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Learning to Hate: A Story Whose Relevance Reaches Beyond the West Side

At the climax of West Side Story, Maria brandishes the gun that killed her star-crossed lover, Tony, and declares that, “We all killed him,” because of the unbroken cycle of violence and hate between the two rival gangs. 997 more words

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LA Phil 2016-17: By the Numbers

I do this every year: leave the punditry to others and tally up the stats. Here’s what 2016-17 looks like at the LA Phil. Unlike in years past, I have only included performances by the LA Phil–no visiting artists. 291 more words

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This Weekend at The Music Center

Happy Friday friends!  This weekend we’ve got a very cool assortment of shows, including Music Center debuts and opening nights!  You won’t want to miss a thing this weekend at The Music Center… 250 more words

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Eddie Palmieri and Chucho Valdes: Irakere 40

Well, here we go with an evening of absolutely brilliant Latin Jazz Piano with two of the Living Masters:  Eddie Palmieri and Chucho Valdes!

Need I say how excited I am to see them at the stunning Walt Disney Music Hall, and this show is tonight! 88 more words

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Beethoven's First & Second at Disney Hall

Gordon and I went to our final concert of the Immortal Beethoven Festival–the First and Second Symphonies. They also threw in two “Romances”, violin concertos, that I’d never heard of before. 236 more words