Author Archives: Ted Kane

The Don and Bunk Show: Tough in Torrance December 9th

The Don and Bunk Show is coming to the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library in Torrance on Saturday, December 9th at 2 pm. The trio consists of keyboardist Don Preston and saxophonist Bunk Gardner, both alumni of the Mothers of … Continue reading

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Chasing Trane: Exploring a Jazz Giant at the GRAMMY Museum

John Coltrane left this mortal plane fifty years ago, but the his spirit lives on in his music, which remains as influential and powerful as ever. The GRAMMY Museum explores the jazz giant’s life and work with it’s newest exhibit … Continue reading

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Thrills! Chills! Opera!

Opera goers in Los Angeles and Orange County have a number of exciting (and seasonally appropriate) options to choose from this and next weekend. Pacific Opera Project, Los Angeles Opera and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County are all mounting … Continue reading

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Opera Is Scary, Kids: Pacific Opera Project’s Latest Production is a Horror Double Feature

Pacific Opera Project (POP) returns in time for Halloween with a pairing of supernatural themed short operas. Opening October 27th at the Highland Park Ebell Club for three performances before moving to Santa Monica’s Miles Memorial Playhouse for three more, … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Presents Lucia Di Lamermoor at Forrest Lawn in Glendale

Pacific Opera Project’s 2017 season resumes with a production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale for five shows this September. In February, POP staged a charming production of the same composer’s L’Elisir d’Amore at … Continue reading

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Hanging With the ‘In’ Crowd at 30th Long Beach Jazz Festival

The 30th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival was held August 11th-13th, 2017, delivering a weekend of good times and great musicianship to Rainbow Lagoon in downtown Long Beach. The festival draws thousands of loyal fans every year to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Sylvia Brooks, Dale Fielder, and More: June Jazz in L.A.

Jazz, despite any malicious gossip you may have heard to the contrary, remains alive and well in Los Angeles in 2017. Here are some upcoming shows we are looking forward to this summer, starting with one this very evening in … Continue reading

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Theater Review: The Designated Mourner at REDCAT

Wallace Shawn’s play The Designated Mourner, showing at REDCAT through May 21st, is an existential drama that unfolds in an unnamed city, in an unnamed country, at an unspecified time. Under the minimalist direction of André Gregory, a cast of … Continue reading

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My Dystopia With André: REDCAT presents The Designated Mourner

2017 has and continues to be a year of landmark plays and players in Los Angeles.  REDCAT plays host for ten performances to just such a production when it stages Wallace Shawn’s “The Designated Mourner” from May 11th to 21st … Continue reading

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Interview: James Conlon & Lisa Sutton Discuss Pittance Chamber Music’s Program of Mozart and Mendelssohn at Zipper Hall

Pittance Chamber Music presents its second concert of the 2016/17 season at 8pm this Friday, February 3rd, at Zipper Hall.  The program will feature Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B flat (often referred to as the “Gran Partita” after an … Continue reading

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