ArtsbeatLA.com
Theater Category Fine Arts Category Music Category Film Category Food Category Photography Category Dance Category Interview Category Culture Category Literature Category Op-Ed Category Video Category

“La Traviata” – opera review for Stage Raw – Los Angeles theater review

Photo by Craig Matthew.

 
Hello opera and #LAThtr fans!
Here is an intro and link to our first opera review for the critical website Stage Raw — which contains the latest arts and theater coverage from our intrepid team of journalists & critics.
Happy reading!
 
La Traviata  music by Giuseppe Verdi,  Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

“Animals Out of Paper” – Los Angeles theater review

Photo by Michael Lamont.

The paths of three loner characters intersect in Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper, a bittersweet dramedy now being presented by East West Players in their Little Tokyo theater in Downtown LA.
Still recovering from a recent break-up, world-renowned origami artist Ilana Andrews (Tess Lina) is a cranky shut-in, holed up in her studio. She’s

“Race” – Los Angeles theater review

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

A slight plot is merely a framework for David Mamet’s talky and sordid play Race. A partnership comprised of a paralegal assistant and two lawyers — one black, one white — discuss a case they reluctantly agree to defend wherein a wealthy white man has been accused of raping a black woman.
In his signature

“Women” – latest theater review for Stage Raw – Los Angeles theater review

Photo credit Adam Carver.

Hey there fellow #LAThtr goers!
Here is an intro and link to my newest theater review for the critical website Stage Raw — which contains the latest arts and theater coverage from our intrepid team of journalists & critics.
Happy reading!
 
Women by Chiara Atik.
RECOMMENDED.
One of the hits of this summer’s Hollywood

LAST DAYS! Van Gogh to Kandinsky at LACMA – Los Angeles art exhibition review

The Poplars at Saint-Rémy (Les peupliers sur la Colline)
Vincent van Gogh
1889
Oil on fabric. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. (1958.32). Photo © The Cleveland Museum of Art

There’s a spot in the middle of one of the large exhibition rooms at LACMA where, if you stand and turn in 360 degrees, your eyes will drink in a glorious riot of color and shapes. Now in its last days, the magnificent and comprehensive exhibition Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to