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Ralph Gibson Celebrates the Holidays with Jazz at the Millennium Biltmore, December 22nd

Saxophonist Ralph Gibson, a regular performer at the World Stage, is bringing a quartet downtown to celebrate the holidays at the Rendezvous Lounge in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel with two sets of jazz this Friday, December 22. Joining Gibson will … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Closes 2017 Season with La Bohéme: AKA “The Hipsters”

What more can be said about La Bohéme? Puccini’s romantic masterpiece of comedy, tragedy and beautiful music is the surely the most popular and often produced opera in the canon. Given this ubiquity, is fair also to ask what more … Continue reading

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Jazz Great Bennie Maupin to Perform the Jewel in the Lotus at REDCAT on December 8th

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble will be performing the music from Maupin’s classic album The Jewel in the Loutus in concert at REDCAT on Friday, Decemeber 8th at 8:30 PM. Released in 1974 on the ECM label, the date was the … Continue reading

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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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