Ketih Ian Polakoff
"I Looked Up At The Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky," debuts this Saturday and is performed by the Long Beach Opera. It tells the stories of seven people in Los Angeles during the 1994 Northridge quake. Stars include (L-R) Zeffin Quinn Hollis as Mike, Andrew Nguyen as Rick and Zipporah Peddle as Tiffany.
Twenty years ago, hours before sunrise one January morning, Southern California was rocked awake by a magnitude-6.7 quake that we'd later dub the Northridge earthquake.
Those of us who lived through it were left terrified amid the sounds of shaking and crashing, but this Saturday a new sound to Southern California commemorates that event.