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In the news: Levitated Mass “Rock star” begins its journey to LACMA

  What weighs 340 tons and is the largest rock formation to be moved from two points since the Egyptian pyramid? No, this is not a leap year prank! Artist Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” is making a 105-mile journey to LACMA. LACMA is even providing a mapped route of the massive boulder’s journey for Angelenos who wish to observe the rock as it travels to its new home at the museum. http://lacma.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/levitated-mass-transport-a-gawkers-guide/ Will this very unusual “Rock Star” garner fans? Only time will tell… For the full story, please read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/levitated-mass-move-lacma_n_1308613.htm

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Video: Plácido Domingo makes a cameo appearance on Cultural Cocktail Hour

Cultural Cocktail Hour was thrilled to speak for a minute with Plácido Domingo! Despite being swarmed on the dance floor by photographers & enthusiastic fans who dreamed of getting their picture taking with the Maestro, Mr. Domingo  graciously stopped by to talk to Cultural Cocktail Hour about the meaning of his name. The majority of the 3-minute video provides a history of the LA Music Center and the accomplisments of Mr. Domingo. Enjoy! Leticia Marie Sanchez, Founder and Editor-in-Chief

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Cultural Events LA: March 2, 3, 4

Heras-Casado conducts Strauss at Walt Disney Concert Hall Fri, Mar 2 8:00PM; Sat., Mar 3 2:00PM; Sun, Mar 4, 2:00PM Los Angeles Philharmonic. Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Martin Chalifour, violin. Beethoven: Egmont Overture (Except Friday). Matheson: Violin Concerto (West Coast premiere; LA Phil commission) Strauss: Ein Heldenleben. Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. 323.850.2000 http://www.laphil.com/   Gothic Grandeur: Manuscript Illumination, 1200–1350 February 28–May 13 Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/     Capitol Ensemble at LACMA- Free Sun, Mar 4th 6 pm Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Opus 20, No.4;  Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804, Rosamunde. Bing Theater. No reservations Stream Sundays Live. LACMA. 905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org

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Magnificat by Moonlight…

Cultural Photography © 2012 by Leticia Marie Sanchez The Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena,basking in moonlight after a performance of Bach’s Magnificat by LA Chamber Orchestra Feb 25th  

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Cultural Events LA- Feb 25th

Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring  Opening Night Sat Feb 25th 7:30 p.m LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/   Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s BACH’S MAGNIFICAT “Discover” Concert led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane Saturday, Feb 25, 8 pm Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 Tickets available online at laco.org, by phone 213 622 7001 or by fax 213 626 2157   Year of the Chimera 7.0 exhibit  Glass Garage Gallery Fine Art Gallery. 414 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048 For more information on the exhibit please call 310-659-5228 or e-mail: info@glassgaragegallery.com “The Doe Marriage” Copyright © Margo Selski & Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery. All rights reserved. http://www.glassgaragegallery.com/

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President’s Weekend Cultural Cocktail

LACMA is Free President’s Day Mon- Feb 20- 12pm Live music from 12:30-2:45 LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA, 90036. 323-857-6000. Free, general admission ticket required | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online. http://www.lacma.org Photo © Leticia Marie Sanchez

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Review: Simon Boccanegra at LA Opera- a MUST-SEE Production

          Review: LA Opera’s Simon Boccanegra A Night of Dignity and Glory by Leticia Marie Sanchez ©2012 Director Elijah Moshinsky’s Simon Boccanegra, now on stage at LA Opera, was originally created in 1991 for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and exudes majesty and dignity. The plebians, the ninety-nine percent movement in fourteenth-century Genoa, want to occupy the Doge’s palace and remove the patricians from power through the corsair hero of the masses, Simon Boccanegra. Moshinsky’s glorious production does not use any gimmicks or flash. Instead, through his elegant reverence for history and a beautifully refined set, the music and characters come to the forefront of the opera, riveting the audience as does Plácido Domingo in the title role. Even before Simon Boccanegra begins, a blue impressionist screen sets the stage, alluding to the oceans conquered

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Cultural Events LA: Feb 10, 11, 12

Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra starring  Plácido Domingo Opening Night Sat Feb 11th 7:30 p.m. LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/ ARIA Night at the Opera Sat. Feb. 11 On opening night, members will attend the Company Premiere of Simon Boccanegra and immediately following the performance, gather for cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres at downtown LA’s historic Engine Co. No. 28 For information, please visit: http://www.losangelesopera.com/community/youngpro.aspx  New Faces from Egypt: Roman Panel Paintings Sat. Feb. 11 2:00 p.m Getty Villa, Auditorium. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA. (310) 440-7300 Admission: Free; a ticket is required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the “Get Tickets” button on the website below. Parking fee: $15 http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/lectures/roman_panel_paintings.html

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In the news: Lost work by Brahms discovered in Princeton Library

  Conductor and Musicologist Christopher Hogwood discovered a two-minute piano piece by Johannes Brahms in a Princeton library. Brahms had composed the piece when he was only 20 years old. The piece received its world premiere this year by pianist Andras Schiff on BBC Radio 3.  For the full story, read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jan/13/brahms-piano-piece-premiere To listen to the gem of a piece, please visit:

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Cultural Events LA Feb 3, 4, 5, & 7

A Conversation with Gary Oldman at LACMA Followed by a screening of The Contender Fri. Feb 3. 7:30 p.m 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 857-6000 For further information, please view: http://www.lacma.org/event/oldman-conversation-contender Chinese New Year Festival 2012 at the Huntington Sat Feb. 4 & Sun Feb 5 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Musical performances, dragon dancing, calligraphy, & more. 1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA  91108. 626.405.2100 For the full program schedule, please view: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary_02.aspx?id=5818 Joshua Bell at Walt Disney Concert Hall Tues. Feb 7th Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F Major; Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108; Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano; Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3, “Ballade;” Gershwin: Three Preludes. 111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012 323.850.2000 http://www.laphil.com

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