in the early... More >>

  • Sister’s Christmas Catechism

    published December 2, 2010

    There’s nothing Catholics and ex-Catholics love more than to relive their days of nuns and Catholic school. It can even be fun for their... More >>

  • The Plight Before Christmas

    published December 2, 2010

    Choosing which traditional stagings of holiday classics to see this month can be wearisome, and sitting through them can be even more of a drag... More >>

  • Dana Point Turkey Trot

    published November 25, 2010

    There’s nothing more fun than watching a rafter of gobblers and hens yelping their way down the beachy boulevards just one step ahead of the... More >>

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    published November 25, 2010

    In November 1977, just six months after George Lucas’ Star Wars took America by storm, another newbie director, Steven Spielberg,... More >>

  • Blonde Redhead

    published November 11, 2010

    Formed in New York City in 1993 (via Milan and Japan), this dream pop/indie rock trio have amassed a devoted following among the college crew and... More >>

  • Daddy Long Legs

    published November 4, 2010

    If you’re of the Gothic-Victorian-loving ilk, this production (from the guys who brought you Les Misérables , Nicholas Nickleby and... More >>

  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

    published October 28, 2010

    As perhaps the finest example of the Grand Guignol film genre (stylized horror movies that contain heightened acting, melodrama and theatrical... More >>

  • Wild Things at the Myers Gallery

    published October 21, 2010

    The word “ceramics” usually brings to mind functional pottery—cups, bowls and dishes made for actual use or as decorative... More >>

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    published October 21, 2010

    In 1962, director Robert Mulligan and screenwriter Horton Foote brought to the screen a classic literary tale of innocence lost. Written in 1960... More >>

  • An Evening with Leonard Nimoy

    published October 21, 2010


  • More Bookish Than You

    published October 14, 2010

    In 2003, just before she earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from Cal State Long Beach, Sé Reed decided to open a used-book... More >>

  • Megan Mullally

    published October 7, 2010

    Forever embedded in the hearts of thirtysomethings as sassy, brassy Karen from Will & Grace , Megan Mullally is more than just an iconic sitcom... More >>

  • Bridging the Gap Opening Reception

    published September 30, 2010

    Artist communities exist throughout our landscape, though many of us, even those who frequent art walks, don’t always realize that just... More >>

  • 'Material Girls,' Assemble!

    published September 23, 2010

    Assemblage art can take on as many forms as there are discarded items in a junkyard—and, content-wise, even more meanings. Sometimes, the... More >>

  • The Warriors

    published September 23, 2010

    In 1979, director/writer Walter Hill brought to the screen the most epic of gang warfare dramas. Unlike other gang films, The Warriors was no mere... More >>

  • An Evening with Garrison Keillor

    published September 16, 2010

    One of the great all-American humorists, Garrison Keillor’s earthy, home-spun radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion has been bringing... More >>

  • Misalliance

    published September 9, 2010

    A biting drawing-room comedy filled with witticisms on marriage, Socialism and the “new woman” (women who refuse to partake in Victorian... More >>

  • Ethel Merman's Broadway

    published September 2, 2010

    Dubbed “the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage,” Ethel Merman was one of the most vibrant personalities ever to appear on... More >>

  • Poltergeist

    published August 26, 2010

    After being given repeated nervous breakdowns by the horror films of the ‘70s, in 1982, audiences were treated to the hippest and most... More >>

  • 'Art Shack'-ing Up

    published August 19, 2010

    The last thing anyone would expect to see in Laguna Beach is a shack. The coastline, which was dotted with surf huts and board-and-batten... More >>

  • On the Verge

    published August 19, 2010

    Playwright Eric Overmyer tackles the perplexing and hilarious adventures of three Victorian ladies on their safari into the future in this is... More >>

  • LA Guns

    published August 19, 2010

    Known as the band that launched former member Axl Rose into the rock stratosphere, LA Guns is two bands with quite a history—yes, two bands.... More >>

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