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  • Long Beach Opera stretches Stravinsky with two makeovers

     Long Beach Opera stretches Stravinsky with two makeovers
    A complete art form, opera can select from a list of ingredients that includes music, text, theater, visual art, dance, film and, lately, virtual reality and even brain waves. Smell, taste and touch have been experimented with in extreme cases. Recipes...
  • For Long Beach Opera, Kurt Vonnegut-Wynton Marsalis pairing overdue

    For Long Beach Opera, Kurt Vonnegut-Wynton Marsalis pairing overdue
    It is a double bill of opposing reactions, one a homage, the other a rejection. Yet both paths bring us to the same place: a modernization of Stravinsky's not-so-modern classic, "L'Histoire du Soldat." Perhaps this is one way to frame Long Beach Opera's...
  • Review: Frederica von Stade is regal in 'A Coffin in Egypt'

    Review: Frederica von Stade is regal in 'A Coffin in Egypt'
    As an art form with a specialty in portraying madness from the inside, opera can provide vivid evidence of what it is like to lose one's mind. But Ricky Ian Gordon's new opera, "A Coffin in Egypt," which had its West Coast premiere Wednesday night at...
  • Metropolitan Opera unions facing lockout as deadline nears

    Throughout its storied history, the Metropolitan Opera in New York has weathered a number of crises as dramatic as anything presented on stage -- strikes, ailing music directors, a fired diva, a backstage murder and a disastrous conflagration in the...
  • Kinetic Theory fosters young circus strengths in 'Dracula'

    Kinetic Theory fosters young circus strengths in 'Dracula'
    Kinetic Theory's theatrical take on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" brings the story a uniquely fitting supernatural flair. Dracula ascends a rope upside down. Vampire brides fold into hyper-extended balls and roll eerily toward the audience. Vampire hunters,...
  • Harlow y Marlow, una leyenda y su discípulo en un nuevo CD de salsa dura/VIDEOS de ensayos

    Harlow y Marlow, una leyenda y su discípulo en un nuevo CD de salsa dura/VIDEOS de ensayos
        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....
  • 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...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 5-12: 'Foxfinder' premieres

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 5-12: 'Foxfinder' premieres
    The dystopian drama "Foxfinder" premieres in Pasadena, Gordon Goodman is back as "Barrymore," and Barry McGovern does Beckett at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Human Identity L.A. premiere of writer-performer Christopher Vened’s solo show mixing mime...
  • 'An Iliad' aims to make the Trojan War relevant to today's world

     'An Iliad' aims to make the Trojan War relevant to today's world
    Denis O'Hare's campaign to write and perform a solo play based on "The Iliad" has now lasted almost as long as the Trojan War itself. He began writing "An Iliad" in 2005 with his director and co-author, Lisa Peterson. Now they're bringing their 100-...
  • Placido Domingo in 'Traviata,' 'Ghosts of Versailles' for L.A. Opera

    Placido Domingo in 'Traviata,' 'Ghosts of Versailles' for L.A. Opera
    Plácido Domingo in "La Traviata" and a new production of John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles" will be among the highlights of Los Angeles Opera's 2014-15 season, which will be announced Tuesday. The company will mount six mainstage productions...
  • Millepied's L.A. Dance Project finds home: 1927 downtown theater

    Millepied's L.A. Dance Project finds home: 1927 downtown theater
    The bid to revive the stately old theaters of downtown L.A. has intersected with hopes for boosting the city’s chronically undernourished scene for major resident dance companies.  L.A. Dance Project, launched in 2012 by star choreographer...