Most Recent Cultural Cocktails

Step Away from the Lamb: Guards mean business at BCAM

March 3, 2022

“Step away from the Lamb and no one gets hurt!” “There will be no Hirst Heist today, buddy.” The LA Times reports that pistol-carrying guards protect Damien Hirst’s Away from the Flock at BCAM. Realistic preventative measure? Or disruption to the artistic experience? It’s…

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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions: Western Region

February 7, 2022

All Photography and Text © 2011 Leticia Marie Sanchez All Rights Reserved. Passionate singers, heavenly arias, storm clouds, and an adorable Jack Russell Terrier! It was a dark and stormy night. Or day, rather. (Yes, there will be a canine featured…

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In the News: “Il Volo”- Can Opera be embraced by the GLEE crowd?

October 6, 2021

This Sunday’s New York Times discussed the opera sensation”Il Volo,” a popular teenage boy band that has teen girls swooning. With appearances on TV shows like Entourage, can “Il Volo”  bring the love of opera to a mainstream teen audience?  “Il Volo” means “the…

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Blue Van Gogh Self Portrait Framed Art Print On Canvas

Review: Immersive Van Gogh LA: A Balm for the Soul in Uncertain Times

August 19, 2021

Review: Immersive Van Gogh Los Angeles by Leticia Marie Sanchez The Immersive Van Gogh exhibit transformed this once hesitant audience goer into a true believer. A few weeks ago, this incredible show had encountered a bump in the road to…

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Uplifting Signs of Cultural Life Remerging in LA: Pasadena Pops

July 11, 2021

“Let the Sunshine In!” An Evening by the water with the Pasadena Pops by Leticia Marie Sanchez Yesterday, I took my son and his friend to check out the Pasadena Pops. The waterfront setting at the LA County Arboretum was an…

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An Evening by the water with the Pasadena Pops

Uplifting Signs of Cultural Life Remerging in LA: Pasadena Pops

July 11, 2021

“Let the Sunshine In!” An Evening by the water with the Pasadena Pops by Leticia Marie Sanchez Yesterday, I took my son and his friend to check out the Pasadena Pops. The waterfront setting at the LA County Arboretum was…

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Hope Springs Eternal: An Afternoon at the Getty Center which opens May 25th!

May 24, 2021

Just What the Art Doctor Ordered:The Getty Center reopens on May 25th! by Leticia Marie Sanchez (Below, Ariadne Discovers Theseus’ Departure, 1493). Artist: Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse) Nothing can replace seeing a work of art in person. The reopening of…

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Hope Springs Eternal: An Afternoon at the Getty Center which opens May 25th!

May 24, 2021

Just What the Art Doctor Ordered:The Getty Center reopens on May 25th!byLeticia Marie Sanchez (Below, Ariadne Discovers Theseus’ Departure, 1493). Artist: Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse) Nothing can replace seeing a work of art in person. The reopening of the Getty…

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In the News: Klimt’s “Roses Under The Trees” will be returned from the Musée d’Orsay

March 22, 2021

In art news, Gustav Klimt’s “Rosiers sous les arbres” (“Roses Under the Trees”) will be returned from France’s Musée d’Orsay to the heirs of its Austrian Jewish owner who sold the painting to Nazi sympathizers “for next to nothing” before dying in the Holocaust. For the full…

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LACMA to re-open April 1st!

March 22, 2021

Now here is something worth toasting, in Cultural Cocktail fashion! In most welcome news for Angelenos who have been parched for the arts during the pandemic: LACMA will be reopening on April 1st with advanced online reservations required. For more information on how to…

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