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.
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.
January 23, 1996 |
Pianist Alain Lefevre, who recorded John Corigliano's Piano Concerto with the Pacific Symphony, will be featured this summer in the orchestra's ninth annual concert series at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Lefevre will play the "Emperor" Concerto on July 20 as part of a Beethoven program conducted by Carl St.Clair, who will conduct two other concerts in the five-concert series, which begins July 4 with a pops program and ends Sept. 7 with a Tchaikovsky program.
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.