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Long Beach Playhouse Celebrates 85th Anniversary With Stage Door Canteen Fundraiser

While United States soldiers were storming the beach at Normandy and battleships sailed into the Pacific Theater during World War II, the Long Beach Playhouse was experiencing a golden period for the theater. As part of the Playhouse’s year-long celebration of its 85th year in existence, the theater will recreate an interactive Stage Door Canteen fundraiser show September 13 at 6:30 PM, which will help raise money for the community theater while simultaneously tipping its cap to the city’s Naval history.

 

65 Years Strong, Greek Festival Brings the Beer and Food of Greece to Long Beach

For those who move to Long Beach for the first time, it is an iconic structure that immediately piques curiosity: sitting along PCH across from Bixby Village Golf Course, the Assumption Orthodox Greek Church captivates the eye with its Grecian white-and-blue color scheme and beautiful dome. It is also home to the Long Beach Greek Festival, an annual festivity that celebrates its 65th birthday this weekend.

 

25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: UAM Presents Famed German Photographer's Work Pre- and Post-Unification

German press photographer Barbara Klemm achieved what few press photographers achieve: turning her portfolio into both a work of art and a shining presentation of her country’s more recent history. In a rare partnership, Cal State Long Beach’s University Art Museum (UAM) has paired with the Goethe-Institut to present a retrospective of Klemm’s most iconic work by way of Barbara Klemm: Light and Dark, an exhibition by the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen).