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  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 'Moskva' fascinates, challenges at City Garage

    Review:  'Moskva' fascinates, challenges at City Garage
    Mikhail Bulgakov meets Sergei Eisenstein at Andy Warhol's Factory in “Moskva.” This ornate take on Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita” is a nobly ambitious, surreally unhinged deep-dish bowl of dramaturgical borscht....
  • 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,...