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Sunday, February 21

Tempest Redux

Odyssey Theater

2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, 90025


Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and The New American Theatre celebrate El Niño with a perfect storm of comedy, romance, mystery and magic. Derived from Shakespeare's fantasy, The Tempest, this freshly conceived reconstruction is a potent confection of physical theater and verbal gymnastics — a father-daughter story for the ages that explores the power of love and forgiveness. Adapted, directed and choreographed by John Farmanesh-Bocca and starring New American Theatre artistic director Jack Stehlin (Weeds) as Prospero.

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CITY OF LIGHT: Pelleas et Melisande

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Paradoxically perhaps, a psychologically expressive and structurally articulate silence is one of the most revolutionary aspects of Debussys music for Pellas et Mlisande, as the composer noted in a letter to his colleague Ernest Chausson: "Quite spontaneously Ive made use of means of expression that seems to me quite special, which is silence Dont laugh! It acts as an agent of expression and perhaps is the only means of giving full value to the emotion of a phrase." Come for: Debussys highly influential and mysterious opera of tragically entangled love is revisited by the creative team behind Salonens resoundingly successful London production, which "gave Esa-Pekka Salonen the opportunity to sculpt a performance of great transparency and lightness."

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Monday, February 22

Rare Guitars at the Grammys


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


Already making waves in the U.K., Jimi Hendrix got his big break in the U.S. when he performed on June 18, 1967 at the Monterey International Pop Festival, held at the county fairgrounds in Monterey, CA. Recommended to festival organizers by Paul McCartney, the Jimi Hendrix Experience tore through eight songs (four covers and four originals) with Hendrix wielding this black, rosewood fret board, ’66 Strat. For their ninth and final number, “Wild Thing,” Hendrix swapped guitars for a less-treasured white Strat which he then famously burned and smashed. America and rock n’ roll was forever changed.

On loan by Julien’s Auctions and will be sold at www.juliensauctions.com in May 2016.

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