June 11, 1998 |
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has always been one of the most musically adventurous of the young lions who roared into the jazz arena in the '80s and '90s. He has done an album with Brazilian singer-songwriter Ivan Lins and recorded a Billie Holiday tribute. He has composed music for Spike Lee's films and recorded some of it--"Malcolm X Jazz Suite," for one--as impressive jazz outings, beyond the film sources.
November 17, 1986 |
Two singers shared top honors at the Metropolitan Opera Western Regional Auditions, completed Saturday night at Bovard Auditorium, USC. Soprano Celeste Tavera, 27, of Orange and baritone Leroy Villanueva, 24, of Altadena each won $3,400 and a trip to New York in March for the finals. Second prize was awarded to mezzo-soprano Donna Ames, 28, of Tucson, Ariz., and soprano Carole Sihilling, 28, of Newport Beach. Each singer received $2,300.
May 1, 1996 |
Randy Newman, whose recent credits include the score for the Disney film "Toy Story" and his own musical-theater version of "Faust," tops the list of artists on the Pacific Symphony's 1996-97 Pops Series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.
June 11, 1998
Theater "Room Service," the classic comedy that was a Broadway hit in 1937 and a Marx Brothers film of 1938, closes at the Actors Alley at El Portal on Sunday. 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $16. (818) 508-4200. Jazz Trumpeter and film composer Terence Blanchard's five-day run with vocalist Jubilant Sykes and quintet closes at the Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City, with 8:30 and 10 p.m. shows today-Saturday.
August 16, 2001
* The Bacon Brothers, headed by actor Kevin Bacon, are headed to the Belly Up Tavern on Aug. 24. 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach, (858) 481-8140. * * The Venini-Glass Design in a World Perspective exhibition runs through Jan. 6, 2002, at the Mingei International Museum. Centered on the work of the Venini factory in Venice, the exhibition also contains art glass by contemporary artists and examples of ancient Egyptian, pre-Roman, Roman and Islamic glass.
June 8, 1999
"Made in California" is the theme of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 1999-2000 subscription season, which will offer eight programs in 15 performances divided between Royce Hall at UCLA and the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will conduct six programs. American baritone Jubilant Sykes, a California native from Venice, is the featured soloist in the opening program, to be given once, at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in Royce Hall. Kahane will conduct. For the performances of Oct.