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January 28, 2007 | Lynne Heffley
"SURABAYA Johnny" may be a smoky chanteuse standard, but its source, the 1929 Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht musical, "Happy End," is relatively obscure, with English-language recordings of this edgy, sexy sequel to the collaborators' landmark work, "The Threepenny Opera," scarce to nonexistent. Until now.
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January 28, 2007 | Lynne Heffley
"SURABAYA Johnny" may be a smoky chanteuse standard, but its source, the 1929 Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht musical, "Happy End," is relatively obscure, with English-language recordings of this edgy, sexy sequel to the collaborators' landmark work, "The Threepenny Opera," scarce to nonexistent. Until now.
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May 18, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to a little foresight by Franz Joseph Haydn, innumerable scores he'd composed were saved from destruction when a fire broke out in 1779 at the Hungarian palace where Haydn served as court composer and conductor to the noble Esterhazy family. "All the parts were burned to many symphonies and operas, including the Overture to (the opera) 'La Vera Costanza,' " said Mozart Camerata music director Ami Porat, who will conduct the Overture on two concerts this weekend.
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May 18, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to a little foresight by Franz Joseph Haydn, innumerable scores he'd composed were saved from destruction when a fire broke out in 1779 at the Hungarian palace where Haydn served as court composer and conductor to the noble Esterhazy family. "All the parts were burned to many symphonies and operas, including the Overture to (the opera) 'La Vera Costanza,' " said Mozart Camerata music director Ami Porat, who will conduct the Overture on two concerts this weekend.
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March 11, 2000 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Eight months into his job as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeremy Strick has decided to close the museum's department of experimental programs, headed by longtime curator Julie Lazar. She and her assistant, Brent Zerger, will leave the museum at the end of the month, Strick said Friday. The decision follows an evaluation of the museum's curatorial structure, Strick said. "This is basically a move to concentrate our programmatic efforts.
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June 13, 1991 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Sylvie Drake is the Times' theater critic.
In "Happy End," the season closer at South Coast Repertory, director Barbara Damashek has gone for the jocular rather than the jugular, keeping her tongue firmly lodged in her cheek. Not too dark or too deep--you might call it a farcical musical satire about a mythical Chicago in 1919, littered with cops, robbers, Salvation Army sisters and unrelated songs about Kiplingesque figures wailing off the coast of Mandalay.
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