Custom mix

I love buying things in bulk. Sifting through various types of beans or dried fruit or toys or candy or jewelry or whatever, it’s satisfying, somehow, to create a combination of just about anything that is unique to a mood, a particular need, or the tastes of the recipient. Creating a work of art with … Read more

Already April…

We’re no April Fools! There are too many good things happening to stay home. In addition to the featured events below, look ahead to The Queen’s Six in the desert on the 7th, a gorgeous concert from Jouyssance on the 10th, and Fidelio coming to the LA Phil on the 14th. Easter is also looming, and churches all over the Southland will … Read more

Loving the mashup

There’s so much creativity and exuberance happening in the arts as we find our way back into live performance again. This weekend’s opening of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion from LA Opera is an outrageously marvelous example, mixing oratorio, opera, ballet and more to help us think of one of history’s most spectacular sacred masterworks in … Read more

Annual event celebrates community around art and science

Press release from San Diego outlines “Life Sciences Night” coming on March 29, 2022, around a performance of Gounod’s ‘Roméo et Juiette’.

Who’s confused?

With Southern California experiencing an actual burst of winter (if brief and still mild) and government bodies updating health restrictions with a dizzying yet understandable mixture of hope and caution, no one would blame you if you look like the RCA dog right now. But things are looking up, as you can see from the … Read more

Taking Stockhausen to the stage: Long Beach Opera

Long Beach Opera launches new production of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ‘Stimmung’, a revered but controversial a cappella choral work from 1968. The show runs March 19-27, 2022 in Long Beach.

Happy Halloween!

Boo humbug! I used to believe that Halloween isn’t for everyone. But as the holiday seems to get bigger every year, it’s clear I was wrong. There are hundreds of ways to celebrate this unique holiday, that celebrates very old traditions instead of commemorating a single event or individual. This year, we see arts organizations … Read more

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