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Culture MonsterMark Swed reviews the exceptional mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin, who, blind, sings with eyes wide shut....
Culture MonsterRick Schultz reviews Gloria Cheng's Piano Spheres recital at the Colburn School's Zipper Hall...
Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...
Culture MonsterThe Pasadena Symphony is Old Faithful no more. This once ever-reliable orchestra was founded in 1928. It played, for most of its history, in Pasadena Civic Auditorium, building a tradition with music directors who remained often for decades. Richard...
Culture MonsterJacaranda, the Santa Monica new music series, began its season over the weekend with âstrong sincere voices nurtured while America was inventing itself afresh,â as wrote artistic director Patrick Scott in his detailed program notes. Such invention...
Culture MonsterVictoria Looseleaf reviews Martha Graham Dance Company at South Coast Repertory...
Culture MonsterIf judged only by the Dom Perignon flowing in the lobby and the American melodies flowing from the stage last night at the State Theatre -- which for the next 50 years, it was announced, will be named âThe David......
Unless you happen to be David Letterman, little of value tends to come from making top 10 lists. But violinist Gil Shaham has lately turned this common time-waster into something of a consuming passion, and music lovers are the beneficiaries. One of...
Culture MonsterThe economically troubled, controversy-racked Pasadena Symphony and Pops announced Wednesday that it has hired an artistic advisor â and, for two October concerts , a conductor -- in James DePreist, who led the Oregon Symphony for more than 20 years.......
In her four decades of performing on the international stage, Kiri Te Kanawa has appeared to live a fairy-tale existence. Adopted as an infant, Te Kanawa enjoyed a modest New Zealand youth until the age of 19 when she placed second in that country's...
A remarkable run of major monuments in the classical-Romantic violin repertoire began in L.A. a few weeks ago when Joshua Bell played Bruch's First Concerto. It signaled the start of what amounts to a crash course in the history of the 19th century violin...
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Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86. Foss died...
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