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Michelangelo: Mind of the Master at the Getty Center – MUST SEE Exhibit

March 1, 2020

Review: Michelangelo: Mind of the Master-  Must SEE Exhibit February 25-June 7, 2020  Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez What does it mean to be a genius? Artists throughout history have sought to mythologize their own personas, creating an aura…

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The Creation Of Adam drawing

Michelangelo: Mind of the Master at the Getty Center – MUST SEE Exhibit

March 1, 2020

Review: Michelangelo: Mind of the Master-  Must SEE Exhibit February 25-June 7, 2020  Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez What does it mean to be a genius? Artists throughout history have sought to mythologize their own personas, creating an aura of…

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Michelangelo: Mind of the Master at the Getty Center – MUST SEE Exhibit

March 1, 2020

Review: Michelangelo: Mind of the Master-  Must SEE Exhibit February 25-June 7, 2020  Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez What does it mean to be a genius? Artists throughout history have sought to mythologize their own personas, creating an aura of…

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In the News: Missing Klimt painting discovered in the wall of Italian art gallery

January 20, 2020

In the News: Missing Klimt painting discovered in the wall of Italian art gallery by Leticia Marie Sanchez The long-lost “Portrait of a Lady” by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt was found hidden in a wall of the Ricci Oddi Modern…

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Picasso and Monets– burnt to a crisp?

January 10, 2020

 Picasso and Monets—Burnt To a Crisp? by Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Left:  Matisse, Reading Girl in White and Yellow(1919) Ed. Note: This article first appeared on Cultural Cocktail Hour in 2016 Will she ever see the light of day?…

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This weekend’s highlight- at the Colburn School: Met Opera Auditions Western Region Finals

January 4, 2020

Metropolitan Opera National Council 2019 WESTERN REGION FINALS Sunday, January 12, 2020 1 P.M. THE COLBURN SCHOOL’s ZIPPER HALL 200 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 TICKETS – Reserve Seating — $40 To order tickets please contact Molly Siefert email: mollywsiefert@gmail.com…

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This weekend’s highlight- at the Colburn School: Met Opera Auditions Western Region Finals

January 4, 2020

Metropolitan Opera National Council 2019 WESTERN REGION FINALS Sunday, January 12, 2020 1 P.M. THE COLBURN SCHOOL’s ZIPPER HALL 200 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 TICKETS – Reserve Seating — $40 To order tickets please contact Molly Siefert…

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Ancient Egyptian Statue Model in Egypt’s Lost Cities at the Reagan Library

Review: “Egypt’s Lost Cities” at the Reagan Library- MUST-SEE exhibit

December 30, 2019

Review: “Egypt’s Lost Cities” Uncovering an archaeological mystery at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library On View Until April 12, 2020 by Leticia Marie Sanchez The exhibit “Egypt’s Lost Cities” is intriguing for many reasons. Firstly, the exhibit takes the viewer…

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The 120K Banana At Art Basel Miami

December 11, 2019

by Leticia Marie Sanchez Has the Contemporary Art world Gone bananas? At Art Basel Miami this week, a banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000. Entitled “Comedian,” the piece was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. Then, someone ate…

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The Christmas fruitcake fiasco: Puccini versus Toscanini

December 1, 2019

In the spirit of the season Cultural Cocktail Hour will share a holiday favorite! In her revealing book, Secret Lives of the Great Composers, Elizabeth Lundy described a fruity fiasco between two rivals: opera composers, Giacomo Puccini and conductor Arturo Toscanini: “During the years…

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