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Cultural Cocktails: Fourth of July in LA

LACMA Friday July 4th 3:00 PM TOUR: America’s Artistic Heritage  6:00 MUSIC PROGRAM: Friday Night Jazz- Rickey Woodard Sextet LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036.(323) 857. 6000 http://www.lacma.org/events/Calendar.aspx   Museums open on the Fourth include: LACMA and Norton Simon Museum of Art. Museums closed on the Fourth include: Getty Center Brentwood, Getty Villa Malibu, Autry National Center  LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl: Celebration of the Dodgers’ 50th Anniversary in LA Fri. July 4. 7:30 P.M Program includes: classic baseball tunes, appearances by Dodger legends, and a magnificent fireworks show. Rob Fisher, Conductor. Randy Newman, special Guest. Brian Childers, Vocalist. Hollywood Bowl: 2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA.  http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/performance_detail.cfm?id=3505  

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This Weekend in LA, June 28th

Harvard Glee Club | 150th Anniversary Tour Sat. June 28. 8 p.m.  Walt Disney Concert Hall  Concert Tickets: $49 – $19  Purchase tickets Online: www.harvard-la.org          The New Ivy Chamber Ensemble & ”Intermezzo” June 29, 2008, 3:00 P.M. Rancho Boca de Santa Monica. 565 Dryad Road. Santa Monica, CA. Inaugural concert by the New Ivy Chamber Ensemble playing selections by Vivaldi, Eccles, Pachelbel, Bach, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and Provost. Reception and movie screening will follow the music. The film is “Intermezzo” with Ingrid Bergman and Leslie Howard. Tickets are $40 each.

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The best exhibit in Los Angeles. Hands Down.

If there is only one exhibit you see in Los Angeles this year, this is IT: J. Michael Walker walks where Angelenos fear to tread All the Saints of the City of the Angels The City of the Angels is a commuter city. We spend time enclosed in cars, in serpentine lines of traffic crawling around our city’s landmarks. Freeways form boundaries- the 110, 405, 134, 101, 10- a plethora of numbers dividing East from West, Suburb from Metropolis, Have from Have-Not. What if we could just get out? Out of our cars. Out of our enclosures. Remove our armor of road rage and glide through out city like Angels. With J. Michael Walker as our guide, we certainly can. His exhibit, All the Saints of the City Of the Angels, holds court at the Gene Autry Museum until September

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Weekend Cultural Events Los Angeles; June 21

Verdi’s Rigoletto: Center Stage Opera Saturday June 21: 7:30 P.M Sunday June 22: 3:00 P.M The Madrid Theater. 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA. To purchase tickets over the phone call: 818. 347. 9938 http://www.centerstageopera.org/Rigoletto/RigolettoPage.html Kalil Wilson and the Berkeley Everett Trio  Sunday June 2, 8:00 and 9:30 shows The Jazz Bakery.3233 Helms Avenue, LA. Reservations: 310.271.9039 www.jazzbakery.com   3rd Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition and Festival June 21st, 7:00 PM  Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 S. Grand Avenue  For tickets, please visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B004082CF293CAB?artistid=1211477&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=0 

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This Weekend in LA: Cultural Events June 14-17

Mingei East and West Art Critic Yanagi Soetsu invented the term “Mingei” which means “folk art” to advocate art which is natural, traditional, functional, simple, and selfless. The beauty of this new exhibit is that it explores the connection and mutual influence of Japanese art and the California Arts and Crafts movement. June 6, 2008 through January 6, 2009 Pacific Asia Museum 46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91101. 626.449.2742. Hours: Wed – Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm Sake bottle (tokurri), motif by Shoji Hamada, Japan, early 20th century, Photo By Julian Bermudez  For more information, please visit: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/calendar/exhibitions/mingei.htm The Poetry of Paper by Yoshio Ikezaki Ikezaki’s work is indeed poetic, evocative, and ethereal. His sculptures, paper collages, and Sumi Ink Paintings conjure literal landscapes as well as the more metaphysical landscape of the human mind and imagination. Like the poet John Keats, you may ask

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This Weekend in LA: Cultural Events June 7-8

La Rondine: LA Opera             Saturday June 7, 7:30 P.M. Puccini’s lesser- known La Rondine contains beautiful pieces including: “Chi il bel sogno di Doretto,” and “Ma come puoi lasciarmi.” “La Rondine,” the swallow, revolves around the love between a free-spirited courtesan, Magda, and her beloved Ruggero. Can she escape the chains of her past, or like a swallow, will she be forced to return to her life as a kept woman?  Go see the opera and find out! Patricia Racette as Magda and Marcus Haddock as Ruggero. Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts. Marta Domingo directs. http://www.losangelesopera.com/productions/0708/larondine/index.htm  Huntington Art Gallery Summer hours:  10:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.  Walk through the home of Henry Huntington and his wife Arabella. The Huntington Art Gallery opened this month after a $20 million facelift.  The collection of European art includes objects

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This Weekend in LA: Cultural Events May 30- June 1

Fridays Off The 405 Friday, May 30, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Free admission; no reservations required. Free live music, gallery tours, California video screenings, cash bar, and more. Getty Center Museum Courtyard  1200 Getty Center Drive, LA, CA 90049. 310. 440.7300.                             http://www.getty.edu/visit/events/fridays_405_053008.html   Salonen’s Piano Concerto Fri. May 30 8:00 P.M Sat May 31 8:00 P.M  Sunday June 1, 2:00 P.M.  LA Philharmonic: Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Yefim Bronfam, piano  Debussy: Selected Preludes; Salonen: Piano Concerto (West Coast premiere)  Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 S. Grand Ave. LA 323.850.2000  http://www.laphil.com/ Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring Fri. May 30 8:00 P.M Sat May 31: 8:00 P.M Schnittke: Not a Midsummer Night’s Dream; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Stravinsky: Rite of Spring Orange County Performing Arts Center 600 Town Center Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Memorial Day Free at LACMA!

  LACMA is hosting Monumental Monday replete with live music, entertainment, and hands-on art workshops. Free admission from 12-8p.m. Swing to the sounds of Art Deco and His Society Orchestra. Create your own art with artists Ismael de Anda and Eszter Delgado. Performance and art workshops from 12:30-4:00 p.m Forget the beach- take the whole family LACMA this Memorial Day! For more information visit, http://www.lacma.org/programs/FamilyDaysIntro.aspx#Target_Mondays  

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Cultural Events This Weekend in LA: May 23-25

Colburn Dance Recital: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.  Zipper Hall. Friday 7p.m. Dance Institute. Professional Training Spring Concert. Saturday 7:30 p.m.Spring Showcase. Sunday 3:00 p.m. Tap and Folklorico Showcase. Free admission, but reserved tickets required. Call 213 621-1050  Colburn School. 200 South Grand Avenue LA, CA, 90012  (213)621.2200   http://www.colburnschool.edu/        Pacific Asia Museum: “Chinamen’s Chance: View of the Chinese American Experience.” Three contemporary artists, Zhi Lin, Arthur Ou, and Amanda Ross-Ho, illustrate diverse Chinese American experiences from the days of the Transcontinental Railroad’s construction to the present. Pacific Asia Museum 46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91101. 626.449.2742. For more information visit: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/   LACMA BCAM: BROAD CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM Check out BCAM- the Broad Contemporary Art Museum- one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the world.  Saturday May 24: 4:00 P.M Tour of BCAM: Art Chats at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum.

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Cultural Events this weekend in LA: May 17th

Music: To Hear or Not to Hear  Tosca is opening this weekend. LA Opera calls Tosca “Puccini’s action-packed pyschological thriller.” Sir Richard Armstrong conducts in May. Placido Domingo conducts the second week in June. LA Opera 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. 213.972.7219. For tickets and times, visit  http://www.losangelesopera.com/productions/0708/tosca/index.htm   Theater: To Attend or Not To Attend  A Noise Within presents Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1.  In this play Prince Hall pals around with the portly, jolly Falstaff. A Noise Within. 234 South Brand Boulevard. Glendale, CA, 91204. 818.240.0910 For tickets, please visit http://www.anoisewithin.org/boxoffice.shtml  Art: To See or Not to See  Marcel Duchamp Redux at the Norton Simon Museum of Art Marcel Duchamp once said, “… the creative act is not performed by the artist alone…the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contributions to the creative act.”

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