Art is Still Timeless – Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach

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Scott Moore Oil Paintings

Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach is quickly drawing to a close as we say farewell to another extraordinary summer festival experience. Each season brings new innovations from the festival directors, but this summer we also got to celebrate a brand new venue to showcase art, music and entertainment, art demonstrations and classes. In the … Read More

The R(evolution) of American Opera – Alive and Well in Santa Fe!

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Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Opera has once again earned international accolades for it’s premieres of iconic contemporary American operas with this season’s extraordinary offering from Mason Bates (Composer) and Mark Campbell (Libretto) in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Santa Fe Opera has always been a confident leader in producing new operas, and has never taken a “wait and see” approach with premieres … Read More

Cheers to Deborah and the Danes!

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Deborah Voigt

It is likely that the performance given by conductor Fabio Luisi and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra set a new standard that will be unmatched by others anytime soon, because of the profound majesty, shimmering softness, exceptional ensemble, astonishing power and eloquent beauty of their rendition of Mahler’s First Symphony. From Nielsen’s Helios Overture to the Mahler finale – there … Read More

ABT’s “Whipped Cream” Ballet is Pure Joy

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American Ballet Theater Whipped Cream

We all got to be kids in the candy store last week, in an unusual stroke of good fortune, when Southern California audiences were treated to the World Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s enchanting new story ballet for American Ballet Theater Whipped Cream (March 15, 2017). Think Pink – with dancers popping out of canisters on the confectioner’s shop counter like … Read More