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  • In the L.A. classical music scene, the music comes first

      In the L.A. classical music scene, the music comes first
    It was said to have been a disastrous seven days for classical music in America. "Hell week" is what Russell Platt called it in the New Yorker last week. New York City Opera declared bankruptcy and shut down. Minnesota Orchestra's music director Osmo...
  • 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-...
  • 'Two Boys' composer Nico Muhly digs online hoaxes, 'Law & Order: SVU'

    'Two Boys' composer Nico Muhly digs online hoaxes, 'Law & Order: SVU'
    NEW YORK — If classical music composer Nico Muhly had his way, his occupation would to the average person seem about as exotic as being a plumber. "I want it to feel the same relationship you'd have with your local butcher or neighborhood...
  • Review: Kronos Quartet makes history in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is changing. Not the strip, a symphony of ersatz that only knows how to become more so. Along with a phony Paris or sham Sphinx, the city has a fairly recent faux Frank Gehry design that serves as a home to high-end shops,...
  • Review: Strong start to Melissa Barak's ballet troupe at Broad Stage

    Review: Strong start to Melissa Barak's ballet troupe at Broad Stage
    At “L.A. Moves,” Thursday’s inaugural concert of the eponymous Barak Ballet, the double lives of Melissa Barak were on display: both Barak the choreographer and Barak the dancer. During the nine years Barak was at New York City...
  • Act it? Annie Golden of 'The Black Suits' has lived it

    In her role as a counterculture den mother to a group of suburban would-be rock stars in the new musical "The Black Suits," Annie Golden isn't just going through the motions. She knows rock 'n' roll. The 62-year-old actress was the lead singer of the...
  • Review: Insights about war are signaled by 'Tracers'

    Review: Insights about war are signaled by 'Tracers'
    What started out 33 years ago as a cathartic purge of Vietnam combat trauma demonstrates artistic staying power and relevance in the hard-hitting revival of “Tracers” at the AMVETS Post II Building in Culver City. Depicting the fates of...
  • Verdi's 200th birthday tributes begin with O.C. Italian Opera Festival

    Verdi's 200th birthday tributes begin with O.C. Italian Opera Festival
    Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday celebration resumes in Southern California this weekend with the three-day Italian Opera Festival at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. The composer's birthday was Oct. 10. On Saturday, the festival at...
  • Review: An inward tour through 'Invisible Cities'

    Review: An inward tour through 'Invisible Cities'
    If you hoped to catch the twilight Pacific Surfliner on Saturday at Union Station, you first had to pass through the Twilight Zone. The sign on the information booth read: "Please do not bother the nice person on the computer. She is part of an opera...
  • Review: Intriguingly re-imagined 'Evita' commands Pantages Theatre

    Review: Intriguingly re-imagined 'Evita' commands Pantages Theatre
    It’s a newer Argentina than not on display in “Evita” at the Pantages. This glossy touring edition of director Michael Grandage’s 2006 revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony-winning phenomenon doesn’t...