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LA Virtuosi performs in LA to preview “Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2015″ – Los Angeles travel concert report

Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2015 - IMAGE

LA Virtuosi gave an intimate concert here in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 25th to promote their forthcoming concert in the Napa Valley, in northern California.
Held at The California Club, downtown, this LA concert was a preview of the Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2015, a non-­profit organization dedicated to enhancing the region’s

EXIT REVIEW of “Gus’s Fashions and Shoes” – an ArtsBeatLA vlog – Los Angeles theater review video

Gus's c-call

Pauline Adamek from presents Exit Reviews; a new series of ‘vlogs’ or video reviews.
Here’s the newest Exit Review for the exciting and powerful play Gus’s Fashions and Shoes, which opened last night, Friday April 24th, at Vs. Theatre Company on Pico.

"Gus's Fashions and Shoes" Exit Review for

EXIT REVIEW of “Hercules vs. Vampires” – an ArtsBeatLA vlog – Los Angeles opera theater review video

Hercules c-call

Greetings #LAThtr fans!
Pauline Adamek from presents Exit Reviews, a new series of ‘vlogs’ or video reviews.
Here’s the newest Exit Review for LA Opera’s fun film-and-opera mashup Hercules vs. Vampires, which opened last night and has only three more dates — two performances this Saturday and one this Sunday. More info here.

“Never Givin’ Up” by Anna Deavere Smith – latest theater review for Stage Raw – Los Angeles theater review

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Dear readers and #LAThtr aficionadi,
Here follows my latest review for the critical website Stage Raw — which contains current arts and theater coverage from our intrepid team of journalists & critics.
Happy reading!
Never Givin’ Up.
Since 1992 the writer-performer Anna Deavere Smith has performed several one-person shows, employing her perfected documentary-style theater. She describes

“I and You” – Los Angeles theater review

Photo credit Ed Krieger.

In Lauren Gunderson’s bittersweet drama, two high school students are thrown together to work on a school project about Walt Whitman’s poem Leaves of Grass. Gradually the pair forge an unusual friendship.
Caroline (played by Jennifer Finch) is a terminally ill teen compelled to remain in her room while she awaits a liver transplant. A