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What's in Season at the Farmers Markets: Seville Oranges + A Marmalade Recipe

8 years ago by Felicia Friesema
In a land where the orange (think Washington navel and Valencia) is the stuff of legend, responsible for transforming swaths of California ranchos into tidy blossom-scented groves, it's a bit puzzling to wander the market stalls and find no trace of Sevilles. Yes, it's a bitter orange, one of several...
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Figaro, Figaro, Fiiiigarooohhh: You'll Recognize Melodies in L.A. Opera's Barber of Seville (GO!)

4 years ago by Falling James
This guy Figaro is a real character, and he can do it all. He’s a barber, a matchmaker, a gardener, a fixer, a pharmacist and even a majordomo who personally administers every enema in the household he runs. He’s also the face of L.A. Opera’s current season, which spotlights the...
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13 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

6 months ago by LA Weekly
From a wonderfully dark and beautiful corner of Echo Park Rising to an exhibit dedicated to the wascallly wabbit and Saturday morning cartoons, a festival focused on the humble taco, a week of women-centric art and film, and swing dancing in art deco splendor, here are the 13 best things to do in Los Angeles this week.
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14 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

8 months ago by LA Weekly
From a festival and parade celebrating global cultures and a block party honoring the African diaspora, to the first Korean-American artist with a solo show at LACMA and a gallery highlighting the art made from recycled materials, to one of SNL's funniest stars and a very serious comedy competition, here are the 14 best things to do in Los Angeles this week.
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Why the World Started Paying Attention to L.A.'s Modern Opera Scene in 2016

2 years ago by Catherine Womack
Inside the REDCAT theater in downtown Los Angeles this summer, a dead woman lay naked on a wooden bench propped upright under bright stage lights. Doctors removed her organs and examined them, one by one, in front of a rapt audience. Suddenly, the woman’s bloodied breast heaved as she awoke,...
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How a Bunch of Scrappy Theater Dudes Built the Barack Obama of Opera Companies

2 years ago by Catherine Womack
Making opera cool, affordable, accessible and enticing to young audiences is easier said than done.
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21 Best Things To Do in L.A. This Week

2 years ago by LA Weekly
A drag performance of Joan Crawford's kooky lifestyle tips, a funny take on opera, an evening with everyone's favorite storyteller David Sedaris and more fun stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 11/11 The book most associated with Joan Crawford is daughter Christina's 1978 tell-all, Mommie Dearest,...
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Rodrigo y Gabriela Return to the Bowl — This Time, With a Full Orchestra

3 years ago by Ivan Fernandez
The story of "flamenco metal" guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela reads like a quirky, feel-good script straight out of Hollywood. Two metalheads from Mexico City drop everything, swap their plug-in gear for classical guitars and head to the beaches of Ixtapa in their native country to start all over. They...
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The Greatest Cartoons Ever!

4 years ago by David Cotner
Now that you’ve recovered from your understandably baffled rage at the networks for canceling Saturday morning cartoons, bop on down and be reborn as the Alex Film Society presents The Greatest Cartoons Ever! Animation historian Jerry Beck introduces and discuss cartoons from the 1930s through the ’50s that are seldom...
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The Ghosts of Versailles

4 years ago by Falling James
Director Darko Tresnjak and L.A. Opera pull out all the stops with a full production of composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman's fanciful 1991 operatic reincarnation of characters from Pierre Beaumarchais' plays. In Hoffman’s story, Beaumarchais himself becomes a character, interacting with his own misbehaving creations from The...

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