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  • Lively 'Peter and the Starcatcher' make us believers again

    Lively 'Peter and the Starcatcher' make us believers again
    These days it seems as though every time I turn around there's another installment of the Peter Pan story. Next stop for that flighty green-garbed spotlight-chaser: his own reality TV series, "The Real Lost Boys of Neverland," followed by a special...
  • Kennedy Center honors five

    Kennedy Center honors five
    WASHINGTON — Carlos Santana, the Mexico-born powerhouse whose songs have stirred listeners across cultures and across generations, was among five high achievers recognized Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors. Santana and a fellow honoree, opera...
  • Theater review: 'The Steward of Christendom' leans too much on words

     Theater review: 'The Steward of Christendom' leans too much on words
    Whatever form Irish novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry happens to be working in, you can be sure that he will be drunk with language. Words make him swoon. He loves the way they sound and slide off each other, the singsong rhythms they fall into...
  • NEA helps fund the SoCal premiere of opera 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

    NEA helps fund the SoCal premiere of opera 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
    The National Endowment for the Arts is helping to fund the Southern California premiere of John Adams' controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," 23 years after it was first performed. The $25,000 grant to the adventurous Long Beach Opera for its...
  • New York City Opera near bankruptcy; Kickstarter effort falling short

    New York's second-largest opera company appears to be on the brink of bankruptcy as an emergency fundraising effort is failing to meet its target, barring any last-minute miracle. The New York City Opera was looking to raise $1 million through...
  • Placido Domingo: New York City Opera demise would be a 'tragedy'

    Placido Domingo: New York City Opera demise would be a 'tragedy'
    When renowned tenor Plácido Domingo was still a relatively unknown singer from Spain, he made his Los Angeles-area debut at the Music Center in 1967 in a touring series by the New York City Opera. His local debut included performances in "Don Rodrigo,"...
  • Pioneering AIDS play 'Normal Heart' revived just in time

    Pioneering AIDS play 'Normal Heart' revived just in time
    Actor Tim Cummings is quietly stripping on stage at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre. Each item of clothing comes off with mounting dread. Now Cummings, who plays writer-turned-AIDS activist Ned Weeks in Larry Kramer's pioneering play "The Normal Heart,"...
  • Philip Glass' 'Einstein' is opera because 'that's where the stuff was'

    Philip Glass' 'Einstein' is opera because 'that's where the stuff was'
    NEW YORK — What opera launched a legendarily prolific opera career, influenced a generation of opera composers and is an American opera classic, yet is not an opera and has only been mounted a handful of times in the 37 years since its premiere?...
  • 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-...
  • Review: 'The Last Goodbye' gets rocky as it fuses the Bard with pop

    Shakespeare and contemporary popular music might seem like strange bedfellows, but his plays have a way of coalescing with whatever musical style is thrown their way. A rock version of "Two Gentlemen of Verona" won the Tony for best musical in 1972,...
  • 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...