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ONE NIGHT ONLY! Czech Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Choir at Northridge’s Valley Performing Arts Center – Los Angeles concert review report

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The inimitable conductor and music director Jiří Bělohlávek leads this eminently historic orchestra through an inspiring evening of Anton Dvořák’s profoundly moving masterwork, Stabat Mater, performed by the acclaimed Prague Philharmonic Choir. – See more at: http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/czech-philharmonic/view/2014-11-05#sthash.Qh2S8CJq.dpuf
The inimitable conductor and music director Jiří Bělohlávek leads this eminently historic orchestra through an inspiring evening

Sotheby’s Photo Auction and Pop-up exhibition – “175 Masterworks to Celebrate 175 Years of Photography” – Los Angeles photo exhibition review

IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM, Snake in a Bucket, 1920s. Estimate $150,000-250,000.© THE IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM TRUST. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.

Anyone interested in photography will be pleased to learn of this pop-art photo exhibition being presented next week for two days only in Los Angeles.
Prior to this major auction, Sotheby’s Los Angeles will hold a public preview featuring highlights from 175 Masterworks to Celebrate 175 Years of Photography, a single owner sale from the

“Forever” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre – Los Angeles theater review

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

Forever was, to quote an elderly gentleman leaving the theatre, “not my cup of tea.” The latest creation of writer/actress Dael Orlandersmith, this one-woman show is a piece of straight-up storytelling that just bored this reviewer. The writing is repetitive, not poetic enough to be beautiful for its own sake and not sharp enough to

“The Man Who Planted Trees” – a delightful puppet show at the Wallis – Los Angeles theater review

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Now playing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a charming puppet show that is super sweet as well as instructive. The Man Who Planted Trees  – from Scotland’s Puppet State Theatre Company — runs on weekends until October 19, 2014.
Based on French author Jean Giono’s 1953 environment-themed classic kids book,

Los Angeles Philharmonic – Beethoven concert review

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It has been almost a year since I last attended a concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Yesterday’s concert of Beethoven and John Adams reminds me (as if I needed reminding) that I really would enjoy going to see the Philharmonic more frequently. So much music, so little time!
The concert, conducted by Gustavo