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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Ojai Youth Opera: Like ‘Glee’ for the kid who can’t get enough of Puccini by Tim Greiving

This isn’t “High School Musical.” No, the members of this young company — from 7-year-old moppets all the way up to assured 18-year-olds — say things like: “I think a lot of peop…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Terence Blanchard, Longtime Composer For Spike Lee, On His First Oscar Nomination by Tim Greiving

Terence Blanchard received his first Oscar nomination for the BlacKkKlansman score. The 56-year-old jazz trumpeter from New Orleans has been Spike Lee's right-hand composer since Jungle Feve…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

David Bowie, the ballet: Complexions dancers pay tribute with 'StarDust' by Tim Greiving

"There's a little Bowie in all of us," says choreographer Dwight Rhoden, whose company will translate nine Bowie songs into contemporary dance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Gender fluidi…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Meet the theater illusionists conjuring a red rainstorm inside Disney Hall by Tim Greiving

For Mahler's "Song of the Earth," the L.A. Phil is collaborating with the Chilean avante-garde theater company Teatrocinema, whose visual creations lend a new dimension to the music.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

'New Colossus,' the Actors' Gang tale of immigrant struggle, extends its run by Tim Greiving

“The New Colossus,” the Actors’ Gang production centered on the stories of immigrants coming to America, has been extended through May 12. Directed and co-written by Tim Robbins, the c…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tim Robbins' Actors' Gang mines 300 years of immigrants' stories in 'New Colossus' by Tim Greiving

A play in which the cast acts out the real immigration stories of family and friends would seem to have “Trump” written all over it, but “The New Colossus” — the latest from the Ac…

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

The musical minds behind 'Serial,' 'S-Town' and 'Radiolab' push a new art form: the podcast score by Tim Greiving

If you were among the 175 million people who downloaded “Serial,” the true-crime podcast phenomenon that went on to win a Peabody Award, the plinking piano chords in its theme song are p…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

He's Lin-Manuel's right-hand man: the 'Hamilton' arranger who hasn't let hearing loss derail the dream by Tim Greiving

Alex Lacamoire has hearing loss. But the Tony-winning music director of “Hamilton” wants you to know, he’s no Beethoven. He’s heard that you can see teeth marks on the wood inside Be…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why the Alien Franchise Has Such a Dramatic Musical Past by Tim Greiving

The Alien films never produced a musical theme that infiltrated pop culture the way their spacefaring peers Star Wars or Star Trek did, but the scores did make a mark. Jerry Goldsmith’s fl…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

'Moonlight' screens to live music, packed crowd at downtown L.A.'s Million Dollar Theatre by Tim Greiving

The crowd swelled inside the ornate Million Dollar Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night for a screening of “Moonlight” with live musical accompaniment, fresh off the film’…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Meet the film director helping Dudamel paint the story of 'The Creation' inside Disney Hall by Tim Greiving

Alberto Arvelo is used to hiring composers to set music to his films. The Venezuelan director’s most recent feature, “Libertador,” employed none other than Gustavo Dudamel — in his d…

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Friday, July 29, 2016

What follows 'Bright Star'? For Steve Martin, it's 'Meteor Shower' by Tim Greiving

Steve Martin isn’t just a “comedian.” His restless mind has led him into becoming a stand-up giant, a movie star, a screenwriter, a producer, a novelist, a songwriter, a banjoist, an a…

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Live orchestra to animate Disney 'Silly Symphony' short films from the 1930s by Tim Greiving

Imagine if you will: Arts supporters, dressed to the nines, gathered for a benefit in a grand old movie palace, listening to a chamber orchestra — and watching Disney cartoons. Last year, …

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Skirball's 'relaxed performance' makes a place in theater for Tourette's, autism and more by Tim Greiving

Jess Thom has every reason to hate the theater. Thom has Tourette’s syndrome, and her tics — randomly spoken words and muscle spasms — had kept her away from the hushed performance hal…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

From ancient Persian poetry rises 'Feathers of Fire,' billed as largest shadow-theater play by Tim Greiving

When Hamid Rahmanian says, “I’m kind of like a bulldozer,” the artist means the tenacious way he enters any new project — long work hours, “begging” for funding, camping in rehea…

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Valley Performing Arts Center is ready for its second act by Tim Greiving

As Thor Steingraber assesses the decision to build a 1,700-seat performing arts venue in Northridge, a word comes to mind: courageous. Filling all of those seats hasn’t always been easy si…

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Derek DelGaudio's 'In & of Itself' fills in the blanks - and the seats - at Geffen Playhouse by Tim Greiving

It's fitting that Derek DelGaudio's new show began as an empty pair of brackets in the Geffen Playhouse's season preview catalog. The production, since christened "In & of Itself," is all ab…

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