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  • Interview: Long Beach Dub Allstars talk 20 years of history, exciting collaborations and their first new music in over a decade

    Interview: Long Beach Dub Allstars talk 20 years of history, exciting collaborations and their first new music in over a decade

    “Let me tell you, it’s harmonious, and when it’s going, it moves very quickly. It seems like lately ‘cause we haven’t been in the movement of the machine like there’s some kind of discourse. But that’s just because everyone has other projects going on,” says Long Beach Dub Allstars’ vocalist Opie...
  • New Japan adds Rey Mysterio to 'Strong Style Evolved' on AXS TV

    New Japan adds Rey Mysterio to 'Strong Style Evolved' on AXS TV

    The relationship between New Japan Professional Wrestling and AXS TV continues to grow. After AXS TV broadcast the huge Wrestle Kingdom main events just days after it took place in Japan, one of which included WWE superstar Chris Jericho, they are set to now broadcast a New Japan show in the United...
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    5 top moments from One Love Cali Reggae Fest

    In its third year, the One Love Cali Reggae Fest has earned its spot at the top as California’s premier reggae festival. Since planting roots in Long Beach at the Queen Mary Events Park, the concert has grown into a popular Southern California mid-winter wonderland featuring an array of artists who...
  • Carly Rae Jepsen to perform free show aboard Carnival Cruise Line's 'Carnival Splendor'

    Carly Rae Jepsen to perform free show aboard Carnival Cruise Line's 'Carnival Splendor'

    Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the next performance in their Carnival LIVE concert series will feature pop star Carly Rae Jepsen and take place aboard the Carnival Splendor on Feb. 18, 2018. The Splendor will be sailing from Long Beach, CA Feb. 17 on a seven-day cruise to the Mexican...
  • Rebelution, Nas and Ben Harper among acts to play One Love Cali Reggae Festival in 2018

    Rebelution, Nas and Ben Harper among acts to play One Love Cali Reggae Festival in 2018

    The One Love Cali Reggae Festival will return to its home in the cool and relaxing shadows of the Queen Mary Ship & Park in Long Beach, CA this winter. The two-day positive vibes music event is set to take place on Feb. 10-11 this coming winter, and will feature headlining performances from the...
  • Jesse Seilhan

    Music Tastes Good triumphantly returns to Long Beach

      We’ve reached peak music festival. Every city, lifestyle, and musical genre has an outlet for fans to gather and celebrate. And while Orange County, Los Angeles, and the rest of Southern California has reigned supreme with FYF Fest, Coachella, and more, Long Beach tried in 2016 to plant their flag...
  • Music Tastes Good 2017 announces lineup: Ween and Sleater-Kinney to headline

    Music Tastes Good 2017 announces lineup: Ween and Sleater-Kinney to headline

    Music Tastes Good, one of the best new festivals in recent memory, is back with their 2017 lineup and it is killer. Headlining the two-day event are avant-garde jam masters Ween along with pioneering trio Sleater-Kinney. Joining these two are even more diverse and talented acts, like soul master...
  • Jesse Seilhan

    Music Tastes Good gives Long Beach the festival it always deserved

    If Music Tastes Good, Long Beach’s homegrown music and arts festival, was going to work, it needed a little help from its friends. High temperatures and technical difficulties rattled the collective cages of the four stages strewn across three city blocks all weekend. But a dedicated crew and slew...
  • Music Tastes Good inaugural lineup 

    Music Tastes Good: Everything you need to know about the festival

    Music Tastes Good has been waiting in the wings for years, watching as Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pomona, and many other LA county cities put on massive music festivals while Long Beach was left in the cold. Sure, Ink & Iron was a rowdy good time, but that annual fest uprooted and headed out east...
  • Shoreline Jam took place on Sept. 10 at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, Calif., with headliners Iration, Tribal Seeds and J Boog.

    Shoreline Jam takes place in Long Beach with Iration and Tribal Seeds

    Reggae was the focus in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, where the 6th annual Shoreline Jam took place at the Queen Mary Park, featuring Iration, Tribal Seeds, J Boog and more new-age reggae bands. The location was perfect—nothing beats listening to the smooth sounds of reggae right on the water...
  • Music Tastes Good Festival will take over Downtown Long Beach with good food and great music.

    Inaugural Music Tastes Good reveal their festival lineup

    Over the course of the summer and into the fall, there are countless festivals large and small to satiate those hungry music fans. In Long Beach, over the weekend of September 23-25, a brand new festival will bring together delectable musicians with delicious eateries for Music Tastes Good Festival...
  • The epic 2016 Scuba Show opens in Long Beach June 4th

    The epic 2016 Scuba Show opens in Long Beach June 4th

    Here is every deep sea diver and water buff’s moment of Zen. The annual Scuba Show is returning to Long Beach on June 4, 2016 with lots of fun gear, on display by 300 exhibitors, entertainment, diving seminars, a Saturday night party, cooking demos, virtual reality and more. Trailblazer 360Heros...
  • Chelsea Madren aka OC Food Diva

    5th Annual Queen Mary West Coast BBQ Classic is coming to Long Beach May 14

    The Queen Mary West Coast BBQ Classic is back in Long Beach for its 5th straight year. Teams from across the country gather to compete in this official California-State-Certified and Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)-Sanctioned BBQ Championship for a $10,500 purse and the title of West Coast BBQ...
  • 2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach preview: 3 reasons to go

    2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach preview: 3 reasons to go

    This weekend is the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, and if you don't have your tickets yet then you're in danger of missing out on one of the premier events in motorsports. You can watch a video preview of what's ahead by using the media player included with this article, and here are three...
  • Audrey Assad talks about her new cinematic hymns collection 'Inheritance'

    Audrey Assad talks about her new cinematic hymns collection 'Inheritance'

    Audrey Assad’s latest album, Inheritance, is a collection of hymns. This is not really surprising because all of Assad’s previous albums can loosely be described as hymn collections. Only this time, these are hymns Assad did not write. Assad approached this project with some trepidation, however. “I...
  • Audrey Assad's talks about her new cinematic hymns collection 'Inheritance'

    Audrey Assad's talks about her new cinematic hymns collection 'Inheritance'

    Audrey Assad’s latest album, Inheritance, is a collection of hymns. This is not really surprising because all of Assad’s previous albums can loosely be described as hymn collections. Only this time, these are hymns Assad did not write. Assad approached this project with some trepidation, however. “I...
  • Wet explores beautiful sadness with 'Don't You'

    Wet explores beautiful sadness with 'Don't You'

    The Brooklyn trio Wet reveals extreme confidence in its female vocalist Kelly Zutrau whenever the musical backing drops, leaving this emotive performer singing over minimal instrumentation. And this happens a lot during Don’t You, the act’s consistently wonderful, and wonderfully consistent new...
  • Charles Bradley sings life's 'Changes'

    Charles Bradley sings life's 'Changes'

    There are plenty of talented singers performing these days, but few of these are truly gifted song interpreters. When one thinks of the best singer-ly vehicles from the past and present, names like the Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and the late Frank Sinatra may well come to mind. All of these...
  • Experience the culture of Long Beach

    Experience the culture of Long Beach

    While many people who travel to Long Beach are looking for some relaxing fun in the sun, there is also a great deal close by to visit when it comes to the cultural aspect of California. When staying at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, there is plenty of educational and entertaining options close by...
  • The best places in Long Beach to unwind and recharge

    The best places in Long Beach to unwind and recharge

    When traveling to Long Beach, there is so much to do. But, for those who are just looking to relax, there is just as many options that will help anyone unwind and recharge your batteries. When staying at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, there is a great number of relaxing vacation options within...
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