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In the news: Classical Music to be played in north London to reduce crime

  by Leticia Marie Sanchez In Broadwater Farm, an area of North London, Adam Weber, a 23 year old constable in charge of law and order, will be playing Beethoven and Mozart in an effort to reduce crime. In the past the Broadwater Farm region was plagued by riots and violence, and Weber is hoping that classic music will have a similar effect to the use of music on the London Underground, where music was blared from speakers in 40 stations. In the subway experiment, Weber revealed that incidents of verbal and physical aggression were reduced during the time period when the music was played. As Bernard Berenson observed in 1952 at  Villa I Tatt in Florence, “Without art, visual, verbal and musical our world would have remained a jungle.” For more details, please read: http://www.classicfm.com/music-news/classical-music-broadwater-farm/

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Mozart and the Barber Shop Chase

“Why Can’t you Sit Still? “Because I’m Mozart” In his delightful tome, The Book of Musical Anecdotes, Norman Lebrecht reveals that the perpetually inspired Mozart led his Barber on a hair-cutting chase: “Every moment an idea would occur to him…he would run to the clavier, the barber after him, hair-ribbon in hand.” Luckily for Mozart, the barber had a steady hand.

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Wise Man of the Day: Plato

 “Music Is a Moral Law. It gives soul to the Universe,   Wings to the mind, flight to the imagination,  Charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”  

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Review: Ballet NOW- A Kaleidoscope of styles at the Music Center

Review: Ballet NOW- A Kaleidoscope of styles at the Music Center By Leticia Marie Sanchez With Ballet Now, the Los Angeles Music Center found itself as a global stage for the best that ballet has to offer. The performers included dancers from companies including: the New York City Ballet,  The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dorrance Dance, Miami City Ballet, and the Paris Opera Ballet. The superlative choreography included the work of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton, Ulysses Dove and Justin Peck. International dance sensation Tiler Peck curated the innovative kaleidoscope of pieces which kept both the dancers and the audience on their toes. The ballet was a dynamic tapestry that skillfully juxtaposed contrasting shades of music, choreography, and talent. The program opened with the thought-provoking Increases, choreographed by Justin Peck and performed to Philip Glass’ Four Movements by Two Pianos. The palette of pale blue

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In the news: Selfies and artistic collateral damage

Selfies: Artistic Collateral Damage? by  Leticia Marie Sanchez One cannot deny the preponderance of selfies in today’s art world. One cannot enter a gallery, museum, or even concert venue without encountering a selfie taker, some more subtle and considerate than others. Taking a selfie as a souvenir of an artistic experience is one thing. What is disconcerting is when I-phones become Weapons of Mass Destruction. Unfortunately, the latest artistic destruction caused by a selfie apparently occurred this summer at the 14th Factory, a pop-up gallery in Los Angeles, where a clumsy student taking a selfie caused more than $200,000 worth of damage to a series of crowned pedestals by Hong Kong based multimedia artist Simon Birch. Birch decided not to press charges against the individual because 1) she was a student and 2) it was an accident. In a statement released by Birch, the artist

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Top Summer Pick- BalletNOW at the Music Center: July 28-July 30

CCH- Top Pick—BalletNOW at the Music Center This is a not-to-be-missed Cultural Cocktail of brilliant choreographers, stirring music, and world class dancers. Each day has a different program, but musical highlights over the weekend include: Pas de Deux from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein Thaïs by Jules Massenet Four Movements for Two Pianos by Philip Glass Choreography includes the work of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Sir Kenneth Mac Millan, and Christopher Wheeldon The performers include dancers from companies including: the New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dorrance Dance, Miami City Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet  BalletNOW  The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Friday, July 28 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30 2:00 p.m. For information on tickets and each day’s program please see: Musiccenter.org/balletnow Photo Above: Tiler Peck,

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Carriage Ride in Central Park..Mysterious Clouds Swirling Overhead…

Ezra Pound, Reflecting on New York: “Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.” All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez              

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Cultural Cocktail Hour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” Pablo Picasso Cultural Cocktail Hour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 2017 All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez

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Cultural Cocktail Hour visit New York!

  All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez “If London is a watercolor New York is an oil painting”- Peter Shaeffer Central Park, New York,  July 2016

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Impressionistic Summer’s Eve…

  All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez Impressionistic summer clouds perfectly blending perfectly with the music of Ravel & Debussy at a concert performed by the incredibly talented Salastina Music Society      

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