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.read more
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/read more
AT THE AERO THEATER
Sat. Feb 12: 7pm
CASABLANCA- Special Valentine’s Screening
Mon. Feb 14th: 7:30 pm
For more information on the schedule programming at the 3 theaters, please check:
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Passionate singers, heavenly arias, storm clouds, and an adorable Jack Russell Terrier!
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.
Joseph Lim – 1st place and going to New York
Marina Boudart Harris – 2nd place
Narine Ojakhyan – 3rd place
Peabody Southwell – Special Encouragement Award
Could it be Nipper?
The Jack Russell Terrier who illustrates the RCA Gramophone’s with the painting “His Master’s Voice?”
Indeed it was.
Here’s Nipper on a Duke Ellington Record.read more
To reward my faithful readers for their curiosity, here are
10+ FACTS ABOUT MARC CHAGALL
1. Real Name: Moyshe Segal
2. Birthplace: Vitebsk, Russian empire
3. Artistic Style: Chagall invented his own style, blending Cubism, Fauvism, Surrealism, and Expressionism with images from Jewish folklore and legend.
Chagall was born into a Hassidic Jewish family living in Russia.
His father, Zakhar, assisted a herring merchant;
His mother, Feiga Ita, ran a small shop.
a cultured woman with a passion for theatre, painting, and poetry
“My art needed Paris, like a tree needs water.”- Chagall
When Moyshe Segal arrived in Paris he changed his name to Marc Chagall. The resourceful painter did not let his lack of money stop him. He painted on canvases made from curtains and even his own shirts.
7. Stained Glass Windows.
In addition to painting, Chagall also created stained glass windows.
“Stained Glass Windows represent
the transparent partition
between my heart
and the heart of the world”-
Chagall’s magnificent stained glass can be found in France, Germany, Britain, Switzerland, and the United States.
and Stravinsky’s Firebird
Another image that intrigued Chagall was the circus. As a child growing up in Russia, he had observed many carnival-like fetes for the Jewish festival of Purim. In Paris, Chagall attended the Cirque d’Hiver at the behest of Ambroise Vollard, the prominent art dealer.
Unfortunately, the Nazi Regime classified his work as degenerate, and Chagall eventually sought exile in New York.
His painting, Solitude, poignantly and movingly evokes alienation and loss.
-Solitude- by Marc Chagall
Some of the recurring symbols in Chagall’s art include:
Peddlers, Acrobats, Angels, Musicians, Couples, Donkeys, Cows , Fish, Clocks, Violins, Ladders, Flowers, and the Eiffel Towerread more
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.comread more
“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.
Tony Award winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliott) has created an adaptation steeped in the Italian tradition of commedia dell’arte – a form of physical comedy that lends itself to Deaf West Theatre’s combination of signed and voiced theater. (Rated “PG” for mild language and dark themes – recommended for ages 10+)
Written by Carlo Collodi; Directed by Stephen Rothman. Featuring James Royce Edwards, Lindsay W. Evans, Matthew Henerson, Tommy Korn, Lexi Marman, Colin O’Brien-Lux, Darrin Revitz, Vae, Amber Zion
Deaf West Theatre. 5112 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood CA 91601(one block south of Magnolia Blvd;
Fore more information on showtimes and tickets, please call:
or visit: www.deafwest.orgread more