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LACMA Muse Halloween Costume Ball: Fashioning Fashion

Photography © 2010 by Leticia Marie Sanchez

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A Star is Born! Metropolitan Opera Western Regional Auditions

A STAR (OF THE OPERA) IS BORN! Metropolitan Opera Western Regional Auditions Finals to take place Saturday, October 23, 2010  – 1 p.m. Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School. The roster of renowned singers whose early careers involved competing in the Metropolitan Opera Western Regional Audition Finals includes Leona Mitchell, Sondra Radvanovsky and Deborah Voigt. Those wishing to hear the upcoming generation of opera stars are invited to attend the 2010-2011 Western Regional Audition Finals on Saturday, October 23. “The purpose of the auditions is to discover exceptionally talented opera singers and assist them in their development,” explains Molly Siefert, Western Regional Director. Judges who will hear the singers participating in the auditions on October 23 are- Christopher Hahn, General Director – Pittsburgh Opera Gianni Rolandi, Director - Young Artists Program, Lyric Opera of Chicago Christopher Macatsoris, Music Director –

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LA Opera announces free public screenings of Il Postino

LA Opera announces Free Public outdoor screenings of Daniel Catán’s Il Postino Downtown LA- October 9- 7:30 350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90071 www.grandperformances.org. Costa Mesa- October 11- 7:00 Orange County Performing Arts Center 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 92626 www.OCPAC.org. No tickets are required. Cast members are expected to live make appearances at both sites. For further information, please consult: http://www.losangelesopera.com/ Photography © LA Opera

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A *free* event: Art Night Pasadena, Fri. Oct 8

Free Art, Free Music, and Free Entertainment Free Shuttles and Free Arts Bus Did I mention that the entire evening is Free? Participating Institutions include: the Pasadena Symphony, Norton Simon, Shumei Arts Council, Pasadena Museum of Art, and the Art Center College of Design. Friday October 8th, 6-8pm For further information, please consult: http://artnightpasadena.com/

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Film: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Genius Within: the Inner Life of Glenn Gould Playing Until October 7th, Laemmle Royal Theater. 11523 Santa Monica Blvd. West LA, 90025 For show times, please visit http://glenngouldmovie.com/screening-dates-times/

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Opera Season Starts this week!

Thursday Sept 23, 6:00 PM World Premiere; Daniel Catan’s Il Postino Starring Placido Domingo Sept 23-Oct 16 Sunday, Sept 26th. 2:00 PM Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Daniel Okulitch Sept 26-Oct 17 For further show times, please visit: http://www.losangelesopera.com/ Photography © LA Opera

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Ain’t it Grand? — Contemporary Art Museum set for Grand Avenue

© Leticia Marie Sanchez Los Angeles Art Patron Eli Broad has chosen Grand Avenue in Downtown LA as the construction site for his new museum, which could possibly be completed as early as the end of 2012. The 120,000-square-foot contemporary art museum will house works from Broad’s behemoth art collection, one that includes works by Warhol, Baldessari, Koons, Lichtenstein, Dali and Miro. The new museum will occupy the space -next door to Walt Disney Concert Hall -across the street from MOCA -across from Colburn School of Music. in the neighborhood of LA OPERA and Dorothy Chandler Pavillion A quadrangle of arts and music Mr. Broad selected New York firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro to design the 120,000-square-foot museum. The firm has previously been involved in the renovation of Lincoln Center in New York City and the design for the Institute of Contemporary Art

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Dudamel Conduct Carmen at the Hollywood Bowl

Dudamel Conducts Bizet’s Carmen Sun. August 1 7:30 PM Hollywood Bowl 2301 North Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068. 323.850.2000 Los Angeles Philharmonic Natascha Petrinsky, Carmen http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/

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Fourth of July Weekend Cultural Cocktail

Betsy Ross wants YOU to have a Cultural COCKTAIL this 4th of July Weekend! LIVE AT THE LOUNGE Classical Series: Every Saturday Night. 1014 Hermosa Ave. – Hermosa Beach JULY 3 Opens for Dinner (optional) and Drinks at 7:00 p.m.; Show Starts at 8:00 p.m. Six Songs by John Duke performed by: Mezzo Soprano: IRIS MALKIN (left) Pianist, YANA RESNIK; The program includes: Members of the Divan Consort: FÜREYA ÜNAL piano, MAIA JASPER violin, VIRGINIA FIGUEIREDO clarinet, TIMOTHY HAGEN, Flutist, MIKAEL OGANESIAN, pianist; Works by Igor Stravinsky and Béla Bartók For Information & Reservations Please Call (310) 372-1193 http://liveatthelounge.com/ Engaged Observers Documentary Photography since the Sixties June 29–November 14, 2010 Getty Center (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/ “Master Class” Tony Award-winning play by Terrence McNally Directed by Heidi Helen Davis Starring Ellen Geer as legendary opera diva Maria Callas Opens July 3rd The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga CA 90290

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Ring Festival June Highlights

Two-day Conference: “Wagner in LA: The Opera of the 21st Century?” June 1–2, 2010, 10 am–6 pm Hammer Museum 1pm Spectral Gesamtkunstwerk Juliet Koss, Chair, Department of Art History, Scripps College 2:30pm Re-Inventing Bayreuth for the 21st Century: The 2007 Meistersinger as a Self Reflection of Performance History Clemens Risi, Professor of Theater, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Berlin 4pm The Ring in Pieces: Götterdämmerung (Stuttgart Opera, Peter Konwitschny, 2002-2003) David Levin, Professor of German and Theater and Performance, University of Chicago 5:30pm Wagner as a Christian Jew: The Alternate Endings of The Twilight of the Gods Slavoj Zizek, Senior Researcher, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 7pm Public Reception Info: www.hammer.ucla.edu or (310) 443-7000. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 “Wagner and Myth,” June 5, 2010, 10 am–4 pm; LACMA A day-long seminar featuring LA Opera’s Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon, LACMA curator

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