Author Archives: Ted Kane

Pacific Opera Project Flies Into the ‘Ford’ with ‘Carmen’

Pacific Opera Project takes over the Ford Amphitheater this Saturday, September 1, 2018, with its most ambitious project to date: a staging of Bizet’s “Carmen” with a full cast, two choruses, and a 31 piece orchestra. Nora Graham-Smith will portray the … Continue reading

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Gazzetta Arrives in Highland Park: POP Delivers with Rare Rossini Opera

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Rossini’s comic opera “La Gazzetta” received its west coast debut at The Highland Park Ebell Club, a mere two centuries after its 1816 premiere in Naples. Produced by Pacific Opera Project, the work both looks … Continue reading

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Oakland Duo Grex in Silver Lake Tonight, Long Beach Friday

Grex, a two-piece band from Oakland, bring their idiosyncratic blend of indie-psychedelia to L.A. for two shows this week. A husband and wife duo made up of guitarist Karl Evangelista and keyboardist Rei Scampavia (both of whom double on percussion), … Continue reading

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Not Fake News: Pacific Opera Project Presents West Coast Premier of Rossini’s La Gazzetta

Pacific Opera Project’s next production is the west coast premiere of an opera by a major composer. You might expect a contemporary name like Glass, Hegge or Adams to fill in that blank, but with La Gazzetta, POP is presenting … Continue reading

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Katie Thiroux Trio to Perform Free Concert at Torrance Public Library

Acclaimed jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux will bring her trio to the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Bl, Torrance, CA 90503 an evening of live jazz starting at 7 p.m. this coming Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Completing … Continue reading

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Rare Show From Legendary Cleveland Punks the X__X at Alex’s Bar, May 11th at 7 pm

The X__X were punk before you were. Don’t take that the wrong way, it’s just a statement of fact; they were punk before almost anybody was. Formed in Cleveland in the late 70’s by lead singer/musician/artist/provocateur John D. Morton following … Continue reading

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Ralph Gibson Celebrates the Holidays with Jazz at the Millennium Biltmore, December 22nd

Saxophonist Ralph Gibson, a regular performer at the World Stage, is bringing a quartet downtown to celebrate the holidays at the Rendezvous Lounge in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel with two sets of jazz this Friday, December 22. Joining Gibson will … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Closes 2017 Season with La Bohéme: AKA “The Hipsters”

What more can be said about La Bohéme? Puccini’s romantic masterpiece of comedy, tragedy and beautiful music is the surely the most popular and often produced opera in the canon. Given this ubiquity, is fair also to ask what more … Continue reading

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Jazz Great Bennie Maupin to Perform the Jewel in the Lotus at REDCAT on December 8th

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble will be performing the music from Maupin’s classic album The Jewel in the Loutus in concert at REDCAT on Friday, Decemeber 8th at 8:30 PM. Released in 1974 on the ECM label, the date was the … Continue reading

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The Don and Bunk Show: Tough in Torrance December 9th

The Don and Bunk Show is coming to the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library in Torrance on Saturday, December 9th at 2 pm. The trio consists of keyboardist Don Preston and saxophonist Bunk Gardner, both alumni of the Mothers of … Continue reading

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