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U.S Premiere of “Trio” about Schumann Love Triangle- opens March 12- Hollywood

U.S premiere of  “TRIO” by award-winning writer and  concert pianist Israela Margalit March 12 through April 10 Follows 5-year, sold-out run throughout Russia and Ukraine Music, passion, madness, and one woman’s fight for her right to a career. The relationships between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara Schumann, and the young Johannes Brahms come to life . Directed by Rick Sparks Featuring Peter Colburn, Bjorn Johnson, Meghan Maureen McDonough, Brian Normoyle, Jeremy Shranko Lounge 2 Theatre. 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038 For information on tickets and show times, please call: 323-960-4412 or visit  www.plays411.com/trio

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Quote of the Day: Cicero

“A room without books is a body without a soul” CICERO Painting Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

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Quote of the Day: Kandinsky

Dr. Chambers-Salazar lecture-recital at the Norton Simon revealed a wonderful quotation: “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. Wassily Kandinsky

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LACMA *FREE* this Monday- President’s Day!

George Washington says, “Do not chop down a cherry tree- Instead go to LACMA– it’s free.” (And you won’t have to grapple with fibbing to your old man.) LACMA Admission Free President’s Day. Monday,  February 21

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In the News: Banned Banksy pops up in LA

Banksy, the mysterious, anarchist street artist may have descended upon the city of Angels. Nominated for Best Documentary for his film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy, whose identity remains a secret, petitioned to be allowed on stage to accept his potential award donning a Monkey Mask. No Monkey Business at the Oscars came the reply. Since then, subversive street art work has allegedly crept up around the LA area, including Sunset Boulevard which reports sightings of a pyromaniac Charlie Brown, holding a gas can, whilst a cigarette dangles from his mouth.

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From Stravinsky to Kandinsky: Music in the Time of the Blue Four- Feb 18th

From Stravinsky to Kandinsky: Music in the Time of the Blue Four Fri. February 18 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m Dr. Polli Chambers-Salazar Pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar presents a program focusing on the art of the Blue Four (Vasily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee and Alexei Jawlensky) and on piano composers of the 20th century era of experimentation, including Igor Stravinksy. Theater. Norton Simon Museum of Art.411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/

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Valentine’s 2011 in LA- Cinematic Cultural Cocktail

This week’s Valentine Cocktail contains 7 Ounces of American Cinematic Classics +  2 Ounce of French Romance + 1 ounce of Italian Opera- Enjoy! AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATER 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA, 90028 Double Feature:   THE AFRICAN QUEEN / FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Sat. Feb 12 7:30 A film screening of Donizetti’s opera  ELIXIR OF LOVE Sun, February 13 • 1:00pm   DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Sun, February 13 • 5:00pm AT THE AERO THEATER 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403   GONE WITH THE WIND Sat, February 12 • 7:30pm Double Feature: CASABLANCA/DOUBLE INDEMNITY Sun, February 13 • 7:30pm AT THE SILENT MOVIE THEATER 611 North Fairfax Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 655-2520   AMELIE Th. Feb 10: 10 p.m LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON    Sat. Feb 12: 7pm       CASABLANCA- Special Valentine’s Screening Mon.

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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions: Western Region

All Photography and Text © 2011 Leticia Marie Sanchez All Rights Reserved. Passionate singers, heavenly arias, storm clouds, and an adorable Jack Russell Terrier! It was a dark and stormy night. Or day, rather. (Yes, there will be a canine featured in this operatic tale. No, it’s neither Snoopy nor the Red Baron). The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions! Where contestants sing their hearts out for a chance to sing on the Met stage in New York.. Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School of Music, Downtown Los Angeles: Ten talented singers wait in the wings for their chance to shine… Audience-favorite,  Narine Ojakhyan’s voice was heavenly as she sang “Regnava nel Silenzio” from Lucia Di Lammermoor, for which she received thunderous applause. Winners: Joseph Lim – 1st place and going to New York Marina Boudart Harris – 2nd place Narine Ojakhyan – 3rd

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A Tennessee Williams play never before seen on West Coast

A House Not Meant To Stand– Running February 26 – April 17 This is Williams’ final play, never before seen on the West Coast. Williams called this tragicomedy about the dysfunctional McCorkle family—a “Southern Gothic spook sonata” Directed by Simon Levy.  Featuring Chip Bent, Daniel Billet, Robert Craighead, Alan Blumenfeld, Kevin High, Sandy Martin, Virginia Newcomb, Lisa Richards, Caroline Treadwell The Fountain Theatre. 5060 Fountain Ave. Los Angeles CA 90029 (Fountain at Normandie)  For more information on show times and tickets, please call (323) 663-1525 or visit www.FountainTheatre.com

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Baroque Conversations 3: LA Chamber Orchestra- February 17th

Thursday February 17- 7pm “Baroque Conversations 3” Jory Vinikour, conductor & harpsichord MUFFAT Concerto Grosso No. 12, “Propitia Sydera” (“Lucky Stars”) HANDEL Chaconne from Terpsichore WF BACH Harpsichord Concerto in D major ROYER Suite in C minor for Solo Harpsichord RAMEAU Suite of Dances from Hippolyte et Aricie Zipper Concert Hall. 200 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 For more information on tickets, please call 213 622 7001 x 215. Or visit: http://www.laco.org/

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