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Arts & Entertainment

A&E News Briefs

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 4
2/22/2013




The First Congregational Church Sanctuary Choir will present a performance of The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace, by Karl Jenkins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 241 Cedar Ave. The choir, 10-piece instrumental ensemble and soloists will be conducted by Curtis Heard. The concert will also feature Long Beach Mozart Festival Concerto Competition finalist Annelle Gregory, who will play the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Musical Theatre West is celebrating their 60th Anniversary as one of the largest and most respected theatrical production companies in Southern California. As the largest arts producer in the Long Beach area, they produce and perform new Broadway fare and musical theatre classics at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. In addition to performance, Musical Theatre West is also dedicated to education, bringing the joy and magic of musical theater to over 17,000 children each year through special morning performances, school assemblies and the Summer Youth Conservatory. Website: www.musical.org.

Utopia Restaurant/Art Gallery at 445 E. First St. is featuring 24 Long Beach area artist’s self portraits in a fun, free exhibit. The show opens Mar. 2 with reception 4-6 p.m. and lasts through April 30

Classical Concert March 3. Three professional musicians from the Long Beach area, Sally Curry, soprano, Manon Robertshaw, cello, and Rob Woyshner, piano, will perform compositions by Handel, Purcell, Bach, Mozart, Lecuona, Donaudy, Charpentier, Duparc, Faure, Brahms, Wolf, Beethoven, Poulenc, Louiguy, Bernstein, Sondheim and Gershwin. Unitarian Universalist Church, 5450 Atherton St. at 2 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken. For further information call (562) 431-9670.

Museum of Latin American Art presents The Border of Hope and Despair on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2-4 p.m. Exploring the opera’s themes, this multi-media special event featuring librettist Ruben Ortz Torres and art expert Gregorio Luke will examine the dynamic history of the tragic and explosive world along the border and its influence on contemporary culture and music. Tickets are $35 for general admission. Call (562) 432-5934 or purchase online at www.longbeachopera.org/tickets

Los Angeles Rockers Cosmic Suckerpunch will perform at the Prospector in Long Beach on March 9. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m. Ticket information at www. theprospectorlongbeach.tumblr.com/livemusic.