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    As Halloween approaches, the gates to the Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena have once again been thrown open for the most recent iteration of Wicked Lit, a trio of site-specific, spooky-themed plays that runs through Nov. 11. This year we are treated to Thoth’s Labyrinth, written by Wicked Lit Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, [...]

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Le Salon de Musiques Kicks Off 8th Season

Le Salon de Musiques kicked off their eighth season of intimate chamber music on the fifth floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Oct. 15 with a program titled “Romantic Splendors,” featuring the String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 by Beethoven, the Duo for Violin and Viola in E [...]

Review: Bizet’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’ at LA Opera

Hot on the heels of the perennial smash Carmen, LA Opera is mounting another earlier opera from Georges Bizet, The Pearl Fishers (Les Pêcheurs de Perles). Instead of Southern Spain, this time we are whisked halfway around the world to Sri Lanka at the confluence of industry, religion and lust. Good ingredients for an opera? [...]

Ford Theatres and LA Opera Launch Audience Into Space With ‘The Hubble Cantata’

In case you haven’t been able to secure tickets for Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” at the Broad, we found something that sounds just as visually fantastic and mind-blowing: “The Hubble Cantata.”
Presented by the Ford Theatres and LA Opera, “The Hubble Cantata” allows the audience to “float within” recreations of iconic Hubble Space Telescope imagery. But [...]

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Free Tickets to Trio Voronezh at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents Trio Voronezh on Oct. 26. The internationally acclaimed ensemble produces incredibly exciting sounds and compelling arrangements of classics across a variety of musical styles, all played upon Russian folk instruments. Trio Voronezh’s astonishing virtuosity and delightful artistic innovation give the trio the ability to alter the way audiences experience classical, [...]

Britain’s Akram Khan Brings ‘Until the Lions’ to Culver City

For the first time ever on a soundstage, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center is hosting the highly acclaimed Akram Khan Company for its premiere off-campus production this Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 18 to 21, at 8 p.m. at the Culver Studios in Culver City.
“Until the Lions” is the re-imagining of an excerpt [...]

Dorrance Dance Brings 21st-Century Tap Dancing to the Wallis

Rarely does a dance artist come around that revolutionizes the art form, but Michelle Dorrance and her company, Dorrance Dance, are doing just that. They’ll be presenting their award-winning wares at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (the Wallis) in Beverly Hills this Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 12-14, at 7:30 p.m., with a [...]

Review: Wicked Lit

As Halloween approaches, the gates to the Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena have once again been thrown open for the most recent iteration of Wicked Lit, a trio of site-specific, spooky-themed plays that runs through Nov. 11. This year we are treated to Thoth’s Labyrinth, written by Wicked Lit Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, [...]

Karen Sherman’s ‘Soft Goods’ at UCLA

As part of the Center for the Art of Performance’s 2017-18 season at UCLA, choreographer/writer/musician/performer Karen Sherman brings the West Coast premiere of “Soft Goods” to the stage at the Freud Playhouse for one performance this Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m.
Having had 20 years of firsthand experience doing almost all of the backstage jobs [...]

Dudamel and LA Phil Perform Mozart

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil continued their partial Mozart month on Sunday with a concert titled “Mozart 1791: The Final Piano Concerto.” In addition to the Piano Concerto, No. 27, in B-flat Major, K. 595, with Spanish pianist Javier Perianes, the concert included works composed very late in the composer’s life: the overture from [...]

Discount Tickets to Chicago Symphony Orchestra

A special offer from the Philharmonic Society of Orange County for Culture Spot LA readers: 20% off tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
MONDAY | OCT. 16, 2017 | 8 P.M.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Opening night of the Philharmonic Society’s 2017-18 season features the multi-Grammy Award-winning Chicago Symphony Orchestra in [...]

LAX Performance Festival

Los Angeles Performance Practice (LAPP) brings its Los Angeles Exchange (LAX) Festival for its fifth edition to multiple downtown locations beginning this Thursday, Oct. 5, and running through Oct. 15. In collaboration with other local, national and international presenters and performance spaces, these 10 days will highlight 44 productions created by L.A.-based artists in the [...]

Victor Vanacore’s ‘La Sorgente’ Premieres at the Ford Theatre in Hollywood

Grammy-winning composer/arranger/conductor Victor Vanacore – who has been at the nexus of classical and pop music for more than 30 years, shaping the artistry of the Jackson 5, Ray Charles and Natalie Cole, among many others – conducts the world premiere of his latest work, “La Sorgente,” 10 neo-classical arias he composed to the poetry of Pope [...]

Review: ‘Carmen’ With Ana María Martínez at LA Opera

The twists of fate can be cruel for artists. Too often, they only gain renown years, sometimes centuries, after toiling their lives away in relative obscurity. Such is the case with Georges Bizet. With Carmen selling out at LA Opera and adding performances, and another of his operas, The Pearl Fishers, coming later this fall, [...]