The Legend of B340

The Legend of B340

By Charly SHELTON
There is no doubt that the ship Queen Mary is haunted. There are resident spirits, including Jackie, the little girl who haunts the first class pool, John Pedder, who was crushed by a watertight door, Senior Second Officer William Eric Stark, who accidentally drank dry cleaning fluid instead of gin, and The Cook, […]

Skirball Center Reveals Man Behind the Music in ‘Bernstein at 100’

By Néstor CASTIGLIONE
America has had a long love/hate relationship with classical music – mostly love – in the years leading into the mid-20th century, reversed by the 1960s “counterculture” to a collective feeling of indifference that sometimes can be roused to “hate.”
One thinks of the writings of various pop music critics over the past 30 […]

‘Three’s Company’ at Pittance; Dilijan Performs Schnittke

By Néstor CASTIGLIONE
It’s Saturday, the night is young, and you’re looking for a change of pace from your usual round of drinks over at The Regal Beagle. What to do? Pittance Chamber Music might have just the thing for you with its “Three’s Company” program.
Pittance Chamber Music, a series featuring players from the Los Angeles […]

Poppies in the AV

By Charly SHELTON
The Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve is in bloom, at least as bloomed as it’s going to get this year. There aren’t very many poppies this season because the winter wasn’t very wet, but there are a good selection of other wildflowers to brighten the hillsides of the Antelope Valley. Located just a few […]

CSUN to Commemorate Life and Work of Charles Fierro

By Néstor CASTIGLIONE
Pianist Charles Fierro, a stalwart of the local musical scene best known to locals as a regular guest performer at the Glendale Noon Concerts, passed away last December after a brief illness. During his life his art elicited praise from the likes of Aaron Copland and Nadia Boulanger, the latter praising his “masterly […]

Warner Bros Celebrates Classics in New Tour

Warner Bros Celebrates Classics in New Tour

By Charly SHELTON
Warner Bros. Studios has been around since the heyday of silent movies. It was founded in 1923 and has been the distributor of many of the films now referred to as “the classics:” “Casablanca” from 1942, “Gone with the Wind” from 1939, “The Maltese Falcon” from 1941, “The Jazz Singer” from 1927 – […]

Scene in L.A. April 2018

BY
 
STEVE ZALL AND SID FISH
 
April 2018
 
Here are some of the shows you can see in our local theatres this month:
OPENING 
 
“Medea” Medea is a wife, a mother, and an immigrant. When her husband abandons his family for a new life, she exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. First staged at the Theatre […]

Maple at Descanso

Maple at Descanso

By Charly SHELTON
Descanso Gardens is our own Central Park in the Crescenta Valley. It’s a meeting place, a quiet retreat, a tourist attraction and, now, a brunch hot spot. Whether it’s after a morning stroll through the gardens or before heading out, Maple at Descanso Gardens offers an expansive brunch that hits the spot, fueling […]

Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Honored at Gala

The 34th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Gala celebrates the winners of the writers and illustrators of the Future Contests that honor 12 writers and 12 illustrators from around the world in the genres of science fiction and fantasy on the theme of “Magic and Wizardry.”
The event, with celebrity award presenters, will be held […]

Echoes of War Resound in Disney Hall

By Néstor CASTIGLIONE
Considering the epochal nature of World War II and how its aftermath has essentially bequeathed to us our world of today, the disappearance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Sixth Symphony” from concert programs and recordings, at least in the United States, is a scandalous omission in our collective cultural memory.
“[To] anyone who is not […]

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