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  • 'Dueling Harps' at REDCAT mixes strings, vocals

    'Dueling Harps' at REDCAT mixes strings, vocals
    There's nothing like a little harp music to soothe jangled nerves. Popular at weddings, funerals and not a few brises, the age-old instrument, with its sensual curves and ethereal-sounding glissandi, not only has an aristocratic air but also seems an...
  • California EAR Unit's 'Premieres!' at REDCAT

    California EAR Unit's 'Premieres!' at REDCAT
    One couldn't help but detect a hint of irony in the California EAR Unit's name for the latest concert in its residency at REDCAT on Wednesday night -- "Premieres!" This is a group, after all, for which premieres -- and the pursuit of things...
  • Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte

    Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte
    Aside from their proximity in age, and the fulsome praise they got for their debut novels, Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra would appear to have little in common as writers. Plascencia's "The People of Paper," which was published in 2005...
  • John Adams is feeling festive

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

    Music Review: Frank Zappa Green Umbrella concert at Disney Hall
  • San Francisco vs. San Diego: Which is the better getaway?

    San Francisco vs. San Diego: Which is the better getaway?
    Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse....
  • Dweezil makes a brisket

    Performing, it seems, is great preparation for cooking under pressure. Dweezil Zappa and Lisa Loeb are the coolest of cooks. Neither is the least bit flummoxed that smoke rises from the roasting asparagus or that the new macaroon recipe creates what Zappa...
  • Percussionists make up a precision strike force

    Percussionists make up a precision strike force
    The percussion section stands at the back of the orchestra, facing the conductor, gladiators poised for battle. These warriors are armed with their bare hands, mallets, sticks and scores of other utensils that can tap, hit, scrape, shake, pound, bow --...