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LBRWF Meeting

With rising violent crime, much gang-related, it will be eye-opening to hear from former gang member Jesse Holguin, founder of the LEXIT (Latinos Exiting the Left) movement. The ex-LA gang member gave his life to Christ after being shot and paralyzed.

Holguin will be the featured speaker at the Long Beach Republican Women Federated March 11 breakfast meeting at The Grand in Long Beach. Registration starts at 9 a.m., followed by an all-you-can-eat breakfast served at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Holguin has said in interviews that he started LEXIT in 2018 as a means of countering the avalanche of misinformation used by the Democrat Party to maintain the Latino vote and keep Latinos powerless. His goal is to educate Latinos and encourage them to vote with their values – faith, family and country.

Holguin has transformed himself from a ruthless gang member into a strong Christian who now fights for justice. He has dedicated his life to leading Latinos and others away from the progressive Left and back toward their faith. This amazing young man has been to the Trump White House several times and has been a featured speaker at Turning Point USA’s Young Latino Leadership Summit.

Info: (562) 760-1556 or

OLLI Spring Registration

On March 13, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Long Beach will begin registration for its spring session. Classes will be held on campus, at satellite community locations and online using Zoom.

Members have access to enrolling in over 70 classes, including ten new ones, featuring literature, film, computer skills, music, art, crafting, exercise and wellness, writing, history, current events, investing, gardening and many discussion groups. The seven-week session begins on April 4 and will be open to adults 50 and over. For more information, including registration, visit the OLLI website at

Since 1996 OLLI at CSULB has been dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults through educational opportunities and social engagement.

An Evening of Power

On March 11, Long Beach Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Eckart Preu, will excite the audience with the passion of two choruses, three soloists, a world-renowned piano duo and the musicians of Long Beach Symphony as Orff’s Carmina Burana and Lara’s Angeles de Llama y Hielo ignite the Terrace Theater.

Mexican composer Ana Lara is among the most notable, versatile and highly respected classical music composers at work in Mexico today. Inspired by the evocative poetry of her countryman Francisco Serrano, Angeles de Llama y Hielo (Angels of Fire and Ice) presents a meditative orchestral exploration of spirituality, encompassing the soul of orchestral music.

Carmina Burana was composed in 1937 by Carl Orff. This vivid and musically engrossing suite of works for soloists, choruses and orchestra is a masterful creative setting of 23 pieces of medieval poetry entertaining people with the joys of the tavern, nature, love and lust. The stage will erupt as it is graced with revered soloists Anna Schubert, Ashley Faatoalia, James M. Schaefer, Long Beach Camerata Singers, South Bay Children’s Choir and the audience’s favorite Silver-Garburg piano duo.

For tickets and information, visit

Around the World

Primetime Players is presenting its 2023 Spring Show, “Around the World In 60 Minutes – The Musical,” at several Long Beach and Lakewood senior centers and venues in March. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

  • March 14: 11 a.m., Silverado Park Auditorium, 1545 West 31st St.
  • March 15: 12:30 p.m., EXPO Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Avenue
  • March 21: 1 p.m., Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood
  • March 24: 1 p.m., Gold Star Manor, 3021 N. Gold Star Drive

Info: (562) 476-1477 or

Cameo Fashion Show

CAMEO Mentoring Program, a professional auxiliary of the Assistance League of Long Beach, is hosting its annual fundraiser, including a professional fashion show, auction and luncheon on March 18 at the Westin Hotel Long Beach. Guests can also participate in the silent auction remotely by registering and bidding online from March 15-18.

As the primary fundraiser for CAMEO’s mentoring and enrichment program, the generous individuals who join in the celebration will help deliver services such as internships and career readiness, cultural and volunteer opportunities, college prep and scholarships to the Long Beach Unified School District high school and Long Beach City College students who participate in the program. Event tickets are $150. Guests can go to to purchase tickets or sign up for the auction.

The high-energy fashion show is produced by award-winning Couture Fashion Productions. It will highlight the collection of designer Lourdes Chavez, a high fashion couture atelier based in Los Angeles for the past 25 years. She creates two stunning collections per year. (

In addition to the fashion show, participants will be entertained by a live auction with exciting packages, including lunch with Congressman Robert Garcia in the House of Representatives Dining Room, a superb dinner for 20 prepared by Chef Shelly and a VIP weekend at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Guests can also bid on over 200 silent auction items, including restaurant gift cards, local excursions, art, clothing, jewelry, vintage collections and so much more.

During the event, CAMEO will also honor its Philanthropic Partner of the Year, Suzanne Nosworthy, a long-time volunteer and leader focused on improving the health and education of the Long Beach community.

We are grateful to all of our sponsors, especially our Gold Sponsor, the Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 400-person event. Interested organizations can contact

Music of Cole Porter

Dewey Erney is the only regularly returning performer in the Music at the Point Concert Series for good reason. He shows why when he returns with his all-star lineup of jazz musicians for a concert of the music of Cole Porter on Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. to Grace First Presbyterian Church.

What makes a great song timeless? In thinking about Cole Porter, his songs like “Night and Day,” “Begin the Beguine,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” or “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” still move and beguile us many years after they were written.

In thinking about Dewey Erney or the tremendous musicians he brings with him every year like guitarist Ron Eschete, drummer Paul Kreibich or bassist Luther Hughes, it’s as if time stood still for these great musicians. They still sound every bit as masterful now as they did when their careers began.

The concert is a free-will donation with a $10 requested donation per person. The concerts for Music at the Point are held in the sanctuary of Grace First Presbyterian Church, at 3955 N. Studebaker Rd.

Info: (562) 972-3324.


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