Author Archives: Ted Kane

Santa Anita Suspends Racing after 21st Horse Fatality

Live racing is canceled today and the rest of the weekend at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, and perhaps beyond that. Track management made this difficult decision following the euthanizing of the four year old filly Lets Light The Way … Continue reading

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POP’s The Magic Flute Has Three Lives Left

Pacific Opera Project’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute received an enthusiastic reception on opening night, Saturday, March 2nd, at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The show’s Nintendo-inspired staging and English libretto was replete with  metacritical gags relating … Continue reading

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‘Pacific Opera Project’ Gives ‘The Magic Flute’ a 1-Up in North Hollywood

Pacific Opera Project’s 2019 season kicks off with a new production of Mozart’s beloved “The Magic Flute,” onstage from March 2-10, 2019, at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The opera, with its fantastical plot and characters, has always sparked … Continue reading

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Coming to Your Town, They’ll Help You Party It Down: Canadian Band Danko Jones Plays the Whisky (& Elsewhere) with Nashville Pussy & Prima Donna

How do you like your rock and roll? If you answered “Hard and Dirty,” you will want to check out one of the shows Danko Jones, Nashville Pussy and Prima Donna are playing around southern California in the next week. … Continue reading

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Roll over Tchaikovsky: Pacific Opera Project’s The Hipsters is Your New Holiday Classical Music Tradition

The holidays are here, and in the world of entertainment, that means all the seasonal classics are being dusted off. In Los Angeles, Pacific Opera Project’s traditional holiday offering is their clever staging of “La Boheme: AKA The Hipsters.” First … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Flies Into the ‘Ford’ with ‘Carmen’

Pacific Opera Project takes over the Ford Amphitheater this Saturday, September 1, 2018, with its most ambitious project to date: a staging of Bizet’s “Carmen” with a full cast, two choruses, and a 31 piece orchestra. Nora Graham-Smith will portray the … Continue reading

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Gazzetta Arrives in Highland Park: POP Delivers with Rare Rossini Opera

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Rossini’s comic opera “La Gazzetta” received its west coast debut at The Highland Park Ebell Club, a mere two centuries after its 1816 premiere in Naples. Produced by Pacific Opera Project, the work both looks … Continue reading

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Oakland Duo Grex in Silver Lake Tonight, Long Beach Friday

Grex, a two-piece band from Oakland, bring their idiosyncratic blend of indie-psychedelia to L.A. for two shows this week. A husband and wife duo made up of guitarist Karl Evangelista and keyboardist Rei Scampavia (both of whom double on percussion), … Continue reading

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Not Fake News: Pacific Opera Project Presents West Coast Premier of Rossini’s La Gazzetta

Pacific Opera Project’s next production is the west coast premiere of an opera by a major composer. You might expect a contemporary name like Glass, Hegge or Adams to fill in that blank, but with La Gazzetta, POP is presenting … Continue reading

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Katie Thiroux Trio to Perform Free Concert at Torrance Public Library

Acclaimed jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux will bring her trio to the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Bl, Torrance, CA 90503 an evening of live jazz starting at 7 p.m. this coming Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Completing … Continue reading

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