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Entertainment Tips of the Week: March 24, 2014

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor There’s Music In The Air The El Portal Theatre in association with Off Broadway Productions (a division of Rock N Roll Inc) will be presenting Country Roads:  A John Denver Celebration from Thursday, April 3 to Sunday, April 13, 2014. Starring Jim Curry, you’ll be entertained with a multimedia musical […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week — March 10, 2014

Albina Shagimuratova as Lucia in LA Opera's production of Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor Programs At The Encino-Tarzana Library The public is welcome to these March events at the  Los Angeles Public Library Encino-Tarzana Branch located at 18231 Ventura Boulevard (corner Nestle Ave), in Tarzana. – Monday, March 10 at 3:00 pm:  The Page Turners’  Book Club will discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker […]

March 11th, 2014 | Posted in Featured/Main article,Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 10-1-12

The Two Foscari - LA Opera

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor The Two Foscari What an evening! My friend and fellow opera lover Blossom Shores and I had the privilege of enjoying this early and less familiar work of Giuseppe Verdi, which opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on September 15.. As the Los Angeles Times critics Mark Swed so well […]

October 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 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 2-13-12

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 10-10-11

LA Opera

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor SHAKESPEARE in PASADENA A Noise Within, the Los Angeles acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, launches the 2011-2012 season with Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night or What You Will” in their new 33,000 square-foot state-of-the-art venue in Pasadena which will run from Saturday, October 29 to Friday, December 16, 2011. “Twelfth Night […]

October 11th, 2011 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 9-6-11

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor Perlman at the Bowl Tuesday, September 6 will see famed violinist Itzhak Perlman in an all-Beethoven concert, both as soloist and conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Thursday night program features Beethoven’s two romances, the lighthearted Beethoven Symphony No. 8 and the most recognized piece of classical work, Beethoven’s […]

September 6th, 2011 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 8-22-11

Warner Park Movies on the Green

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor LA OPERA OPENS 2011/2012 SEASON Placido Domingo, LA Opera’s Elie and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced that LA Opera will open its 2011/2012 season with the company premiere of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” on Saturday, September 17, 2011. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. […]

August 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

Entertainment Tips of the Week 8-15-11

hollywood-bowl

By Jean Strauber, Entertainment Editor A “Welcome Back” Evening Out The public is invited to a “Welcome Back” free outdoor gathering from 5- 9:30 p.m. on September 10th at the Encino or Genesta Park (16953 Ventura Blvd, between Genesta and Paso Robles Avenues). You’ll have a great time with the movie Shrek to be shown […]

August 15th, 2011 | Posted in Tips of the Week Ent | Read More »

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