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Calliope, Erato, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Company.

Time to A-Muse Ourselves!


Cultural Cocktail Hour is a happy hour in which we can share shots of music, swizzles of fine art, chasers of literature, frappees of fashion and nips of theater.

For those in Los Angeles, Cultural Cocktail Hour can also serve as a menu to cultural events around the city. If you would like to entertain out of town guests or are looking for your own artistic adventure, consider this your Cultural Taxi (and yes, I will be covering New York as well!)

Cultural Cocktail Los Angeles

1 Part Dudamel

2 Oz of The Getty Malibu

2 Teaspoons Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

And a Splash of BCAM

Shaken, Not Stirred.


About Your Cultural Correspondent

Leticia Marie Sanchez, cultural affairs writer, graduated cum laude with a degree in English and American Language and Literature from Harvard. She received her masters in 2005 from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She studied Renaissance and Mannerist Art History in Florence, Italy, and French Language and Civilizations at La Sorbonne in Paris, France. She has lived in Rome, Florence, Paris, Tours, and Geneva.

Leticia was a delegate to the Youth Employment Summit, co-chaired by Hon. William J. Clinton and H.E. Egyptian First Lady Suzanne Mubarak, during the re-opening of Alexander the Great’s library in Alexandria, Egypt. Leticia helped to organize Youth Peace Building Day at the historic first World Civil Society Forum in Geneva. Leticia volunteered with the Hague Appeal for Peace Youth Programme in Geneva at the International Peace Bureau. She has also volunteered with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Los Angeles.

Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times online, SOMOS, Teen, as well as other publications. She also enjoys writing screenplays and children’s fiction.

Leticia has been a member of the LA Chapter of the Metropolitan Opera National Council. She also served on the Board of Directors of Hispanics for LA Opera.

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