Category: Stories

Farruquito’s Flamenco Fusillade Targets The Soraya

   Debra Levine   posted:  15 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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The Soraya is Awarded Ticketmaster's Sustainability Award

   Ricki Quinn   posted:  15 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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Frankie Avalon – Three Generations of Music, Television, and Motion PicturesRelive your favorite memories of the Original Teen Idol

   Ricki Quinn   posted:  16 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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Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdés — Even at Age 77, his Father and Native Island Live Inside his Music

   Kirk Silsbee   posted:  16 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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Tango Revolution: Quinteto Astor Piazzolla at The Soraya

   Kirk Silsbee   posted:  16 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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Photography Exhibit by Mark Holtzman Begins in SeptemberSeptember 19 - November 3, 2019

   Joey Solano   posted:  17 months ago

On September 19, 2019, The Soraya opens its first 2019-20 Season exhibit by Mark Holtzman, an aerial photographer based in the San Fernando Valley and a CSUN alumnus.

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Welcome to The Soraya StageThe official Behind-the-Scenes Blog

   Joey Solano   posted:  17 months ago

Welcome to The Soraya Stage, the official blog for the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya). This new platform will feature behind-the-scenes stories, videos, and photos.

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A Brief History of Ballet Preljocaj in Los Angeles

   Victoria Looseleaf   posted:  22 months ago

French-born of Albanian parents, choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, 62, is a consummate storyteller. One of Europe’s leading contemporary choreographers, Preljocaj (pronounced Prel-zho-cazh), has made some 50 works, including dances for, among...

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