Author Archives: Ted Kane

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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Sunrise: A Classic Film Rises Again With A New Score

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans won three Oscars at the inaugural Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. The Los Angeles Master Chorale, in conjunction with the Sundance Institute, is bringing the silent classic back to the big screen at Walt … Continue reading

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LA Phil Explores Weimar Germany in February

The Weimar Republic took power following the First World War in Germany in 1918 and held until the ascendance of Nazism and the beginning of the slide toward the Second in 1933. While the Republic as a political entity can … Continue reading

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Beachlife Festival Returns to Redondo, May 1-3

Beachlife Festival is returning to Redondo Beach May 1-3, 2020. As with last year’s inaugural event, the lineup features an eclectic mix of classic and alternative rock, reggae and other genres. Headliners include the Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and … Continue reading

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‘Pacific Opera Project’ Opens Its 10th Season With A Double Header of ‘Puccini’ and ‘Ravel’

Pacific Opera Project begins its 2020 season with a unique double-header of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilège at Occidental College from January 25, 2020, through February 2, 2020. The brisk farce Schicci, depicting the increasingly desperate and … Continue reading

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POPS’ ‘La Bohème: AKA The Hipsters’ Returns to Highland Park

Pacific Opera Project closes the 2019 season with its signature production, “La Bohème: AKA The Hipsters.” First staged in 2012, the show transports Puccini’s timeless story of love and loss from Paris to contemporary Los Angeles, transforming the 19th century … Continue reading

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Review: LA Opera’s Psycho and The Light in the Piazza

LA Opera Off Grand’s presentation of Psycho with live score is a great night at both the movies and the orchestra. Watching the Alfred Hitchcock thriller on the big screen at Theatre at the Ace Hotel, I became so engrossed … Continue reading

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South African Soprano Golda Schultz Makes LA Philharmonic Debut

The Los Angeles Philharmonic offers a series of concerts this weekend at Disney Hall that highlight the orchestra’s past, present and possible future, with each of its three most famous living Conductors leading a program. Tonight, Zubin Mehta leads the … Continue reading

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Ace Hotel, Bates Motel, Halloween Chills: LA Opera Presents Psycho with Live Score

LA Opera Off Grand continues its Halloween tradition of pairing classic horror films with live orchestral accompaniment in the Theatre at Ace Hotel this October with a screening of “Psycho.” One of Hitchcock’s true masterpieces, “Psycho” remains among the most … Continue reading

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