Review: ‘Ajax in Iraq’ from Not Man Apart Theater in Hollywood
As I was entering the theater to see Ajax in Iraq, the latest production by the Not Man Apart Theater, the usher asked if I would like to be seated in the regular section or the “full-immersion” section. Naturally, I chose the full-immersion section, which turned out to be a group of seats directly on [...][continue reading...]
Two Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills has been transformed into an outdoor gallery featuring monumental sculptures by Salvador Dalí. Take a stroll past Tiffany & Co. and Versace to admire his iconic melting clocks, a magical unicorn, St. George defeating a writhing dragon, and other works in bronze by the master of surrealism. The sculptures [...]Review: Unbound Productions Presents History Lit at Pasadena Museum of History
Some of the best 20 minutes of theater can currently be seen in Pasadena as part of History Lit 2016: A Festival of Timeless Stories, running through July 31 at the Pasadena Museum of History.
For this series of three site-specific and immersive plays, Unbound Productions, the creators of Wicked Lit (which received rave reviews from [...]
MUSE/IQUE celebrates its five-year anniversary as a counter-conventional orchestra with three summer concerts on Caltech’s Beckman Mall Lawn.
Conductor and Artistic Director Rachael Worby and the orchestra, based in Pasadena, have dedicated their Summer of Sound concerts to the music and influence of George (and Ira) Gershwin. Rachael is an arts entrepreneur, and her artistic vision shapes MUSE/IQUE, weaving [...]
What a treat! Next Saturday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m., the recently renovated Ford Amphitheater will host a single performance of Brooklyn, New York’s Urban Bush Women (UBW) African American Dance Theater and Los Angeles’ own Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater. Part of the Ford’s Signature Series, the two well-traveled, highly acclaimed companies will present [...]
As I was entering the theater to see Ajax in Iraq, the latest production by the Not Man Apart Theater, the usher asked if I would like to be seated in the regular section or the “full-immersion” section. Naturally, I chose the full-immersion section, which turned out to be a group of seats directly on [...]
REDCAT’s 13th annual New Original Works Festival opened this past weekend and is doing its thing! Selecting nine of the region’s more adventurous artists’ yet fully realized works and presenting them in shared weekend-long programs over three weeks, the theater opens its doors to our local sung and yet-unsung performance heroes. The festival runs Thursdays [...]
Inner-City Arts, one of the nation’s most effective arts education providers, hosts the 10th Annual Summer on Seventh event on Saturday, July 16, at 6 p.m. Each summer, Inner-City Arts invites friends, supporters and local arts and culture lovers to its award-winning campus in Downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the transformational power of creativity. Over [...]
The free Marina del Rey Summer Concerts start tonight! Enjoy stellar musical performances this summer at Burton Chace Park — outdoors, by the water and under the stars. Symphonic Thursdays and Pop Saturdays both start at 7 p.m. Concerts are presented by the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors.
Symphonic Thursdays – 7 p.m.
Olga Kern, chairman of the jury for the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition (June 19–25, 2016), at Van Cliburn Recital Hall and Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, announced the 12 pianists advancing to the Semifinal Round. The 12 semifinalists represent seven countries.
The semifinalists are:
Xavier Aymonod, 40, strategy consultant (France)
Deirbhile Brennan, 46, accountant [...]
Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (pronounced gobbler) provoked quite a stir when it premiered in 1891. While not unusual in its theme — personal fulfillment vs. societal expectations — it does feature a female lead whose brittle, manipulative and thorny demeanor can be cast in modern terms as a hot mess. That’s what makes it such [...]
Dance Camera West’s 15th Annual Dance Media Film Festival explores dance through film and live performance. Taking place at MOCA, UCLA’s Royce Hall and UCLA’s Fowler Museum June 11 and 16-18, this multi-disciplinary festival will showcase many forms of dance including modern, postmodern, world, tap, Dance Theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has [...]
Parrot Poet Productions presents the world premiere of Parallel Worlds: A New Rock Music Experience. Created by Brandon Beckner with stage direction by Matthew McCray, attendees can expect a powerful live rock concert, a bold theatrical stage play, and an epic big-screen love story, all harmoniously blended with one another to take its audience on a [...]
Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum’s outdoor amphitheater. With its one-of-a-kind outdoor setting in the heart of Topanga Canyon and its roots in the 1950s McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist — when actor Will Geer created the theater as a [...]