Middle Eastern cultures to convene in peace at Yuval Ron’s ‘Rumi’s Wedding’

Dance · Music
banafsheh sayyad We’re in faraway Los Angeles. But here’s guessing peoples in every corner of our hurting world would love nothing more for our Middle East brethren to enjoy a resplendent Sunday evening of Arabic/Sufi/Israel culture at Rumi’s Wedding Night Celebration. The December 17 concert features acclaimed world music artist and peace activist Yuval Ron ...

KONTRAPUNKTUS: sounds of English Baroque to start a new year

Music
KONTRAPUNKTUS, with artistic direction by Artistic Direction by Osheen Manukyan and Hannah White, returns this January with THE LONDONERS: An English Baroque Salute, which features the brilliant musical artistry of the late 17th/early 18th century London music scene during the Baroque era, including George Frideric Handel, William Boyce, Charles Avison, Carl Friedrich Abel, and Henry ...

Trio of ‘Priscilla’ female creatives take time-out from The King at movie opening

Film · Music
Last night at the Academy Museum’s Ted Mann Theater, film distributor A24 hosted the Los Angeles premiere screening of Priscilla, starring Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi. Writer/director Sofia Coppola and executive producer Priscilla Presley were in attendance. The plot of the movie, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, goes like this: When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu ...

The Stone who stopped rolling: Nick Broomfield doc about Brian Jones

Film · Music
As a schoolboy aged 14, Nick Broomfield, later a British filmmaker and award-winning documentarian, met Brian Jones, by chance, on a train. Jones was at the height of his success. Six years later he would be dead. Nick Broomfield’s new documentary THE STONES & BRIAN JONES explores the legacy of Brian Jones, who, in this ...

Anoushka Shankar, virtuoso of ancient sitar, in artsmeme interview for The Soraya 1

Music
Ed. note: This story by Debra Levine, commissioned and previously published by the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for the Arts, is reprinted with permission. It’s a just-released “mini-album” from a first-rate artist who’s trailing a maximal career. Anoushka Shankar, the acclaimed virtuoso of sitar, music producer, and composer, will wind up a three-week, fifteen-U.S.-city ...

Imani Winds to bring breezy, jazzy, dancey woodwind sound to 92nd St ‘Y’

Music
In a chamber music program that can only be described as scintillating, the trailblazing wind-instrument quintet, Imani Winds, will make their first 92NY appearance with acclaimed pianist Terrence Wilson in a program conceived around rhythm and dance. Repertoire includes Paquito D’Rivera’s take on the Venezuelan joropo, Fleur de Cayenne, Imani hornist Jeff Scott’s arrangement of ...

REVIEW: When opposites attract, Bridgewater & Charlap at CAP UCLA 1

Music · Reviews
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It was a provocative entry to a fall jazz season: singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and pianist Bill Charlap, performing in a duo format at Royce Hall for UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. Like a pro wrestling match between a pile-driving heel and a gymnast babyface, it was a potential mismatch too tantalizing to ...

artsmeme to glimpse CAP-UCLA ‘Nimoy’ the erstwhile Crest Theatre

Architecture & Design · Dance · Music · Theater
photo courtesy chris nichols for los angeles magazine Named in honor of artist, actor, director and philanthropist Leonard Nimoy, The Nimoy is a reimagining of Westwood’s historic Crest Theatre, acquired by UCLA in 2018 and since renovated into a flexible 300-seat off-campus performing arts space. The show artsmeme will attend features performances by Grammy Award-winning ...

Rock mogul Lou Adler in WeHo convo

Music
The City of West Hollywood presents  Lou Adler and Nic Adler in conversation for the City’s Artists & Icons series. Adler, of course, is an American record and film producer and the co-owner of the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. He developed and produced, among others, The Grass Roots, Jan & Dean, The Mamas & ...

Chamber music on high — in sync with science & nature 1

Music
Zelter String Quartet It was so fantastic. I had never made the climb up Mt. Wilson, but rectified that mid-day Sunday urging my 2003 Honda Civic through the ricocheting twists and turns of Angeles Crest Highway toward my destination. The draw? Impresario Cécilia Tsan’s “Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome,” a six-year running classical chamber ...