Author Archives: Ted Kane

The Ford Amphitheatre Comes Alive

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre is a wonderful, intimate, 1,200 seat outdoor venue located in the Hollywood Hills. Founded in 1920, the Ford stage has been graced legends from all corners of the performing arts–from the Ramones to Pharoah Sanders … Continue reading

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POP to Stage Bizet’s Don Procopio

Following the success of last month’s Trouble in Tahiti, the Pacific Opera Project is returning to Heritage Square Park the weekend of June 4-6. The company will be staging the first known west coast production of Don Procopio, an comic … Continue reading

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THE BOWL IS BACK, BABY!

The Los Angeles Philharmonic made the announcement we have been waiting for all pandemic: the Hollywood Bowl is opening back up to live audiences. While the Phil did a good job of remaining relevant during COVID, curating an archival series … Continue reading

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Review: Trouble in Tahiti by Pacific Opera Project

Pacific Opera Project made a triumphant return to Los Angeles last weekend with four performances of Leonard Bernstein’s one act opera Trouble in Tahiti. While the company kept busy during the pandemic, staging a handful of drive-in productions in Ventura, … Continue reading

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People Have the Power: Herbie Hancock & Patti Smith Kick Off LA Phil’s Month-Long Festival at Disney Hall

It’s easy to be cynical. Hell, if you aren’t a least a little jaded, can you even call yourself an American? But viewing the world with healthy skepticism is one thing, and giving in to despair is entirely another. This … Continue reading

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Power to the People, You Dig?

The Los Angeles Philharmonic embarks on another ambitious musical and cultural festival this week with “Power to the People!” Exploring the role that the arts play in society and protest movements, programming runs from March 5th through April 11th. The … Continue reading

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A Busy Month at Disney Hall

Disney Hall has been busy so far in 2020, with no let up in sight between now and when the Hollywood Bowl season begins in June. Recent highlights have included Esa-Pekka Salonen leading the LA Philharmonic’s exploration of the art … Continue reading

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This Week at the Music Center: Yuja Wang; Weimar, Eurydice Continue

Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, one of the brightest stars in classical music, will be performing in recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00 pm. Ms. Wang has become a critical and fan favorite, combining vitruoso … Continue reading

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mini-welp: Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders

Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders-The Past Came Calling Ex-Lazy Cowgirls frontman Pat Todd is bringing his band the Rankoutisders to the Park Bar & Grill in Pasadena tomorrow night, January 25th. Their latest album, The Past Came Callin’, is an … Continue reading

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Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice: LA Opera Premieres a Major New Work

From February 1st through 23rd, LA Opera will present the world premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s opera Eurydice, co-commissioned by the company and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Sarah Ruhl adapts the libretto from her play of the same name, … Continue reading

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