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  • L.A. theater listings, Oct. 27-Nov. 3: The Tiger Lillies perform

    L.A. theater listings, Oct. 27-Nov. 3: The Tiger Lillies perform
    Brechtian bad boys the Tiger Lillies descend on REDCAT, Isabella Rossellini brings "Green Porno" to the Luckman and Musical Theatre West stages "Young Frankenstein: The Musical." Community Day Celebration New venue holds a family-friendly open house...
  • 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...
  • 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: 'Canciones de Lorca' makes welcome return to Pacific Symphony

    Review: 'Canciones de Lorca' makes welcome return to Pacific Symphony
    The temptation for an orchestra to celebrate the opening of a concert hall by commissioning a major new work is obvious and irresistible. It's also, more often than not, a bad idea. Preparing a premiere is hard enough under normal circumstances. There...
  • 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...
  • Review: Audra McDonald taps the soul of songs in concert

    Review: Audra McDonald taps the soul of songs in concert
    Audra McDonald was in grand merry-making form for much of her magnificent L.A. Opera concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Performing a diverse selection of songs spanning almost a century of the American musical and interspersing these works with...
  • The long Yellow Brick Road to Hollywood's new museum

    The organization that brings us the Oscars aims to debut a major motion-picture museum in Los Angeles about 31/2 years from now. A star attraction will be a pair of the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Leonardo DiCaprio,...
  • 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...
  • Why the Astrodome is worth saving

    HOUSTON — Forget Monticello or the Chrysler building: There may be no piece of architecture more quintessentially American than the Astrodome. Widely copied after it opened in 1965, it perfectly embodies postwar U.S. culture in its brash...
  • 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...