Theatre students from Pepperdine University scooped up a pair of prestigious awards at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and earned a series of coveted four and five-star reviews. Their play, The Interference, a fast-paced drama about a campus rape survivor's struggle for justice written by Scottish-based playwright Lynda Radley, returns for its U.S. Premiere at Pepperdine University in April 2017. (more...)
Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts LIVE IDEAS 2017 festival with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m. (more...)
Fuse, a multiplatform media brand reflecting the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience, today announced that nineteen-year-old New Orleans native Satchel Joseph has been named the winner of “Big Freedia's Dance Off” contest, beating out five other finalists to secure a spot on Freedia's legendary shake team. Joseph's father, WGNO TV's News with a Twist anchor LBJ, shared the news today during a live broadcast. Joseph will also appear on the popular Fuse series, Big Freedia Bounces Back (formerly Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce) when it returns for a sixth season later this year. (more...)
Bridgegate Pictures (OTC PINK: BBGP) and Minds Eye Entertainment Distribution Partner VMI Worldwide announced today that they have secured deals during European Film Market in Berlin, Germany in multiple territories for their action dystopian thriller THE HUMANITY BUREAU (more...)
Three dimensional visual effects, modern audio technology, a superb lightshow and the Baroque genius of Antonio Vivaldi's music informs this dazzling live experience 'Vivaldianno - City of Mirrors', the brainchild of Czech composer Michal Dvo?ak.
Dvo?ak virtually reconstructs Vivaldi's classic compositions - including The Four Seasons - and puts 25 musicians and a 3D musical onstage to combine Vivaldi's music with the latest technology. (more...)
IFC today announced that it has greenlit LIVING WITH YOURSELF, a new scripted comedy series created, written and executive produced by Emmy and Peabody award-winner Tim Greenberg (The Daily Show) and executive produced by Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern (more...)
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) Baroque Conversations series features the United States debut of 17-year-old Dutch recorder virtuoso Lucie Horsch in a program of Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell and Sammartini led by Grammy-winning conductor and early music specialist Stephen Stubbs on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Horsch, the first recorder player ever signed to the prestigious Decca Classics label, is featured on Vivaldi's Concerto in C major for Recorder and Strings and Concerto in G minor for Recorder and Strings, "La Notte" as well as Sammartini's Concerto in F major for Recorder and Strings. Stubbs also conducts Purcell's Suite from The Fairy Queen and Vivaldi's Concerto in C major for Strings. Former LACO Principal Oboe Allan Vogel serves as guest host, offering commentary to open the program and moderating the post-concert Q&A.
Stubbs, hailed for his "warm, well-paced" conducting (The Seattle Times), is one of the world's most respected lutenists, conductors and baroque opera specialists. After enjoying a 30-year career in Europe, he returned to his native Seattle in 2006, where he established Pacific MusicWorks, a production company that reflects his lifelong interest in both early music and contemporary performance. Stubbs is also the Boston Early Music Festival's (BEMF) permanent artistic co-director along with his long-time colleague Paul O'Dette, with whom he serves as co-musical director of all BEMF operas and recordings, which have garnered three Grammy Award nominations, and earned a Grammy for Best Opera Recording 2015. His extensive discography as conductor and solo lutenist includes more than 100 recordings. In 2013, Stubbs was appointed Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music.
Horsch, winner of the 2016 Concertgebouw Young Talent Award, has been described as "the latest big thing in recorder playing" (The Guardian). She is considered one of the most remarkable musical talents of her generation and already in great demand internationally as a solo recorder player. She has performed at the Early Music Festival in Innsbruck, Austria; the Next Generation Festival in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland; the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam; the International Chambermusic Festival Utrecht; the International Organ Festival Haarlem; and the Flanders Festival in Ghent, among others. Horsch was also chosen to perform in the televised farewell concert for the former Queen Beatrix, appearing as a soloist with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble. An ambassador for the recorder, she is eager to break down preconceptions about the instrument, experimenting with contemporary repertoire, jazz and pop music. She plays on recorders built by Fred Morgan, Doris Kulossa, Stephan Blezinger and Seiji Shirao, which she acquired with the generous support of the Prins Bernhard Foundation. She also uses a specially designed tenor flute from Tokyo. From a musical family, her parents are both cellists and her father is principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
The enlightening five-concert Baroque Conversations series provides insight into the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. Baroque Conversations is generously sponsored by Carol & Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed "America's finest chamber orchestra" by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world's top musical ensembles. Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as "visionary" and a conductor with "effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts." Under Kahane's leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.
Tickets, starting at $58, are available online at laco.org, or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Single tickets can also be purchased at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of 12 or more. College students may purchase student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, at the box office an hour before the concert. Also available for college students is the $30 "Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass" - good for all eight of LACO's Orchestral concerts, five Baroque Conversations and three Westside Connections series concerts. (more...)
59E59 Theaters has announced that a series of post-show talk backs following select performances of Jeffrey Sweet's KUNSTLER, directed by Meagen Fay and starring Jeff McCarthy with Nambi E. Kelley, have been scheduled for Tuesday, February 28 & March 7 and Thursday, March 2 & March 9. (more...)
Celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez will join Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as the third judge throughout Season Eight of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF, premiering Summer 2017. (more...)
Williams Street Repertory is a non-profit theatre company now in its sixth season in residence at Raue Center For The Arts in downtown Crystal Lake, Ill. Over the past six years, WSR has built a reputation as one of Illinois' leading producing theatres and has become a unique and valuable asset to the McHenry County community. (more...)
As the nation pauses amidst the bloom of another spring to celebrate, honor and recognize the contributions of women throughout our collective history, March is Women's History Month, Gallery CA presents the work of artist, Espi Frazier. On view from March 17th through April 21, 2017, the exhibition is aptly titled Married to Art. M2A features a herstory of one woman's journey as presented through her art, while creatively commenting on our society, culture and history.
In the 1980s the artist collective, Guerrilla Girls, asked, 'Do women have to be naked to get into the Metropolitan Museum of Art?' Married to Art answers this question through Frazier's artistry and body of work, rather her anatomy. Creating in a range of materials including graphite on paper, acrylic, yarn and wood, Frazier's work has been displayed at galleries and museums throughout the nation, including the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Reginald Lewis Museum, Artscape, Howard University, and Maryland Art Place. Featured artwork in M2A includes the stylish and majestic, Church Lady Hats; the iconic and groundbreaking, Josephine Baker; and, the reflective and personal, Self Portrait.
Originally from Chicago and currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland, Frazier holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a BFA from the renown Art Institute of Chicago. An artist and educator, Frazier is an Art Instructor at Friends School of Baltimore. Frazier represents the best of whom America is capable of producing. She is humble, conscious, courageous, creative and dedicated to art. 'The show Married to Art is a fact of my life. I have been making art since age five. It has been a steady and dependable ground to stand on. Art has helped me through life's unpredictable journey. Today, I am happy to say, I have not sought a divorce in 60 plus years. Art has been a lifelong wonderful marriage.'
Married to Art is curated by Kirk Shannon-Butts of Flickeria. Flickeria is a boutique production company and artist management agency. Shannon-Butts works directly with emerging artists to showcase their art, vision and voice on the local, national and international art scene.
Founded in 2012, Gallery CA is a contemporary arts space showcasing local, regional, national and international artists. Gallery CA also serves as an agent for community engagement by offering regular programming and creating sustainable partnerships with local art institutions and community organizations. (more...)