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Brava Domingo−Marta’s La Traviata is brilliant!

Brava Domingo−Marta’s La Traviata is brilliant!

WATCH TRAILER An inspired director, Marta Domingo brings insight, depth and pizzazz to La Traviata with her wonderful and exciting interpretation of this beloved Verdi opera – Success is hers! She understands the depth of the characters and the time period. Domingo presents an awareness of Verdi’s meaning with this story to the audience with […]

Review: Audiences in love with Felder!

Review: Audiences in love with Felder!

The Wallis Annenberg Center present Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story – due to popular demand already extended through Jun 16. This production is the latest work in Felder’s critically acclaimed “Great Composer Series” of one-man shows. The last one I saw was Ludwig van Beethoven and he was brilliant! Felder is a great actor, musician− an aficionado of the classic composers bringing them alive to audiences worldwide. Felder asks, “This idea−where do things come from and how they actually […]

Review: The Royal Ballet present Romeo and Juliet

Review: The Royal Ballet present Romeo and Juliet

  (This video short documentary on MacMillian’s “Romeo and Juliet” brings much apposite historical information. Knowing this will enhance the viewer’s appreciation of this ballet). Watch Here Review: The Royal Ballet present Romeo and Juliet, Kenneth MacMillian’s masterpiece. There is no better place to see the classic Romeo & Juliet than in Shakespeare’s own birth country –England. On my recent trip to London, I caught […]

Royal Opera’s Faust with Fabiano is fabulous!

Royal Opera’s Faust with Fabiano is fabulous!

A scene from Faust by Gounod @ Royal Opera House. Directed by David McVicar. Conductor, Dan Ettinger. (Opening 11-04-19) WATCH TRAILER   London audiences on fire! Spring is a great time to travel with nice weather and less tourists than summer. London is an amazing getaway (although it was a bit freezing in early May) […]

Review: The Geffen Playhouse – The Niceties

Review: The Geffen Playhouse – The Niceties

The west coast premiere of THE NICETIES at Geffen Playhouse is excruciatingly intellectual ── an apotheosis of the American political divide. It is a mesmeric scrutiny of two opposing perspectives on matters of race and inequality in America ── a searing truth that makes us take notice at what happens when we don’t listen to each other. It forces you to examine yourself and those from different walks of life with new eyes and ears. Playwright, Eleanor Burgess delves into murky water with these two strong invincible female leads. Written with the pen strokes of […]

Callas in Concert: The Hologram Tour

Callas in Concert: The Hologram Tour

The opera-actor-fashion icon diva resurrected on stage was unbelievably real! If you have never seen a Hologram concert, it is a must see “bucket list.” I attended the Callas in Concert: The Hologram Tour presented for one night only in association with the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and it was phenomenal. Your mind […]

Review: LA Phil — Yuja Wang plays the hell out of the piano.

Review: LA Phil — Yuja Wang plays the hell out of the piano.

  John Adam’s “Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?” his third piano concerto, was composed for Yuja Wang and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Led by maestro Gustav Dudamel it was a star studded evening  — Adams, Dudamel, Wang, Mahler and oh yes, Frank Gehry was acknowledged in the audience. The concerto is in one continuous movement, about thirty minutes long and the three seamlessly connected sections follow the traditional fast-slow-fast format, with the piano soloist active throughout. The piano and orchestra begin in the bass register, […]

Geffen’s Got A Hit –  Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole is phenomenal! 

Geffen’s Got A Hit – Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole is phenomenal! 

  Review: An outrageous amount of exorbitant talent — it’s the best show in town! Written brilliantly by Colman Domingo & Patricia McGregor the story shows us what must have been the inner-life of Nat King Cole as he trail-blazed a historical path for other minorities that would follow. He was the first African American to […]

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Danielle Agami – Ate9 Dance Company

Danielle Agami – Ate9 Dance Company

INTERVIEW WITH DANIELLE AGAMI Danielle Agami was born in Jerusalem  where she studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company. She then moved to New York to serve as the Senior Manager of Gaga U.S.A. In 2012, Agami relocated to Seattle where she became the […]

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​Review: “Julia Sweeney Older & Wider” Geffen Playhouse

​Review: “Julia Sweeney Older & Wider” Geffen Playhouse

You may or may not remember Julia Sweeney from her days as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1994. The actress, author, housemom is back in Hollywood after a long hiatus from LA LA Land. Where did she go? Well, if you attend her one-woman show you will find out – […]

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Buddha Passion – Tan Dun (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission) One-Night Left!

Buddha Passion – Tan Dun (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission) One-Night Left!

            Review:  Buddha Passion – Tan Dun (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission) One-Night Left! Tonight is last night. Tan Dun, the composer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the LA Phil in celebration of the Chinese New Year present Buddha Passion. Performances are on February 9th and 10th only. Tan Dun is […]

By February 9, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Mozart & Beethoven Tonight!

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Mozart & Beethoven Tonight!

Tickets still available for LACO’s concert tonight. Royce Hall tonight pm. Peter Oundjian conductor and Jonathan Biss piano Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and pianist Jonathan Biss for intimate performances of music by Mozart, Beethoven, Ruth Crawford Seeger and a world premiere from Sound Investment composer Sarah Gibson. Mozart’s beautiful composition in three movements: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major. And Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5. This will […]

By January 27, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
LA Phil – Itzhak Perlman ‘In the Fiddler’s House’

LA Phil – Itzhak Perlman ‘In the Fiddler’s House’

Part of Colburn Celebrity 2 Series. Perlman and Netsky’s In the Fiddler’s House was a Jewish Gem of a Jam! This one night only performance was a combination of ethnic soul and get-up-and dance Hava Nagila. In fact, through the marvelous fusion of sounds and genres, I believe I did hear a bar or two of the infamous Jewish wedding […]

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Review: ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ at The Metropolitan Opera

Review: ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ at The Metropolitan Opera

(Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera) The Metropolitan’s production of “Adriana Lecouvreur,” is C’est magnifique! Based on the play by Eugene Scribe and Ernest Legouve, with an Italian libretto by Arturo Colautti, this opera is Francesco Cilea’s most famous work. “Adriana”premiered in Teatro Lirico, Milan on November 6, 1902. The new Sir David McVicar production […]

By January 7, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Review: “Love Actually Live” at Wallis Annenberg

Review: “Love Actually Live” at Wallis Annenberg

Watch Video Here Review: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts & For The Record come together to bring audiences a thrilling evening celebrating the human experience of love . Love Actually Live is an exhilarating holiday treat running through December 31st. For The Record is known for turning blockbuster Hollywood films into musical theatrical experiences on […]

By December 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →