The Truth Behind Entertainment Promises

The Truth Behind Entertainment Promises

By Charly SHELTON
Throughout this issue of CV Weekly, we have covered topics related to healthy living. But my big question has been about all the promises I’ve been made in movies and TV – how do I get super strength, a robotic armor or telekinesis? Let’s take a look at the realities of some of […]

Tchaikovsky, Arensky and Rachmaninoff on Le Salon Program

By Nestor CASTIGLIONE
Though the only work of his on Sunday’s program is a relatively minor one, it’s Tchaikovsky’s spirit that looms largest in Le Salon de Musiques’ January program. The Russian composer’s “Souvenir d’un lieu cher” will be the nexus of the concert, which takes place Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
The music […]

Everything is Rosy at Ladurée

Everything is Rosy at Ladurée

By Charly SHELTON
Shopping can be tough. The crowds, the hustle and bustle, and carrying those packages and bags all over. Don’t get me wrong; it’s a good problem to have, but after a day of hitting the mall hard it’s nice to have a little respite, a place to recharge, set the bags down and […]

Pop-Up Museums: 29 Rooms

Pop-Up Museums: 29 Rooms

By Charly SHELTON
In 2017, pop-up museums were all the rage. Museum of Ice Cream. Museum of Failure. Happy Place. 29 Rooms. All these places that you see on Instagram only to find that tickets sold out three months before the doors opened. These limited time traveling museums and art installations are only for those in-the-know […]

Scene in LA – January

Scene in LA – January

SCENE IN LA
 
BY
 
STEVE ZALL AND SID FISH
 
January 2018
 
Happy New Year! Here are some of the shows you can see in our local theatres this month:
        
         OPENING        
 
“Bugaboo & The Silent One” Bugaboo is an inmate in the women’s block of Henderson County Jail in West Virginia. After 42 days alone, she is assigned […]

Exploring Spain’s Imprint at Local Recital

By Nestor CASTIGLIONE
It is one of those curious curveballs in history that, despite the centuries in which it was at the summit of global power, Spain’s imprint on classical music was surprisingly weak. Composers it had – and very innovative ones at that ¬– during the Age of Exploration, both at home and in its […]

Leisure Year in Review, 2017

Leisure Year in Review, 2017

January
People celebrated the Lunar New Year Festival at Universal Plaza with the entranceway decked out in red paper lanterns and banners, welcoming the year of the fire rooster. Cherry blossom trees stood around the courtyard with red slips of paper tied to the branches, each with a wish for the coming year. A Mandarin-speaking Megatron […]

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Goes Out On A High Note

By Susan JAMES
The girls have totally taken over the franchise in “Pitch Perfect 3,” the last call for the Barden University BFF songsters known as the Bellas. Directed by Trish Sie from a screenplay by Kay Cannon, the all-female singing group that took their college competition by storm in “Pitch Perfect” (2012) and made a […]

Reflections on Top Concerts of 2017

By Nestor CASTIGLIONE
It seems that every passing year brings increasingly greater and richer musical experiences to music lovers in Southern California. If there was anything in which 2017 was pronouncedly better, it was in the amount and quality of great live music.
As the twilight of 2017 dims before the auguring of 2018, I’ve compiled a […]

Destinations from Around the Globe Highlight Queen Mary Chill

By Charly SHELTON
Each year, the Queen Mary in Long Beach hosts a Christmas carnival called Chill. It started with carnival rides, overpriced county fair food and some ice sculptures. Then it became more about the ice and wintertime fun. It had walkthrough ice sculpture stories of classic Christmas tales. It brought in better food, a […]

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