| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Wherever he goes, Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel is hailed as a symbol of El Sistema, Venezuela's model music education program. But Tuesday Dudamel arrived in L.A. as the subject of criticism for not speaking out against...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There are different kinds of resonance. The resonance of history adds interest to any enterprise. Music that resonates in special ways that cause the brain to enter into enhanced new states of awareness, well, that's something you've got to experience for...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Under the Articles of War enacted by the British Navy in the 18th century, many crimes qualified as capital offenses, including mutiny, treason, robbery, sodomy and murder. Executions were often carried out by hanging, with the convict strung up from...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The musical lineup will be characteristically ambitious and wide-ranging throughout the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2014-15 season, which is being announced Tuesday. And Walt Disney Concert Hall audiences will find increasing amounts of stimuli for the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 PM
MADRID — With just days left before the world premiere Tuesday of the opera "Brokeback Mountain," the Teatro Real in Madrid was hopping. Sixty feet below the stage, a props guy was painting rosy cheeks on Ennis Del Mar's baby. In the wig shop,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The young Dutch composer Michel van der Aa likes to describe his works as containing multiple "layers" or "mirror realities."
For example, in Van der Aa's 30-minute "music theater" piece "Up-close" (2010), which will be part of Tuesday's Green...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Before the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks at this year's Super Bowl, they will be serenaded by soprano Renée Fleming in a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Fleming has been tapped to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Right at the start of Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play," now at the Odyssey Theatre, a religious crisis of the kind Freud would have appreciated erupts.
The actress playing Mary in the town's religious pageant secretly has the hots for the young hunk...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Even for a city in which architectural surprise is no surprise, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple surprises. Do yourself a favor and step inside; the interior has just been magnificently restored.
A radiant 1929 mural surrounds the domed synagogue,...
| Jan 19, 2014
There's nothing like attending a concert while traveling. Not only do you experience great music, but you also catch a glimpse of local fashion, dances, drinks and customs. And isn't experiencing life like the locals what traveling is all about? Here's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:28 PM
A sus 74 años, el legendario pianista Larry Harlow luce rejuvenecido. Y por dos estruendosas razones: en junio de 2014 se vuelve a casar; y a finales de febrero próximo planea presentar un nuevo sencillo al lado de otro chamán de las teclas....