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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 22-29

  Tran Nguyen’s exhibit “Remedy,” depicting humans and nature living in magical harmony is on display until Aug. 7 at Thinkspace Projects in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Tran Nguyen/Thinkspace Projects) Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 22-29. EVENTS   Canoga-Pop: An art show and sale plus musical entertainment, 5-9 p.m. July 22. Begin the tour at Retro Relics, 21501 Sherman Way (at the corner of Alabama Aven...
Tags: Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Restaurants Food and Drink, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events, Food, Movies, Museum, Restaurants, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, July 17-24

  The congregation at Reseda Church of Christ meets in person on Sunday on Reseda Boulevard, corner of Ingomar Street, in Reseda. (Google Street View)   Here is a sampling of religious services in the San Fernando Valley area, July 17-24.   Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Parishes churches in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties are open for indoor Masses as of June 15 (read the recent guidelines here: bit.ly/2Sayfdk). Sunday Masses are live streamed, 10 a.m. (in Engli...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Community, Beethoven, Local News, Corinthians, Facebook Live, Ventura, Andrew, Unity, St Andrew, Craig Peterson, San Fernando Valley, Pentecost


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 15-22

  Lauren Pearce’s art is part of “Art Genesis, The Beginning of Legacy” group show through Aug. 8 at SHOW Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Pearce)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 15-22. EVENTS   Conejo Valley Days: This year’s event includes carnival rides and food only (musical acts and dancing return in 2022). Hours:  5-10 p.m. July 15; 6-11 p.m. July 16; 12:30-10 p.m. July 17; 4-8 p.m...
Tags: Amusement Parks, Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Restaurants Food and Drink, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Dance, Events, Fairs And Festivals, Food, Museum, Restaurants, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Michelangelo’s middlebrow moment

In today’s Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column, I write about how Irving Stone—and Charlton Heston—introduced Michelangelo to a generation of American readers and filmgoers. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Like Shakespeare and Beethoven, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is one of those giants of Western culture who is known by only one name—and not just to highbrows but pretty much everybody. Even those whose awareness of the visual arts is restricted to the Mona Lisa and “The Last Sup...
Tags: Art, David, Vatican, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Wall Street Journal, Ajblogs, Rex Harrison, Michelangelo, Charlton Heston, Sistine Chapel, Irving Stone, Carol Reed, Beethoven Michelangelo Buonarroti


Toradze’s Piano Stories

Behrouz Jamali has created the kind of film I had always hoped to see about Alexander Toradze.  I permits Toradze to speak for an hour without abridgement or abbreviation. It abjures soundbites.  I believe it should be seen by all devotees of the piano, and to fledgling pianists at music schools and conservatories. Born in Tbilisi in 1952, Toradze graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, toured the West as a Soviet artist, defected to the United States in 1983, and has since taught an...
Tags: Art, US, David, West, United States, Moscow, Beethoven, Miami, Portland Oregon, Tbilisi, Ajblogs, Ella Fitzgerald, Prokofiev, Oscar Peterson, Valery Gergiev, Gergiev


Leon Theremin Advertises the First Commercial Production Run of His Revolutionary Electronic Instrument (1930)

“The theremin specifically, and Leon Theremin’s work in general is the biggest, fattest, most important cornerstone of the whole electronic music medium. That’s were it all began.” — Robert Moog In the mid-twentieth century, the theremin — patented by its namesake inventor Leon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen) in 1928 — became something of a novelty, its sound associated with sci-fi and horror movies. This is unfortunate given its pedigree as the first electronic musical instrumen...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Japan, College, History, Bbc, United States, Beethoven, Henderson, Paul Jackson, New York Philharmonic, Draper, Vallee, Josh Jones, Moog, Wendy Carlos


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In Tune with Dave Moss: Racer, Teacher & Suspension Tuning Legend

The motorcycling community is made up of millions of riders worldwide. And this community has been built on the foundation of past generations – like most sports, groups, or communities.  Since 1995, Dave Moss Tuning has had one transparent goal, in fact, it’s clearly stated on his website – “ Dave Moss has been on a personal mission since 1995 to save a life within the motorcycling community every day through education and training. Leveraging technology, that mission can reach every Contin...
Tags: Usa, UK, England, Interview, California, Oregon, US, Articles, Features, Dave, Motorcycles, Manchester, Suspension, Beethoven, Track Day, Mozart


Fifty years ago

Louis Armstrong died fifty years ago today at his home in Queens. I have spent much of the last decade and a half thinking and writing about Armstrong—first in a biography, Pops, then in a play, Satchmo at the Waldorf—and I expect I’ve said by now what I have to say about his beautiful, blessed life and work. So instead of trying to find a new way to sum up my feelings, I’ll simply reprint a passage from the last chapter of Pops. I hope you enjoy it. *  *  * Armstrong’s own unpublished ...
Tags: Art, Queens, Davis, Beethoven, Louis Armstrong, Ajblogs, Waldorf, Louis, Bach, Goldberg Variations, Adam, Armstrong, Ossie Davis, All Stars, Teddy Wilson, Jaki Byard


Podcast #616: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling

Editor’s Note: This is a rebroadcast. It originally aired June 2020. One of the most burning questions in life is what it is you’re called to do with it. What is your life’s purpose? What great work are you meant to do? Guidance on this question can come from many sources, and my guest today says that one of the best is the Bhagavad Gita, a text of Hindu scripture thousands of years old. He’s a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and author of The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey t...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, England, New York, Life, Advice, India, New York City, America, Rome, Harvard, West, Canada, United States, South Africa, Paris


Missing the forest for the trees: interpreting the composer’s message

Several years ago, I decided to make the switch to drinking tea in place of other beverages. I treated myself to “top shelf” teas and stored them where the previously small collection had been housed—literally on the top shelf. Not being very tall, every time I wanted a cup of tea I had to climb on the kitchen counter to reach my new-found friends. I did this for a couple of years until I finally stepped back, looked at the overall situation instead of each tin of tea, and decided to simply move...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Beethoven, Composition, Mozart, Haydn, Arts & Humanities, Beethoven Mozart, Mozart Piano Sonata, Music Composition, Czerny, Beethoven Piano Sonata, Carl Czerny Beethoven, Steven Kamenar


Live music returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall with new LA Phil season

After being silenced for more than a year by the pandemic, music is finally returning to Walt Disney Concert Hall this fall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2021-22 season, announced Tuesday, June 22. Season subscription tickets are on sale now while single tickets go on sale Sept. 1 for a season that will include a celebration of  Latin American music, artists who fight for civil rights and social justice and Gen X. “Over this past year, the pandemic has isolated us from one another, and so ...
Tags: Microsoft, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beethoven, Pasadena, Tony, LA Phil, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel, LA Philharmonic, Dudamel, Billy Ray Cyrus


How James Taylor and Joni Mitchell inspired the musical romance of ‘Songs in Ursa Major’

When up-and-coming musician Jane Quinn and her band first encounter Vincent Ray, the legendary music producer stares right past her as if she doesn’t exist. When Quinn boldly stands up to Ray, it fuels much of the drama in Emma Brodie’s entertaining debut novel, “Songs In Ursa Major,” which imagines fictionalized versions of Joni Mitchell (Jane) and James Taylor (Jesse Reid). “We’ve been all been exposed to so much misogyny on such a grand scale for the past four or five years that you’re seein...
Tags: Books, California, Nigeria, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Beethoven, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Richard Thompson, Quinn, Joni Mitchell, Taylor, Jones


‘I’m working through 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’: readers’ WFH playlists

Some of you went classic rock; others Iranian ambient. And yet others took on epic challenges that will take years to complete … here’s what you’ve been listening to while working under lockdownIf I need to concentrate on something really thorny, I go for Bach every time. It seems to allow my brain to work at a high level and I do almost all my best work to Bach. András Schiff or Angela Hewitt playing keyboard works, and Hilary Hahn on violin. Beethoven’s late quartets and Schubert lieder are g...
Tags: Music, Metal, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, Classical Music, Beethoven, Jazz, Bach, Schubert, Cheltenham Continue, Angela Hewitt, Hilary Hahn, Bach András Schiff, Edward Collier


Exhibits and experiments that are music to your ears

Today is World Music Day, also known as “Fête de la musique.” It’s an annual celebration of music that encourages amateur and professional musicians to play and perform outside in parks or in the streets. At Google Arts & Culture we took the name “Fête de la musique,” which translates to “music party,” literally, and made sure the internet also will celebrate, with music created by you. Our artists in residence at the Google Arts & Culture lab created two new experiments, “Paint with Music” and ...
Tags: Google, Paris, Beethoven, Montmartre, Rajasthan, Mozart, Arts & Culture, Joe Dassin, Google Arts Culture, Bruno Oliveira, Corte Real, Salar Jung Museum, Blob Opera, Pune India the Baithak Foundation, Pandit Vijay Sardeshmukh, Ustad Amir Khan


Raiders of the Lost Ark’s Horror Elements Are What Make It Legendary

Raiders of the Lost Ark is my favorite film. Like, to the degree that if I were marooned on a desert island and given the option between water and Steven Spielberg’s classic 1981 action blockbuster, I’d go with the latter. The film released before I was born, and I didn’t really discover it until later in my life when my tastes evolved from Beethoven’s 2nd to Die Hard, but since my “discovery” of famed archeologist Indiana Jones, life has always carried a lot more depth and meaning … okay, not ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Raiders, Action, Ford, Beethoven, Harrison Ford, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Marcus, Marion, Tanis, Indy


Conductor Grant Llewellyn, Late Of North Carolina Symphony, Makes His Way Back From A Stroke

Last summer, back home in Wales after completing his 16-year term in Raleigh, he suffered what turned out to be a three-day stroke that severely impaired the use of his right arm and leg. After a month’s hospitalization and six months of physical therapy, though he can’t hold a baton, he is back working with the Orchestre national de Bretagne, his ensemble in Rennes, France. “The irony of my situation is that I can conduct Beethoven symphonies but I can’t get out of bed. I can’t tie my shoelace...
Tags: Art, Music, Wales, Beethoven, Raleigh, Rennes France, 06.11.21


Stroke recovery: Grant Llewellyn returns to conduct his orchestra

Grant Llewellyn cannot tie his shoe laces - but he has conducted Beethoven again.
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J.J. Abrams talks working with Stephen King to adapt ‘Lisey’s Story’ for Apple TV+

J.J. Abrams calls the new Apple TV+ limited series “Lisey’s Story” a “gift” to “us all” from Stephen King. Abrams — whose credits range from running popular TV series “Felicity” and “Alias” to re-energizing the “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” movie franchises as the director of two key installments for both science-fiction staples — is a producer on the novel adaptation through his company Bad Robot. Written after horror giant King suffered serious injuries from being hit by a van in 1999 and subseq...
Tags: Apple, Dane, TV, News, Julianne Moore, Germany, Stephen King, Superman, Disney, Sport, Apple TV, Things To Do, Soccer, Beethoven, American Ninja Warrior, Jon Favreau


The Power of Pocket Pads

Editor’s note: The following excerpt was taken from the chapter “How to Plan to Produce,” included in The Technique of Getting Things Done (1947) by Donald Laird.  “You taught me one of the most useful things I ever learned,” a former student, now vice-president of a nationwide corporation, told me. I preened as I waited for him to return some of my own pearls of wisdom. “I learned it by watching you,” he continued, pulling a 2-cent pad from his vest pocket. “We noticed that you often wrote som...
Tags: Career, Life, New York City, Beethoven, Bacon, Pittsburgh, Hunter, Dayton, Bismarck, Leonardo da Vinci, Victor Hugo, John Hunter, John H Patterson, National Cash Register Company, Career & Wealth, Power of Pocket Pads


9 reasons why Euro 96 was the best, most memorable Euros ever

Was Euro 96 the best ever Euros? If you were born in Britain in the 1980s, Euro 1996 has long taken the prize for being the best and most entertaining European Championship in living memory.The competition, of course, was hosted in England: it was the first time the Home Nation had staged a major competition since the World Cup in 1966.The Three Lions rose to the occasion on home soil. Terry Venables’ side put on some stirring displays to advance all the way to the semi-finals, which still remai...
Tags: Hong Kong, England, France, Scotland, Germany, Jerusalem, Spain, Sport, Euro, Bbc, Czech Republic, Britain, Soccer, Manchester United, Italy, Netherlands


Mockingbird song decoded

Mockingbirds follow similar musical rules as those found in human music, from Beethoven to Kendrick Lamar.
Tags: Science, Beethoven


David James to host Football Scores at Scala Radio

David James will be hosting an extra special one-off programme on Scala Radio ‘Football Scores with David James’ from 6-8pm on Sunday 6th June. With the 16th UEFA European Championship kicking off on the 11th June, Scala Radio will be celebrating the long-standing partnership between football and classical music. As a sportsman, David earned 53 caps playing as Goalkeeper for England between 1997-2010. Whilst many people know of David’s illustrious career achievements, it’s a lesser known fa...
Tags: England, People, David, Radio, Beethoven, David James, Bauer, Scala Radio


Eric Carle, author of the beloved children’s book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ dies at 91

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press  NEW YORK — Eric Carle, the beloved children’s author and illustrator whose classic “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other works gave millions of kids some of their earliest and most cherished literary memories, has died at age 91. Carle’s family says he died Sunday at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts, with family members at his side. The family’s announcement was issued by Penguin Young Leaders. Through books like “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What ...
Tags: Books, New York, News, Obama, Germany, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Maine, Obituaries, New York Times, Beethoven, Obituary, Associated Press


Chayce Beckham wins ‘American Idol,’ the first Southern California singer ever to do so

Chayce Beckham, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Apple Valley whose lived-in, authentic voice and genuineness on stage appealed to fans and judges alike, won the 19th season of “American Idol” on Sunday. Seconds after host Ryan Seacrest announced Beckham’s name, as fireworks sprayed and confetti fell, Beckham grabbed a microphone and performed his first single, “23,” which released a little over a week ago already has soared up the iTunes charts. “Welcome to your career,” judge Lionel Rich...
Tags: Apple, Music, Abc, Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Ed Sheeran, American Idol, Starz, Beethoven, Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie


Chayce Beckham talks ‘American Idol’ journey and the Beatles song he’ll sing on the finale

A few days after Chayce Beckham advanced to the Top 3 and the finale of “American Idol,” the ABC reality series sent him on the traditional hometown visit. For the 24-year-old singer-songwriter, that meant a trip to Apple Valley in the high desert of Southern California. A limousine delivered him to a town celebration and later took him to Vanguard Preparatory School, which Beckham says was the same as he remembered from his elementary school days. “That’s where I performed my first talent show,...
Tags: Apple, Music, Florida, Abc, La, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ed Sheeran, Starz, Beethoven, Coldplay, Lionel Richie, Oakland, Beckham


Rest in peace Charles Grodin, 86

Actor Charles Grodin passed away Tuesday at his home in Connecticut at the age of 86 after battling cancer, according to his son. Grodin starred in such movies as "The Heartbreak Kid", "Heaven Can Wait", "Beethoven" and the classic "Midnight Run" with Robert DeNiro. — Read the rest
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The “Ready… Set… Go!” phrase structure in Classical Era music

Ready… Set… GO! We all know the joyful anticipation of that exciting phrase. Whether getting ready for a “race” with my granddaughter or waiting for the gun at the start of a half-marathon, just the thought of it brings a bit of an adrenaline rush. This mindset transcends culture, space, and time, and presents itself structurally in Classical Era music. Let’s dig in to discover how the anticipation of “ready…set…GO!” is captured through composers’ clever use of phrase structure to catch the list...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Classical Music, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven Haydn, Fortepiano, Donna Gunn, Arts & Humanities, Piano Sonata, Subtopics, Malcolm Bilson, Vierhebigkeit, Johann Philipp Kirnberger


Pioneering comic Paul Mooney, a writer for Richard Pryor, dies at 79 at his Oakland home

By JAKE COYLE | The Associated Press NEW YORK — Paul Mooney, a boundary-pushing comedian who was Richard Pryor’s longtime writing partner and whose sage, incisive musings on racism and American life made him a revered figure in stand-up, has died. He was 79. Cassandra Williams, Mooney’s publicist, said he died Wednesday morning at his home in Oakland, California, from a heart attack. Mooney’s friendship and collaboration with Pryor began in 1968 and lasted until Pryor’s death in 2005. Together, ...
Tags: New York, Celebrities, Movies, News, Obama, California News, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Beethoven, Associated Press, Demi Lovato, Spike Lee, Oakland


50 years later, Apple+ offers a fresh look at ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’

Think about the year 1971 and some things come immediately to mind: the war in Vietnam. the presidency of Richard M. Nixon and, well, after that, the answers can begin to splinter off into a hundred different directions. Danielle Peck, one of the producers and directors of the docuseries “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” knows that the date in the title isn’t an obvious marker in popular music’s journey through the 20th century. But Peck, director-producer Asif Kapadia, and the rest...
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Movies, Obama, France, La, John Lennon, George Harrison, America, Sport, Cnn, Yoko Ono, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris