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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at UCLA

October 31, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

As is often the case, choreographer/director/author and Kennedy Center Awardee Bill T. Jones is pushing the envelope. Having spent four years developing his new “Analogy Trilogy,” the ensemble is taking up residence on the Royce Hall stage to present the three pieces in succession in two shows Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4. Presented [...]



Review: Philip Glass’ ‘Satyagraha’ at LA Opera

October 31, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Featured Articles

Philip Glass’ Satyagraha is a complicated opera with many layers of thought and artistry. At the same time, it is a minimalist work that does not follow the rules of traditional opera. In other words, it is quintessential Glass. Which means you may already have formed an opinion about whether you will like LA Opera’s [...]



Verdi Chorus celebrates 35th anniversary

October 24, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Featured Articles

If you love opera and don’t know the Verdi Chorus, perhaps it’s time you did. Their 35th anniversary season culminates with Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.
The Verdi Chorus is the only choral [...]



Free Tickets to Clapton, Eagles and Petty cover bands at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

October 24, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

For one night only! Kala Koa Entertainment presents “The Icons of Vinyl: The Ultimate Tribute Tour,” featuring Journeyman (music of Eric Clapton), Desperado (music of the Eagles), and The PettyBreakers (music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.
Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets to the concert. [...]



Chris Walden Big Band at The Wallis

October 22, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, which brings audiences world-class theater, dance and music performed by many of the most sought-after artists, presents Chris Walden Big Band with a program that pays tribute to the Rat Pack era on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis.
Walden, a [...]



Review: ‘The Woman in Black’ at the Pasadena Playhouse

October 20, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

On opening night for “The Woman in Black” at the Pasadena Playhouse, a full house was laughing out loud, especially early on. Later, they were jumping in their seats, gasping and screaming. The play, which entertained more than 8 million people over 28 years (making it London’s second longest-running West End play), has come to [...]



Review: Ghost stories from Wicked Lit

October 8, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

I’m not crazy about pumpkin spice anything, but one thing I definitely look forward to each fall is Wicked Lit — the Halloween-themed theater experience that haunts Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena each October and November.
This is Paul Millet and Jonathan Josephson’s 10th annual fall production of Wicked Lit; and instead of going [...]



LACO’s SESSION mixes beer, classical music and hanging with the artists

October 2, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), in collaboration with Four Larks, presents SESSION, an innovative performance experience curated by composer and LACO Artist Educator Derrick Spiva Jr and designed to explore classical music’s cutting-edge sounds and challenge traditional concert-going expectations, on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), at Hauser & Wirth in [...]



Review: LA Opera opens season with ‘Don Carlo’ and Plácido Domingo

October 1, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

LA Opera opened its 2018-19 season in grand style with Don Carlo, Verdi’s most ambitious opera. A complex drama about conflict among family, nations and religions with forbidden love at its center, Don Carlo, as Music Director James Conlon has said, “claims its place as perhaps the greatest and most enduring grand opéra of them [...]



Free Tickets to Delgres at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz

October 1, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

If you’re looking for some great music this weekend, look no further than Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, which presents the award-winning Paris-based trio Delgres on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
With musicians Pascal Danae (guitar/vocals), Rafgee (sousaphone) and Baptiste Brondy (drums/vocals), Delgres is a [...]