Author Archives: Ted Kane

MADE in Long Beach with Jesika Von Rabbit and John Doe

Saturday, July 13th, was a special night at Elinor, the bar at MADE by Millworks in Long Beach. It was MADE’s owner Michelle Molina’s birthday, and she threw a party. There was cake, of course, and great art on exhibition … Continue reading

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La Traviata: The Inexhaustible Variety of Life at LA Opera

LA Opera’s excellent production of Verdi’s La Traviata has two performances left at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Wednesday, June 19th, at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 22nd, at 2 pm. Set in the jazz era, the dazzle of the set design and … Continue reading

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James Conlon to Lead Pittance Chamber Music in Saturday Matinee at Zipper Hall

Pittance Chamber Music returns to Zipper Hall this Saturday for a 3 pm concert curated and conducted by LA Opera Director James Conlon. Entitled A Tale of Two Emigres, the program focuses on two major figures of 20th century music, Arnold Schoenberg … Continue reading

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LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight: from Sublime to Ridiculous and Back Again

Noon to Midnight, the marathon new music festival hosted last Saturday by Los Angeles Philharmonic, was a twelve hour exploration of both musical and physical architecture. Ensembles of varying size and instrumentation took over the entirety of the Disney Hall … Continue reading

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New Music, Food and Fun at LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents its third annual Noon to Midnight (N2M) festival in and around Walt Disney Concert Hall this Saturday, June 1st, 2019. N2M is the quintessential LA Phil event, combining uncompromisingly avant garde music with a fun … Continue reading

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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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