Author Archives: Ted Kane

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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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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