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Cultural Events March 19-22

A Conversation with James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera Thurs. March 19. 7pm.Huntington Library. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 To register, call: 626-405-2128. http://www.huntington.org/     Sound and Color: Henri Matisse and the Music of His Time. Fri. March 20, 7:00-8:00. Piano and Lecture: Polli Chambers-Salazar.Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA, 91105. 626.449.6840. http://www.nortonsimon.org/     Motezuma* in Venice with Georgio Luke Sunday March 22. 3pm. Museum of Latin American Art. American Premier of Motezuma. Andreas Mitisek and the Long Beach Opera cast of Vivaldi’s opera will take you on a journey into the composer’s life and his musical imagery.Gregorio Luke will lecture about the Aztec leader and the times of the Spanish conquest. *Motezuma (as Vivaldi liked to spell it), was the first opera penned about the Americas. 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA

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Cultural Events LA March 12-15

New Music For Flute and Piano: Performed by Antares Boyle, flutes, and Rory Cowal, piano. Sunday, March 15 7:00 P.M. Featuring World Premieres of works by Qasim Naqvi and Chappell Kingsland. Also works by Tristan Murail, Beat Furrer, and Diego Luzuriaga. Brand Library and Art Center. 1601 West Mountain Street. Glendale, CA, 91201. (818) 548. 3782 *FREE*   Pasadena Art Night Friday, March 13: 6:00 – 10 p.m. Pasadena’s Cultural Institutes invite you to a FREE open house. Free shuttles will loop throughout the evening with stops at each venue. Park at any one venue and ride to the others. Venues include: the Alliance Francaise, the Armory Center for the Arts, Art Center College of Design, Norton Simon Museum, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena City College, Pasadena Jazz Institute, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena Public Library, and the Pasadena Symphony For details on the event please visit: http://www.artcenter.edu/artnight/  

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Cultural Events LA: the Weekend of March 7 and 8th

The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Collecting Abraham Lincoln Feb. 7–April 27, 2009 Library West Hall. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA  91108. 626.405.2100 http://www.huntington.org/     America Youth Symphony Royce Hall, UCLA Sun. March 8 7 pm Royce Hall. UCLA. Royce Drive at Sunset Blvd. LA, CA. 90095. (310) 470-2332 Mozart Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”) Strauss Ein Heldenleben Alexander Treger: Music Director and Conductor Admission: Free

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Cultural Events LA. Feb 28-March 1

Das Rheingold Sun. March 1, 2:00 PM LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-7219 http://www.laopera.com/       Matisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105. (626) 449.6840 The exhibit includes 25 pages of a rare copy of Matisse’s anthology of Ronsard’s 16th Century poetry. It took seven years for Matisse to complete this project which he undertook while his wife was imprisoned and his daughter was in a concentration camp. Perhaps Matisse found consolation in the romantic and sometimes melancholy blossoms of Ronsard’s poetry.         Irvine Valley College Wind Symphony Saturday, Feb 28 7:30p Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center World Premiere of French Horn Concerto by Kenneth Nowak, Rob Grishkoff, Horn Soloist. 5500 Irvine Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618 (949) 451-5100

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Cultural Events LA: Feb 21 and 22nd

Tragedy,  Revenge, Deux Ex Machina! Orestes at the Getty Villa, Malibu Theater Lab: The Ghost Road Company presents Orestes Fri. Feb 20/Sat Feb 21 8 pm. Sun. Feb 22 3:00 p.m Tickets: $7. Auditorium, Getty Villa  For more information, Please Visit: http://www.getty.edu/visit/calendar/events/Performances.html      Les Violins Du Roy  Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 3:30 PM Beckman Auditorium. Cal Tech, Pasadena Program Includes: Purcell: Selections from the “Suite from King Arthur,” Haydn: Symphony No. 48 in C Major “Maria Theresia,” Handel: Water Music Suites For more information, visit: http://events.caltech.edu/events/event-5704.html        Luisa Fernanda Sat, February 21 at 3 pm & 8 pm. Ricardo Montalban Theatre 1615 Vine Street – Hollywood, CA 90028. (323) 960-1057 http://www.luisafernanda.org/. 

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Lucia di Lammermoor: Live in HD. (Let the madness begin!)

Lucia Di Lammermoor is sold out in New York- but that does not mean that you cannot see it in LA! At a movie theater near you. Tonight, Wednesday February 18. Lucia Di Lamermmoor. Live in HD. Visit the website below for show times and location:  http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events_next.aspx  

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This Weekend in LA: Feb 15

 Los Angeles Italia: Film, Fashion, and Art Fest February 15-21. Daily Screenings. Art, Fashion, and Photo Exhibits.  Free Admission. Film Screenings at Mann Chinese 6 Theater: Hollywood. Films Include: De Sica’s Bicycle Thief, Michael Radford’s Il Postino, Fellini’s Roma. According to Los Angeles Italia, the fest celebrates the De Sica Dynasty with screenings of Vittorio De Sica’s Oscar-winning film “The Bicycle Thief” and Brando de Sica’s “Talk About Me.”  For more information, please visit: http://www.losangelesitalia.com/

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The Weekend of Jan. 30th-Feb 1

 Tango Cabaret. Sat. January 31 8:00 p.m Museum of Latin American Art. 628 Alamitos Ave. Long Beach, CA, 90802. (562) 437-1689  www.molaa.org                Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures BCAM LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90036. 323.857.6000 http://www.lacma.org/art/ExhibColdWar.aspx

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Cultural Events in LA: January 24-25

 Hearst the Collector Through February 1, 2009 Art of the Americas Building LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90036. 323.857.6000 http://www.lacma.org/art/ExhibHearst.aspx             Stéphane Denève Conducts Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff Walt Disney Concert Hall .111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012.(323).850.2000 Los Angeles Philharmonic Stéphane Denève, conductor Gil Shaham, violin Stravinsky, “Dumbarton Oaks” Concerto; Khachaturian “Violin Concerto in D Minor.” Rachmaninoff “Symphonic Dances.” Photo: Gil Shaham      Live in HD: The Metropolitan Opera’s Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck Saturday, January 24, 2009 (Running time 1 hour 31 minutes / no intermission) From the Met Web Site: “Mark Morris’s acclaimed production returns. This complete vision for Gluck, with choreography by Morris and costumes by Isaac Mizrahi, features the artistry of Stephanie Blythe in the male title role. The alluring Danielle de Niese is Orfeo’s adored wife, Euridice, who inspires the hero

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This Week in LA: Jan 17th-Jan 22nd

 Ray Bradbury’s “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit.” Fremont Centre Theatre 1000 Fremont Ave South Pasadena, CA  91030  Opens Sat, Jan 17, 8 pm; Sun. Jan 18 3 pm 626. 441.5977 http://www.fremontcentretheatre.com/           Free Holiday Monday; Free Admission and Special Events LACMA Martin Luther King Day; Mon. Jan 19. 12-8 pm 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, LA, CA, 90036.323.857.6000      ART LA 2009 Opening Night Thurs. Jan 22, 6:30 PM Barker Hanger 3021 Airport Avenue Santa Monica Artfairsinc.com

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