Author Archives: Ted Kane

An Interview With Christopher Job: Opera Singer, OC Native, Headbanger

Bass-baritone Christopher Job is a Southern California native who has been busy making a name for himself in the opera world. Having cut his teeth in Orange County with Opera Pacific, Mr. Job has sung all over North America and … Continue reading

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BeachLife Rides Into the Sunset with Willie

The first BeachLife festival was held over the weekend of May 3rd-5th at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach, featuring dozens of bands spread across three stages in front of thousands of fans. The artists varied quite a bit in musical … Continue reading

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BeachLife: Day One Recap & Day Two Preview

The first day of the inaugural BeachLife festival in Redondo Beach is on the books, and day two is here. If the organizers had any opening day jitters, it didn’t show in the event they put on; the vibe was … Continue reading

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Prophet on the Burning Shore: Bob Weir Headlines Beach Life Day One

Bob Weir’s time, as he has promised us for decades, appears to have finally come. The guitarist and the Grateful Dead, the band he co-fronted with the late Jerry Garcia for their three full decades, have weaved their way back … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project to Livestream Madama Butterfly This Sunday

Pacific Opera Project’s new staging of Madama Butterfly, a co-production with Houston’s Opera in the Heights, is in the middle of a sold out run at Little Tokyo’s Aratani Theatre. If you missed last weeks premier and don’t have tickets … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Presents Madama Butterfly in Little Tokyo

On Saturday, April 6th, and continuing with two more performances the next weekend, Pacific Opera Project will present a new production of Puccini’s beloved opera Madama Butterfly at the Artani Theatre in Little Tokyo. Originally written and traditionally sung in Italian, POP … Continue reading

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A Frenchman in Los Angeles: an Interview with Conductor Lionel Bringuier on His Return to LA and the Philhamonic

French Conductor Lionel Bringuier is returning to LA to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic with pianist Hélène Grimaud from March 28th through 31st in a program of music by Gershwin and Ravel at Disney Hall. Bringuier was named the Phil’s … Continue reading

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”Soul of a Nation’: a Major Exhibition of African American Art Opens at ‘The Broad’

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 opens this Saturday, March 23, 2019, at The Broad. Presented in collaboration with the Tate Modern, Brooklyn Museum, and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Arkansas, the exhibition … Continue reading

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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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