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Stephanie Courtney and Jonathan Mangum to Join HYPROV: IMPROV UNDER HYPNOSIS Photo Stephanie Courtney and Jonathan Mangum to Join HYPROV: IMPROV UNDER HYPNOSIS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Improv comedy greats Stephanie Courtney and Jonathan Mangum will join Hypnotist Extraordinaire Asad Mecci for the combined hypnosis and improvisational comedy hit at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

Colburn School Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Colburn School Announces 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022

The Colburn School has announced its 2022-23 season, which brings together the School's exceptional students and faculty with today's most esteemed artists in a wide variety of free or low-cost programs offered on campus and throughout Los Angeles. 

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Colin Mochrie & Asad Mecci's HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Photo VIDEO: Get a First Look at Colin Mochrie & Asad Mecci's HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

Starring Improv and Comedy Legend Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) and Hypnotist Extraordinaire Asad Mecci, HYPROV is now playing a limited engagement at the Daryl Roth Theatre through October 30. Get a first look at footage here!

Rufus Wainwright Composes Score for HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Starring Colin Moch Photo Rufus Wainwright Composes Score for HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Starring Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Rufus Wainwright has created an original score for HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis starring Improv and Comedy Legend Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) and Hypnotist Extraordinaire Asad Mecci. 

Kennedy Center Crowns 50th Anniversary Season With Permanent New JFK Exhibit, Bernste Photo Kennedy Center Crowns 50th Anniversary Season With Permanent New JFK Exhibit, Bernstein's MASS, and Continued Investment in Social Impact
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

This September, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates its namesake with two projects: the opening of Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy—a new permanent exhibit exploring Kennedy's presidency and commitment to the arts—and a reprise of Bernstein's MASS, which premiered at the Center's opening exactly 51 years earlier. These projects cap an extraordinary year that saw the Center reopen its doors after the pandemic lockdown for a landmark 50th Anniversary season.

Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci's HYPROV: IMPROV UNDER HYPNOSIS to Make NYC Debut This S Photo Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci's HYPROV: IMPROV UNDER HYPNOSIS to Make NYC Debut This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis, the international sensation from the brilliant minds of Improv and Comedy Legend Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci, will make its New York City premiere this summer. 

The Music Center Introduces Hope & Grand Events As New On-Campus Catering Entity Photo The Music Center Introduces Hope & Grand Events As New On-Campus Catering Entity
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

The Music Center today announced a new onsite catering arm, Hope & Grand Events, in collaboration with its food and beverage partner Levy. Offering a multitude of unique indoor and outdoor spaces across the 22-acre Music Center campus, including three onsite full-service restaurants, Hope & Grand Events will provide bespoke hospitality experiences for a wide range of catering needs including personal and corporate events.

LA Opera Announces 2022 Recipients of the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award Photo LA Opera Announces 2022 Recipients of the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022

 LA Opera has announced the 2022 recipients of the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award: tenor Ben Bliss, mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges and soprano Liv Redpath.

LA Opera Announces Appointment Of Keith Leonard As New Board Chair Photo LA Opera Announces Appointment Of Keith Leonard As New Board Chair
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2021

The LA Opera Board of Directors has elected Keith Leonard as the new chair. Leonard, a board member since 2015, has served as the chair of the executive committee and vice chair of the campaign committee for the past year, where he worked closely with both board and staff leadership.

Terri And Jerry Kohl Donate $5 Million And Pledge A Challenge Grant To Support The LA Photo Terri And Jerry Kohl Donate $5 Million And Pledge A Challenge Grant To Support The LA Opera Orchestra
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2021

Philanthropists Terri and Jerry Kohl have made an immediate $5 million gift and pledged a challenge grant in support of the LA Opera Orchestra and the company's post-COVID recovery, part of which will be used to fund an upcoming production of Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky.

Eva And Marc Stern Establish New Award To Honor Excellence Among LA Opera's Family Of Photo Eva And Marc Stern Establish New Award To Honor Excellence Among LA Opera's Family Of Artists
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2021

LA Opera board chairman Marc Stern and his wife Eva have established an annual $50,000 award to celebrate and support extraordinarily gifted artists in opera: the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award. The new award will recognize artists with deep connections to LA Opera and will serve as an expression of gratitude for past and future artistic contributions to the company.

Janet J. Ciriello, William Chase Hodge-Brokenburr And Shirley Starke-Wallace Elected  Photo Janet J. Ciriello, William Chase Hodge-Brokenburr And Shirley Starke-Wallace Elected To LA Opera Board Of Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2021

In a time when its theater remains closed, LA Opera continues to look forward, finding new ways for a world-class opera company to connect with its audiences. To that end, three new directors — Janet J. Ciriello, William Chase Hodge-Brokenburr and Shirley Starke-Wallace — were recently elected to LA Opera's board.

The Music Center Celebrates its New 'Plaza for All' Grand Re-Opening Photo The Music Center Celebrates its New 'Plaza for All' Grand Re-Opening
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 28, 2019

The Music Center today joined with civic and community leaders to dedicate The Music Center Plaza, opening the newly renovated, accessible outdoor urban space and recognizing it as a?oeThe Plaza for All.a??

The Music Center Plaza Re-Opens August 2019 Photo The Music Center Plaza Re-Opens August 2019
by Julie Musbach - Jul 11, 2019

The Music Center today announced it will re-open The Music Center Plaza with a civic ceremony on August 28, 2019 and free public festivities throughout Labor Day weekend (from Friday, August 30-Sunday, September 1, 2019) following a 20-month $41 million renovation of the expansive outdoor space.

LA Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA Photo LA Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2019

Placido Domingo has announced final details about the company's upcoming presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, conducted by James Conlon

Los Angeles Master Chorale To Open The 2019 Salzburg Festival With LA GRIME DE SAN PI Photo Los Angeles Master Chorale To Open The 2019 Salzburg Festival With LA GRIME DE SAN PIETRO
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2019

The prestigious honor of performing the opening concerts of the 2019 Salzburg Festival in Austria on July 20 and 21 will be one highlight of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Spring/Summer tour of its acclaimed production of Orlando di Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro directed by Peter Sellars. The tour will feature 21 Master Chorale singers conducted by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director.

James Mulally And Vina Spiehler Elected To LA Opera Board Of Directors Photo James Mulally And Vina Spiehler Elected To LA Opera Board Of Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2019

James Mulally and Vina Spiehler were elected to the LA Opera board of directors at a recent meeting.

LA Opera Announces 2019/20 Season Photo LA Opera Announces 2019/20 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2019

Placido Domingo has announced the company's 2019/20 season. The season will include six mainstage operas, one musical, one recital and one concert presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with additional performances presented in other venues through the company's Off Grand initiative.

Nicolas Hamatake Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of Directors Photo Nicolas Hamatake Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

Nicolas Hamatake, a Los Angeles-based artificial intelligence leader, was elected to the LA Opera board of directors at a recent meeting.

The Music Center Honored Joni Mitchell with Two Sold Out Concerts Photo The Music Center Honored Joni Mitchell with Two Sold Out Concerts
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 8, 2018

Honoring one of the world's most revered artists, The Music Center celebrated Joni Mitchell on November 6 and 7, 2018, with two all-star concerts - JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - and an exclusive gala, co-hosted with Vanity Fair and its editor Radhika Jones, which feted her 75th birthday and raised funds for The Music Center's artistic programming, specifically free and low cost programming for underserved communities. The concerts featured performances by Brandi Carlile; Glen Hansard; Emmylou Harris; Norah Jones; Chaka Khan; Diana Krall; Kris Kristofferson; Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores; Graham Nash; Seal; James Taylor; and Rufus Wainwright. The artists lit up the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage performing Mitchell's songs, which spanned all stages of her career. Co-musical directors Brain Blade and Jon Cowherd provided the evenings' musical arrangements.  

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