Carpenter Performing Arts Center



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2018-19 Season Press Releases


Carpenter Performing Arts Center Awarded California Arts Council
“Arts Education: Exposure” Grant>


2018-19 Season Announcement Release>


2018-19 Season Fall Preview


2018-19 Arts for Life Program


Carpenter Performing Arts Center to Present joyUS justUS, a Dance-Theatre Experience by CONTRA-TIEMPO with Live Music By Las Cafeteras


Deck the Halls with David Benoit As He Returns to the Carpenter Center with a Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown


CAFÉ SOCIETY Singer Kat Edmonson Brings Jazz Standards into Modern Age at Carpenter Center


Female-Focused TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY Gets Loud On Stage at Carpenter Center, Mar. 2


Carpenter Center’s Fourth Annual President’s Party Honors CSULB President’s Continued Commitment to Education and the Arts




STORM LARGE With Le Bonheur Reinterprets the American Songbook at Carpenter Center


Beloved Children’s Classic THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH Comes to Life On Carpenter Center Stage


CHE MALAMBO Storm Carpenter Center Stage With Percussive Power


2017-18 Season Press Releases


The Stray Cat Lee Rocker performs in Long Beach>


South Carolina’s Ranky Tanky Brings Gullah Music to Southern California>


Martha Redbone Explores Appalachian Roots in Bone Hill—The Concert>


Legendary Singer Mavis Staples at Carpenter Performing Arts Center>


Frank Warren Brings PostSecret Experience to a Live Audience>


Celebrating the Emerald Month of March with Danu>


Third Annual President’s Party Celebrates Commitment to Arts and Education>


Pirates, Patter-Songs, and Parodies Arrive at Carpenter Center>


America’s Got Talent’s Mandy Harvey returns to the Carpenter Center>


Megan Kline Crockett Appointment Annoucement>


CNN Analyst and Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Toobin>


The High-Kicking Rebels on Pointe Are Back at Carpenter Center>


The Capitol Steps Bring ORANGE IS THE NEW BARACK to the Carpenter Center>


Momix Returns to Long Beach With Opus Cactus>


2017-18 Dance Series>


2017-18 Season Announcement Release>


2016-17 Season Press Releases


An Evening of Insights and Inspiration with Nicholas Kristof: Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner Speaks on How to Make the World a Better Place>


John Cleese Shows Us Something Completely Different - Again - Twice>


Tafelmusik Keeps Bach Fresh and Relatable for a New Generation>


Jose Feliciano Live at the Carpenter Center>


 President's Party Celebrates Acheivements and Goals in the Arts>


Michael Feinstein at the Carpenter Center - One Night Only>


Boyz Breathe Meaning Into Life>


Chinese Acrobats Dazzle with One Shimmering Show>


Second Show Added As Capitol Steps Offer A Double Dose of Laughs>


David Benoit + Vince Guaraldi = One Cool Yule>


Puppets Pull Heartstrings to Teach and Delight>


Get Hip for the Holidays with Zoot Suite, Jive and Jam>


Mr. Sulu Brings Big Issues Down to Earth>


Carpenter Center Announces Interim Executive Director >


Carpenter Center Arts for Life Offers New Program>


2016-17 Season Announcment Release>


2015-16 Season Press Releases


David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown Release >


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party Release >


Gene Kelly: The Legacy Release >


An Evening with Fran Lebowitz Release >


In Recital Roger Wilkie, violin Joanne Pearce Martin, piano Release >


Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience Announcement Release >


Neil Gaiman Announcement Release >


AJ Croce Announcement Release >


Cirque Zuma Zuma Announcement Release >


Bill T. Jones Announcement Release >


Jane Monheit in Two Play Two: Monheit & Kanan play Ellington & Gershwin Release >


The Edwards Twins Announcement Release >


Jane Lynch in See Jane Sing Announcement Release >


N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk Announcement Release >


Shakespeare Aloud Changing Locations >


2015-16 Arts for Life Announcement Release >


2015-16 Season Announcement Release >



2014-15 Season Press Releases


Air Force Concert Band Announcement Release >


Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Announcement Release >


Academy of St. Martin Announcement Release >


ABBAmania Announcement Release >


Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu >


Julian Sands Announcement Release >


David Sanborn Announcement Release >

Mummenschanz: Musicians of Silence Release >

Al Jardin Joins Brian Wilson Announcment Release >

2014-15 Arts for Life Announcement Release >


2014-15 Season Announcement Release >



2013-14 Season Press Releases


2013-14 Season Announcement Release >

Arts for Life Announcement Release >

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Release >

Brain Bangers featuring members of I.aM.mE. and ABCD Champions Release >

Rachel York: Let's Fall in Love Release >

Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY Announcement Release >

Aquila Theatre Company Release >

Annie Moses Band Outdoor Concert Release >



2012-13 Season Press Releases


2012-13 Season Announcement Release >


NEA Four Press Release >


Bill T. Jones Lecture >


2012-13 Dance Series >


Circus Zoppe Press Release >


Pieter Meijers Quartet with Brady McKay Press Release >


Judy Collins Holiday Concert Press Release >


NEA Grant Announcement Release >


Clint Black Press Release >


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