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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 […]

By February 16, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By February 13, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
​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 – […]

By February 13, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By January 23, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s The Four Seasons

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s The Four Seasons

​Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is presenting The Four Seasons, as part of Baroque Conversations. The Antonio Vivaldi series includes: Concerto in G minor for Two Violins, RV 517. Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, RV 522 (L’estro armonico), and The Four Seasons (Le Quattro stagioni). The concertos were inspired not just by the seasons themselves, but by a […]

By December 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
LA Opera Presents “Hansel and Gretel”

LA Opera Presents “Hansel and Gretel”

LA Opera’s Hansel and Gretel, is Fantastical!  Directed and designed by Doug Fitch who has a magic touch that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Conducted by James Conlon and played with excellence by LA Opera Orchestra. A Gingerbread house made of sweets, a wicked witch disguised as a baker, comical elves and the […]

By November 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Review: “Come From Away” at Ahmanson in Los Angeles

Review: “Come From Away” at Ahmanson in Los Angeles

Opening night of Come From Away played to a packed house and a much deserved standing ovation as the production is quite a feat! An ensemble consisting of 12 actors playing multiple characters directed swiftly by Christopher Ashley. “Come from aways” is a Newfoundland term for a visitor from beyond the island — which makes sense for […]

By November 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
“A Bronx Tale” at Hollywood Pantages Theatre

“A Bronx Tale” at Hollywood Pantages Theatre

“A Bronx Tale” at Hollywood Pantages Theatre – No Wasted Talent Here! How exciting that Chazz Palminteri brings his Broadway hit,  “A Bronx Tale,” back home to Los Angeles where it all began for the writer-actor. I remember back in 1989 the buzz around tinsel town of a new rising star and how the play […]

By November 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts  Presents Renowned Cellist Alicia Weilerstein  Performing the Complete Bach Cello Suites

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents Renowned Cellist Alicia Weilerstein Performing the Complete Bach Cello Suites

 Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 pm Renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, recipient of a 2011 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, brings her technical precision and impassioned musicianship to the extraordinary task of performing all six of Bach’s solo Cello Suites in a single evening on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 7:30 pm, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at […]

By November 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →