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Arts & Entertainment

A&E News Briefs

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 1

Long Beach Opera is collaborating with the Museum of African American Art for a glamorous afternoon of art, jazz and dessert in preparation for Ellington’s only opera. It will be Sunday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. at the Museum of African American Art, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles 90057 (3rd floor of Macy’s Bldg.). Tickets are available through the box office (562) 432-4934 or at the door.

Music at the Point, also known as The Grace First Concert Series, welcomes Doyle Dykes to the Grace First Sanctuary on Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m. Although influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians from the country of Chet Atkins to the rock and roll of Duane Eddy and the Beatles, Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul. Tickets for this concert are $20. Advance tickets can be purchased online (through January 20) at Tickets will be available at the door the night of the concert – checks and cash sales only. Info: (562) 420-3393.

The only steam-powered train in the world where fireworks are shot off a moving train is in Ely, Nevada; at the Nevada Northern Railway, National Historic Landmark. The Fireworks Express Steam Train leaves the East Ely Depot on Sat., Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to be shot off at 6:15 p.m. from one of two open-air flat cars. The second flat car will be available for ‘front row’ viewing of the fireworks. Passengers can move freely between the open-air flat car and the enclosed, heated passenger cars. The Fireworks Express has been recognized by the Nevada 150 Committee as an event that helps celebrates Nevada’s 150th Anniversary. It will be the last train ride until the season officially begins in mid-April.

The event is sponsored by White Pine Tourism & Recreation and runs from Jan. 17-19. Call 775-289-3720 or visit for more details.