Author Archives: Ted Kane

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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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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