Massive pop culture convention ComplexCon to return to Long Beach this fall

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“The enlightenment and empowerment of the individual” will be the theme of this year’s ComplexCon, the massive pop culture convention readying to take over Long Beach for the third consecutive year November 3-4.
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These two artists were selected to paint murals at the new Drake Chavez Greenbelt in Downtown Long Beach

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An initiative to install two public art murals alongside a recently opened greenbelt next to the Los Angeles River was launched on Friday.
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IN PICTURES: Twisted at The Pike a carnival-centric event

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Twisted at The Pike music headliner L.A. Witch performed surrounded by a showcase of Sirena Serpentina’s tribal fire belly dancers, stilt walkers, and fire breathers.
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VIDEO: This Seattle-based artist traveled to Bixby Knolls to paint a gigantic mural next to SteelCraft

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What some might have assumed was a POW! WOW! Long Beach mural going up a week early was actually a unique project taken on by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association to bring Seattle-based artist Peter Robinson to town.
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Meet the duo creating dazzling videos of Long Beach’s historical buildings

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Partnering with Long Beach videographer Ulises Roman, local realtor Joshua Garcia decided to take on a passion project that is focused on showing off some of the city's most spectacularly historic structures.
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Long Beach Lost: From cinema to porn, the lost theaters and art of filmmaking in DTLB

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The Liberty Theatre was a cog that made DTLB one of the nation's best places for cinema as well as the movie industry with more than 25 theaters showcasing the best in cinema during their heyday.
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VIDEO / IN PICTURES: POW! WOW! Long Beach artists talk about their murals and the creative process

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Also included are scenes from the opening of the Long Beach Museum of Art’s Vitality & Verve III exhibit.
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IN PICTURES: Festival Obscura at Sunnyside Cemetery celebrates the 112-year-old historic site

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Festival Obscura featured 40 plus hand-selected craft libation vendors including craft breweries, cideries, wineries, kombucha maker and coffee roasters as well as local food trucks.
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Art Exchange merges with Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation, community arts campus to be renamed LBMAx

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The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) announced Wednesday that the Art Exchange (ARTX) merged with the Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation earlier this month, and will be known as LBMAx.
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VIDEO: First weekend of summer kicks off with SAM, POW! WOW! Long Beach

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Artists and fans attended a variety of festivities last weekend including Summer And Music's FKA720, The Draculas' art show at MADE by Millworks and the official POW! WOW! Long Beach opening at ArtExchange - ArtX with Papercut Lounge.
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