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  • Historic Hayworth Theatre is entering a new stage of life

    Historic Hayworth Theatre is entering a new stage of life
    The historic Hayworth Theatre, a Spanish colonial-style building named after actress Rita Hayworth, has changed its identity many times since it opened in 1926 on Wilshire Boulevard near MacArthur Park. The venue has served as a live-performance theater...
  • For Albina Shagimuratova, opera is a special kind of love and madness

     For Albina Shagimuratova, opera is a special kind of love and madness
    The sound of a woman descending into madness is rich and piercing — and oddly beautiful. In a quiet rehearsal room at the Los Angeles Opera, music director James Conlon gathers about half a dozen people around a grand piano. Among them is...
  • Review: L.A. Opera's 'Lucia di Lammermoor' sweeps away resistance

     Review: L.A. Opera's 'Lucia di Lammermoor' sweeps away resistance
    A terrific cast, a production that enhances or at least doesn't much get in the way, and superb conducting make Los Angeles Opera's new production of "Lucia di Lammermoor" a go-to event. Unveiled Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Donizetti's...
  • Critic's Pick: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'The Suit'

    Critic's Pick: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'The Suit'
    The Bristol Old Vic production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" currently at the Broad Stage and the Théâtre de Bouffes du Nord production of "The Suit," which opens Wednesday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, both are connected to South Africa. Shakespeare'...
  • San Diego Opera closing: Vocal patrons share their reactions

    San Diego Opera closing: Vocal patrons share their reactions
    SAN DIEGO — Judging by the audience's reaction, the villain at the San Diego Opera's swan-song production of "Don Quixote" may have taken the stage before the curtain was even raised. As the house lights were about to go down Saturday night, Ian...
  • L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland

    L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland
    "This primitivistic music goes on and on," the prescient San Francisco Chronicle music and art critic Alfred Frankenstein wrote in his 1964 review of the premiere of Terry Riley's "In C." "At times you feel you have never done anything all your life...
  • Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon

    Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon
    Minimalism, the musical version, has always been a numbers game. It began with extended tones, with beats added and subtracted to phrases at will and with simple rhythms played in and out of phase to create complex patterns. So let's have some numbers...
  • Frederic Rheinstein dies at 86; NBC producer captured shooting of Oswald

    Frederic Rheinstein dies at 86; NBC producer captured shooting of Oswald
    On Nov. 23, 1963, the day after President Kennedy was shot, NBC News producer and director Frederic Rheinstein was in a remote broadcast truck outside Dallas' city hall with his crew. Suddenly, a stranger poked his head through an open window. "He...
  • Music venues to attract travelers who march to their own beat

     Music venues to attract travelers who march to their own beat
    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...
  • Does L.A. Opera lack the guts to stage 'The Perfect American'?

    Does L.A. Opera lack the guts to stage 'The Perfect American'?
    Philip Glass' groundbreaking American opera "Einstein on the Beach" opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday for what promoters billed as one of the biggest cultural events of the season. And what about the composer's new opera, the one about...
  • Violinist Jennifer Koh turns physicist for 'Einstein on the Beach'

    Violinist Jennifer Koh turns physicist for 'Einstein on the Beach'
    Before each performance of the five-hour "Einstein on the Beach," violinist Jennifer Koh must endure at least one hour in the makeup chair to transform her from a thirtysomething woman to the gray, wizened Nobel Prize-winning physicist — a head-to-...