Mansfield Park – An Opera UCLA Production, Comes to the Clark Library

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Literary creations often inspire other creative works. Think Phantom of the Opera (a novel turned into various stage and film adaptations, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical) and The Wizard of Oz (another novel turned into multiple stage productions and films, including the famous picture starring Judy Garland). Now another classic book, Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, has served as inspiration for a new opera that will have its southern California premiere in early June. [Continue reading]

Blast From the Past: Historic Renaissance Faire Advertisements from the LA Free Press

Have you ever flipped through the pages of an old publication and found yourself transported back in time to a specific moment in your childhood? Something like that recently happened to me when I looked at a pair of advertisements for the … [Continue reading]

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is Back!

Where can you celebrate books with the people who write them and a community of passionate readers? Why – at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books of course. Now in its 22nd year, the festival “has grown to become an essential part of the L.A. … [Continue reading]

Sing Your Own Song: An Opera Love Story – Feel the Joy

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Sometimes the most compelling stories are the ones unfolding right in our own backyard. Such was the case for Burbank-based documentary filmmaker Anne Davis O’Neal. In 2010 she learned about a group of Los Angeles area opera singers who gathered … [Continue reading]

Three Artists Interpret Los Angeles

The Los Angeles art scene is so vibrant that to get noticed artists often have to promote their own work. That’s exactly what Vivian Shih did when she reached out to inform Curating LA about The Land Around Us, a self-curated group show that features … [Continue reading]

17 Miles of Car-Free Open Streets in the 626

Want to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Gold Line Foothill Extension opening? Are you looking for an excuse to get outside and exercise this weekend? If the answer to either of those questions is “yes,” check out 626 Golden Streets. It’s … [Continue reading]

Los Angeles Walks’ Fundraiser is Around the Corner

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It’s increasingly common for Angelenos and visitors alike to walk the city for fun, exercise and transportation. An important proponent of this trend is an organization called Los Angeles Walks, which was founded in 1998 and is a project … [Continue reading]