Chasing Mem’ries – Nov. 25, 2017

Chasing Mem’ries is a deeply emotional musical play about a widow trying to cope with the loss of her husband. Long Beach Central Area Association guests attended 11-25-17 matinee with great appreciation to Geffen educational outreach. Constellations November 7, 2017 – December 17, 2017 Gil Cates Theater Written & Directed by Josh Ravetch Lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman Music by Bill…

Emergency – Oct. 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017, Long Beach Central Area Association guests attended the thought provoking solo performance of EMERGENCY by award winning actor, singer, writer and community activist Daniel Beaty followed by reception courtesy of Geffen Education and Community Engagement.

January 11 – January 12, 2018
Gil Cates Theater
Written & Performed by Daniel Beaty

14th Annual Recovery Awards – September 14, 2017

Susan Burton, founder and executive director of nationally recognized “A NEW WAY OF LIFE REENTRY PROJECT” is keynote speaker for 14th annual Long Beach Recovery Awards. For the past 19 years, ex-felon Susan Burton has helped female parolees rebuild their lives after a prison guard told her, “I’ll see you back in a little while.”  Susan Burton…

Part 6 – Dramatic Changes After the Formation of MusicUNTOLD

Music event programming by the Long Beach Central Area Association dramatically changed after the formation of MusicUNTOLD as event production arm of LBCAA in 2007. The previous focus was presenting so-called “Black Music” representing wholesome family entertainment with audience drawing power. Memorable performances included Kool & The Gang, Shirley Caesar, Andre Crouch, Deniece Williams, Evelyn “Champagne”…