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Today at the Getty Center

  “I always start a painting with the sky.”- Alfred Sisley   Clouds swirling above Aristide Maillol’s “Air” at the Getty Center.   All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez            

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Review: The Colburn Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Dancing and playing into our hearts The Colburn Orchestra and Dance Academy at Walt Disney Concert Hall By Leticia Marie Sanchez On Friday evening, the Colburn Orchestra had the audience at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on the edge of their seats. It was a night celebrating the trajectory of of love, from the sweet lightness of the music of Irving Berlin to the dissonant passionate struggle in Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide” opened the program with enthusiasm and proved a fitting bookend to the intensity of Prokofiev.From the music of Bernstein, the music flowed smoothly to the music of Irving Berlin arranged by Scott Ninmer. The transportive choreography by L.A Dance Project Founder Benjamin Millepied added to the uplifting nature of the evening. Dancers from Colburn Dance Academy conveyed a soaring spirit of optimism, their

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Review: “The Originalist” at the Pasadena Playhouse- A Must See Production

Sparring with Scalia Review: The Originalist at the Pasadena Playhouse by Leticia Marie Sanchez All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez In Ancient Greece, theater played a central role in keeping citizens of the city-state politically informed. John Strand’s The Originalist, which is currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse, harkens back to the days of civic-minded theater by delving into political issues and polemics in a way that is equally thought-provoking and entertaining. Beyond the highly engaging Beatrice and Benedick-like sparring of the two talented leads (Edward Gero as uber-conservative Justice Antonin Scalia and Jade Wheeler as “flaming liberal” Supreme Court Clerk Cat), the play probes a deeper philosophical issue. In his program notes, playwright John Strand asks, “How did we become so polarized that we see our political opponents as demons? What happened to the political middle?”  The timely play

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March Highlight- Pittance Chamber Music- Free-Music Center Founder’s Room

A delightful Cultural Cocktail recipe: An infusion of R. Vaughan Williams+ a shot of Britten+ a dose of Korngold= a TOP PICK! And, it’s free! Sunday, March 26th 3 pm Pittance Chamber Music Presents Members of the L.A. OPERA ORCHESTRA with ARNOLD LIVINGSTON GEIS, tenor and PAUL FLOYD, piano Program: On Wenlock Edge,  R. Vaughan Williams; Selected Folk Songs, Benjamin Britten; Sextet, Op. 10, E.W. Korngold Admission is FREE Seating is first-come, first-serve Founders Room Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. 135 North Grand Avenue, LA, CA, 90012 During LA Opera’s Open House Above left: Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Outside of the Broad Museum…

All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez  “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”- Rainer Maria Rilke  

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Review: “Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment”- a MUST SEE Exhibit at the Getty Center

Review: “Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment” at the Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez  All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez This Enlightening Cultural Cocktail recipe includes: Splashes of Sculpture and Infusions of Drawing! Juxtaposition is the name of the game at the Getty’s exhibit on Edmé Bouchardon. Sculpture and Drawing. The Sacred and the Profane. Aristocracy and the Common Man. Juxtapositions work seamlessly in this vast exhibit, co-organized by the Musée du Louvre, providing a window into an artist of the Enlightenment, who was truly a Renaissance Man. The son of a provincial sculptor, Bouchardon first studied under his father and then under sculptor Guillaume Coustou. Winner of the Prix De Rome, Bouchardon lived in Italy for a decade. His Italian sojourn proved to be a formative part of his career; Bourchardon immersed himself in classical works, refining his

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Valentine’s Weekend at the Getty

  All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez Bouchardon’s “Cupid” Stole My heart! Look for an upcoming review on Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment on   Cultural Cocktail Hour Glorious day, post-tempests in LA:  

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A Cultural Cocktail of Cirrus, Stratus, and Cumulus

“There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” – G.K. Chesterton Stroll through The Garden of Flowing Fragrance, Liu Fang Yuan, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez              

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February Top Pick! Mozart and Mendelssohn with Pittance Chamber Music

 A mélange of Mozart and Mendelssohn creates an intriguing Cultural Cocktail! Pittance Chamber Music Friday, February 3, 8 p.m. Zipper Concert Hall The Colburn School. 200 South Grand Avenue, LA, CA 90012 Featuring Maestro James Conlon Conducting Members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra MOZART Serenade No. 10 in B flat (“Gran Partita”) James Conlon, conductor MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings in E flat, Op. 20 Artists: - Leslie Reed, Jennifer Johnson — Oboe;  - Stuart Clark, Laura Stoutenborough, Donald Foster, Steven Piazza – Clarinet, Basset Horn; - William May, William Wood — Bassoon; - Steven Becknell, Kristi Morrell, Nathan Campbell, Philip Yao — Horn;- David Young — Double Bass; - Roberto Cani, Jessica Guideri, Ana Landauer, Lisa Sutton — Violin; - Brian Dembow, Shawn Mann — Viola; - John Walz, Dane Little — Cello

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January 2017: LA’s TOP CULTURAL PICKS!

An exciting and vibrant month in LA in which to imbibe a Cultural Cocktail of Iconic Photography and a cornucopia of art!  Two heavy hitters hit the LA Art Scene: Photo LA 2017 and LA Art Show CCH is looking forward to: PHOTO LA 2017 and checking out 1) photographer Grey Villet‘s intimate images of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving, whose compelling story to marry in segregated Virginia in the 1960s 2) the work of Pulitzer-Prize winning war photographer, Tony Vaccaro in the exhibit ”War, Peace, and Beauty”, 3) Vintage prints of South African born photographer Norman Seeff who has made images of artists including Ray Charles, Andy Warhol, John Belushi and Joni Mitchell.  LA ART SHOW: More than 90 galleries from more than 20 countries including: France, China, Spain, Mexico, South Korea,and the United Kingdom PHOTO LA 2017 Jan. 12 – Jan 15 The REEF/LA Mart 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 For information on tickets, please visit: http://www.photola.com   LA

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