Live Music: “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman It was Tchaikovsky Spectacular night at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday.  “Tchaikovsky” because the program consisted, in its entirety, of selections from The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and 1812 Overture  And “Spectacular” because of, first, the music, and second the fiery display of pyrotechnics during the 1812 Overture. All of this was performed… Read More Live Music: “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” at the Hollywood Bowl

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Ballet: “The Bright Stream” from the American Ballet Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

By Jane Rosenberg Where in Los Angeles can you see a Shakespearian, gender bending romantic comedy of mistaken identities, replete with a milkmaid cavorting with a tractor driver, a dog riding a bicycle, a swaggering accordionist, an-anxious-to-be younger-than-she-is flirt, and Death wielding a scythe, all set in a collective farm in the steppes of the… Read More Ballet: “The Bright Stream” from the American Ballet Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion