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Romantic Dvorák- January 22- Pasadena Symphony

Romantic Dvorák: January 22, at 2pm and 8pm Maestro Tito Muñoz, Conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello Britten: Soirées Musicales Dvorák: Cello Concerto in b minor Elgar: Enigma Variations Ambassador Auditorium. 131 S. St. John Ave.  Pasadena, CA. Insights, the pre-concert talk, will be led by Guest conductor Tito Muñoz at 1PM and 7PM in the auditorium. To purchase tickets for Romantic Dvorák, visit http://www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org/ Or call the Box Office at 626.793.7172. Ticket price range: $30-$80. Tickets for children 14 and under are $10. Senior Rush Tickets will be sold onsite for the 2pm concert for $15.

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Free Anton Chekhov One Acts- Friday Jan 21, Sat Jan 22

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The School for Scandal: January 12-16

Wed. Jan. 12- 8 pm Thurs. Jan. 13- 8 pm Fri. Jan. 14- 8 pm Sat. Jan. 15- 2:30 pm Sun. Jan. 16- 4 pm Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s 18th Century masterpiece is a sparkling comedy of manners that made its debut in 1777. Brimming with witty dialogue, mistaken identities, supposed infidelity, eavesdropping and scandal, both real and invented, The School For Scandal is a maliciously catty romp. All performances will be recorded to air on L.A. Theatre Works’ syndicated radio theater series,which broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org. WHO: Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan Directed by Michael Hackett Featuring Stuart Bunce, Jane Carr, John Francis Harries, Henri Lubatti, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk, Julian Sands,Susan Sullivan, Tara Summers, Simon Templeman, James Warwick, Matthew Wolf Produced by Susan Albert Loewenberg WHERE: L.A. THEATRE WORKS at the Skirball Cultural Center. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. LA, CA  90049 HOW: L.A. Theatre Works Box

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Los Angeles Arts Show- January 19-23

The Los Angeles Art Show January 19-23, 2011 Los Angeles Convention Center. West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street LA, CA 90015 The LAAS features thousands of global works of art from a variety of periods including Old Master works, Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary art. From the LA Arts show website: “FROM REMBRANDT TO RUSCHA AND BEYOND. PAINTING, SCULPTURE, WORKS ON PAPER, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO – OVER 100 PROMINENT GALLERIES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.” The art show also includes an exhibit on Middle Eastern Artists three years before the exhibit will be displayed at the Guggenheim Museum. Visit www.laartshow.com for more information

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A Tale of Two Raphaels

Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California- On December 4, Dr. David Alan Brown, Curator of Italian Painting at the National Gallery of Art, delivered a lecture entitled “Raphael Discovers Leonardo.” Dr. Brown discussed the influences on the artistic style of Italian High Renaissance painter, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known to the world simply as Raphael. Dr. Brown’s lecture provided context for two Raphael paintings in the Norton Simon: “Madonna and Child” and “The Small Cowper Madonna,” on loan from the National Gallery of Art. Dr. Brown traced Raphael’s initial artistic influence to Perugino, born Pietro Vanucci. Perugino.  Madonna and Child. 1500. Oil on wood. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC This prominent artist of the Umbrian School impacted his pupil Raphael through his concept of space and structure. However, Dr. Brown pointed out clues to help his audience to

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This Weekend in LA: December 11 and 12

India’s Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow Opening this weekend-Sun December 12- at LACMA India’s Lucknow court, a hybrid Indian and European community flourished during the 18th and 19th centuries. Works include: European oil paintings, Indian court paintings, vintage photography, textiles, glassware, and jewelry. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. LA, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000 www.lacma.org   Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Saturday, Dec 11 Alex Theatre, Glendale, 8pm Sunday, Dec 12 Royce Hall, UCLA, 7pm Michael Stern, conductor Joshua Ranz, clarinet Andrew Shulman, cello KELLOGG Mozart’s Hymn GOLIJOV Last Round COPLAND Clarinet Concerto WOLF Italian Serenade SCHUMANN Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 Alex Theatre. 216 North Brand Boulevard. Glendale, CA 91203. Royce Hall. UCLA.340 Royce Drive LA, CA 90095 For more information, please visit: http://www.laco.org/   The Art of Ancient Greek Theater Exhibit runs till January 3, 2011 Museum-goers have

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MOCA raises more than $3.2 Million in November

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), raised more than $3.2 Million with the Artist’s Museum Happening International Gala on Saturday, November 13, 2010 Envisioned by Artist Doug Aitken Featuring Live Performances by: Devendra Banhart, Beck, and Caetano Veloso  

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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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