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Entertainment Tips of the Week 5-14-12

Kennedy Center The Follies

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor There’s music in the air in the L.A. area… The Follies As you walk into the renowned Ahmanson Theatre during this run, you’ll look at the stage and observe the ragged bunting hanging from the proscenium, the boxes draped in the same black bunting, which is also covering all the […]

May 14th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 4-9-12

Children at Theatre West

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor A Night Of Laughs And Song! Theatre West has done it again. Once a month Theatre West and Executive Director John Gallogly are presenting “The Laugh Pack,” created by comic Bruce Fine. With a friend I attended the Saturday, March 31st program. What a hilarious evening! Bruce Fine (pictured, right) […]

April 9th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 4-2-12

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor MAMMA MIA! Want a fun evening for you and your family? Then, head over to the historic Pantages Theatre in Hollywood to see the Smash Hit Musical based on the songs of ABBA, MAMMA MIA! Leading the cast of 30 is Kaye Tuckerman as Donna Sheridan, the independent single mother […]

April 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Met Opera Winner Janai Brugger

Janai Brugger

By Jean Strauber Entertainment Editor Congratulations to Janai Brugger (pictured right), a member of LA Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, who was one of five winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on March 18. Ms. Brugger will return to LA Opera in the leading role of Musetta in Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème” on […]

March 27th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 3-12-12

Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium

By Jean Strauber Entertainment Editor At Our Museums Much is happening at our museums in Los Angeles County. In Newhall, a temporary exhibit with film items related to Oscar winners “Hugo” and “The Artist” will be on view until June 3rd. In Los Angeles at the Natural History Museum (NHM) the Butterfly Pavilion will open […]

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 3-5-12

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor A Must See! It’s a delightful romp! It’s an evening full of laughs and good humor. And, some of us who were good little boys and girls with overbearing and smothering parents will definitely relate to the main character and opera namesake, “Albert Herring.” It seems that in the little […]

March 5th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 2-27-12

Albert Herring LA Opera

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor Albert Herring Comes To La Opera Opening Saturday, February 25 is the Benjamin Britten comic opera “Albert Herring.” Based on Guy de Mausassant’s short story “Le Rosier de Madame Husson” (Madame Husson’s Rose King), the action takes place in England, where Lady Billows is organizing the May Day festival. Usually […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 2-20-12

BB King at Hollywood Bowl

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Tips Two weeks ago I shared with you the Weekend Spectaculars that have been scheduled for the Hollywood Bowl Summer Season 2012. This week it’s Jazz at the Bowl and a couple of the Bowl’s Special Concerts and Events. The Wednesday night jazz concerts will begin with a salute to Miles […]

February 20th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 2-13-12

Placido Domingo as Simon Boccanegra

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Tips LA Opera’s Simon Boccanegra LA Opera’s company premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” opened last Saturday and, unfortunately, will only be here for six more performances through Sunday, March 4th. Giuiseppi Verdi, along with librettist Francesca Maria Pave, first produced the opera in 1857 when it was not well received […]

February 13th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 2-6-12

Norah Jones

By Jean Strauber; Entertainment Specialist The next couple of weeks I will be sharing with you information I have received for the 2012 Hollywood Bowl Summer Season. And, it promises to be a good one. This week I’ll feature the Weekend Spectaculars and four Sunday Sunset Performances. Weekend Spectaculars will be on Fridays and Saturdays […]

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

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