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  • National radio broadcast of NEA's opera awards will elude L.A.

     
    There will be a recurring California motif at the National Endowment for the Arts' second annual NEA Opera Honors ceremony on Nov. 14 -- but there are no plans for the national radio broadcast of the musical proceedings and award......
  • Ojai Music Festival reveals details for 2010 program

     
    Perhaps the most important new music event on the West Coast, if not the entire U.S., the Ojai Music Festival is a necessary pilgrimage for any fan of contemporary classical music -- and anyone with the slightest curiosity about the......
  • John Adams, the L.A. Phil's other new kid

     
    What does a renowned, Harvard-educated, Pulitzer Prize-winning classical music composer say just after the standing-ovation world premiere of his new symphony “City Noir” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the...
  • Music Review: Frank Zappa Green Umbrella concert at Disney Hall

     
    Clearly, the West Coast, Left Coast festival would have been remiss without nodding to Frank Zappa, one of Los Angeles' greatest and least easily categorized musical mavericks, whose work was the star of Tuesday’s Green Umbrella concert at Walt Disney.....
  • Kronos Quartet with the L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group at Disney Hall

     
    What exactly is the L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group? Think of it, affectionately, as the L.A. Phil Lite. Though fewer members perform, selections are often more daring, like tonight's program, which includes an arrangement of Frank Zappa's "The Yellow...
  • Music review: Salvatore Sciarrino premiere at Monday Evening Concerts

     
    Though laudable, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s West Coast, Left Coast festival left out a lot. It told the story of California music from John Adams’ angle -- our pioneer spirit, our vital connection with Latin American and Asia, our remove......
  • Fly your freak flag high: Today is Frank Zappa Day!

     
    The city of Baltimore declared today Frank Zappa day in honor of the iconoclastic rock musician and composer, who was born there 69 years ago on December 21, 1940. Last week the city's public art commission also announced that a bronze statue of Zappa...
  • Joe Sacco's 'Footnotes in Gaza' is a bookshelf lightning rod

     
    Marcus Brogdan, in London and writing for the Associated Press, delves into the comics and controversy of the great Joe Sacco, who has a gift for cartooning-as-journalism but a subject matter and subjectivity that add up to a talent for......
  • A survival tale: Silver Lake's Rockaway Records

     
    Pop & Hiss contributor Randy Lewis has a story in today's Business section on Silver Lake's Rockaway Records, chronicling how the indie shop has survived the CD downtown, as well as the arrival of Amoeba Records. Below is an excerpt.......
  • R. Crumb will get biblical at UCLA lecture on Oct. 29

     
    Tickets are now on sale for "An Evening with R. Crumb" at UCLA's Royce Hall on Oct. 29, an event that ties into the iconoclastic cartoonist's exhibit at the Hammer and his intriguing (and provocative) new hardcover "The Book of......
  • Jack Kirby and Frank Zappa, a cosmic friendship

     
    Now there's a headline that catches your eye. Yes it turns out that late Frank Zappa, the restless musical genius who may have been the most committed inconoclast in the history of rock, was a pal to the late Jack......