Category: Stories

STORY: Mavis Staples Top 10 (Things You Might Not Know)

   Ricki Quinn   posted:  2 days ago

Mavis Staples is a once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture is undeniable. Over the past several years, her solo work has flared up and a new generation of...

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STORY: Check in to Cirque Éloize's Hotel

   Debra Levine    posted:  16 days ago

They hurtle, tumble, and spin. They climb, juggle, and balance. Sometimes, in practice, they fall. They’re the riveting performers of the Montreal-based contemporary-circus troupe Cirque Éloize (“ell-waz”).

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STORY: Historic Selma Photographs on View at The SorayaJohn Kouns Photography Collection from The Bradley Center

   Ricki Quinn   posted:  38 days ago

The Tom and Ethel Bradley Center at California State University, Northridge (named after former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley) has recently received the photographic collection of Photographer John Kouns.

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STORY: 100 Dancers Take the Stage in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's The Nutcracker See The Soraya's resident dance company in a spectacular Victorian setting Dec 7 & 8!

   Gillian Renault    posted:  2 months ago

The Soraya’s resident dance company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, is capping off a quintet of annual appearances in Northridge this holiday season.

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STORY: Farruquito’s Flamenco Fusillade Targets The Soraya

   Debra Levine   posted:  3 months ago

The brilliance was there from the start. At age 11, Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya, the reigning superstar of flamenco who performs under the sobriquet of Farruquito, appeared in Carlos Saura’s...

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STORY: The Soraya is Awarded Ticketmaster's Sustainability Award

   Ricki Quinn   posted:  3 months ago

During the 2019 Ticketmaster Arts Summit, Sept. 23-25, the company honored four event venues for their commitment to diversity, advocacy, innovation, and sustainability.

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STORY: Frankie Avalon – Three Generations of Music, Television, and Motion PicturesRelive your favorite memories of the Original Teen Idol

   Ricki Quinn   posted:  3 months ago

If you can’t remember a time when Frankie Avalon wasn’t a part of your life, you aren’t alone.

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STORY: Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdés — Even at Age 77, his Father and Native Island Live Inside his Music

   Kirk Silsbee   posted:  4 months ago

The cutting-edge 1970s Cuban jazz-fusion band, Irakere, gave the world Paquito D’Rivera on saxophone, Arturo Sandoval on trumpet, and Chucho Valdés, the legendary pianist who will front a four-piece ensemble...

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STORY: Tango Revolution: Quinteto Astor Piazzolla at The Soraya

   Kirk Silsbee   posted:  4 months ago

When Astor Piazzolla, Argentina’s paramount composer and bandoneon player, introduced his revolutionary quintet of the 1960s, tango adherents didn’t embrace his innovation. Fistfights, even death threats, were not uncommon.

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