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Free Tickets to Mélisande [électrotrad] at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

April 23, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents Quebec’s award-winning Mélisande [électrotrad] on Thursday, April 26. Drawing from a rich heritage of traditional francophone songs, singer Mélisande unearths rare treasures that she adapts and presents with a feminist perspective and the distinctly modern sound of the band.
Mélisande [électrotrad] quartet plays an energetic blend of traditional music, pop and [...]



‘Keith Moon: The Real Me’ at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage

April 5, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

Following a critically acclaimed run in New Orleans, Keith Moon: The Real Me continues its four-week engagement at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage in Hollywood through Sunday, April 15. Written and performed by Mick Berry with songs by Pete Townshend, the show is directed by Nancy Carlin, and the music director is Frank Simes. Check out [...]



A Shakespeare Jubilee! at The Wallis

April 4, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

BritWeek and The Wallis present A Shakespeare Jubilee! BritWeek, the largest and most visible celebration of the creativity and innovation between the UK and the US, celebrates its 12th year with three significant events in Los Angeles. BritWeek has become a global forum that highlights British excellence and influence in theater, films television, music, fine [...]



Verdi Chorus Celebrates 35th Anniversary

April 4, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Verdi Chorus celebrates its 35th anniversary with its Spring 2018 concert The Force of Destiny for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. As the only choral [...]



Review: Stewart Copeland’s ‘The Invention of Morel’ at Long Beach Opera

March 19, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Stewart Copeland’s “The Invention of Morel” at Long Beach Opera is the second opera premiere I’ve seen this month. The first was Andrew Norman’s “A Trip to the Moon” at the LA Phil [see our review]. Both blew me away. Each was very different, but both were accessible, imaginative and entertaining. And, oddly enough, both [...]



Santa Monica Symphony’s Free Spring Concert

March 13, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Spend a romantic evening with your loved ones at Santa Monica Symphony’s Spring Concert as they present works by Wagner, Schubert and Brahms, three of the most prominent German and Austrian composers in the Romantic period. The evening begins with the brilliant sound of the horn and other brass instruments in Prelude to Act III [...]



Free Tickets for Flamenco

March 12, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

The Los Angeles International Flamenco Festival presents two world-class events: Andalusian Voices – “Tempo de Luz” with Carmen Linares, Arcángel and Marina Heredia on Thursday, March 15, at 8 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles and Del Fuego y La Memoria: Rosario Montoya “La Farruca” and Natalia Delmar “La Serrata” on Friday, [...]



Stewart Copeland’s ‘The Invention of Morel’ at Long Beach Opera

March 8, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Entertainment and Events

Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents the co-world premiere of “The Invention of Morel,” by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police, and the London-based actor, director and playwright Jonathan Moore, who also directs the production, on March 17 at the Beverly O’Neill Theater in Long Beach. LBO Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek conducts the opera. The opera is a [...]



Free Tickets to ‘Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’ at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

March 6, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents the Los Angeles premiere of Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), by award-winning writer-director Joël Pommerat, on March 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood and yet…
In the beautifully concise, archetypal language of fairy tales, Pommerat rewrites the steps [...]



Review: U.S. Premiere of Andrew Norman’s ‘A Trip to the Moon’ with the LA Phil and Holst’s ‘The Planets’

March 5, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Featured Articles

Andrew Norman’s fun and imaginative “A Trip to the Moon,” his self-described “retro-futurist sci-fi adventure opera,” is a ray of sunshine. It received its U.S. premiere with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 2 and 3, paired with Gustav Holst’s epic “The Planets.”
Known for drawing on the classical tradition and [...]