Los Angeles, 90017
“It’s a song cycle. A narrative. It’s nobody’s story but my own… I ran so fast from my past that I caught up with myself. This album is acknowledging that and dealing with every year getting a little tougher.” Bob Mould’s new album Beauty & Ruin may very well be the most epic emotional roller coaster ever pressed into 36 minutes. Well into his fourth decade as a singer-songwriter, Mould is as relevant, ferocious, and poignant as he has ever been on the compact epic that is Beauty & Ruin. Instead of sitting idle and going quiet, Bob chooses to confront head-on and plow through the psychic turbulence that comes with this stage of life. Much of Beauty & Ruin deals with the passing of Mould’s father in October 2012, Bob’s struggle to come to terms with it, himself, and his own identity and legacy, and repercussions of all of the above on his ongoing relationships in the land of the living. Beauty & Ruin is a twelve-track journey of loss, reflection, conciliation, and coming through the other side. Beauty & Ruin is a challenging work of raw beauty—and may well be Bob Mould’s finest work since his 1989 solo debut, Workbook. - See more at: http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/1044727-bob-mould-band-los-angeles...
12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Reduced Shakespeare Company In The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) - - May 13, 2016
Written and Directed by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
The original “bad boys of abridgement” make their debut at the Playhouse leaving no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes. Careening from Aristophanes to Shakespeare, from Moliere to Vaudeville, and from Charlie Chaplin to the Daily Show, this world renowned three man comedy troupe deliver a side-splitting, eye-watering romp guaranteed to ease audiences to helpless hilarity! (Due to adult themes this production may not be suitable for all audiences.) Sunday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. Tickets are priced at $25.00 for General and $23.00 for Senior. All Platinum Level Seating are priced at $30.00 and are available online at www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com or through the Box Office at (909) 477-2752.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The gathering in L.A. of the world’s finest cellists, known as the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, results in an embarrassment of riches at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with each of the weekend’s performances featuring a different cellist in a different concerto. Leonard Slatkin provides unity through beloved music by Berlioz.
Come for: Virtuoso cellists love to play Bloch's masterpiece Schelomo (“Solomon”). The magnificence of the solo part, its overwhelming emotional range, is both unprecedented and unique in the cello's literature. Above all, the work touches the listener on an emotional level.
And more: Slatkin also leads Berlioz’ beloved masterwork.