Author Archives: Ted Kane

LA Opera Kicks Off the 2019-20 Season Saturday with a New Production of La Boheme

LA Opera opens its 2019-20 season this Saturday, September 14th, with Puccini’s masterpiece La Boheme. The classic tale of love and loss has been a career maker for many great singers over the years; in this staging, Angelenos will be … Continue reading

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Herbie Hancock Calls Next at the Bowl

Herbie Hancock brought his current group and array of younger guest artists to the Hollywood Bowl on August 21st for a concert dubbed Herbie Hancock: Next Generation. R+R=Now, a supergroup helmed by keyboardist Robert Glasper, opened the night with a … Continue reading

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Peter and the Wolf at the Hollywood Bowl

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presented an entertaining evening of Russian music at the Hollywood Bowl on August 20th. The orchestra was joined by actor John C. Reilly and the puppet-based troupe Blind Summit Theatre for the program’s featured piece, a … Continue reading

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Herbie Hancock, John C. Reilly with LA Phil Highlight Next Week at the Bowl

Two of the most intriguing shows of Los Angeles Philharmonic’s summer season at the Hollywood Bowl are coming up next week. On Tuesday night, August 20th, the orchestra will be presenting a program of Russian music highlighted by a staging … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project’s Mikado Makes Our Little List

Pacific Opera Project’s 2019 season continues next week with a three week revival of the company’s colorful production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s enduring comic masterpiece The Mikado at the Ebell Club in Highland Park. The operetta opens on Friday, August … Continue reading

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Idyllwild Arts Returns to Disney Hall August 4th

The High School Summer Chamber Festival Orchestra and Festival Choir of Idyllwild Arts will hold their annual culminating concert on Aug 4 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. More than 100 students from the prestigious music school in the San Jacinto … Continue reading

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Surf & Stein: 12th Annual Surf Guitar Convention Returns to Alpine Village

Do you like Surf music? Tiki culture? Awesome faux German bierhalles that may or may not be razed for ‘progress’ some time in the foreseeable future? With every yes you answered, you know in you heart that you need to … Continue reading

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Tailgate Fest: A New Kind of Festival in the Inland Empire

Many festival goers face a chicken and egg dilemma: is the festival about the music, or is it about the party? Tailgate Fest, a two day country music festival happening August 17th & 18th in the Riverside County city of … Continue reading

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Take Peter Laughner for a Spin

The annals of Rock and Roll are full of unsung heroes and tragic figures; when the game is to fly high and fast, casualties are inevitable. Even so, Peter Laughner stands out as an artist who died far too young … Continue reading

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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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