August 12, 2012 |
Brian Lauritzen remembers the first night he visited the Hollywood Bowl as a green twentysomething who'd just moved out from Tennessee. He and his then girlfriend were fresh from the beach in their shorts. Despite sitting near the Bowl's last row, they were enthralled by the setting, with the golden light hitting a hillside covered in eucalyptus, but by intermission, these transplants accustomed to the heat-trapping effects of humidity were freezing. They drifted into the gift shop, staring longingly at blankets and sweat shirts they couldn't afford.
May 18, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will launch its first international radio broadcast partnership with England's largest classical music station. The agreement with Classic FM announced Friday includes a 14-part concert series of recorded concerts under the name "Live with the L.A. Phil," broadcast Fridays starting June 1. The series, which also will include interviews with featured soloists, will be online at Classicfm.com for U.K. listeners only....
May 16, 2012 |
There's a double dose of Los Angeles Opera in store for listeners of classical music station KUSC-FM (91.5) this weekend, including a live broadcast of “La Boheme” from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown L.A. The production, which opened last Saturday and continues through June 2, features soprano Ailyn Perez and tenor Stephen Costello as the sympathetic lovers, and soprano Janai Brugger and baritone Artur Rucinski as the secondary pair...
January 31, 2011
BOOKS Alice Hoffman The novelist visits the Writers Bloc series to discuss her new book, "The Red Garden," which follows linked stories over 300 years in a mysterious New England town. Gail Eichenthal of KUSC will moderate. Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. $20. http://www.writersblocpresents.com MOVIES Machine Project's First Film The nonprofit Echo Park collective presents the premiere of its first feature film, shot over one 12-hour session and featuring a dozen performances, lectures, workshops and activities including an experimental women's choir, a drum solo and Paleolithic fire technology.
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April 1, 2010 |
Tom Dixon, who was a familiar voice to classical-music lovers for more than 50 years as a Los Angeles radio host, has died. He was 94. Dixon died March 13 of age-related causes at a rehabilitation facility in Burbank, said his wife, Catherine. When it comes to classical music radio in Los Angeles, "you think of Tom Dixon," said Don Barrett, publisher of LARadio.com. "He is the hood ornament, the face of classical radio," Barrett said. "In this day and age of consolidation and radio stations making changes so quickly, to have that longevity is just unheard of."
March 14, 2010 |
In Los Angeles, Alan Chapman is well known as a font of information about classical music. Since 1992, he has been one of the marquee voices of KUSC-FM (91.5), the all-classical-all-the-time public radio station, now hosting a morning show each weekday as well as two weekend shows he also produces, "Modern Times" and "Thornton Center Stage." And he has been a pre-concert lecture maven for even longer. A Yale-educated music theory scholar who teaches at the Colburn Conservatory, Chapman belies the cliché that those who can't do teach.